We sat down with new Director of Adult Services, Becs Gratton, to discuss her experiences in adult social care, values and ambitions for MacIntyre.
Can you tell us about your previous experience?
I have worked in adult social care for over 35 years, the last 25 years I’ve been overseeing services supporting people with learning disabilities and autism, mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases in private and third sector organisations. I have a particular interest in learning disabilities and autism and have spoken at events on autism and positive behaviour support.
What made you apply to MacIntyre?
I’ve spent a long time looking for an organisation which shared my values and then the opportunity at MacIntyre arose. Following a rigorous interview process which involved MacIntyre colleagues, people supported and Trustees, I was sincerely delighted to be selected.
What do you think you will bring to the role?
I hope I can add value to MacIntyre through my experiences gained from working with other organisations. I’m excited that there are a number of areas where MacIntyre wishes to develop its expertise and I’m really looking forward to being part of that journey.