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Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre improving living standards for adults with learning difficulties and autism.

Meet the Managers

Julia - Quality and Compliance Manager

Julia’s association with HS4LC goes back over 20 years when she was teaching adults with learning disabilities, delivering both accredited and non -accredited learning  to local colleges and council run outreach programmes and teaching Intensive Interaction and Autism awareness to other LD trainers. In 2016 Julia was appointed HS4LC’s full time Quality & Compliance Manager and works closely with the CQC, our Home Mangers, Commissioners, and professional Social care partners as well as being the training Manager for our Care Staff. In 2020 Julia looks forward to also becoming our Licenced PBS trainer  where her past training and experience in Autism  publishing / Psychology and Behaviour support & complex needs mentoring can be put to good use.

Jan - Brackenley Care Home Manager

Jan has worked at Brackenley for over 20 years. Once Jan started working at Brackenley all those years ago she was eager to increase her hours and take on more responsibility, this leading to her current role as home manager. Jan's favourite part of the job is that no two days are the same and also the hands on aspect. She says the team at Brackenley are brilliant, hardworking and creative and she loves been part of that team. Out of work Jan loves spending time with her family and grandchildren and watching a good boxset. 

Paulsimon - Briardene Care Home Manager

Paulsimon started work at Briardene in January 1995 whilst studying Social Care at Harrogate College. As the manager of Briardene, Paulsimon's days are filled with paperwork, meetings and emails but the favourite part of his day at work is spending time with both the residents and staff. Out of work, Paulsimon loves to spend time with his wife and young daughter and his hobby is collecting Adidas shoes! 


63 East Parade



Tel: 01423 562667


HS4LC Briardene

33 Forest Lane Head



Tel: 01423 862230


HS4LC Brackenley