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


Meet the Managers

Jan - Brackenley Care Home Manager

Jan has worked at Brackenley for over 18 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! 

Julia - Quality and Compliance Manager

Julia joined the organisation back in 1997 when it was "The Junction". Julia has a degree in Psychology and a PGCE. Julia spends her days between the office at the skills centre and the two care homes, working closely with both the care home managers and staff. Julia has a 21 year old son with autism and mental health difficulties and believes this helps her bring a parents/carers perspective to the service. Out of work, Julia loves to spend time walking her dog and being out in her garden and maybe the odd salsa class too!


63 East Parade



Tel: 01423 562667

Email: briardene@hs4lc.org.uk

HS4LC Briardene

33 Forest Lane Head



Tel: 01423 862230

Email: brackenley@hs4lc.org.uk

HS4LC Brackenley

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