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Meet the Team

James O’Neil – Regional Manager

James has been a Manager within Cygnet Health Care for over five years. James has been involved in the set up and commission of new complex services for people with intellectual disabilities and high support needs. James has worked in the capacity of a Registered Manager and Regional Manager over his time with Cygnet Health Care and currently is the Regional Manager for the North West.

James has a keen interest and passion for developing people, both who we support and team members to achieve their best.

Tom Heaven – Unit Manager

Tom has been working at Broughton Lodge since it opened in July 2015, Tom has nearly a decade of experience working across Children’s and Adult services with individuals with complex needs accompanied with challenging behaviour.

Tom progressed from Team Leader to Unit Manager in 2018. Tom is also a Crisis Prevention Institute MAPA instructor which has provided him with the skills and knowledge to support the service with the reduction of restrictive practice and restraint.

Emma McEvoy – Deputy Manager

Emma joined Broughton Lodge in 2017 as a bank support worker. Emma has over 15 years’ experience working in learning disability, epilepsy and challenging behaviour services.

Emma has spent the last 2 years of her career in a management role managing a high acuity unit within Broughton Lodge and is now acting deputy manager, she is the services mental health first aider and values ambassador. She has a passion for coaching and mentoring staff to ensure the best care is delivered to residents and focuses a lot of time on staff wellbeing.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys singing and likes to spend time with family and friends.

Dr Julia Clark - Counselling Psychologist

Julia is a qualified Counselling Psychologist, registered with the HCPC and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. She has been qualified for almost 5 years, and completed her Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University, London. Julia is specialised in Autism assessment and diagnosis, and providing interventions for children and adults with autism and learning disabilities, as well as supporting their families and providing training for families and staff. She has been working at Cygnet Broughton Lodge since February 2020.

Julia is passionate about improving the lives of people who have autism and/or a learning disability through the use of a Positive Behaviour Support approach. She is fully invested in demonstrating the Cygnet values here at Broughton Lodge, by showing respect to our residents by ensuring they have the best quality of life possible, and that they are empowered to be as involved in their care as possible.

Charlotte Broadhurst – Assistant Psychologist

Charlotte has worked at Broughton Lodge since February 2020. She previously worked at Cygnet Hospital Bury as a Mental Health Support Worker on a Low Secure Child and Adolescent ward. As a part of her Masters thesis, she studied Autism and the public knowledge of Autism. Charlotte is passionate about this area of psychology and has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Broughton Lodge so far, and gained a great deal of knowledge and experience.

Charlotte believes that through working as a Multi-disciplinary team at Broughton Lodge, we are empowering the residents to live as independently as possible, whilst promoting a better quality of life.

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