Firs Court Service Manager

Hello, I’m David, I work for The Fircroft Trust as the Service Manager of Firs Court, which is our supported living and residential care service in Chessington. I am driven by a person-centred approach for all of the people we support and I believe that the people we support should have full control of their lives wherever possible.

I have 25 years of social care experience in a variety of different supported settings and levels of support needs, ranging from individuals who have complex behaviour support needs, to health and physical support needs. I have managed a number of different size teams over my 20 years of management, and I am a strong believer in self-managing skilled teams via
buy in and not setting directives.

I have worked with a variety of different stakeholders, including CQC, gaining
GOOD ratings for my services, and always striving towards OUTSTANDING with my teams. I believe in working with families / close relatives & friends of the people we support to promote healthy partnerships, based on trust, and reassuring all stakeholders that the support we deliver is bespoke and excellent quality.

I am a big lover of rugby, cricket & golf, along with long walks with my Jack Russell, “Molly”.
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