Sue Stopa

Cavendish Care's Area Manager for Residential Services, Specialists and Training

Sue joined Cavendish Care in November 2015 after previously working within Health and Social Care for nearly 25 years with one of the leading charities, providing specialist services across the country.

Sue first started working in this field in 1991, when she focused on supporting people with profound physical disabilities. In 1999 she was offered an exciting opportunity to develop Autism Services in West Sussex and over the next 12 years she had a key role in opening a number of specialist registered homes providing accommodation, learning and support for 38 adults with complex needs and autism. She was a registered Manager at 3 sites for more than 8 years

Sue was also very involved in the training of staff, and undertook a number of training opportunities including Ptlls , becoming an Assessor of NVQ’s and QCFs, also an Internal Verifier as well as a qualified Coach. In 2011 she was promoted to the role of Divisional Manager and was responsible for the Autism Division within the Charity. Working across the country at 17 specialist sites, including a school in Ascot, and Learning and Development Centres as well as small and larger residential homes.

Sue heard about Cavendish Care almost by chance, and she has said that immediately she felt attracted to the Cavendish values and objectives and was thrilled to be able to join the team as Area Manager for Residential Services, Specialists and Training.

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Placing clients in the centre of decision making and empowering individuals to live their lives their way, is what makes coming to work a joy. Cavendish really do care, and they have the drive and ambition to make a real difference to those they support. The staff have made me feel very welcome, the proprietors are completely dedicated. There is a strong commitment to ensuring that staff are valued, well trained and confident professionals, I am really excited by being part of this company.