Liverpool Social Care Partnership CIC
Meet the Team

Mikaela Williams-Brown

Operations and Workforce Development Director

mikaela@lscpinfo.co.uk

Mikaela has worked for several years in Workforce Development within the Social Care sector. She was appointed in 2004 to support over 320 private/voluntary/independent sector employers in Liverpool, who provide services to vulnerable adults, children and young people. Supporting them to develop the skills of their workforce, in addition to developing innovative techniques to address recruitment and retention issues within the sector.

Mikaela provides workforce support ensuring that National Minimum Standards are maintained in line with Government frameworks and manages both the strategic and operational development of Liverpool Social Care Partnership (LSCP), working collaboratively with stakeholders and partners to maximise access to and use of resources through the development of joint training initiatives, shared funding arrangements and other new developments.

During her time as Workforce Development Director and in her role as Chair of Greater Merseyside Care Partnership, Mikaela has worked collaboratively with Skills for Care on workforce issues within the sub-region and on projects such as ‘Good Practice in the Employment of Migrant Workers’, ‘Care Ambassadors’, Pre-employment training programmes and Skills for Life for the sector.

Helen Scholefield

Lead Trainer and Director


helen@lscpinfo.co.uk

Helen has over 30 years of working within the social care sector, this has seen her develop from roles such as Residential Child Care Officer to Registered Manager and finally company director. She has worked within in both statutory and voluntary sectors around the country.

Helen's specialist areas include the fields of Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. She has extensive experience within older people's services and knowledge of and vocational practice within children's services. Moving from residential services into community based services in the early 1980's.

Helen’s directorship at LSCP has seen her contributing to the strategic development of the organisation and since 2013 she has been also operating as a trainer within the organisation.

José de la Cruz

Training Coordinator

jose@lscpinfo.co.uk

José started his career in Social Care as a support worker back in 2000. He then became a Team Leader and later on a Service Coordinator. His experience has been mainly in Learning Disabilities, having worked with a number of service users of different ages, with different levels of support and in various settings. He also has worked with people with brain injury and with mental health problems.

He is very passionate about working in the Health and Social Care sector, which made him come into contact with the Care Ambassadors and, since 2008, he has work with them raising the profile of the Social Care worker. Some the events that he attended range from schools (at careers events) to delivering some training to advisers from the Jobcentre Plus around ‘busting the myths’ of working in the Care sector.

“The best part of my job has been when I had to teach people new ways of doing things taking into account their abilities and overcoming their limitations. I enjoyed the problem solving side of it and got satisfaction from seeing people develop their skills, abilities and confidence”

He had previously been involved with the Partnership delivering some training, especially in the Pre-Employment programme, delivering some sector-specific occupational training, which culminated in him being employed by LSCP as one of the training coordinators.

Ann Garvey

Key Account Manager

ann@lscpinfo.co.uk

Ann is currently leading on our contract with Better Security, Better Care. As Key Account Manager, she is responsible for ensuring we offer an accessible, supportive and flexible service to enable Adult Social Care providers to complete the Toolkit. She also delivers some pre-recruitment modules for our Routeway including Equality & Diversity, Continued Professional Development and Communication in a Health & Social Care Setting.

With more than 25 years’ experience in Recruitment and generalist Human Resources, Ann has extensive experience of working with local people to help them access relevant training so they can start their chosen career. Ann has experience of working in partnership with JCP, The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, the NHS and Liverpool City Council to meet both national and local employment agendas. She is experienced in the building and maintaining of relationships to ensure effective working with key stakeholders. Ann has focussed on workforce development within Adult Social Care for the last 18 years, ensuring new entrants are prepared for working in the sector and that their value base reflects those required for a career in care.

Her qualifications include L4 HR Management (Dist.) and L5 Management

Kay Heritage

Administrator

admin@lscpinfo.co.uk

Kay joined LSCP in September 2018 as our Administrator. Her main role is administration and her main duties include finance, processing Workforce Development Funding and general support.

She has over 15 years of experience in an administrative role and has worked in both private and charitable organisations. Her skill-base includes Level 2 Business Administration and Level 3 Customer Service qualifications. Kay also has active involvement supporting West Derby Community Association in an administrative capacity.

Rebecca Barker

Administrative Assistant

rebecca@lscpinfo.co.uk

Rebecca has been a part of LSCP since 2016, first completing 10 weeks work experience through her local Jobcentre Plus office and officially joining the team after this. Now working full-time, as our Administrative Assistant, she acts in a supportive capacity to the Administrator and Training Coordinator and the rest of the team completing tasks such as managing/processing bookings for training, booking and recording meetings and planning events while also completing general admin duties offering the whole team support when needed.

You will often see her out in the community at venues such as jobcentres, community resource centres, Adult Learning Centres and attending local events some of which include recruiting for our pre-employment training programme.

Carley Kennedy

Administrative Assistant

carley@lscpinfo.co.uk

Carley joined LSCP in 2019 after attending an event at her local jobcentre plus in July and beginning voluntary work with the organisation in September.

Whilst volunteering Carley supported the team in a number of areas including creating newsletters, assisting Rebecca at events, and other general office support. This helped to build her confidence, knowledge, and developed her skills further.

After a period of 7 weeks volunteering, Carley was taken on as our Administrative Assistant on a part-time basis in December 2019. Carley’s role includes supporting the office team, working alongside Rebecca at jobcentre visits, and helping to organise recruitment events. Carley also organises the interviews for our learners which take place at the end of our Routeway, this being her favourite part of her job seeing how learners develop their confidence and receive job offers!

Daniel O'Shaughnessy

Administrative Assistant

daniel@lscpinfo.co.uk

Daniel joined LSCP CIC in 2021 as a temporary part-time administrative assistant, and subsequently as lead assistant for the Better Security, Better Care Programme (DSPT Project). Self-employed for almost ten years, and a trustee of two local charities, he possesses a wide breadth of experience with various online projects including e-commerce, web & graphic design, marketing consultancy, data analysis and delivering IT literacy and ESOL training.

Daniel’s primary role is to support the Key Accounts Manager at LSCP CIC by administering the LSCP Better Security, Better Care Programme while compiling and analysing data of over 1500 social care organisations across the North West England, in order to help support their completion of the Data Security Protection Toolkit, improving cyber security protocols and protecting social care organisations from, potentially disastrous, cybercrime.

Daniel also has several secondary roles such as managing training session timetables, stepping in for tutors on DSPT when needed and performing general administrative duties for LSCP CIC.

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