Donna has worked in social care for over 30 years; she is a qualified social worker although has always worked in the support sector for not-for-profit organisations.
She began her career as a support worker with people learning disabilities and since has undertaken many roles including Registered Manager and Regional Manager. Her work in a range of different settings and roles, including supporting people to move from hospital into their community has given her a broad understanding of the sector and its challenges, while still remaining close to the core purpose – supporting people with learning disabilities to lead the life they want.
Donna has worked for Affinity Trust since 2012 as Director of Operations and Quality and in 2023 moved into her current position as Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance.
She says: “I am passionate about people with learning disabilities/autism having choice and control and being supported by staff who are person-centered and deliver high quality support, which enables people to have amazing lives”