Alex has over 15 years’ experience in health and social care the sector with over 10 years in management of a range of services which include residential rehabilitation, prison psychosocial and clinical services as well as community and criminal justice services
Alex has a post graduate certificate in management and is a Prince 2 Practitioner.
Alex started in the health and social care field as a practitioner in the Eastern region providing criminal justice and outreach services including needle exchange provision and shared care, before venturing South and supported the development of IDTS before joining WDP in a management capacity in 2008.
As an Operations Manager Alex works with the Senior Management Team implementing strategic objectives into WDPs services.
In his role as Operations Manager, Alex is responsible for the clinical and managerial effectiveness of a range of services providing hands on leadership to a portfolio of safe and innovative services. Working closely with local commissioners and internal stakeholders to provide support to the local Service Manager and provide a value for money, outcome and recovery based service.
Craig is one of our Operations Managers and leads a portfolio of adult and young peoples’ community services in London and Hertfordshire, spanning integrated, criminal justice and supported housing.
He started out as a frontline practitioner before working through local leadership positions and into Operations. Craig has over 10 years’ experience in the field and holds a Master of Arts degree as well as management qualifications. A CQC Registered Manager and a PRINCE2 Practitioner, he is also an Organisational Coach and has supported the development of managers within WDP.
He has used his skills and experience at the organisation on lead implementing new business, successful re-tenders, and oversee CQC Audits.
Liz joined WDP in February 2018 and has over 25 years' experience working within the substance misuse field. Liz originally started working in this sector as a front line practitioner in a residential detoxification unit. More recently she has managed a variety of community drug and alcohol services in London.
Liz has also worked within the homelessness field and managed both outreach services and hostel provision. She has extensive experience of setting up new services and building good relationships with NHS partners.
Liz completed a six-year part-time degree in Labour and Trade Union Studies in 2014 and is also an ACAS qualified workplace mediator.
At WDP, Liz manages a portfolio of services across London, including those where we work in partnership with NHS Trusts.
Tom has over 25 years’ experience working in Health and Social Care. He initially qualified as a Probation Officer, completing a Diploma in Social Work, before working for Turning Point with probation clients whose offending was linked to substance misuse. As part of this role he developed work with local youth justice services, triggering an interest in work with young people’s services. Following this, he was responsible for the development of a bail supervision and support and Intensive Supervision and Surveillance service working across three London Youth Offending Services, providing holistic intensive alternative to custody programmes for young people.
Tom then worked for Catch22 for 14 years as an Operations Director, with responsibility for a diverse portfolio of services spanning a range of delivery, including substance misuse and emotional health, leaving care, gangs, youth crime prevention and housing. This involved national programmes, as well as local delivery, and taking an organisational lead on gangs and youth justice. It also included responsibility for policy and research work with a number of studies on youth violence being published.
Tom manages a portfolio of services for WDP, including taking a lead on our young people’s services. He retains a keen interest in research and how this can be used to improve practice. He brings experience in managing relationships and supporting services to maximise their impact.
Dave's very first role in Health & Social Care was as a volunteer in a Needle Exchange in Birmingham in 2003.
Since then Dave has worked in a range of operational areas including; outreach, housing and homelessness, rehabilitation, substance misuse, offending, young people, peer provision and mental health. Having also worked in a number of central functions, including; quality assurance, regulatory compliance, process planning, data analysis, business development and strategic innovation/development.
His work in these areas has been within a range of roles, including; voluntary, service user-facing, teaching, advisory, mentoring, managerial, director and trustee positions. Building a strong track record of, regional level, delivery of safe, effective, caring and impactful services for the people that need them the most, in ways that are accessible to those people.
Leading our activities in the North West, Dave is responsible for translating organisational strategic intent into deliverable outcomes, that give both value for money and a positive impact for the communities WDP works within. Believing that effective service provision should be integrated into a wider framework of health and wellbeing delivery, Dave's work often focusses on developing partnership networks with all stakeholders, including with people that use, or may use, our services.