Community Team Manager and Community Worker for North West England
We introduced Kenny very briefly in the April Newsletter as our Community Team Manager and VCW for North West England. Coming from a family with strong armed forces background, Kenny kick started his career in the Royal Navy in 1980 and was privileged to have been trained in his baking skills by then CPO David Avery, responsible for Charles and Diana’s wedding cake. Kenny saw out his Navy days in HMS Caledonia in Scotland.
Kenny left the Royal Navy after experiencing homophobic hostility. Embarking on a career in Social Care, he has over 32 years of experience working at a senior level across the UK, managing and developing services for a diverse group of vulnerable adults across the sector. Kenny’s portfolio of service development includes Residential, Supported Living, Outreach, Day Services, Young Carers, Older People Services, Palliative Care and Social Enterprises. Kenny pioneered the first café run specifically for people with autism in the UK, to provide employment opportunities, and led a new residential service to a high-profile organisation’s first-ever outstanding rating by CQC.
Kenny has many diverse hobbies and qualifications which include barbering, massage, tennis, gym, football and spending time with friends. Kenny is passionate about supporting people to achieve their ambitions and providing opportunities for the most vulnerable in society.