Rachel recognises the importance of effective communication between professionals and works with a strengths-based approach to the trauma that families experience when faced with the challenges of navigating neurodiverse and disability support. It was within secure services, Rachel undertook leadership modules in clinical leadership and a BSC (Hons) in forensic nursing. Whilst at Calderstones Rachel worked with clients with dual diagnosis, learning disabilities and mental health. Rachel developed expertise alongside, psychiatrists, psychologists and nursing staff in treating and managing, individuals with brain injury, and complex difficulties such as sexual offending, violence, self-harm and arson.
Whilst working in the community Rachel has devised structured activity programmes to
implement behavioural and sensory-focused strategies to improve children’s and adults’ quality of life. Rachel has a teaching qualification and makes tailored training packages for teams and their care packages.
Rachel is the proud mother of 2 children. She is also the founding Director for two community interest companies, “The Growing Club CIC ” A social enterprise that focuses on bridging the gap in skills training and business education for women, with pre-start-up, start-up business growth programmes specifically for women. Their aim is to support local economic growth for community well-being. The second community interest company is “Spectrum Dynamics Lancaster” a not-for-profit with the vision that one day all neurodivergent youths get the same opportunities as their peers in education and employment.