Meet our staff

Helena Frewin

Service Quality Director

Helena works closely with people supported, staff and the Thera East Midlands board to ensure we achieve our vision and help people make their own choices. Helena uses her own experience of having a learning disability to make sure Thera provide quality care and support.

Natasha Livesley

Personal Assistant

Tasha has worked for Thera since 2014, starting out as a receptionist at Thera Trust. She then joined the Thera East Midlands team in 2017, as PA to the Managing Director. Tasha is a happy, bubbly person who always tries to look on the bright side.

Yvonne Sandall

Operational Manager

Yvonne transferred from Mulberry NHS Trust to Thera in 2000. She started supporting people with a learning disability in Lincolnshire in 1983 at Norton Lea providing residential and day services, initially in a PA role before undertaking a diploma in management so she could progress to management positions. Yvonne set up project groups involving circles of support to manage the closure of Norton Lea and to support people to move into their own homes within the community.

Bev Payne

Operational Manager

Bev has 33 years' continuous service supporting people with a learning disability in Lincolnshire. She transferred from Lincolnshire Health Authority to Thera in 2000 and has supported people in Lincolnshire since 1984. She started out as a chef then moved onto being a Suppor Worker. She trained to become a nurse before becoming an Operational Manager.

Paul Cooke

Operational Manager

Paul began his career over 10 years ago, starting out as a support worker and later progressing to a line manager role. Paul is passionate about putting the people we support at the centre of everything we do, teaching life skills and promoting independence. He ensures that support is based on people’s own choices, as well as making sure that it is accessible and flexible, promoting ordinary lifestyles. Using his previous knowledge, understanding and perspective of health and social care, Paul is experienced in leading and mentoring teams to provide the very support.

Sharron Roberts

Operational Manager

Sharron has over 20 years of experience working in care. She began as a support worker before progressing to management. Sharron is passionate about person centred support and supporting individuals to achieve their aspirations, goals.

Sarah Clark

Regional Manager

Sarah started her career in her early 20s, following personal experience of supporting family and friends who were diagnosed with Autism. Sarah wanted to pursue social care as a career and applied for a support worker role working specifically with young adults. Sarah’s experience spans across day opportunities, community support, residential care and supported living. Sarah is passionate about person centred support and strongly believes that a learning disability should not be a barrier to someone achieving their dreams.