Ray started his career 28 years ago working as a care assistant in a nursing home supporting people at the end of life and also supporting older people with dementia and their families.
He has always been passionate about promoting dignity, equality and diversity within all care settings. As his career developed he worked in several different areas including mental health, learning disabilities and younger people with physical and mental illness.
Ray completed several qualifications and moved in to service management. He then became interested in teaching and assessing healthcare staff.
He joined Creative Support 15 years ago as full-time trainer and assessor. As the organisation grew and developed so did Ray’s role. He now leads on our staff learning and development programmes.
Ray is very proud to have national organisational responsibilities relating to staff engagement, learning and development programmes, Information Governance, our Investors in People accreditation, our Stonewall Equality Index and LGBT+ Network.
He is currently studying for a Doctorate in Health and Social care at Chester University, which he hopes will make a positive difference not only to our organisational staff training and development programmes but also to the perception of Health and Social Care nationally and improve staff engagement and levels of care for all service users.
In his personal life, Ray is involved in several steering groups related to positively changing the perception of the third sector in Health and Social Care from a recruitment/retention and engagement point of view. He is happily married to a pianist and church organist. Ray also enjoys running, going to the theatre and promoting the rights of the LGBT+ community in Greater Manchester.