Brian is a qualified and registered social worker, manager and leader with significant experience in a breadth of social care roles. He is a champion of ordinary living, dignity, personalisation and building community capacity, with a strong track record in leadership, delivering outcomes for people, organisational performance and the transformation of adult social care.
Over the last decade Brian has been at the forefront of adult social care transformation – leading the implementation of self-directed support in Northamptonshire, supporting the development of personalisation at the London Borough of Southwark and taking Derby City to the forefront of personalisation, both regionally and nationally.
Until his retirement from the role of service director in Derby in January 2017, Brian was the ADASS East Midlands regional lead for learning disability (including Transforming Care) and previously represented the region at the ADASS Continuing Healthcare National Reference Group. He is a founding member of the national Local Area Coordination Network. During 2016 Brian delivered the next phase of Derby’s adult social care transformation through community led support in collaboration with the NDTi.
Brian has written and contributed to a number of publications and has presented at many conferences about: service quality in the personal social services, the use of assistive technology to support people with dementia and their carers, personalisation and building community capacity/prevention.