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Day support lead by trained professionals 

At Diverse Active Living we rely on our dedicated support teams to engage and support our clients with every step when transitioning to our service. This is achieved by respectfully understanding your wishes and wants throughout your time spent with us. 

Our support teams are fully trained and understand how to support your loved ones. 

Meet the team here 

Alison Davies

Day Service Manager

Alison has worked in Adult Social Care for over 30 years, including working for the local authority on various teams including domiciliary and then specialising in mental health. Alison has supported individuals with challenging behaviour, paranoid schizophrenia, OCD, personality disorders and disability. Alison's extensive range of experience and knowledge within these areas has allowed her to build up professional relationships with multiple agencies involved within a persons care. It was during this time Alison realised the sheer lack of affordable, and good standard, adult day services within the communities that can support individuals with complex needs sufficiently.

Alison recognised how some day services can seem repetitive and lack stimulation and engagement. 

Scott Shelmerdine

Operations Manager

Scott has experience in marketing and finance and applied these skills to the growth and strength of the day service. Scott has a keen interest in planning, control and performance improvement which he uses to work towards providing a higher standard of care and experience for our clients at the day service. 

Our support team

Our support team is made up of dedicated and experienced support workers who are committed to our clients and respect their responsibilities of ensuring each client has the best experience possible whilst at the day service. 

 All of our staff are fully trained to a high standard and are DBS checked with references before starting their roles. We are always looking for new ideas to bring to the centre and this is something our support team do with ease. 

Being involved in creating clients support plans and adding value to their experience is very rewarding.

When we recruit new team members, we are looking for someone that showcases empathy, patience and above all a caring nature. We make certain that the support teams we create, are that of a same nature we would expect for our own loved ones. 

Sophie Glynn 

Assistant Day Service Manager​

 Sophie has worked within Adult social care for over 13 years and has experience working with challenging behaviour, me​ntal illness and physical disabilities. Having gained various qualifications, including a BSC in Social Policy and Level 5 Management & Leadership, Sophie has the skills needed to ensure our clients are gaining the best service we can provide whilst supporting our teams to be the best they can be in their roles! 

Having gained experience working alongside Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Sophie can offer support and

advice within areas of financial and home support. 

Ron​ Shelmerdine 

Transport Manager​

At Diverse Active Living we are fortunate that we can offer you free transport during your time with us. Our 16 seater mini bus can escort you to, and from your home address at no extra charge. Our transport manager, Ron will be able to advise you in this area. Ron is also a member of the family and has been with Diverse Active Living from January 2016. Ron has previous experience working for Ring and Ride covering all areas of Trafford and Greater Manchester. Having gained his Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme training, you can be rest assured that your safety and comfort is our top priority during your time on our transport.

Additional support

As well as our support team in house, we are in regular contact with local universities and colleges for volunteering opportunities for individuals looking to gain some real life experience. Our volunteers are DBS checked with references before meeting our clients.

Volunteers bring new ideas and a new sense of joy when volunteering with us. 

We pride ourselves on the variety of individuals we have met over our years working at Diverse Active Living Day Service.

For more information regarding our volunteers or if your looking at volunteering with us, please visit our contact page for our details. 

To find out more give us a call: 0161 205 4672

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