Chris Mawby – Registered Manager
Chris developed a passion for the Care Industry after supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions in the State of New York. On return to the UK Chris was keen to find a career that would further his experience and knowledge resulting in him joining Options Autism in 2007. Chris has been devoted to Person Centred Care and a multi-agency approach in order to provide the best outcomes for our Service Users. Chris became the Registered Manager in October 2014 and in this role he is determined to remain consistent with high quality care and to expand upon the already impressive facilities at Options Malvern View.
Josh Wheeler – Deputy Registered Manager & Options Autism for Life Day Services Manager
Helen Hughes – Clinical Lead
Helen is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and completed her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick and maintains links with the courses local to the area. She worked in a range of NHS inpatient and community settings across the Midlands and South West before starting work in the Independent Sector in 2008. Helen has spent the last 7 years working in inpatient services specialising in assessing and treating people who have a diagnosis of Autism and Complex Needs. During this time she also completed the DISCO training at the Lorna Wing Centre.
Helen’s areas of special interest include Learning Disability, Autism, Behaviours which Challenge and Neuropsychology.
Sharon Hughes – Admin Manager
Options Malvern View benefits from the support of an onsite clinical team. The clinical team aims to assist young adults in transitioning into minimally restrictive environments; enabling them to live healthy active lives involved in their local communities. The clinical team is comprised of a full time consultant clinical psychologist who also functions as the clinical lead for the service, a specialist occupational therapist, an assistant psychologist and a part time speech and language therapist.
The clinical team combine their skill sets to assess the complex needs of service users and share this learning with staff teams. The clinical team meet regularly with support staff in MDT meetings to discuss ongoing clinical work and review current needs; thus ensuring that each service user has a care plan best suited to their individual needs.