In your area

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Skills for Care has a network of area teams across England who can signpost to information, resources and tools to support employers and workforce development.

Please click on the area sections below to find out information for your region. To view Skills for Care events taking place across England, please visit events.

We also send out an enews bulletin every two weeks, which includes relevant new stories and information for employers. if you would like to be added to the distribution list please visit register for enews or email

Supporting registered managers

Skills for Care locality managers are central to the work of our area teams and can support registered managers across a wide range of social care workforce development activities. As well as running workshops and networking events for registered managers, locality managers can work with you to understand your organisation. They can also signpost you to relevant resources, tools and the availability of funding for learning and development. They can also share examples of best practice with you.

Our locality managers work closely with other stakeholders including the Care Quality Commission (CQC), local authorities, learning providers, and the voluntary sector and have a comprehensive picture of workforce related issues in your area such as recruitment, retention, provision of apprenticeships, training and qualifications for social care, and workforce planning.  Support from locality managers can be via phone or email, and you can find out who your locality manager is by clicking on your local area link below.

Any general queries for the engagement support team can be emailed to

I Care…Ambassadors

A great way to find out about working in care is to talk to and hear from someone who works as a care worker, which is why Skills for Care facilitates the I Care... Ambassadors initiative.

To find an I Care…Ambassador in your area click here.

Local area contacts

James Cross - Head of Area (Eastern)
Mob 07968 303431

Kathryn Chamberlain - Locality manager (Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire)
Tel 01582 834691, Mob 07792 298749 

Vacant post - Locality manager (Norfolk and Suffolk)

Vacant post - Locality manager (Essex, Southend and Thurrock)

Vacant post - Locality manager (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Luton and Bedford)

Local area contacts 

Karen Morse - Head of area
Tel 0208 8507958, Mob 0777 0441879

Ruth Keynes - Senior locality manager (London & the South East)
Mob 07779 350936

Ali Rusbridge - Locality manager - North East London (Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest)
Tel 020 7702 7787, Mob 07779 352 199

Laura Anthony - Locality manager - South West London (Croydon, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth)
Tel 01273 321 372, Mob 07890 514106

Donna Bunce - Locality manager (Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster)
Tel 07825 318616

Rachel Reid - Locality manager - Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire (Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham)
Mob 07770 507812

Marianne Davis - Locality manager - Surrey
Tel 0118 9662 537, Mob 07779 352039

Linda MacEachen - Locality manager - South East London (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark)
Mob 07815 429173

Voyta Camek - Locality manager - North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington)
Mob 07971 076956

Karen Stevens - Locality manager - Sussex (Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex)
Tel 01903 752280, Mob 07969 749 451

Caroline Munro - Locality manager - Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
Tel 02380 273156, Mob 07836 595463

Margaret Sharpe - Locality manager - Kent & Medway
Mob 07989 355886

Local area contacts

Mark Yates - Head of area
Tel 0121 7429686

Christine Collymore - Locality manager (Leicester City, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire)
Tel 01933 673850, Mob 07816 319043 

Claire Torkington - Locality manager (Derbyshire and Derby City)
Tel 01335 372190, Mob 07816 319041 

Amanda Ashworth - Locality manager (Solihull, Birmingham, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire)
Tel 01663 732860, Mob 07971 002283 

Olivia Redgrave - Locality manager (Stoke, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Coventry and Staffordshire)
Tel 01608 682581, Mob 07890 514113 

David Williams - Locality manager (Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin)
Tel 0121 4234184, Mob 07767 118315

Local area contacts

Sally Gretton - Head of area
Tel 07792 907 588

Karen Winspear - Locality manager (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton on Tees)
Tel: 07811 393 012

Peter Northrop - Locality manager (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, County Durham and Gateshead)
Tel 07817 760 387

Zoe Thomas - Locality manager (Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham, Doncaster)
Tel 07792 425 219

Fiona MacMillan - Locality manager (North Lincs, North East Lincs and East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull)
Tel 07967 247 220

Jeanette Cookson - Locality manager (Leeds, Wakefield, and Kirklees)
Tel 07969 762 864

Rachael Ross - Locality manager (Calderdale and Bradford )
Tel 07815 429 170

Angela Thompson - Locality manager (York and North Yorkshire)
Tel 07813 031 257

Wendy Down - Locality Manager
(South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle and Northumberland)
Tel 07823444136


Local area contacts

Christine Burkett - Head of area
Tel: 01244 370409 Mob 07970 381836 Email 

Jon Kerr - Locality manager (St Helens, Wirral, Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
Tel 01517 371471, Mob 07815 151957

Brian Groves - Locality manager (Cumbria, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire)
Tel 01228 712796, Mob 07792 907574

Carol Mitchell - Locality manager (Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Trafford and Manchester
Tel 01457 856882, Mob 07779 351734

Lindsey Dawson - Locality manager (Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington)  
Tel 01270 750686, Mob 07901 111027

Nardia Lloyd- Ashton - Locality manager (Bolton, Salford, Wigan, Bury, Rochdale)
Tel 0161 8813324, Mob 07811 393424


Local area contacts

Sarah-Jane Dale - Head of Area (South West)
Locality Manager (Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole and Somerset)
Tel 01300 341868, Mob 07825 282314 

Lindsey Thomas - Locality manager
(Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire)
Tel 0117 9244638, Mob 07875 471117 

Rosie Mainwaring - Locality manager
(Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Isles of Scilly)
Tel 01803 840291, Mob 07971 002270 

Christiana Evans - Locality manager
(Wiltshire, Swindon and Gloucestershire)
Mob 07500 782755

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