Care and Support Committee

Care and Support Committee

John Glenton, Riverside’s director of operations in care and support and co-chair of Spectrum, the LGBT staff group
John Glenton, Executive Director, Care and Support

John Glenton took over as the Executive Director for Care and Support in April 2016, following three years as Director of Operations. John has more than 25 years’ experience in the care and support sector.

John’s career began as a Support Worker and has held various management roles over the past 20 years covering business development, strategy and operations.

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Sara Beamand

With 25 years' multiple disciplined housing experience, Sara has built a reputation in delivery.

12 years heading up retirement and extra care services and then Executive Director for all Care and Support services for a major housing association has led to a huge understanding of what is required to deliver exceptional quality services in challenging housing times.

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Michele Scattergood

Michele has over thirty years experience of working within disability issues, disabled people’s organisations and the VCSE and recently retired from the role of Chief Executive at Breakthrough UK a role she held for 11 years. Michele enjoys working collaboratively to achieve change and reduce inequalities. Michele’s key interests are to influence local, regional and national policy and practice and remove the barriers that prevent disabled people and other marginalised communities from living independent and healthy lives.

Michele is a highly experienced strategic leader and influencer and operational manager in local government and the third sector, with strong business acumen, significant experience in change management, policy and business development.

Michele has nationally known expertise in disability issues and was awarded a place on the ‘Power 100 list’ of most influential disabled people in the UK in 2017.

Current Governance and Scrutiny roles include: Chair: Warrington Housing Association, Director: North West Care Co-operative & member of the North West Regional Stakeholder Network of disabled people.

Until March 2023 Michele was; Co-Chair of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Disability Panel, a member of Greater Manchester Voluntary Sector Leadership Group, elected member of Our Manchester Leaders Forum and Chair of several lived experience panels.

Up till March 2022 on its dissolution, Michele was an appointed member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission – Disability Advisory Committee a role she held for 5 years.
Michele began her career working & volunteering for disabled people’s organisations and in the mid 90’s moved into Local Government where she spent 10 years in corporate roles, first as a Disability Equality Officer and then in a managerial role developing and leading best practice in service delivery – whilst there she obtained her Masters in Management.

Michele has a hearing impairment.

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Pauline Ford

Pauline has worked at a senior level in Housing Associations for over 28 years most recently as an Executive Director of the Peabody Trust. In July 2019 she set up her own consultancy working within the social housing sector. Pauline is a board and audit committee member at both Southdown HA, a specialist housing, care and support provider in Sussex and an Independent School which specialises in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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Pamela Davies

Pam is based in Essex and is currently the Minister 57 West, a Baptist church plant among adults experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably housed. Pam has a wealth of experience working alongside individuals from complex backgrounds and has joined the Committee as church representative. In addition to this role, Pam is a trustee of One Body One Faith, a grassroots charity enabling LGBTQ+ Christians and advocating for change within the church.

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Wendy Wallace

Appointed January 2024

Wendy has over 20 years of Board and Committee experience in the NHS, not for profit sector and local government. She joined OHG in 2018 as a Board member and was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chair of Care & Support Committee.

She began her career as a Clinical psychologist working in the NHS eventually moving into management. Wendy brings long experience of partnership working across sectors from the creating the first joint commissioning between the NHS and Social Services, sports and disability and latterly creating innovative services between Health and Housing.

Wendy has led regional strategies, worked across many disability and client groups. She has a passion for enabling the voice of people who use the services provided. She was Chief Executive of an NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years until her retirement.

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