Working in the Health and Social care sector since 1994, Martin has led iMap since 2009. Through him, iMap have helped to fund and build a village school in Burkina Faso, Africa. The school now educates and feeds some 150+ children. Recently funding the sinking of a well which supplies fresh clean water to the village and school.
Nicola Smith joined iMap in 2015 as Director of Care and Education, becoming Managing Director in 2019. Working in social care for almost 20 years, Nicola has experience within mental health services, brain injury rehabilitation, learning disabilities and autism. Nicola is very much committed in the support and development of opportunities for both adults and children.
In 2003 Anthony joined the organisation as a support worker. Since then his career has progressed significantly, having worked at all levels within the Management team. With a BSc in Behaviour, Planning and Intervention and over 20 years experience of working within Autism services, Anthony’s knowledge, understanding and professional integrity serve him well as iMaps Clinical Director.
iMap’s Clinical Lead
Having previously worked as a Vice Principal for 7 years before joining iMap, her training and experience made her an excellent candidate for the role of iMap school Principal when she joined us in 2012. In 2021 Sharon was appointed as the Director of Care and Education for the organisation.
Director of Care and Education
Working in the Health and Social care sector since 2009, Dominic started his journey with iMap in 2017 and began as a part time support worker whilst also volunteering for a learning disability charity, becoming full time he was promoted to key worker within community options, eventually becoming a manager for supported living services and community options. Dom is currently iMap's referrals lead.
Registered Manager (Referrals and community options)
For Adults – Meet The Team
With 13 years’ experience of Learning Disabilities as a support worker in both Local authorities and the private sector, will joined iMap in 2019 as the Manager for our adult residential services. In 2017 Will won the Great British Care Awards Regional Manager Of The Year “Northwest” and continues to deliver person-centred services and exceptional outcomes for our supported individuals.
Registered Manager for Adult Services
Fostered at age 11 Jeff is very familiar with how care works, since a young age he has been actively trying to improve care, joining the “Children in Care Council”, and speaking in Parliament with them. He has had a number of care roles in his adult life, training potential foster carers and being a mentor in a SEN school. In 2013 he joined iMap as a support worker, becoming Key worker in 2016 and assistant manager of Adult services in 2019.
Assistant Manager for Adult Services
Joining iMap in 2020 after graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a degree in Special Educational Needs & Education, Natasha is now the Senior Support Worker for 33 Beeston Drive. Drive to give people we support a life that makes sense, she works closely with the team to develop and support an outcome-based approach which is values led.
Adults Senior Support Worker
For Children – Meet The Team
Tim joined iMap in March 2022 and brings 30years managerial experience in children's and adult services across all three sectors, that includes Mental Health, EBD and Learning Disabilities. Tim is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for young people through a child focussed approach
Registered Manager (Children’s)
Christine Merrick joined iMap as the school principal in 2022. She has a First-Class Honours Degree and a Master’s Degree in SEND as well as Qualified Teacher Status. She is passionate about removing barriers to learning and meeting the unique needs of each individual. She endorses dynamic, effective and current pedagogy to instil confidence and provide skills, enabling every child to reach their full potential.
Jon did a BSc in Ecology before completing a PGCE in Secondary Science in 2001. He has worked in a number of Special Schools before starting in iMap as a Deputy Head Teacher. His teaching has always included aspects of outdoor learning such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Forest School, he has brought that passion for the outdoors here to iMap.
Sarah joined iMap in the summer of 2021, but has been working in Health and Social Care since 2006. She has worked in supported living, community support, day services, social enterprises, and mental health services and is very proud to be trained as a mental health first aider. In her spare time, as well as setting up the Rainhill United Girls football team, she is also a qualified football coach.
Assistant Manager for Childrens
Having previously worked with homelessness and Autism, Hayley joined the Positive Behavioural Support team at iMap in October 2020. With a degree in LLB Law with Criminology, Hayley’s enthusiasm, professionals and dedication saw her achieve a Positive Behaviour Senior Support Worker post the following year.
Senior Support Worker
Kyle came into social care when he joined the organisations Children’s Home as a Support worker in 2006, having previously worked in the manufacturing Industry. Moving successfully up to a Senior Support Worker in adult services in 2011, he is now part of the Fern House team working as a Positive Behaviour Senior Support Worker for children with complex needs.
Senior Support Worker