Shirley began her career as a Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities, before progressing into mental health and forensic hospital-based provision, holding senior clinical and managerial roles. After 26 years, she moved to a new private provider, establishing ground-breaking supported living services for people with complex learning disabilities, mental health, and challenging behaviours across the UK. After the company was acquired by a national provider, Shirley became Managing Director of services across the Midlands, South, and Wales.

Shirley’s experience of caring for her father gave her a personal insight into the best and worst of elderly care and she jumped at the chance to join Towerview Care in March 2018 to shape its ethos and future. She is committed to providing choice, quality care and making a difference.

Free time is rare, but when Shirley has some, she and her husband visit their five children who are dispersed across the UK or escape to their holiday home near the south west coast.