Our team consists of our Executive Group and core staff, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring Personalised Care becomes widespread throughout England.
Sian Lockwood OBE, FRSA
Sian Lockwood has worked in a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations in the UK and Africa before becoming the Chief Executive of a charity delivering family-based services to people with learning disabilities across Yorkshire and Teesside.
Sian’s experiences with that charity led her to become a passionate advocate for small-scale community-led solutions that helped other local people, and as CEO of the representative body for family-based support Shared Lives Plus, lobbied successfully for a regulatory approach which placed the burden of regulation on an agency rather than the families.
After founding Community Catalysts in September 2009, as CEO Sian continued the fight for a policy, legislative, regulatory and bureaucratic environment that enables people to use their gifts, talents and imagination to create enterprising services and ventures that help other people in their neighbourhood. Sian retired from her role as CEO of Community Catalysts at the end of July. She is continuing (with allies) the battle for social justice.
Sian was awarded an OBE for services to social care in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. She is a graduate of Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Social Work Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and of the Salzburg Global Forum.
“I am passionate about Personalised Care. My working life has been spent helping local people set up health and social care services that create choices for members of their community seeking personalised care and support. The Coalition and its Partners have a vital role in promoting personalised health services and I am glad to be able to help take forward this important work.”
Co-production and Lived Experience Lead
Katie lives with multiple long term health conditions and has always had an interest in enhancing quality of life for people living with long term conditions. She has a number of degrees relevant to the work of the Coalition and has held roles in health psychology and social work.
Katie has worked alongside NHS England, the Health Foundation, local NHS trusts and the voluntary sector on projects that promote the needs and wants of those living with long term conditions. As a member of the Coalition’s Co-Production Team, Katie developed a relationship with The Reading Agency, after being commissioned to support the development of a reading list for people living with long term conditions. She continues to work with them and encourage their enthusiastic dedication to co-production.
The combination of Katie’s lived experience and professional background gives her a great platform from which to contribute.
“I remain invested in the aims and objectives of the coalition and its strong, unique position to bring about change. As a person with lived experience, the coalition is a place that gives equal weight and value to my contribution, providing me with a great platform from which to help and promote personalised care.”
CEO, Community Catalysts
Pip joined Community Catalysts as Chief Executive in July 2021 after a successful career as a senior business and operational manager in the commercial and public sectors. She is driven by her values and is a passionate advocate for community led support and asset-based models of care.
Pip has worked with system leaders across the UK to:
influence health and social care commissioning,
encourage the development of community micro-enterprises and community initiatives,
promote strength-based practice,
ensure the system develops and values people’s skills,
build inclusive and resilient communities.
Prior to joining Community Catalysts Pip worked as a Commissioner in Adult Social Care at Somerset County Council where she led the Community Connect Transformation programme, working with the community sector to develop the nationally recognised Microenterprise Programme and Village Agent service. She also worked alongside social work teams, contact centre teams and primary care to implement strength-based conversations and ways of working to improve outcomes for people with care and support needs. She also worked as an Associate for NDTi supporting local authorities and integrated health and care systems to implement community led support programmes.
“ I am thrilled to be part of this coalition, focussing on what matters to people and ensuring that personalisation becomes a reality for all is so important if we are to tackle social and health inequalities”
Emma has worked over many areas of social care including youth work, homelessness, addictions, mental health, criminal justice and most recently within domestic abuse community and residential settings. Emma is a Safelives qualified service manager. Emma is an experienced project and operational manager, gaining her skills within a large social inclusion charity. Emma is also a practiced trainer and educator.
Emma is passionate about embedding co-production within organisations and ensuring communities and people’s voices are heard and listened to.
Emma lives in Darlington and when not busy looking after her teenage children can usually be found rambling around the countryside looking for a hill or mountain to climb, failing that she’ll be stuck to the side of a bouldering wall trying not to fall off.
“As programme manager for C4PC I will facilitate and support organisations within the Coalition to promote personalised care. I will be looking to enable partners to collaborate on opportunities that will benefit the people they support. I am excited to be part of the Coalition and can’t wait to see what C4PC can achieve together, with the outcome of making personalised care truly universal.”
Karen has worked in administration for many years, having joined the Civil Service as a school leaver to work at the local Royal Navy Spare Parts Depot before starting a family. For the last 20 years, Karen has worked in various roles for a local government Adult Education provider.
As the main carer for her elderly father, Karen is thrilled to be part of the C4PC team and is excited about the Coalition’s potential growth and impact.
Outside of work, Karen has a passion for sewing and papercraft and has recently introduced a new member to the Waites family in the form of a Cockapoo puppy Charlie. She can also be found travelling down south to Nottingham on her days off to see her grandchildren.
“I am excited to be working for C4PC along with our Partners. Knowing how important Personalised Care is to the individual, I am dedicated to the Coalition’s vision of making this a reality for everyone.”