Rachel Ashton has 23 years’ experience of working in the Adult Social Care sector. Her professional background is predominantly in Learning Disability and specialist Autism services. She has 12 years of registered care home management experience and has worked in a variety of settings including residential, supported living, day opportunities and as a project development manager within the charitable sector. Rachel has significant first-hand experience and an intricate knowledge of Quality standards and social care regulation and inspection. She is highly experienced in management practices, workforce development, training and delivery of person centered approaches whilst successfully planning, developing and managing through change.
Rachel’s innovative and creative nature has enabled her to achieve a Master of Science in Advancing Healthcare Practice focused on innovations in practice, developing professional practice, research and changes in policy. She is a keen follower of current policy and
legislation from government bodies, Adult social care, Local Authority, CCG’s and NHS
England. Rachel has an excellent understanding and knowledge of the welfare and
legislative system and how it relates to individuals and working environments.
The knowledge and skill that Rachel has developed in her career has equipped her with
an exceptional capability and flexibility to work in the frequently changing, challenging,
complex and political Health and social care environment.