Regional Directors are key leaders in the Charity and are responsible for all the operational services in defined geographical patches across the UK. This includes supported living, residential services, day opportunity services and domiciliary support. They have close relationships with local authorities and other commissioning agencies and ensure that quality services and standards are the provided throughout the Charity. They also have joint responsibility with Mission Development Coordinators for providing a Christian focus for learning disability services in their areas and in particular within the Christian community. Regional Directors will often be the first port of call for general enquiries and are seen as an information source enabling access to other support if required.
- Maureen Burnley
- Deputy Director - North
T: 01704 225 561
M: 07977 538 236
Maureen Burnley is Deputy Director for Prospects UK North support. Since leaving the WRNS in 1988, she has worked exclusively in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining Prospects, she worked for a UK based organisation supporting Christian-led development projects in the Middle East.
Maureen worships at her local parish church where she is also Chair of the Mission & Prayer group.
- Mervyn Bothwell
- Area Director - Northern Ireland & Scotland
T: 02891 826 862
M: 07773 423 081
37 Movilla Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 7JQ
Mervyn has worked for Prospects for over 20 years in a number of roles.
He is a qualified Social Worker with an MBA in Public Administration. Mervyn is keen to develop partnerships to achieve high quality person centred services for people with learning disabilities and their families.
Mervyn is married to Olwen and has two grown up sons. He is becoming more of a spectator of sport than a player! but he likes a number of sports, gardening and chilling out at home with family and friends. He doesn’t classify his faith and church involvement as interests but rather a whole life commitment.
- Simon Evans
- Area Director - Thames Valley & East England
M: 07866 776743
69 Honey End Lane, Reading RG30 4EL
Simon joined prospects after 20 years working with people with learning Disabilities with the NHS and charities, big and small. He has qualified as a nurse although no longer practices, his work with people has helped them to learn new skills, speak up for themselves and become more independent. Simon is working with services from Norfolk to Kent and across to Berkshire.
Simon is married to Sarah and together they have a young son, who keeps him active. They attend Trinity united reformed Church in their home town of High Wycombe, where Simon is an Elder.
- Jane Hanwell
- Area Director - Mid & South Wales and the Marches
T: 01558 824 443
M: 07773 777 865
Jane joined Prospects in November 2007 as Services Manager in South Wales.
Her career began as a Commissioned Officer in the Women’s Royal Air Force. Later she worked in the care sector for charities including Age Concern and the Stroke Association.
Jane is married to Bry and they have two sons, George and Ed. In recent years they have moved around the country due to Bry’s work, belonging to a variety of different churches. They currently attend St Teilo’s, Church of Wales in Llandeilo.
Jane's interests include fell walking, keeping fit in the gym, skiing and mountain biking.
- Haydn Rees
- Area Director - South West England
T: 01823 653 625
M: 07977 181 099
Prospects, C/O Oakwood Church, O’Bridge Road, Taunton, Somerset TA2 7PU
Haydn joined Prospects in 2003, having previously worked in manufacturing. During his time with Prospects, he has held a number of posts within the charity, latterly as services manager in North Wales before moving to the South West of England.
Haydn is married to Clarice they have two daughters, Alison and Rachael. Haydn and Clarice attend St Thomas Baptist Church in Exeter and also maintain links with Libanus Church in Swansea.
Haydn’s interests include sport, walking, and reading.
- Pam Killick
- Practice Quality Manager
T: 01844 238 373
M: 07971 525 558
Pam started working for Prospects in 1995 after several years with Social Services. She started at Helena House, then a home to 19 people - that was before Prospects began buying ordinary houses in the community so people could have more control over their lives, like where and with whom they live.
Pam's job is to ensure that Prospects keeps up with best practice. She co-ordinates the national forum for people Prospects supports, which helps shape the charity's policies and ensures people are consulted.
Pam has six grandchildren who keep her on her toes. She loves to cook and is an avid reader.