Steve has worked for the Wilf Ward Family Trust for over ten years now, having started
as a Support Worker, following a 23 year career in education, half of which as a
primary school Head Teacher.
Steve’s current role is that of Learning and Development Manager and, as such, he
is part of the Trust’s Corporate Management Board. The Trust’s origins are in adults
with learning disabilities, but diversification in recent years has seen the growth
of children’s services, short breaks and community work.
Steve’s view has always been that organisations in social care should work together
to maximise their ability to develop a well trained and creative workforce. To this
end he is one of the founder members of the NYLC, having recognised that the North
Yorkshire area was missing out on all sorts of appropriate government and regional
funding opportunities for staff development and promotes the purpose of Skills for
Care as a lead partner for the Care Alliance for Workforce Development and for organisations
to access TSI monies. Enabling every individual staff member and volunteer to achieve
the maximum of their potential is his aim o as to achieve the best quality service
for the service users supported by the Trust.