Martin McGuigan was appointed Managing Director for our South and Central region and Executive Director of Innovation in October 2018. He was previously our Director of Quality and Innovation and Regional Director for Central England.
In Martin’s role, he oversees our approach to innovation, developing our programmes to adopt leading person-centred thinking approaches, and our efforts to implement innovative new practice in our services.
Martin has developed our pioneering ‘Golden Thread’ personalization programme. This has seen us invest in offering genuinely specialist training for all of our 5000+ colleagues; employ Quality Advisors – people we support who are trained to assess the quality of life that people lead in our services; and launch an active Voice Forum, which enables people we support to contribute to our local and national decision-making.
He has also supported us to develop partnerships with leading academics, sector bodies and creative groups, to develop projects that enrich our support and the experiences of our colleagues.