Steve Appleton is also a Mental Health Act reviewer for the Care Quality Commission, & has held senior roles within the NHS.
We advise local authorities on around partnership and integration with the NHS, models for delivery of community based social care, and help to shape the provision of care services for older people and those with physical disability.
Steve Appleton worked in local authority social care provision and management, and worked as an Approved Social Worker for a number of years.
We have worked with numerous housing associations, local authorities, the NHS centrally, regionally and locally, to develop and deliver new forms of accommodation to meet the needs of older people, and vulnerable groups who may have contact with mental health and learning disability services.
We have also developed national guidance regarding housing and support for older people, for Government departments, and currently lead a national mental health and housing network to promote partnership between housing providers and the NHS. Nigel Appleton has been a senior figure in the housing and home improvement movement for over thirty years.
We have supported NHS and local authority commissioners to implement the national Dementia Strategy. We have reviewed a wide range of accommodation services for older people and been key players in the development of ExtraCare housing models in a large number of local authority areas.
Nigel Appleton’s work has focused on the housing and care needs of older people and he is an internationally recognised authority in this field.
Steve Appleton began his career in learning disability services and brings front line experience to reviews and service redesign, as well as strategic direction.
Steve Appleton oversaw the transfer of commissioning responsibility from the prison service to the NHS.
We also work with a number of commercial developers by providing housing and care needs assessments which support them in their planning applications. We have attended a number of planning hearings and given expert witness evidence.