Meet our exceptional Brighton And Hove based staff

We pride ourselves on our diverse, multi-talented team of Community Caseworkers. By employing people with diverse perspectives, we know we can deliver the strongest and most rewarding relationships with Service Users.  

Following successful recruitment and acceptable pre-employment checks, each member of staff is required to complete our fully comprehensive, mandatory training package to ensure that they are equipped with the skills necessary to provide the highest quality service and is able to fit in with our unique culture. Throughout their employment, each member of the team is encouraged to grow and develop and is given the opportunity to access the training they need to truly excel. To further promote team diversity, we often recruit staff direct from related college and university courses, such as social work, counselling and psychology. We also work closely with the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton and provide a practice placement for social work students.


Our Sussex Empowered Living Champions

At Sussex Empowered Living, we maintain momentum through our staff champions, who work as a point of contact for Service Users and staff. These champions are responsible for training their peers, promoting inclusivity and staying up-to-date on innovations in their area of expertise. At present, we have a Relationships Champion, an LGBTQ+ Champion, a Staff Champion, a Health and Wellbeing Champion and a Person-Centred Champion. In addition to this, we also have a Client Mentor who delivers peer-based support to fellow Service User.

QUESTIONS?

Contact us today about our services and availability by calling 01273 680084 or by contacting us online.

Meet our leadership Team

Nicolas

Chief Executive Officer

Carmel

Director of Operations

cian

Registered Manager

caz

Operations Manager

Prioritising the right people for key roles to maximise success 

Tim | PBS LEAD

Following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Tim joined Sussex Empowered Living in 2017 as a Support Worker. Since then Tim has returned to university and completed a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and now fulfils the role of PBS Lead. Tim’s highly analytical and calm nature means that he excels in the role and achieves truly exceptional results with those we support.

Lee | Client Mentor

Lee joined Sussex Empowered Living in 2017 and has been a star Service User since day one. They took on the role of Client Mentor and excels at helping other Service Users through peer support. Lee genuinely cares for all people and this is seen in the way they successfully fulfils their role as Client Mentor.

Community Caseworkers

Our exceptional team of Community Caseworkers are the backbone of our success. Each Caseworker has been selected and hired based on their talents and relentless drive to continually improve. Our Service Users succeed because of every Caseworkers’ natural ability to care and their desire to help.

Work For Us

BE A part of something More 

We change lives. You can too. 

We empower individuals every day by providing the necessary support to help them succeed. In order to do this, we need exceptional employees to help lead the way forward. If this sounds like you, check out our current openings today. 

Caz Winter

Currently studying toward achieving a Level 5 Leadership in Health and Social Care Diploma, Caz brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse background to her leadership role at Sussex Empowered Living. After receiving a BA in Comparative American Studies from the University of Liverpool, Caz went on to work in both community care and hospital environments across the UK. She then pursued her interest in holistic health and spent several years working in a clinical setting while working towards and completing programmes in advanced clinical massage and yoga teacher training.

She returned to social care in 2018 when she took a role at Sussex Empowered Living. The organisation aligned with her values from the beginning, making it a great fit. She firmly believes in the work that the company is doing because she can see the ongoing progress and independence of Service Users every day. She knows that the Sussex Empowered Living approach gives vulnerable people a chance to shine whatever their background, daily challenges or life goals.

CIAN HUGHES

Cian brought 16 years of experience in the care and education sector when he joined Sussex Empowered Living in 2019. Cian has worked his way through the ranks over the course of his career, starting as an education support assistant when he left school, rising to the role of Registered Manager in 2012. From safeguarding to behaviour training, Cian has completed multiple accredited courses related to the care sector, from which he has generated a wealth of knowledge. Cian is currently working towards his Level 4 in Positive Behaviour Support.

Cian prides himself on going above and beyond in his role and manages Sussex Empowered Living with high energy and creativity. Because of his deep commitment to know and understand each Service User personally and their individual circumstances, Cian endeavours to uphold the Sussex Empowered Living promise that their individual voices will be heard.

CARMEL ANTHA

Carmel joined Sussex Empowered Living in 2014, bringing with her extensive experience, knowledge and expertise. Alongside an undergraduate degree in Community Theatre and a Level 5 certificate in Health and Social Care Leadership, Carmel holds a Master’s degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck University and has over a decade of experience working with individuals with complex needs. A practising psychotherapist specialising in anxiety and depression, Carmel leverages her expertise to ensure exceptional practice.

Carmel has consistently acted on her desire to see equality and diversity in society. This desire for inclusivity is reflected in Carmel’s management approach, which proudly incorporates her knowledge of organisational dynamics gained during her Master’s degree. A champion of positive workplace culture, Carmel works closely with Sussex Empowered Living’s dynamic team, holding psychodynamically informed meetings and professional supervisions to source innovative solutions and ensure a continued high quality of service.

NICOLAS HANCOCK

Sussex Empowered Living was founded by Nicolas in order to champion progressive and truly person-centred support for individuals with complex needs. Nicolas’s commitment to innovation and highly individualised care continues to guide Sussex Empowered Living, which has been operating in Brighton and the surrounding area since 2014.

Nicolas leans on his varied education and experience in his role as Chief Executive Officer. He has travelled extensively, spent time in the RAF, and holds a first-class honours degree in physiotherapy from the University of Plymouth, as well as a nationally recognised clinical excellence award. Nicolas has published respected research in the field of mental rehearsal and prior to his work as a domiciliary care manager and behavioural management instructor, worked as a senior musculoskeletal specialist in the NHS and several private practices. Nicolas currently sits as Co-Chair on the Brighton and Hove Learning Disability Provider Forum.

Nicolas holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership from the University of Brighton. He is also a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® behavioural management instructor with over 10-years of experience in this role. Drawing on these qualifications, Nicolas continues his pursuit of a consistent, honest and innovative service.