Tracy has many years experience of working with adults with learning disability, autism and challenging behaviour. Prior to joining CTS Tracy worked for Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust as a Community Services Manager for the Learning Disabilities service, she currently provides 1 day a month on a consultancy basis to the Criminal Justice and Specialised Services promoting Learning Disability Awareness; prior to that she set up and led the Intensive Response Team in Bristol (BIRT).
Tracy is part of the Avon and Wiltshire Positive Behaviour Support Network Steering Group, attends provider forums, is a member of the South West Positive Behaviour and Reduction in Restrictive Practice Advisory Group, is a member of the Bristol Health Sub-Group (which feeds back to the Bristol Partnership Board for People with Learning Disabilities), and also provides input into the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust in delivering learning disability awareness training to the criminal justice mental health and drug and alcohol services.
“I have worked within the NHS/Private Sector for over 34 years and have a passion for supporting people with a learning disability with additional complex challenging and mental health needs. I am committed to exploring ways to make a difference for individuals, their families and/or carers (paid/non paid). There has been a lot of change in service delivery over the years especially in the approaches to understanding and managing challenging behaviour , part of this change has been the use of Positive Behavioural Support to enable individuals with complex needs the opportunity to achieve better quality life outcomes.”