Contacting our Regional Directors

Why do we need regional directors?

The Regional Directors bring to the charity a wealth of knowledge and skills from voluntary and statutory sectors covering social care, early years, family support, education, youth work and health.  

They create key local strategic partnerships, which we hope enables us to have significant influence in shaping policy and provision for deaf children and young people.

By strengthening our presence across the country we can ensure that every deaf child in the UK can access high quality education, health, social care and family support services so that they achieve their full potential.

 

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What do regional directors do?

Regional Directors are the key link between the NDCS and the senior professionals and decision makers in their region. They are expected to influence and network closely with the key stakeholders in Local Authorities, Children Services Departments, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, and central government agencies with the aim of ensuring that the needs of deaf children and young people are reflected in commissioning strategies, policies, plans and practice.

They are our main representatives at any review of service provision within a region.

Along with the Business Support Officer they map and assess the quality of provision across education, audiology, health and social care.

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Senior Regional Director, England Team - Linda Cox

Manager of the England wide team of Regional Directors and Business Support Officer.

Linda Cox (credit: NDCS)

Responsibilities include:

  • ensuring the quality and outcomes of the teams management of issues and regional work and producing reports.
  • identifying development opportunities and mapping levels and quality of services.
  • developing positive relationships with key decision makers and ensuring that deaf children, young people and their parents are supported to influence and contribute to policies, plans and service developments.
  • disseminate best practice and coordinate training and development.
  • manage the effective promotion of the work of the team internally and externally, working closely with other managers.

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Business Support Officer - Jan Buxton

Contact details:
Direct line: 01283 534521
Mobile: 07715 205126
Email: jan.buxton@ndcs.org.uk

Jan Buxton (credit: NDCS)

Responsibilities include:-

  • to support the effective operation of the regional director team and the implementation of operational and service plans.
  • to develop and maintain records of services for deaf children.

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East England: Gary Nethercott - Regional Director

Contact details:
Direct line: 01394 388497
Mobile: 07703 188868
Email: gary.nethercott@ndcs.org.uk

Gary Nethercott Regional Director photo (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Bedfordshire Borough, central Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend, Suffolk, Thurrock.

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London: Nicola Ward - Regional Director

Contact details:
Direct line: 020 7014 1108
Mobile: 07854 879667
Email: nicola.ward@ndcs.org.uk

Nicola Ward (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster.

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North East, Yorkshire and the Humber: Alison Lawson - Regional Director

Contact details:
Direct Line: 0191 522 5406
Mobile: 07792 661704
Email: alison.lawson@ndcs.org.uk

Alison Lawson (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, City of York, County Durham, Darlington, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Tyneside, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, Rotherham, Sheffield, South Tyneside, Stockton, Sunderland, Wakefield.

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North West: Hazel Badjie - Regional Director

Contact details:
Direct line: 01706 825 022
Mobile: 07890 318724
Email: hazel.badjie@ndcs.org.uk
Hazel Birtles (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Halton, Isle of Man, Knowsley, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, St Helens, Salford, Sefton, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Warrington, Wirral.

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South East: Eva Jolly - Regional Director

Contact details:

Direct line: 01634 668467
Mobile: 07711 934999
Email: eva.jolly@ndcs.org.uk

Eva Jolly, RD, Regional Director (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham.

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South West: Sarah Collinson - Regional Director

Contact details:
Direct line: 01803 762581
Mobile: 07715 205125
Email: sarah.collinson@ndcs.org.uk

Sarah Collinson (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire.

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West Midlands: David Heap - Regional Director

Contact details:
Mobile: 07590 441066 (text only)
Email: david.heap@ndcs.org.uk

David Heap (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford & Wrekin/Shropshire, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire.

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East Midlands: Martin Thacker - Regional Director

Contact details
Direct line: 01246 277916 
Mobile: 07483956415
Email: martin.thacker@ndcs.org.uk

Martin Thacker (credit: NDCS)

Children’s Services Authorities:
Derby City, Derbyshire, Leicester City, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Rutland.

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