New Regional Manager for London & South East

Ambient has appointed Samantha Downer as the new Regional Manager for London and the South East.

In post at the end of August, following the retirement of Mark Hooper who held the postion for 17 years, Samantha will work to maintain and strengthen the good quality support Mark put in place across the region.

Samantha brings a wealth of experience having worked in adult social care and disability services for more than 30 years. She says:

“I am thrilled to take on this role and can bring my experience in not-for-profit and the private sector to Ambient. I strongly align to the Charity’s ethos which supports people to live a full and meaningful life regardless of age, health or disability through a person-centred framework – positive behaviour support (PBS) – which I will further embed in services across the region.”

Samantha knows the South East region well, having been a Regional Manager for supported living and residential services for other providers managing multiple sites, recruiting core teams, making key decisions and solving challenges daily. She is also a qualified NVQ assessor and a BILD accredited trainer in PBS.

Mark Milton CEO of Ambient is delighted to welcome Samantha and says:

“We are delighted to have someone as talented as Samantha managing our team in the South East so we can continue to deliver the highest quality service, make a positive impact and be a provider of choice in the region. Samantha has shown dedication to a career in care and support, and we know that she will help drive Ambient forward to further develop and expand our services regionally.”


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