CQC Registered Service Manager
Danielle began working in the field of addiction over 16 years ago, she has undertaken various roles –as an Administrator, Practitioner, Detox and Rehabilitation Lead, Case Manager and in her last role managed both the Brief Intervention and Harm Reduction Services within community services.
At a young age early in her career Danielle recognised that working with individuals suffering from addiction was something that she had a real interest in.
Her first role was as an administrator and receptionist at an NHS community substance misuse service, from working on the reception Danielle found that meeting people suffering with addiction and hearing their stories gave her a real drive to want to help and from there she studied and qualified to be a practitioner. Danielle completed a diploma in Health & Social Care and gained her Substance Misuse Practitioners Awards and from there joined the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners register.
Danielle spent over 10 years of her career practicing in various areas within the field, within NHS Harm Reduction Services, Arch Initiatives Criminal Justice Services, BiDAS Case Management Services, Lifeline and also Change Grow Live Brief Intervention Services and Residential Services.
“Working across such a broad spectrum of areas has allowed me to see that although the specific consequence for each individual may differ the common path of addiction sadly remains the same. Addiction is progressive and no one can successfully recover alone.”
Danielle developed her qualifications and completed these alongside working within addiction services. She became degree qualified by completing a BA Hons Combined Social Sciences with a specialism in Sociology.
Danielle progressed to management and was able to start to learn how to plan service delivery to enhance patient outcomes, from there she was able to manage teams with a common goal and vision to help addicts to recover. Danielle is driven and dedicated to her work she has a genuine passion for this field and for helping people.
“I feel you need to have a specific nature to work within this field and I personally would not choose to do anything else. It is so rewarding to see a person’s life repair, to see them making positive improvements to break free from addiction and to see them get themselves and their lives back.”
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys the gym, hikes, walks, yoga and spending time with her family. Danielle also loves eating out, trying different cuisines and shopping.