Karen Stanley, Head of Development & Commissioning
Karen Stanley is an experienced care industry professional, skilled in developing and delivering services from site and land acquisition to CQC registration and commissioning. Beginning her career in care as a Project Manager for the local authority in Modernisation and Policy, Karen moved into private healthcare as a Business Service Manager within Exemplar Health Care. Karen has also managed social enterprises for people with learning disabilities with the National Skills Academy for Health in Doncaster.
At Virtue Health Services, Karen brings her extensive experience, people management skills and dedication to care for individuals with complex disabilities to develop community services that make a difference.
“For me, it’s about giving individuals the opportunity to live a dignified life of their choice. I’ve worked in care for over a decade, and while I’ve seen great examples of care that’s changed lives, I’ve also seen care that doesn’t treat people as individuals.
Virtue Community Pathways are the opposite of traditional, institutionalised care where people’s lives are restricted around the needs of a big organisation. Virtue’s modern, community homes support people to live a full and happy life within a support structure that restores their choice and independence.”
Scott Snowden, Director
With over two decades of experience in building, joinery and project management, Scott Snowden worked with large construction companies including Mears Group PLC and Wates Group before setting up Constructa Services with business partner, Stuart Sinden in 2015. Providing construction and maintenance services for domestic clients and healthcare organisations across Yorkshire, Constructa’s reputation in the region for high-quality services puts them as provider of choice for organisations including Housing 21, Exemplar Health Care, TrustCare and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.
The development of Virtue Health Services as a sister company to Constructa combines Scott’s knowledge and skills of health and social care construction with the opportunity to develop new services shaped around individual needs.
“Virtue Health Services is our opportunity to develop community support services that fit the needs of the region. We have extensive experience developing services within the health and social care sector and outstanding knowledge of the local area, ensuring we can be agile and responsive to the needs of local care commissioners.
Virtue Communities provide care that’s right for individuals in South Yorkshire who live with complex needs, in homes where people are proud to live. I am proud to create homes for individuals which give them the chance to live normal lives, whatever health care needs they might have.”