We have a committed, enthusiastic team of professionals who are dedicated to providing the best possible care and support for our learners
Our multi-disciplinary team of support workers, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists all undertake a minimum of five days’ training each year and have access to a wide range of opportunities for continuing professional development.
Meet the team
Katy Russell – Opportunities Manager
Katy is responsible for the day-to-day running of The Opportunities Programme. Her bubbly, creative nature is ideal for engaging our learners in fun activities.
Previously Katy worked for the RNIB before she transitioned over to CCL in 2004. After a few years elsewhere, she returned to us in 2016. She is dedicated to helping our learners develop their skills and loves how the CCL team and learners come together to make one big family.
Katy holds a level 4 qualification in management and a certificate in education, and her enthusiasm and passion are an inspiration to the whole team.
Laura Conway – Lead Speech and Language Therapist
Laura manages our speech and language therapy team and is passionate about helping our learners improve their communication skills.
She has worked in the field in one way or another since she was 16, and has been part of the team at CCL since 2012. She has a degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in speech and language therapy and psychology, and is a local Makaton tutor.
Like all members of our SALT team, Laura is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council, and stays on top of all the latest training and certifications.
Karen Field – Lead Physiotherapist
Karen runs our physiotherapy service and has been with CCL since 2008. Her friendly, outgoing nature and decades of experience mean she’s the perfect person to help maximise our students’ physical abilities.
She brings a broad knowledge of various conditions from across her 30-year career and advises our team on key decisions about mobility equipment, orthotics and specialist aids.
Karen has a graduate diploma in physiotherapy. She says the best thing about working for CCL is the flexibility to adapt the physiotherapy service as required to meet the needs of our students and staff.