Elaine has operational and business development experience, and manages a team of Assistant Directors responsible for for accommodation specialist services, employment and social inclusion services. She has led management and staff restructuring, responding to legislative changes, funding restraints and national guidance as well as taking the lead on tendering and developing services.
Elaine worked closely with the Department of Health to establish Imagine’s women’s services which were formerly national pilots, brought peer support-working to Imagine, developed innovative day opportunity services offering choice and truly believes that there needs to be a range of services that service users can choose to access.
Other pioneering work has included securing contracts to deliver support to people described as having multiple and complex needs including mental health, substance misuse and homelessness. This has involved working with mental health services, probation services, housing partners and service users to create innovative community based services.