Following a thorough interview and selection process, I am pleased to announce that Steve Veevers will be joining Discovery as our new Director of Transformation. Steve will join the Discovery Executive Team alongside myself, Chris Best (HR Director), Lisa Evans (Finance Director) and Jayne Kilgallen (interim Director of Operations).
Steve will be joining Discovery in October and will direct many areas for development, including the ongoing work around Day Service modernisation, Supported Employment and our de-registration work. Many of you will know of Steve already from his current role as Strategic Commissioning Manager for Somerset County Council. Please find a link to Steve’s One Page Profile .
Steve adds, “I’m delighted to be joining Discovery at this exciting time, where there are excellent opportunities for people to have their support delivered in person-centred ways and personally, I’m really keen to look at new ways that we can support people and having some bespoke, individual offers for people. I’ll be out and about early on when I start with Discovery, talking to people supported and their families and I’m committed to making positive changes where people are fully involved.
“Having two family members with a learning disability I’ve been a passionate advocate for people having good experiences, I’ll be bringing that drive to help people and their families in aspects of their lives. One of my big beliefs is people having access to good housing and ideally, their own front doors. Another area that I’ll be talking to people about is the positives of accessing employment and the benefits this brings.
“I’ve enjoyed supporting the massive difference that Somerset County Council has been able to have on promoting the independence of people and strengthening the community offer, Mel Lock has a real passion for people with a learning disability and I’m sure with her leadership, there will continue to be a real partnership approach with Somerset County Council to help people get more from life.”
Luke Joy-Smith, Managing Director of Discovery