Iain Houston – Manager, Park Way, Knaresborough
Iain Houston joined Homes Together in February 2015, first working at Caxton Lodge before taking up the post as manager at Park Way in early August. He previously spent 25 years at Henshaws Society for Blind People, where he became registered manager in 2000. His professional experience, coupled with his voluntary work in long-term geriatric care, provided him with a comprehensive understanding of social care.
A large part of his role involves coordinating staff and encouraging them to use their own initiative. He enjoys taking a hands-on approach to his work and believes this enables him to offer additional support to staff as well as service users. He is committed to promoting independent living and wants to ensure each service user lives their day to day life to the best of their ability. His professional mantra is: “An individual service for individual people.”
In his spare time, he is a keen cyclist, going as far as establishing a tandem club, where he regularly partakes in coast to coast cycle rides. So far, his favourite trip has been the Hadrian’s Cycleway route.