Katey Twyfordphoto of Katey Twyford

BSc Open University
Diploma in Social Work
Masters in Business Administration
PRINCE2 registered practitioner
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation

email : krtwyford1@sheffield.ac.uk

Thesis title / scope of research

Extra care housing: an exploration of the opportunities and challenges for supporting people with dementia

Supervisor(s)

  • Dr Lorna Warren

Other experience / research interests

Extensive experience within Local Government, health, housing, education and the independent sector social care services. Significant experience at senior management level with functional, leadership and corporate responsibilities across complex person-centred care and support services. These have included:

Procurement and service delivery:

  • Delivering procurements to build four dementia friendly Community Care Centres and five extra care housing schemes across Derbyshire at affordable prices for local people, using public private partnerships, resulting in purpose built schemes in which older people can live and be appropriately supported
  •  Developing effective partnerships and agreements to deliver multi-agency housing, health and social care services 24/7 to vulnerable older people in extra care housing, achieving agreed outcomes and value for money

Project management and service planning:

  • Introducing project and programme management approaches to Derbyshire Adult Care department to deliver transformational change. This included a number of initiatives including an Accommodation Care and Support Strategy and Personalising Social Care, with both resulting in new ways of working and benefits realisation for the people in Derbyshire
  • Working with others to develop service plans, delivery and performance plans, and commissioning strategies resulting in shared targets to achieve outcome for the people of Derbyshire
  • Leading a change management and cultural change programme to implement a Single Assessment Process across two local authority social service departments, eight health trusts, eight district and borough councils, two acute hospital trusts and independent sector providers resulting in a better assessment experience with less duplication for individuals and their carers

Research Interests:

My previous research focus has been around best practice in adult protection in residential care homes for older people (late 1990’s), and ‘Assuring the quality and relevance of future adult service training in Derbyshire in the context of national and local developments in social and health care training provision’ (2002).

Current research interests also include aspects of quality management, strategic process management and business improvement within large organisations.