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Hannah Newcombe PBS Consultant

I’ve supported people with learning disabilities and autism for nearly 20-years now. After graduating from university and taking a Support Worker role ‘to get some experience’ I found myself working in a field I absolutely love. I have been lucky enough to support a large number of amazing individuals within a range of different roles over my career so far and it’s really been a privilege.

Outside of work I live in glorious Devon and I have two beautiful sons. My passions (in no particular order) are my work, my family, music and enjoying time out and about on the moors or by the sea, I also enjoy the odd glass of red wine.

I love PBS because it provides all of us with a framework to work within that puts the individuals we are supporting at the very centre of their lives (which is obviously where they need to be). Quality of life is at the very core of PBS and the focus is on positive changes within the person’s environment rather than on looking at the person and trying to make them different. The fact that it is built upon the wonderful science of Applied Behaviour Analysis provides it with an enormous evidence base. I have seen for myself the positive impact this approach can have upon people and I feel very lucky to be working and continue to develop my skills and knowledge within this field.