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Meet the team

Gemma Haynes

Apprentice Administrator

Gemma has recently joined the VP team as our Apprentice Administrator.  Gemma is responsible for supporting our business to find Healthcare Assistants and Qualified nurses to support our colleagues in secure hospitals, residential settings and for clients receiving care in the community.  Gemma brings an enthusiasm to her role that makes her a delight to work with and works diligently to ensure the compliance process runs as smooth as possible.

Did you know?

Gemma and her family have background as circus performers and Gemma is trained on the trapeze and high wire. Something no one else in our office could imagine doing.

Ingrid Meskauske

Field Care Manager

Ingrid joined our team in April 2022 as a Field Care Manager.  Ingrid’s strengths lay in her fantastic organisational skills ensuring deadlines are met and our clients and staff needs are met.  Ingrid supports a range of clients and has a passion for understanding our clients to make sure that their package is truly person centred and that support is delivered in a way that upholds our clients preferences, likes, dislikes and personal goals.

Did you know?

Ingrid is our most travelled office member. Having visited the most amazing places on Earth (22 countries so far) including China, UEA and Thailand. Next on the wish list is New York.

Kirsty Platts

Recruitment Consultant

Kirsty works on our busy Temp Desk supporting our colleagues in secure units, residential services and care homes with their staffing needs.  Kirsty’s keen eye for accuracy makes her perfect for ensuring all regulatory requirements are met for compliance and ensuring staff have the right checks and training in place according to each individual clients needs.  Problem solving along the way Kirsty has the ability to adapt to ensure we achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Did you know?

Kirsty spends her weekends hiking and completed Ben Nevis last year. Always on a mission to achieve the next goal Kirsty has now set her sights on Kungsleden (The Kings Trail) in Sweden.

Amber Breame

Assistant Field Care Manager

Amber has been with the VP team since December 2022 and has an extensive background of providing hands on support and care to clients living in the community.  Prior to joining VP, Amber worked hard to become a Community based Team Leader before taking the steps to further her career into Management with us.  Amber’s sincere drive to always consider her clients personal thoughts and feelings means she is developing a wonderful spirit for how to lead person centred care.

Did you know?

Amber loves to attend live music events and can boast seeing 15 individual performers in the last three years.

Wayne Knight

Finance Manager

Wayne joined VP in 2004 as the Finance Manager but during his long service to VP, Wayne has offered a hand in all aspects of the business. Wayne’s knowledge of VP is second to none. He is very committed to his role and his number one priority is to warrant that payroll runs to perfection and that all staff members are treated fairly.

Did you know?

Wayne bravely leaped out of a plane to skydive from 13,000 feet, raising money for Headway.

Dr Shelley Parkin BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council

Dr Parkin has worked within the NHS for approximately 10 years across a range of environments, and now works solely in private practice.  She has worked for VP Forensic Ltd. since 2011.  Alongside her work with us she undertakes private work with general members of the public – both children and adults.  Her roles are varied and include direct therapeutic work with clients, teaching multi-disciplinary colleagues, consultation, and service development.

Did you know?

Shelley has a huge passion for animals but the feeling was not mutual the day she was chased across a Yorkshire field by an aggressive sheep!

Magda Szatkowska


Joining our team in January 2021 as an Administrator, Magda has taken her strong organisational skills and passion for results to ensure new candidates are recruited swiftly to meet the needs of our clients living in the community.  Magda has developed fantastic working relationships with our Field Care Managers and has continued to develop in her role to solve problems and remains always resilient.

Did you know?

Magda is our most creative team member enjoying interior design and creative projects using resin pouring.

Danielle North

Field Care Manager

Danielle joined our team in May 2015 as a Community Care Coordinator. Danielle has worked within the Health and Social Care sector for the past 10 years, working with learning disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Conditions. Danielle develops care packages, support plans and risk assessments, delivers client specific training and ensures a person centred approach is top priority.

Danielle is also our Safety Intervention instructor

Did you know?

Dani is our adrenaline junkie, regularly signing up to obstacle courses and has recently completed a 10km Water Wipe-out and a 10km Wild Mud Run.