Meet the team

At Time Specialist Support, we employ people who understand the needs of families with children with special needs. We pride ourselves on being flexible around your specific needs.

If you call or email Time Specialist Support – here are the faces behind the names of those helping you.

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Tori

As well as setting up and managing Time Specialist support, Tori is also a qualified speech and language therapist and has worked with children with autism since qualifying in 2000.

She was inspired to set up a specialist support agency when she was studying at university.

 “After putting up an advert for babysitting in a specialist nursery where I was doing a clinical placement I was overwhelmed at how much families seemed desperate for this kind of support. It was then I realised the importance of just having a couple of hours off to do normal things like shopping or to clean the bath”

 She set up Time Babysitting in 2008 and changed the name to Time Specialist Support in 2012 to reflect the changing nature of the service.

“We began to recruit more and more older children, and families wanted us to take their children out rather than staying in. Our support workers are much more interactive and hands on than the title babysitter suggested”

As well as running Time Specialist support, Tori is also the co-editor of Aukids (www.aukids.co.uk) Magazine.

In her free time Tori likes to spend time with her son, Remy and  her two dogs, Tilly and Ted. She loves travelling, playing tennis and  sings in a weekly group.

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Tricia

Tricia is in charge of collecting all the timesheets from the support workers, invoicing families and the council and most importantly making sure that our valued support workers get paid! Tricia is not based in the Cheadle office but works from home. Before working for Time, Tricia helped her husband Tony run his own business, she has also owned her own card shop and worked in an accountancy firm to name but a few of her jobs!

When she is not working, Tricia likes to play golf and bridge. Tricia is also Tori’s mum!

tricia@time-specialist-support.com

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Ally

Ally started working for Time in July 2016 as the new Service Manager. She has worked with children and young adults with autism and special needs since 2003. She has a broad spectrum of experience ranging from working for the  Seashell Trust to the NHS.

“When the chance arose to work for Time I found it was an opportunity too good to pass up, we are a forward thinking company that is dedicated to the welfare of the families entrusted to us. We constantly strive to improve our service and work within a dedicated team to ensure this happens”

In her spare time Ally enjoys cooking, long walks with the dog and camping, although after a weekend away with her husband, 2 teenage boys and the dog she found out that 2 teenagers and a wet dog don’t go well in a tent so is definitely a fair weather camper!

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Kevin

Kevin started at Time in December 2013 as a support worker, in 2015 he became our on call supervisor, looking after the on call phone at the weekends helping any of our support workers or families with emergency situations. In January 2017 Kevin was given the opportunity to work for Time on a full time basis as our field supervisor, with a split of office work and supporting.

“I still do a lot of support work which is great, I love going out and about meeting service users and getting to know them and their families. Before taking on my full time role at Time specialist I worked at an SEN school for 7 years as a teacher’s assistant”

When Kevin isn’t working he enjoys video gaming, going to the cinema and spending time with his ever expanding family, Kevin has 5 children wow!!

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Bradley

Bradley started working for Time in January 2017 as a part-time admin assistant dealing with general administration duties as well as recruitment.

“I was looking for a role where I could use my previous skills in client account management and administration within a different field of work. Thankfully, I found Time which does fantastic work providing valuable support to people in need and their families. It is great to now be part of a company which makes a difference to peoples’ lives.”

Outside of work, Bradley is the lead singer / bassist in a band called Stalagmites.