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John Cotterill

I have been the Director of Care Services at Strode Park Foundation since 2003 and most recently have taken on the role of Director of Care Services (Nursing and Therapy). My mother was a nurse, my wife is a nurse and I am a nurse. So you’ll get the picture; care has always been my calling.

I was 17 when I first helped to support people with disabilities on Teesside, which is where I grew up. In 1986 I moved to Kent, where the weather is better but the football is worse. After several decades, marrying and having a child in Kent, it has long since become home.

I have studied, qualified, and attained wide experience in care, nursing and management. I work for Strode Park Foundation because I think its values and charitable status combine to make it the best care delivery vehicle. I am proud of the work Strode Park Foundation does and the difference it makes to the lives of people and families living with disability.

Away from work, I like to travel, although nowadays only to less adventurous places and in middle-aged comfort, and I love live music and to watch live football. If I can combine travel and one of the other two, I’m a very happy chappie.