Adele joined the IPS Grow team in April 2020 as the IPS Grow lead for the Midlands and has been working in supported employment since 2001 which began with Enable in Shropshire.
During this time Adele helped to develop and lead on a pilot research project delivering IPS to offenders with severe MH and addiction issues across seven midlands prisons, providing ‘through the gate’ support.
In her most recent role, Adele worked as a Senior Employment Specialist and Principle Investigator for one of the largest RCT’s in IPS delivering to individuals receiving treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. This was a completely new service and a very new concept for a drug and alcohol treatment service.
Adele is a passionate advocate of IPS particularly for harder to reach groups, and sharing the amazing personal journeys of individuals who have seen the incredibly positive life-changing impact it brings. Other passions include anything animal-related and riding her horse!
Adele’s hope for IPS Grow is to bring services together to share knowledge and best practice to create and develop a consistently high standard of IPS services across the country. The more people that can access IPS to improve their lives, the better.