Leadership Team

Jane Anderson – Managing Director of Service

For over thirty years Jane has worked within care and health sector.

She has had the privilege to meet many people along the way within different care settings which include nursing homes, day services and supported living.

Following the completion of her Nurse training Jane has worked predominantly with people who have a learning disability.  Jane is  committed to ensuring people who we support will have access to services that promote respect and dignity, supported appropriately to fit their needs and enable people to actively participate within their local communities, whilst developing their independence skills and achieving their personal aspirations.

Outside of work Jane enjoys spending time with her family, not forgetting the dopiest beagle you could ever meet. To go out, Jane enjoys long walks, especially if she can make it to a Cornish beach or attending music gigs that take her back to her youth. Jane also enjoys time to relax at home with crafts of various descriptions or a good book.

Natasha Streeter – Operations Director

Natasha started work within the care sector 18 years ago and always wanted to make a difference to people’s lives and make people smile.

She applied for a role as a carer/support worker and throughout the years worked with individuals with a very broad range of social care and support needs.

Natasha has progressed within the sector from a carer/support worker to her present position as Operations Manager. She has been with Upward Care for over six years and looks forward to continuing her career journey with the organisation.

Natasha is extremely dedicated to her vocation and role, however, when she does have spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

Lucy Fitzpatrick –  Extra-Care Manager

Lucy started work within the care sector 18 years ago as a carer/support worker and throughout the years supporting people with predominantly older adult social care and support needs.

Starting in the private sector, she then worked within Warwickshire County Council in the re-ablement team. She left the local authority in 2011, and became a registered manager for a care company in the private sector eventually being promoted to Director of Care.

Since this role she established her own care consultancy company, before joining our organisation as Extra-Care Manager to launch our new extra-care service.

Outside of work Lucy has a young son, and enjoys walking, lunch out with friends, going to the gym and binge watching Netflix boxsets. She also enjoys wine and cocktails!

Kate Moore – Registered Manager, Birmingham Service Location

Kate started working in care when she was 15 and had a weekend job in a residential care home for older people.

After University, she became a care assistant for young people with cerebral palsy, and also worked with people with autism, people with profound and multiple care needs and with people with single and dual sensory impairments.

Kate has a diploma in deafblind studies and is keen to support people with care and support needs to gain employment, go on holiday and become more independent.  

Kate loves singing and is a member of a choir. She also plays soft ball cricket in a women’s team and has three allotment plots, growing fruit, veg and flowers. She also likes to run twice a week and do yoga when she can.

After all that Kate also fits in bringing up two children, a husband, a cat and a few fish.

Kim Hutchins – Registered Manager, Walsall Service Location

Kim joined Upward Care as a support worker back in 2013.

Over seven years she and has progressed and advanced her career through internal promotions including senior support worker, on to deputy manager, soon after taking on the role as training manager and in 2015 became the in-house MAPA instructor for our organisation.

In 2017, she was successful in the CQC registered manager competency process and interview, taking over as the registered manager for our services delivered in Walsall.

Outside of work Kim likes to spend her time playing video and board games, attending music festivals and Comic-con. To relax Kim likes to cook, read and create various craft projects. She also likes changing the colour of her hair relatively frequently!

Andy Dennehy  – Training and Development Manager + Safeguarding Lead

Andy has been involved in social care, education and health for over 30 years in a variety of roles and settings. Having experienced the joy of many different roles from support worker to registered manager, and tutor to director, Andy wishes to pass on his knowledge, expertise and guidance to as many colleagues as possible. He loves saying to people “If I can do it, so can you”.

Andy’s  interests are varied too. He has a keen interest in history and enjoy visiting historical sites, for example, World War One battlefields, holy land, Istanbul and sites around the UK. Andy likes using his hands to be creative, as well as the usual DIY and presently in the process of applying for patents for a few “inventions”.

In his own words, Andy “unfortunately, follows Kidderminster Harriers FC, and for those of you who are aware of the football hierarchy, you will realise this is indeed a heavy burden”.