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Our Directors

  • Peter Little Chief Executive Officer
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    Peter has a background in supported housing, learning disabilities, mental health and working with young offenders. He was the senior officer at Outward responsible for leading the charity into joining the Newlon Group in February 2001. This move has been a great success for Outward and for its customers, resulting in new opportunities and expansion into new geographical areas. It has also enabled Outward to develop new innovative services and solutions.

    Peter is highly committed to ensuring that the people we support are at the heart of what Outward do, and that they drive forward the quality agenda for the organisation. He also strongly believes that volunteering can change lives and build communities, and has succeeded in positioning Outward as a leader in the field of volunteering in social care. We are already seeing the positive outcomes this can achieve.

  • Nicky Boland Director of Business Development
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    Nicky has worked in adult social care for over 25 years, starting out working in care homes for the elderly and then volunteering at Mencap’s holiday clubs for children with disabilities on moving to London.

    Nicky went on to manage care homes and supported housing for people with a learning disability before moving over to quality assurance and business development roles. Nicky has been in her current role since 2012 overseeing business development activities, marketing and communications, fundraising and our Nutley Edge project.

  • Katie Gutheim Director of Care and Support
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    Katie studied social Pedagogy in Germany and has a background in education and children's services. Katie started out working in a care home as a student and has worked in learning disability services for the past ten years in the UK, supporting directly as well as holding local, operational and senior management roles.

    Katie has been in her current role since June 2016. She is the director of all learning disabilities services and the CQC nominated individual for Outward. Responsible for ensuring compliance, Katie is committed to bringing to life our mission to deliver high-quality personalised services for the people we support.

  • Lindy Shufflebotham Director of Human Resources
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    Lindy has worked in care & support for over 30 years. This has included working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues as a provider and latterly as a Health Commissioner. Lindy’s recent work focussed on people who are at risk of being detained in assessment and treatment units, finding community based alternative support to hospital care for people with behaviours that could be described as challenging.