Stuart, is passionate about his role and the Service. He has a wealth of experience in the drug and alcohol field. Stuart is an ambassador for recovery, having had previous lived experience. Stuart has worked in the field for over 16 years and enjoys debating, cycling and has a love of animals. One of these is keeping two horses, Basil and Twiglet. Stuart is also part of the Yorkshire and Humber Recovery Forum.
Amongst his wide range of experience he has worked in a residential rehab setting in London. Then as a front line practitioner in Doncaster which then led him onto developing an outreach programme and service within Stainforth.
His key achievements have been supporting the initial launch and development of the New Beginnings Programme in 2005 which lead him onto managing the New Beginnings Service. During this period he developed the inpatient side from three beds up to ten beds. New Beginnings is a purpose built detox facility with a Structured Day Programme. Since November 2013 Stuart has been managing the Drug and Alcohol Service for Doncaster.
His enthusiasm about recovery from drug and alcohol dependency is infectious in all areas of the service.