Meet the Support Team
David Broadbent - Director
David came from a family whose work and home life were intertwined with caring and teaching deaf people, both of his parents taught deaf children and were the original founders of The Broad Group. David worked as a residential Social Worker and as a Sign Language Interpreter before joining the family business in 1997. David has expanded the business over the years to provide specialised support and care for adults with more profound disabilities. David is very much a family man, he particularly enjoys cooking and when time permits going to the theatre.
Kirsty Broadbent - Director
Initially training as a Registered General Nurse Kirsty has been involved with the Broad Group since its inception. With her holistic approach to care and support, Kirsty was instrumental in developing opportunities for Service Users to promote integration and social inclusion in partnership with other businesses that she manages. Kirsty runs a number of craft workshops in which the Service users participate and she is a true advocate for promoting opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and autism. In her spare time she loves to put her creative skills to work knitting and crocheting, she says it is a real stress reliever!
Noah Broadbent - Director
Eldest son of David and Kirsty, Noah joined the family business at a very young age, working part-time as a Support Worker whilst studying Business Management at Worcester University. In July 2016, he graduated with a first class honours degree and he was appointed on to the Board of Directors. In 2018 he completed a Masters in Business and Sustainability at University of Leeds. Noah is very much hands on and is responsible for the day to day operation of the business. He has a great love for sport especially football - he is a third generation Birmingham City fan!
Amy Coombs - Registered Manager 85 Bath Road
Amy joined us as Deputy Manager in December 2018, she brought a wealth of experience with her to the role. Prior to graduating with a Degree in Applied Health and Social Care in 2016 from Worcester University, she has held various roles in Social Care. She worked both in Day Care and in Residential Care settings. Amy particularly enjoys working with adults who have learning disabilities, so when she joined the team at 85 Bath Road she settled in very well indeed. Her beaming smile would brighten up anyone’s day!
When the Registered Manager of 25 years announced, she was taking early retirement, we felt very confident that Amy was the perfect candidate for the role and in July 2019 Amy was promoted to Registered Manager.
Brett Lee - Manager at Outlook
Brett worked in Psychiatric Care for many years after leaving school, enjoying this demanding and rewarding role he continued to develop his career in Social Care. Brett joined us in 2002, he is a sensitive and fun loving individual who is extremely passionate about his job. Brett holds a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care and a Diploma in Welfare Studies. He has a natural ability to build effective relationships promoting and supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities. His free time is taken up entertaining his energetic son and walking the dog, he describes himself as a 'Geek' with a passion for anything to do with science fiction!
Kate Clarke - Domiciliary Care Manager
Kate joined us at the end of August 2018, initially doing some work at 85 Bath Road and a month later she moved on to cover the Domiciliary Care Service. Kate holds a level 5 in Health and Social Care Management in Social Care. Prior to joining us she was a Residential Manager at Senad where she managed a 12 bed unit for adults with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. She has extensive experience working with adults with autism, learning difficulties, mental health needs and challenging behaviour. Kate is a real music enthusiast and travels the length and breath of the country to attend concerts.