Deborah believes in challenging the status quo, with innovation for the benefit of society. We strive to assist organisations be a better version of themselves, developing a workforce that are passionate about how they safely care for the vulnerable of society. We enable organisations across health, social care and education to reduce risk, errors and raise standards by using our research and evidence-based training and online systems. Deborah was concerned about the level of risk across the health and care sector and developed the only online video based training and risk management system in the world, which demonstrates it significantly reduces risks for both the service user and the handler.
Deborah is the Managing Director of A1 Risk Solutions ® specialising in moving and handling and single-handed care, working nationally assisting organisations implement successful strategies and deliver tailored and effective training. We developed the only Level 4 qualification in single-handed care which is quality assured and regulated by RoSPA.
Deborah is the honorary lecturer for the Occupational Therapy Directorate at the University of Salford and enjoys developing the student’s skills and the future workforce.
There is a misconception that single-handed care is not suitable for the individual with behaviours that we find challenging. Often the individual’s dignity is compromised and the safety of both the service user and the handler is of concern. Deborah has created a series of videos detailing strategies and techniques for single-handed care that she successfully uses and wishes to share them with you.