Kate provided us with an excellent evidence-based account of financial and quality issues and of the Council’s need to change policy and funding processes. Kate’s skills were appreciated by all and viewed as very credible and convincing by senior managers

Contact Kate
kate@katemcallister.co.uk
Tel: 01663 795004
Mobile: 07766 527 434



"In 2008 Kate was commissioned by Sheffield City Council to assist us with a review of our Learning Disability Services and to help resolve some complex relationship issues.

The work required a national knowledge of Supporting People, benchmarking and cost modelling tools. It also required knowledge of the service sector, an ability to undertake research, communicate with service users and providers, write reports and communicate findings to senior officers in the Council.

Kate provided us with an excellent evidence-based account of the financial and quality issues within services and of the Council’s needs to change policy and funding processes in line with National Audit requirements. It enabled the Supporting People Partnership to save a substantial amount of money currently being spent on ineligible activity and poor value for money services.

The information provided was clear, understandable at all levels and provided a very strong business case to enable changes to be negotiated internally and with external partners.

Kate’s manner and communication skills were appreciated by all parties involved and were viewed as very credible and convincing by senior managers.

Kate is professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled. She delivered all our required outcomes within agreed timescales. She took time to check her strategy and information at regular intervals with the project manager.

I would have no hesitation at buying in Kate’s services again or in recommending her to other organisations."

Ann Ellis
Service Manager, Neighbourhoods and Community Care
Housing Independence Service
Sheffield City Council


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