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2015 EIBA_Excellence in Learning & Skills

Bethphage is a registered charity (No. 1046225) that was established in 1994 and provides support to adults with learning and physical disabilities in Birmingham, Shropshire, Telford, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The people we support may live in their own home, a home they share with one or two other people, their family home or a small shared care home. The support may range from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day every day.

We try to help people to follow their interests and to gain skills for either work or leisure so that they can play an active part in their communities and feel part of a neighbourhood.

At Bethphage’s Annual Staff Conference in May 2014, we launched our drive to become a Positive Behaviour Organisation (PBO). Using the concepts and values of positive behaviour support, we will apply them to how we manage and lead our staff and to how staff behave with each other. We believe that, by becoming a PBO, we will make a significant difference to the quality of life of the people who use our services and make Bethphage an even better place to work.


Following a selection process involving users of Bethphage’s services, staff, the management team and its board, Peter Loose has been appointed as Chief Executive of Bethphage and will take up the position with effect from 15 February 2016.

Peter has many years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities in voluntary services, local government and the private sector. He is currently managing director of a group of companies in the east of England which provide residential care, supported living and care at home, mainly to adults with a learning disability or autism.


Peter Loose

Peter Loose said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Bethphage’s chief executive and I can’t wait to start in February, by which time I will be living in the Shrewsbury area. Bethphage’s innovative person-centred, positive behaviour approach and culture is very strong and my first task will be to listen to all of the stakeholders, especially the users of our services, so that I can learn about the challenges and opportunities ahead. I have felt enthused and inspired by the values and approach of the trustees, staff and users of Bethphage’s services that I have met. I look forward to meeting everyone soon and together bringing potential to life.”

Derek Lum, chair of Bethphage said: “The board is pleased that the selection process we followed resulted in such a clear decision from all participants to appoint Peter. Bethphage has an excellent management team and Peter’s skills and strong person-centred values will further strengthen our resources. It is an exciting time to be joining Bethphage and Peter will undoubtedly help us to continue our successful growth in conjunction with delivering the very best services.”


The Q Team Checkers Training Pack is available now!

Q Team DVDA fantastic quality assurance tool designed by the people who know – the people we support. Go to our donate page using the button on the right and follow the link through to PayPal. It only costs £100 and will provide you with a comprehensive training pack to start your own in-house, user-led team. Alternatively contact Stef Kay, our Operations Director on 01743 272880 for more details.








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