Rob Anscomb-Gates, CEO

I began my journey in supporting people 24 years ago in a residential setting with Norwood Ravenswood. Since that time, I’ve undertaken a variety of roles from providing direct support to people in need, managing others, overseeing the operational side of care provision and now CEO. Above all else, I’m still passionate about being part of the lives of people who, because of behaviour that may limit options in their lives, need some extra care and support.

Frontier Support is ten years young and I’m proud to be leading an organisation that puts people first every single time. Frontier’s culture is enabling and our support is always delivered in people’s own homes - with the majority of the people having their own flats.

We support a range of people with complex histories and give them the opportunity to grow and to be active citizens in their own community. We have a well-established workforce - many team members have been with us for several years - who are flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the people we support.

Outside Frontier, I’ve been practicing Yoga for 10 years and have recently become a teacher. I’m really interested in exploring how Yoga can help people with support needs to manage anxiety whilst also contributing towards their physical wellbeing.

If you’re looking for support yourself, you’re a parent, commissioner or potential member of our team then please get in contact as we’d love to hear from you.

Phil Coffey, Head of Operations

I joined Frontier in 2012 as the Head of Operations.  I have over 35 years’ experience supporting people in residential and supported living environments and setting up respite services. Before moving to Frontier I spent three years deregistering homes and promoting the supported living model for the freedom this gave to people living in their own homes. I have worked for both local authorities and Charities across the social care industry.

Frontier’s ethos of putting the people we support first in all things and allowing them to experience both positives and negatives in daily living opens all sorts of new and exciting experiences. Seeing the people we support gain confidence in an aspect of their lives that has been a challenge to them is rewarding. Managing the day to day operations at Frontier can have its challenges and so in order to relax after work I like to spend my free time messing about in boats.”

Lee Elkin, Clinical Manager

The Behavioural Team ensures high standards of client care at all times. It is their responsibility to encourage good practice and ensure that others do the same. As a team we are always mindful of dignity, privacy and the cultural and religious needs of the people we support , staff and visitors. We ensure that all care - both physical and psychological - is assessed, planned, prioritised and of the best possible quality. As Behavioural Team Leader I am also responsible for ensuring that clinical practice across Frontier Support is centred around the person we’re supporting and evidence-based, in accordance CQC and company standards.