Our Trainers

Meet the trainers

We at SIL are delighted to be able to offer a whole range of training focused around our mission and vision, ‘providing individual care and support services empowering people to lead an independent life at home’. Our team of qualified trainers consists of members of our team here at Services for Independent Living in addition to external training bodies when appropriate. Each brings their own wealth of experience and passion for their field making the training relevant and interesting.

Read on to find out more about each of our trainers and the courses we offer:

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Euan McPherson, CEO

Mental Health First Aid

I have undergone formal media training, Mental Health First Aid trainer training and am an accredited mediator. I am co-founder of HMMH – Hereford Men’s Mental Health Group which won both the Mental Health Care category prize and Outstanding Contribution Award in the Hereford Times Health and Social Care Awards 2020. Read full biography…

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Gemma Lewis, HR Manager

Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety

I am CIPD Level 7 qualified and studied for the Level 3 BTEC in Education and Training in 2015 which allows me to train employees, volunteers and external delegates. I have worked in Human Resources for 15years and Equality and Diversity is a subject that I am extremely passionate about. Read full biography…

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Lisa Bradley

Adult Safeguarding, Mental Capacity and Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

As SILs Registered Manager in the Independent Living at Home team I have a keen interest in the topics I train in and see their importance and implementation on a daily basis.

I achieved BTEC Level 3 in Education and Training in August 2016. Read full biography…

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Shelagh Callaghan, Head of Marketing and DPSS

Communications, Compliance and Confidentiality

I have worked in PR, Marketing and Communications for over twenty years, in the private, public and third sectors.  During this time I have seen the very best and some of the very worst practices, but the one thing I have learned is that communication is the key to any successful outcome. Read full biography…

Chib Alexander, Compliance and Facilities Co-ordinator

Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Awareness and Medication

I have worked for SIL since December 2017. I am passionate about ending the stigma around mental health and helping SIL and others build mentally healthy workplaces. Working in the care sector has shown me how important it is to support not just physical health of staff and service users. Read full biography…

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Lesley Davies, ILH Co-ordinator


As SILs Registered Manager in the I have worked for SIL in Independent Living at Home for 16 years now. I work alongside Lisa Bradley, the Registered Manager and Rob Simpkin, Deputy Manager.

I love working for SIL and I have had and taken advantage of  lots of opportunities offered to me throughout my career here, one of which is becoming a Medication Trainer with my fellow colleague Chib. Read full biography…

Our Courses

Training courses and objectives


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