Meet the team

Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson

Operations Director

I’m Tracy, and I joined as the Operations Director in 2023. I have worked in the social care sector for 28 years, supporting adults and children with learning disabilities, autism, mental health, and associated needs. I am a qualified senior leader with a master’s in business administration (FCMI CMgr) and have worked in various roles since starting as a support worker at 16 to more senior leadership roles within quality, training, and operational functions.  I am passionate about the people we support, and I bring a fresh strategic vision to drive the organisation forward to support more people with complex needs.  

To relax and challenge myself outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travelling, hiking, mountaineering, open water swimming, paddle boarding, yoga, and meditation.    

Richard Valentine

Richard Valentine

Regional Manager – Residential

I’m Richard, I have worked in health and social care, supporting individuals with Learning disabilities, Autism, challenging behaviours and complex needs for 12 years. I started as an agency support worker and continued my career, working my way to my current position as Regional Manager. I love working for Godfrey Care and looking forward to developing my career further. I am passionate about the work we do here and get real satisfaction from making a difference for the people we support. In my spare time, I have a wide range of interests, from keeping active at the gym to a keen interest in motorcycles, having recently achieved a lifelong dream of owning a Harley Davidson.

Ian Bignell

Ian Bignell

Regional Manager – Supported Living

I’m Ian, and I joined Godfrey Care as Regional Manager in October 2023. I have been working in the social care sector all of my working life. I started my healthcare career in the NHS. Over the past 25 years, I have worked across different parts of this fantastic sector, including Supported Living, Mental health and forensic, as well as palliative and community services. I have also managed hospital discharge and reablement services across the East Midlands. I have worked in many roles, including Operations, recruitment, compliance, and service improvement. I have always been passionate about the social care sector and making a difference, recognising that highly skilled and valued teams are essential to good care and support and communities are stronger when supported by strong care services… At home, people are important to me. I love to travel and widen my horizons; I also love reading and even dabble in a bit of writing.

Andy Fairman

Andy Fairman

PBS Clinical Lead

I’m Andy, the PBS Clinical Lead for Godfrey Care. I have worked in the field of Health and Social Care for over 20 years, working with adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, and associated conditions. I lead the PBS Team in creating and delivering interventions that promote quality of life opportunities and minimise behaviours that challenge by ensuring the people we support have the tools and skills to live fantastic lives. In my spare time, I am an active member of my local Jewish community, I’m politically engaged, I enjoy the gym, and travelling to explore new places and cultures. 

Learning Disabilities

We are members of the Learning Disability Alliance. The LDA defend the rights of people with learning disabilities and their families.

Challenging Behaviour

Many individuals accessing the services of Godfrey Care have presented behaviour that may be considered challenging. Training delivered through our partnership with NAPPI UK ensures that staff are equipped with a range of strategies to support such situations.


We appreciate that each person on the Autism Spectrum has different needs and the training delivered through our partnership with NAPPI UK ensures staff are aware of the difficulties faced by individuals on the Autism Spectrum and more importantly how to effectively support these individuals in a positive and person centred way.


Godfrey Care have ensured that staff are trained to effectively support individuals who live with Epilepsy. Training delivered by NAPPI UK ensures that staff are given the underpinning knowledge required to recognise different seizure types, identify triggers to seizures and to know how to support a person before, during and after a seizure.


Proud to be partners of Nappi UK.