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Meet our CEO & Senior Managers

At Harrogate Neighbours we are proud the excellent care and assistance provided by our fantastic team. All of our staff and volunteers are led and supported by our senior management team who are dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible.

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Sue Cawthray – Chief Executive

I have worked within the elderly sector for over 25 years, including hands on support and care; business management and strategic planning; marketing and fund raising. 

I use my skills and commitment to the health care sector and strive to make a difference to the people living in our local communities.

I’m passionate about support for and care of the elderly and their relatives. In particular, my specialist areas are dementia, nutrition and hydration.  I sincerely believe that it is paramount that older people are provided with a service where they live well with dignity, respect and choice.

I joined Harrogate Neighbours as the CEO in 2005 and have led the organisation to where it is today - a leading care provider in North Yorkshire County Council. 

In my spare time I volunteer as a trustee on two local Leeds-based charities that provide care and support services to the community. I’m a director of the Independent Care Group (ICG) and I am currently the National Chair for the National Association of Care Catering.  I also enjoy cake decorating, singing with my local choir and spending time with my family.

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Denise McEvoy – Chief Operating Officer

I started working for Harrogate Neighbours in October 2017 as the Home Manager for Heath Lodge, which cares for 28 elderly Residents. Since then, I became the Chief Operating Officer in 2021, also responsible for managing Greenfield Court Care, providing  support to those who live in both The Cuttings and our local community.

Despite having worked in Social Care for over 30 years, I had not previously worked for a charitable status organisation. Since joining I have been amazed to see how a charity can manage and overcome the challenges we face in Health and Social Care.  Our diverse team feel valued and in turn, provide excellent care to all of our Clients, Tenants and Residents.  

Outside of work, I have supported people with learning and physical disabilities for the past 15 years. 

I am very family orientated and I would recommend anyone who shares these values to get in touch with Harrogate Neighbours, where you will feel right at home!

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Louise Swart – Scheme Manager at The Cuttings

I started working for Harrogate Neighbours in October 2007 and I became the Scheme Manager in 2011.

I originally qualified in 1984 as a State Registered Nurse and I am responsible for the support and well-being of the tenants who live at The Cuttings, and oversee the day-to-day running of the scheme.

I  love every aspect of my job and making a valuable difference to all the tenants in my care. HNHA is a fantastic organisation to work for; we are forward thinking and are always looking at how we can improve the lives for those that we care for.

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Anne Hardaker – Head of Finance

I started working for Harrogate Neighbours in June 2019.  I am the Head of Finance for the organisation, with over 30 years of accounting and financial experience, and I oversee the Finance Department, to ensure that we get the best value for money for our clients, tenants and residents.

Outside of work, I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy the theatre, eating out and socialising.   I love to travel and my passport is a very treasured possession. 

Harrogate Neighbours is a fantastic organisation to work for and I thrive on being part of a team that really can enrich a person’s life on a daily basis.

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Want to know more?

If you would like to know more about Harrogate Neighbours or are interested in becoming part of our team then get in touch. We are always on the lookout for exceptional people to join us as we continue to grow.

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