ADHD Solutions CIC is an independent initiative set up to support children young people and adults who have ADHD, their families, and the professionals who are working with them.
We offer a holistic service based on the needs of the individual.
Christine is a State Registered Nurse and has been a Specialist ADHD Family Coach since January 2002. She is the mother of a 26 year old son with ADHD and has 20 years experience of supporting children, young people, families and adults who have, or are suspected of having ADHD. She holds a Certificate in Managing Community and Voluntary Organisations from Leicester University, and qualifications in 1-2-3 Magic, Why Try, RAPID and PTLLS. She works as an advisor to the Leicester City Behaviour Support Team and speaks at national conferences on ‘ADHD and the Family’ and ‘ADHD Coaching’. Works closely with Dianne Zaccheo at the London Coaching Centre training and mentoring Specialist ADHD Coaches.
Having qualified as a Specialist ADHD Family Coach in June 2005, Ian has been supporting families in Leicester for 12 years, initially as a volunteer and for the last 7 years as a full time coach. In his previous role for Leicester Children's Fund, Ian helped manage and deliver children's activity weeks, as well as consultation events for parents and children. Ian has an HNC in Psychodynamic Counselling, and has also worked as a freelance trainer, running Team Building courses for voluntary organisations. He has qualifications as a ‘Why Try’ practitioner. Ian works as an advisor to the Leicester City Behaviour Support Team.
Claire qualified as a Specialist ADHD Family Coach in June 2005, before joining the team in April 2009. In her previous role, Claire managed the Braunstone Special Needs Project for the British Red Cross / New Deal. There, she worked closely with voluntary and statutory bodies in Braunstone, Leicester, to support families in need, for 6 ½ years. Claire has extensive knowledge of benefits including Disability Living Allowance. Her qualifications include a BSc Social Psychology from Loughborough University, Level 1 Counselling qualification, PTLLS and a Certificate in Risk Assessment HSE.
After serving 10 years in the army Scott has worked with challenging young people in Leicester City for 11 years as a Foster Carer, Learning Mentor and Lead Behavior Mentor. He has run a Mini Moto Project in partnership with Leicester Police and NACRO, working to reduce motor crime in the city. Scott has worked with ADHD Solutions for the last 6 years, taking a lead with our more challenging young people, as well as youth offending and probation work, and work with adult clients. Scott has undergone intensive in-house Coach training (although with further funding, we hope to accredit this formally). His qualifications include a degree in Business Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management, as well as accreditation in Conflict Resolution, First Aid at Work, and as a NVQ Assessor, ‘Team Teach’ Instructor and ‘Why Try’ Practitioner.
Helen joined the team in September 2009, using her strong sales background to promote the centre, manage the building and generate income from events. She has utilised her skills and expertise to encourage donations of equipment and services, to enable us to refurbish the centre to its current high standard. Helen is now developing a new marketing strategy for the organisation.
Tony is an ex Marine. He is lecturer for the Uniform Services Course at Northampton College. He previously worked as a Behaviour Support Assistant with the Leicester City Behaviour Support Team, specialising in working with young people with extreme challenging behaviour. Tony has been working with ADHD Solutions for the last six years, supporting the Summer Activities.
Matt was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5 years. He works full time for the Hilton Hotel Group, and spends his free time working alongside Scott at youth clubs, sports clubs and holiday activities. He has a keen interest in outdoor pursuits and helping young people conquer they fears safely. He is currently looking to update his qualifications and hopes to become a coach in the future.
As Coaches, staff members are qualified to work with a wide range of disabilities, including ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They practice the fundamental coaching principle of empowerment. They work in close collaboration with clients to enable them to identify their difficulties and find solutions to everyday challenges. They aim to help people to develop strategies that are sustainable and will support them in future.