Company number: 10339398

About us

Pathway for Care is a social care provider that focuses on learning disabilities and autism.

It is part of a joint venture with Fairhome Care PLC. These organisations are rich in experience and have a shared mission: to help people that need support to live the lives they choose.

Traditional models of supporting people are being challenged by unprecedented demand and unaffordable costs. We view this as a real opportunity to deliver innovative, more affordable and personalised supported living services of the highest quality.

We blend the best parts of traditional care, with up-to-date concepts of how services should be delivered in the 21st Century. Our individualised approach to support is combined with a culture that promotes innovation.

Our mission

We focus on how to fit the best available services and support around the individual and their family, not the other way around.


Key people

Ian Hutchinson

Is Managing Director and founder of Pathway for Care. He is the responsible individual in relation to CQC regulation. Ian has worked in the health and social care sector since the late 1970’s and has a proven track record of developing and leading services within the NHS, Local Authorities and independent sector.

Rebecca Dunning

Is Operations Director. Rebecca has extensive experience or working with adults with learning disabilities and autism within day services, respite care, residential and supported living services. In addition to this she has developed and managed specialised dementia support services as part of Local Authority provision.

John Willson

Is Service Development Director. He has held a number of positions with social care over the past 20 years, including managing a team of specialist Social Work assessors and strategic oversight of respite, family placement, day opportunities and specialised community support services.

Mala Pearce

Is Behavioural Services Director. He has over 30 year’s experience in the field of Learning Disability mostly with people with complex behavioural needs. During this time he has functioned as an accredited behavioural specialist (Tizzard Centre, University of Kent), senior practitioner and licenced PROACT-SCIPr instructor. Mala supervises the services PBS Practitioners and provides direct input for complex cases and the development of bespoke services.

Sarah Burton

Is Clinical Director. Sarah is a Registered Nurse who has extensive experience of managing services catering for complex and challenging behaviour. She provides direct input for complex cases and supervises Registered Nurses and other clinical staff.

Our partner

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