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Meet the Staff


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Nicola Pellegrini-Homer


Hi, I’m Nicola. I have worked in specialist behavioural and autism units in a special educational school for 14 years before I opened Satori House.I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family

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Paula Litwinko


Hi, I’m Paula. I started my career in a children’s hospital then I began working in a special educational school, where I worked for 20 years before I opened Satori House.I love travel and holidaying, and spending time with friends and family


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Nayna Chauhan


I'm Nayna, having experience working in a special needs school for 12 years has helped me to be apart of a Special needs day centre to support the young adults. I enjoy cooking, arts and crafts and family time.

Specialist Support Workers

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Carolyn Nation

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I'm Carolyn. I have considerable experience working for Social Services, then in Special Needs Education, before coming to work at Satori House. I enjoy spending time with my family, home making activities, walking my dog and swimming

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Gemma Law

Behaviour Specialist

I have worked with young people with special educational needs for 18 years in a variety of settings. When I am not at work I can be found at various sporting activities with my children. I also enjoy walking in the countryside, bike rides and watching films.

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Louise Carter-Brookes

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I'm Louise, I have worked with children & adults with additional needs for over 20 years, love my job & helping to make a difference.

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Teresa Coates

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I'm Teresa,
I am enjoying and loving my new career change at Satori House.
I am very fortunate to be working with such wonderful staff and amazing members.

I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

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Vanessa Wells

Specialist Support Worker

Hi! I have 4 years experience working in Special Needs education.I enjoy baking and cooking

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Kate Hall

Specialist Support Worker

I’m Kate,Have worked in special needs education for 13 years.In my spare time I like dog walking, time with my family and socialising.

Laura Wilson-Warwick 

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I’m Laura. I have worked with children with special needs in a school environment for a few years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, listening to music and watching films

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Nikki Harris

Specialist Support Worker


Hi I'm Nikki. I started my career in a Special Needs School where I worked for 12 years. I then moved onto to work as a SENCO in a Primary School supporting children and families. I am thrilled to be a part of the fantastic Satori team. In my own time I love to be with my family and take my dogs on long sunny walks

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Helen Smith

Team Leader

I have worked with children and adults with a variety of special needs, for over 20 years, supporting them in a school environment, at home and out in the community, before coming to Satori House.I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, listening to music, singing and watching a good Netflix series.

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Nicky Donaghy

Specialist Support Worker

I've worked with children with special needs for 20 years and have loved every minute, I  moved to Satori House to work with young adults with special needs and am so happy to be part of such an amazing company all staff myself included only have the young adults happiness and well being as our priority.

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Clare McGrogan

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I'm Clare, I have worked in special schools for over 8 years before joining Satori House.
I Love my job and would love to go in to learning disabilities nursing in the near future. 
I enjoy spending time with family and friends and going on long walks with my dog Toffee.

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Leanne Owens

Specialist Support Worker

Hi, I’m Leanne! I moved here from Derry N.Ireland in 2019. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and I am qualified in working with special needs. I have worked in numerous nurseries, worked 1-1 with young adults with special/complex needs and recently worked in a specialist school. I feel so lucky to have found a job at Satori House, it’s the best place! In my own time, I like to spend time with family, visit my hometown when I can and socialise with friends.

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Cathy Fox

Specialist Support Worker

I’m Cathy , I have 20 years experience of supporting children , young people & adults with special needs . In my spare time I enjoy music & theatre & crafts .

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Hayley Clayton

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I'm Hayley, I am qualified in nursery nursing and have 2 children with special needs. I am also training to be a counsellor. I enjoy walks with my dog, socialising and self care activities like mindfulness. 

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Stacey Deeney

Specialist Support Worker

Hi I’m Stacey I’ve been working in this sector for over 4 years and I have a strong passion for this line of work. When not working I love being mom and being around family and friends.

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Daniel Richards

Specialist Support Worker

Hi, I’m Dan and I joined the team at Satori House after several years of experience in customer service and hospitality. I thoroughly enjoy being able to apply my social and inter-personal skills to working in such a warm and encouraging environment, where the well-being and development of our members is truly central to all that we do. My hobbies include enjoying quality time with family and friends, baking and doing jigsaws.


Sandra Blenman

Specialist Support Worker

Hello my name is sandra I have spent numerous of years working within  the community also retail  work to dispensary. I felt that I wanted more out of life and loved the idea of giving  something  back to the community. 
I have recently  joined  satori house and embraced our members and I can categorically say that it has changed my life for the better- I Love it.
Working at satori  I feel that I have found my calling and now I am one of the lucky ones who can wholeheartedly say "I love my job"
I also enjoy walking the outdoors  beauty from the birds to the bees and hopefully I shall take up badminton once more.


Aimee Litwinko-Smith

Luca Pellegrini

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