About WayForward


Wayforward supports people with risky behaviours and complex histories to change their lives and live the life they want to. ‘There’s only one way of life, and that’s your own’.

All of our work is very closely aligned to the NHS Transforming Care Service Model. We help people to move out of long stay hospitals, to build new lives by moving into their own homes in the local community.

In most situations it is the persons first opportunity to live in their own home. Our staff will get to know the person well and help them determine how they want to be supported and how they would like to change their lives.

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Wayforward Specialist Support Services LTD has been formed following a collaboration of like-minded individuals who are passionate about offering bespoke care services to people with a learning disability. We can offer bespoke care and support services to people with learning disabilities who are transitioning into their own homes from hospital.

We can also offer the same services to people moving out of their parent’s property or transitioning from residential homes or educational facilities.

Whilst this organisation is newly formed its group of Directors have a wealth of experience. The Board of Directors is made up of 3 individuals between them holding over 50 years of experience in the health, social care & the business sector.

Wayforward are also able to access and consult with other professionals who are affiliated to the organisation to include, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Psychology & Psychiatry & individuals who have many years of experience in the care industry.

The Directors have formed positive relationships through collaborative working with, local health and social care professionals across not only the South West region but nationally.

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Our Team

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Lee Cornish RNLD

Managing & Clinical Director (Founder of Wayforward)

Registered Learning Disability Nurse with specialist interest; in working with adults who have a learning disability, and/or comorbidities  who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System. 

My experience is varied, I have worked in a number of settings from residential homes to secure hospitals more recently for NHS Challenging Behaviour services and NHS Community Forensic Services. This has involved working with adults who have learning disabilities and/or autism who associated mental health difficulties. I have worked with people who had severe learning disabilities with severe challenging behaviours, to people with behaviour that may be considered a criminal offence. I have also worked extensively with people who have social & mental health difficulties including challenging sexual and violent behaviours.  I am an experienced clinician skilled in risk management and risk assessment.

I Graduated from the University of Plymouth in Learning Disability Nursing, and hold a professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council. I have worked extensively with the NHS Improving Quality Team and NHS England.  I have supported and been involved in national projects and initiatives relating to people who have a learning disability and challenging behaviours.

I have also been a finalist in the Nursing Times and Health Service Journal awards, this was for my work in the national projects & initiatives.

I am also a freelance chair and clinical expert for NHS England, participating in Care & Treatment Reviews which are part of the Transforming Care Program.

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Louise Cornish

Business & Operations Director

I have a Masters degree and have worked for over 15 years in the civil service where I have gained a wealth of experience in staff management, health and safety, business planning, procurement, and contract management.

I have been fortunate to be involved in delivering some exciting projects, where what we have achieved has made a difference to people and their wellbeing. The skill sets I have gained over this time are now going to be used to help people live the lives they deserve in the social care setting.

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Jonathan Beebee RNLD

Quality Assurance Director

Registered Learning Disability Nurse with an MSc in PBS

I have a wide variety of experiences in working with adults and children with learning disabilities in health and social care settings. This has ranged from people with severe learning disabilities with severe challenging behaviours to people with mild learning disabilities whose behaviour may be considered a criminal offence. I have also worked extensively with people who have social difficulties including challenging sexual behaviours.

I am a registered learning disability nurse and qualified behaviour analyst. I am experienced in senior management of health and social care services. I am passionate about compassionate approaches to supporting people with learning disability that see the person first, and working in partnership with people and their families.

I have received national recognition for my contributions to Positive Behaviour Support, and I have supported national projects relating to people with learning disability with challenging behaviours, offending behaviours, and people who experience inequality in access to healthcare.

I am also the founder and sole proprietor of PBS4, which is Nurse led social care company based in Southampton.

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Office 6,

Teignbridge Business Centre,

Cavalier Rd

Heathfield Industrial Estate,

Newton Abbot,

TQ12 6TZ

Contact us

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