Celia Peat has been appointed as deputy manager at Deanston House specialist care home with nursing in Doune, Stirlingshire.

Celia, who is a registered learning disability nurse, joined the service in January 2020 as clinical nurse lead, before becoming clinical nurse manager in June.

She has more than 25 years’ experience working in public and independent health and social care settings, starting her career as a support worker in the community, working with teenagers with additional needs and autistic spectrum disorder.

Celia has worked in senior nursing roles for the last 10 years in secure services, prison services and NHS forensic mental health and learning disability services. She has a proven track record of promoting staff development, clinical supervision and leadership.

Deanston House is part of Enhanced Community Healthcare Options (ECHO).

Celia said: “Deanston House is a fantastic place to work with amazing facilities, including a café, gym and games room.

“I love working with our service users and seeing the improvements to their lives and how they’ve developed in their journey towards leading a more independent life.

“The staff team has been very supportive, and it has been rewarding to see everyone working together during this incredibly challenging year. I’m proud to be appointed as deputy manager and looking forward to 2021 with optimism that we can start mixing with the local community again, something that is so important to our service users.”

Andrew Shelton-Murray, director of ECHO, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to appoint Celia as deputy manager at Deanston House. She is a valuable member of the team and this promotion is well-deserved.

“Celia is passionate about social inclusion and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live life to the fullest and to be supported to be as independent as they can possibly be through having choice and a voice.

“This ethos is what makes our services so special.”