Tom Hegarty - Oasis Bradford - Registered Manager
Tom Hegarty
Registered Manager Oasis Bradford
Tom has worked in the substance misuse field for 10 years in a number of different settings. Since starting work in our detox Centre in Jan 2010 he has worked his way up from Recovery Coach to the position of Centre Manager which he has now done successfully for 6 years.

Tom’s previous roles have included working in a supported accommodation environment and also as a Team Leader in a Tier-3 structured day care centre. Tom is a qualified NLP practitioner and has NVQ’s in Health & Social Care, Team Leading and Management as well as certificates in Counselling. He is currently pursuing further studies in Management and aims to develop his practice further through additional studies in Dual Diagnosis.

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Ricky Latouche - Oasis Bradford - Deputy Manager
Ricky Latouche
Deputy Manager

Ricky is the Deputy Manager at Oasis Bradford and is also a husband and a father. He has ten years’ experience in the substance misuse field – working in both the Bradford and Lancashire area.

Ricky’s role includes the day to day supervision of the staff at Oasis Bradford to support Clients through their treatment using a holistic approach. Ricky has a compassionate attitude towards the client and is attentive to both the clients and the staff’s needs. He has a charismatic persona which enables people to approach him with any issues or concerns that they have.

Ricky has a number of NVQ’s, last one being, NVQ Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management. He also has a level 3 in counselling skills and has completed a number of short courses with an emphasis on therapeutic, one to one engagement/ group work.

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Alisha Ali - Administrator
Alisha Ali
Administrator
After completing my health and social care I have worked in nursing homes helping the vulnerable and a dental practice doing reception duties. I have not had experience in the substance misuse field, so working within this field is very interesting for me.
I am looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities, as well as skills I'll be gaining.
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Marva Ambrose - Oasis Bradford - Lead Nurse
Marva Ambrose
Lead Nurse

Marva is a registered general nurse working in the field of addictions for the past 14 years. Prior to working for Oasis UKAT, Marva worked for a rehab centre in Antigua. She became a CARN (certified addictions registered nurse in 2012) with the INTNSA (International Nurses Society on Addictions).

Marva is also trained in auricular acupuncture for addictions and has been certified by the college of auricular acupuncture in London. Marva’s goal is to become certified as a mental health nurse due to seeing mental health issues frequently co-occurring with drug and alcohol addiction.

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Cecilia Sarpong - Oasis Bradford - Registered Mental Health Nurse
Cecilia Sarpong
Registered Mental Health Nurse

Cecilia has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse BSc since 2004. Previously, Cecilia worked in the same NHS Trust in London for approximately 12 years. She Obtained a PGCert in Dual Diagnosis in 2007; promoted to Deputy Ward Manager in an Acute Ward and remained in that role for six years.

She joined the Crisis Team (CRHTT) in 2013; worked in Bed Management Team whilst in CRHTT. She joined Oasis in in February 2018. Cecilia’s desire is to develop her skills and knowledge in the treatment of client with substance misuse.

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Jennifer Smouse - Oasis Bradford - Nurse
Jennifer Smouse
Nurse

Jennifer has been a registered general nurse for 19 years. She previously did geriatric nursing so has lots of experience in caring for others. Jennifer joined us in June 2018 and is gaining more experience every day in the Substance Misuse Field.

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Richard Rathod - Oasis Bradford - Counsellor
Richard Rathod
Counsellor

Richard joined our centre in 2021 as a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor who has had over four years’ experience counselling in addiction recovery settings. He has had seven years’ experience in a broad range of psychological wellbeing practices.

Richard has a master’s degree in ‘Interdisciplinary Psychology’, a bachelor’s degree in ‘Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings’ and a Diploma in ‘Person-Centred Counselling’.

Richard has Dyslexia and Dyspraxia as well as having caring responsibilities for his mothers from a young age, he is no stranger to care settings and is motivated by a heart to help people who are suffering.

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Sarah Deaville - Oasis Bradford - Recovery Coach
Sarah Deaville
Recovery Coach

Sarah has been working in the Substance Misuse Field for over four years. Sarah started working for Oasis Recovery in December 2013 and has worked her way up from Support Worker to Recovery Coach.

Sarah qualified as a Social Worker in July 2013 which involved different placement experience including; a Learning Mentor in a Primary School, a Mental Health Support Worker in a Mental Health Hostel and a Support Worker for a Community Drug and Alcohol Team.

Sarah has also completed her ASYE in regards to her Social Work Qualification and Person Centred Counselling Training.

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Ian Bickerton - Oasis Bradford - Chef
Ian Bickerton
Chef

Since he joined the army 24 years ago, Ian has been in catering. He catered for Royalty, VIPs, and staff on different ships and shore bases. Ian has City and Guilds qualification Level 1 and 2, Level 3 in Food Management Certificate, and also an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Customer Service.

Ian has catered for clients in the substance misuse field for five years in different settings.

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Carol Difiori - Oasis Bradford - Support Worker
Carol Difiori
Support Worker

Carol has worked for Oasis for 2 1/2 years as a support worker, she has an NVQ in Health and Social Care as well as an NVQ in Working with Children and Young People. Her previous roles include working with different charities as a Befriender to young carers, supporting and encouraging the young carer to build their confidence and self-esteem.

She feels her training combined with her own life experiences as a parent and grandparent equips her with the necessary tools and skills.

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Kevin Spencer - Oasis Bradford - Support Worker
Kevin Spencer
Support Worker

After many wasted years in addiction Kevin determined to put his experiences to positive use in helping others in their quest for recovery.

Kevin has NVQ,s in Health and Social Care,Mental Health Awareness and Peer Mentoring.

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Katie Nichols - Oasis Bradford - Support Worker
Katie Nichols
Support Worker

Katie has come from supporting addiction in her family. Katie is not from an addiction background herself but has a passion to work in substance misuse after supporting family and helping to raise a family members children. Katie came to oasis as a volunteer before becoming a support worker. Katie has since then been given the opportunity to complete an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care which she is currently working towards.

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Claire Farrell - Oasis Bradford - Support Worker
Claire Farrell
Support Worker

Claire started working at Oasis Bradford in September 2019 taking the role of the Housekeeper at our centre. Once an opportunity occurred for her within the centre to do some voluntary work to become a Support Worker, she completed 6 months of training and then started a part-time role where she learned and gained skills within this new role.

Claire is now now a full-time Support Worker which she shares that she enjoys so much and is looking forward to continuing to give people the support they need.

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Maryam Shafique - Support Worker
Maryam Shafique
Support Worker
After completing my Health andSocial Welfare degree, I have worked in a range of social care settings. I have worked as a Mental Health Worker in support living, working in Mental Health Hospital settings with vulnerable adults in times of crisis.
Helping others in times of needs has given me the skillset to listen and be a strength of support for someone where it counts. My personal goal is to complete my Social Work masters where I can continue to help promote independence in the most vulnerable of individuals who haven’t had the best start to life, to improve life quality.
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Caroline Sharp - Support Worker
Caroline Sharp
Support Worker
Caroline started at Oasis Bradford as a volunteer in which after 14 months she joined the team as a Support Worker.
She has been working in the family business and raising two children, but now that they are older she is ready for a new challenge. She has a good understanding of addiction and finds this environment very rewarding. She feels her own life experiences equips her with the necessary tools and skills to support and encourage clients through their treatment programs and recovery journeys.
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Percy Muneka - Support Worker
Percy Muneka
Support Worker
Percy joined Oasis Recovery in December 2021 having spent over 20 years in health and social care. He considers this a challenge well worth pursuing having worked in other health care settings over the years
Percy holds qualifications in Mental Health studies and a Level 3 Diploma in Social Care. Percy also volunteered within Charitable organisations for the homeless and wishes to further his studies in Mental Health in the near future.
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Rozeena Firdose - Support Worker
Rozeena Firdose
Support Worker
After completing her degree in BA(Hons) working with children, young people and families. Rozeena volunteered with Home-start as a family support worker and Horton Housing Association (training centre).
Rozeena was able to work with people of various backgrounds including those who had an addiction, which was a great learning experience. Soon after She completed her Postgraduate certificate in employment and entrepreneurship, Rozeena started working as a sensory needs project worker with BACC which later became Equality Together. In her spare time she likes to go for walks with her family. She is caring, friendly, approachable and always puts the client first.
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Thomas McGowan - Support Worker
Thomas McGowan
Support Worker
Thomas joined the team in 2022 as a full-time Support Worker and he had also volunteered at the centre in the past. Thomas had his own personal journey with addiction in the past so is able to empathise with clients on their journey and support them.
In his early recovery Thomas immersed himself into the community in Huddersfield covering Day Care, Fellowships and SmartThomas previously had a career in hospitality, then decided to use his own lived experience to help others in recovery. He has furthered his education by completing a Level 3 Counselling, NLP Practitioner and Recovery Coaching.
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Mateusz Bezubik - Maintenance
Mateusz Bezubik
Maintenance
All my life I have enjoyed repairing and building things for people. Therefore, I have followed this path and during the last few years of working as a maintenance person in a big company warehouse and as a house renovator, I acquired a lot of building/repairing skills.
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