Kate Thompson

Head of Extra Care and Interim Housing Lead

I have worked for JRHT since 2014 and enjoy all aspects of my role. I'm responsible for the retirement communities that provide Extra Care, and I support the General Managers and teams at Hartfields, Plaxton Court and New Lodge.

I also have responsibilities for the housing services that JRHT provides. This includes the Housing Officers, Housing Assistants, Team Leader, Money and Benefits advisers and Scheme Managers that provide support to our retirement communities.

My role is extremely varied, and no two days are ever the same. My passion is social inclusion and I try to ensure that people's voices are heard, especially those from marginalized groups in society.

I am a Trustee for Dementia Friends Hartlepool and Chair of the LGBT plus network within the organisation.

I collaborate with all departments within the organisation but also work closely with external partners and stakeholders. This ensures that people get the right support as and when they need it.