Terry Rigby Joint Commissioning Manager NHS Birmingham East & North PCT
"Caron is an extremely capable manager, consultant and team player who has developed and delivered a raft of programmes that effectively engage "seldom heard" communities utilising innovative, empowering and groundbreaking approaches. Such programmes include the Barbershop Birmingham Project and the Urbrum Youth Inclusion Service. Caron has also been instrumental in supporting the conceptualisation, marketing and implementation behind the Birmingham wide Community Cohesion Programme.”
Helen Wadley CEO Birmingham Mind
"We have approached Common Unity to provide us with some extra support for 6 months to bring a brand new project on line. We chose Common Unity because of their passion about improving services combined with their excellent project management skills. Their core values were a perfect match for us. The project is now open and everything that we need to be in place is completed. We could not have asked for more – thank you Helen Wadley CEO Birmingham Mind"
Ken Jackson Programme Director Community & Psychological Services Programme – Birmingham
"Ms Thompson is a very knowledgeable and experienced manager with specific expertise in the field of mental health, supported by excellent project management skills. She is a very committed professional who always puts 100% into her job showing willingness to go beyond the requirements of the job to ensure that the service provided meets the needs of service users, their carers and service commissioners.
Ms Thompson has skills for organising and coordinating activities, which is a great asset in any role she undertakes. She is very friendly and seems to be able to get on with those around her very well, she is very helpful always willing to contribute her best to the team and service in which she is working. She strives for the highest standard and is not willing to compromise those standards for less. The quality of care is uppermost in her mind at all times which ensures that service delivery to patients and carers and the public is the best it should be."
"I first worked with Caron Thompson in early 2009, when she took the lead in structuring a new Government funded, Patient and Public Involvement Group, that was to influence commissioning decisions affecting Mental Health services across the city of Birmingham. Caron was able to do this with great clarity and on the way gained the full confidence not only of the group members, but also the management of the Mental Health services which they sought to affect."