My name is Diane Hesketh. I was delighted to join the Natural Breaks family in March 2017 as CEO.  I am thoroughly enjoying working alongside such wonderful people – staff, people we support and their families. It is a genuine privilege, on a daily basis, to have the opportunity to make a real and meaningful difference in people’s lives. My previous experiences including as a commissioner; a provider and, perhaps, most importantly, as a parent of a disabled child, gives me quite a unique perspective. This perspective combined with my passion for quality, caring services keeps me focused on ensuring that we do all that we can to make Natural Breaks your provider of choice. We will care for your family member as we would care for our own. My daughter has recently celebrated a successful first year in Supported Living and it has been wonderful to see how she has grown, blossomed, matured, living her life to the full -  and has a much better social life than I do!

In 2024, I started undertaking my PhD in social work and social policy at Hope University. I am really excited about this and can't wait to share my journey with everyone at Natural Breaks.