Ella Blackwell, Trustee

I am a behaviour specialist working as Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioner in the health and social care sector. I am responsible for assessing functions of behaviour, developing strategies and training staff, to ensure the people we support live happy, healthy and meaningful lives.

I have 7 years experience as a special educational needs teacher. I started my career teaching in Deaf Schools as a Teacher of the Deaf. Since then, I have achieved Level 3 in British Sign Language and hold qualifications in Unified English Braille, in order to help me communicate better with the people I work with. Prior to this, I gained a degree in social psychology and then completed a PGCE with a specialism in SEND.

I wanted to become involved with Ordinary Lifestyles to pursue my interest in improving the opportunities available to people after they leave the safety blanket of school. I feel that the values of Ordinary Lifestyles are aligned with my own and I am excited to be able to contribute to their mission of supporting individuals to have choices and control over their lives.