The Oasis Recovery Communities Team

Oasis Bradford detox clinic has a passionate and committed team of experienced addiction treatment nurses, key workers and recovery support workers; many of whom have overcome their own struggles with addiction. This provides us with a unique insight and understanding of addiction, the common causes, and how to overcome them successfully. Our professional clinical team combine their personal experience, training and qualifications to re-inspire our clients, give them hope and set them achievable goals to help move them away from addiction and towards recovery. Clients benefit from a warm and compassionate environment, that is completely non-judgemental.

Furthermore, we wholeheartedly support our clients through their entire recovery journey with us; assisting them as they transition from active addiction, through detox and supporting them back into successful clean and sober community living.

Here is the Oasis Bradford team:

Tom Hegarty
Tom Hegarty

Manager

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
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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Marva Ambrose
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
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
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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Sarah Deaville
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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Richard Rathod counsellor at Oasis Bradford
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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Claudia Stones Senior Support Worker at Oasis Bradford Rehab
Claudia Stones

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Claudia joined Oasis Recovery in April 2019 after completing her studies and graduating in Person Centred Counselling & Psychology in Community Settings. She has been a Listening volunteer for the Samaritans for many years, providing emotional support to vulnerable adults and young people who are in distress.

Claudia has also volunteered her time within Women’s centres & homeless hostels involving clients struggling with addiction. Claudia wishes to go back to University in the future to compete her Masters Degree in Psychological Wellbeing.

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Carol Difiori
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
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
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.

Claire Farrell Support Worker at Oasis Bradford
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 occured 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-ime 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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Ian Bickerton
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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Amy Hogarth
Amy Hogarth

Administrator

Amy has worked in administrative roles for many years. She joined the team in October 2018 with a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration, Level 2 qualification in IT, and a Certificate in Customer Service.

Amy is passionate about her work with us and loves seeing people making a positive change.

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    21A Bolling Road
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
    BD4 7BG
    United Kingdom
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