Who We Are

The Otterhayes Trust was formed as a not-for-profit company with charitable status in 1984 on the site where the original Donkey Sanctuary started. It was set up by husband and wife team, Jim and Carolyn Allen, who were the Trusts main management for 30 years. Both Jim and Carolyn have had many years experience in working with Learning Difficulties. Jim is qualified in special education and art, and spent many years' teaching in a special school, and Carolyn is a qualified nurse for Learning Difficulties, and has had three years assessing NVQ 4 in Care Management.

Jim and Carolyn have recently retired and have passed the reins onto their daughters, Lisa McCann and Fiona Vaughan who, as of October 2014, have become Registered Managers for Otterhayes. They have many years experience in this field, are both qualified in Care Management and have recently attained a Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People Services.

To complete the team the Trust employs a further 18 staff with a variety of skills and qualifications. The Trust prides itself in providing ongoing training and qualifications covering a variety of essential topics for the benefit of all residents.
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The Otterhayes Trust

Salston Ride

Ottery St. Mary


EX11 1RH

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