Abbeycare are delighted to announce the appointment of Billy Henderson as our Service Engagement Manager.

Billy joins Abbeycare after a career spanning more than two decades in the addiction recovery sector.

He spent the last two years as manager of Calderglen House in High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, and previously worked at The Priory in Glasgow for nineteen years, where he was initially a senior addictions therapist before going on to manage the hospital’s Addictions Service.

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In his new role, Billy will develop Abbeycare’s existing relationships with Alcohol and Drug Partnerships and care managers to ensure quality of service and ongoing engagement.

He will also work closely with the facility’s admissions and outreach teams to ensure clients are fully prepared and supported in the days and weeks leading up to the start of their recovery journey.

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Paul Bowley, chief executive of Abbeycare, said:

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"We are incredibly excited to welcome Billy to our dedicated multi-disciplinary team and are pleased that he has chosen to bring his expertise to Abbeycare.

"He brings a wide range of expertise and more than two decades of experience in addictions services and residential support.

"His appointment will help to strengthen our engagement with external partners and clients as he works closely with our admissions and outreach teams."

Billy Henderson said:
"Abbeycare have been a leading provider of residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation services for approaching twenty years and I have engaged with them several times during my own career.

"I am therefore delighted to be able to join their team and look forward to building on my existing good relationships with the alcohol and drug partnerships and playing my part in ensuring that their clients are best prepared to start their recovery journey."

Welcome to the team Billy!

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Paul Bowley

Chief Executive Abbeycare Group
Paul was appointed Managing Director of the Abbeycare Group in November 2015 having previously been the Director of a specialist care company providing residential accommodation and 24-hour support for people with complex mental health needs.

Highly motivated with demonstrable experience, skills, knowledge and determination essential for managing key areas of complex organisations, Paul’s approach is benevolent with a personal commitment to achieve the highest of standards, probity, openness and transparency.

Paul prides himself on his integrity, communication and diplomacy to encourage the best from others and works exceptionally well, both independently and collaboratively.

Paul was also recently appointed as a trustee of Faces and Voices of Recovery UK, a national charity made up of individuals in recovery, their friends and families and community recovery organisations. FAVOR UK is a public and professional movement that is intent on challenging the stigma surrounding addiction.