Parasol Homes provides high quality care and support for adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems, giving them choice and control over how they live their lives. We believe that every individual has the right to live an independent and rewarding life while feeling safe and supported. We achieve this through the provision of full-time residential care, supported accommodation, day service activities and community support.
Our services are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse range of people from all across the UK, whether that be support for a few hours a week, round-the clock care or something in between.
Increasingly, people with a learning disability want to live more independently, with support on hand when they need it.
Our mission is to be a leading housing organisation, delivering homes and services across the UK that enable people to live independently.
Joy Malyon - CEO
Having over 15 years’ experience of the Housing, Support and Care sector, Joy is highly driven and passionate in furthering the development of accommodation within the social housing sector to help the most vulnerable people within our society. Her previous achievements as Chief Executive Officer of a Registered Provider of Social Housing were to expand the property portfolio by over 200%, whilst still retaining a robust housing management function suited to the needs of the resident and maintaining a strong financial viability and compliance methodology. Joy gained the investors in people award and were accredited with several Local Authorities as a preferred provider based on the quality of accommodation and service delivery.
Abdul Khan - COO
Abdul read Medical Science at university and upon finishing his studies joined the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases as a journalist in Tropical Medicine. He was given the responsibility of Communications Manger where he interviewed key stakeholders, managed grant funding as well as fostered new collaborations and partnerships both at a public and private level. He then joined the National Health Service Management Scheme as Policy Lead for the Chief Medical Officer in blood safety. Abdul moved into Private Officer where he worked for the Chief Executive of NHS blood and Transplant. During his tenure in Private Office, Abdul supervised the then Under Secretary of State for Mental Health on Early Medical Abortion. Abdul has enrolled on the CIH Level 5 Diploma of Housing and has recently been appointed to the Board of Horton Housing Association as a Non-Executive Director.
Tanvi Joshi – Governance Officer
Tanvi read Politics at university and went on to work at Santander UK for three years before returning to complete a master’s in Human Rights at UCL. She has experience interning within the Policy and Strategy team at Homes England where she helped to research the effects of the national budget on social housing, alongside producing related reports and presentations. Whilst completing her master’s Tanvi served as a research intern within a counter-extremism organisation. She went on to work as a Research Analyst at Chambers and Partners before returning to the housing sector as a governance officer within Parasol Homes.
Matthew Powner – Property Manager
Matthew started out as an apprentice Painter and Decorator for Thomas Vale Construction. He has advanced through his career into a number of management positions and also holds several accredited management qualifications. Over the last 15 years Matthew has gained valuable experience in both the Housing and Construction Industry. Some of the highlights from his career thus far include managing the internal finishes on a large Ministry of Defence project, leading social housing renovation schemes across the Midlands, working on large scale new build housing projects, as well as being part of the site management team working on the development of the Physics Department at Oxford University.