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Francis Behen

Learning Disabilities Manager

Edinburgh and Broxburn

Francis Behen - withYOU

Francis joined with YOU in July 2018, initially within the Older People’s Service as a Senior Support Worker. Francis took a post at East Craigs Learning Disabilities in April 2020 as the Service Manager and since April 2021, Edinburgh Central & West Learning Disabilities & Autism Services. Francis brings with him 6 years’ experience within the Health & Social care sector having previously worked with the physically disabled in Fife. Prior to Francis joining the Health & Social care sector, he worked in the Construction & Engineering Industry as a Project Manager, overseeing a multitude of engineering works.

Within the social care environment, he has supported individuals with complex needs including communication, mental health, autism, learning, physical disabilities, and domiciliary care. He started his career in social care, as a support worker, before moving into management.  Francis brings 19 of years of leadership, management, knowledge and experience to with YOU and the Learning Disabilities Service.