Meet The Team

Adam Brian Simpson

  • Responsible individual registered with care quality commission (CQC)
  • Chief Executive/Director


  • BA Hons Social and Community care
  • DIP Care Management

Adam has 22 years experience supporting adults with learning disabilities. Until starting this enterprise, Adam worked for a large charity in East Yorkshire where he held the post of registered manager of the respite and domiciliary services for 3 years, working with service users who had autism and challenging behaviours. Prior that Adam has worked within other residential services including working with clients with Prader Willi syndrome; Adam also has experience of working in day services.

Shelby Johnson

  • Office Reception Administration
  • Service Manager/Director


  • N.V.Q 2 Business Administration

Shelby joined the company in 2013 as an apprentice. 

Karen Simpson

  • Registered Manager
  • Service Manager/Director


  • NVQ 3 & 4
  • Assessors Award A1 & A2
  • Management Development Award

Karen has 16 years experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities. Karen, prior to setting up Adka independence, had worked as a deputy manager of a residential service for a national organisation, and before that with a large charity in East Yorkshire working with service users with autism and challenging behaviour.

Wayne Naylor

  • Role Support Coordinator
  • Health and Safety Coordinator


  • NVQ 2,3,4
  • Assessors award 1,2
  • Registered Manager Award

Wayne has 21 years experience working with people with a learning difficulty and was previously manager of various locations with a large local charity.