Established in 2022 by its founder Clare Barber, Trusted Assessing and Care Training’s vision is to provide comprehensive programmes for health, social care and housing professionals involved in enabling older and disabled people to live independently.

Clare has been working in the health and social care sector for over 22 years having specialised for several years in accessible home environments. She is acknowledged as a leader in the development of the Trusted Assessor concept running accredited training programmes UK-wide. Clare devised the two national qualifications for Trusted Assessors at Level Three and Level Four.

You can also read her recent guidance on implementing trusted assessor schemes on the Foundations website.

Her team’s work benefits from the strong industry connections gained from our wider work and this current practice informs the team about the evolving needs of assessors and practitioners which in turn informs the development of future resources and training programmes offered UK-wide.

In 2023 TACT is launching a range of training courses devised and run by the team that created the leading Trusted Assessor programme in the industry. Offering both Trusted Assessor and related courses UK-wide.

Our Team

  • Janet Seward – Partnerships Manager
  • Ricky Marino – Operations Manager
  • Jon Tigwell – Occupational Therapist
  • Becky Woodfield – Occupational Therapist

Our Training Venues


Janet Seward – Partnerships Manager

Janet Seward is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with a long career that began in brand marketing to consumers. She has worked in senior commercial roles in the independent living sector since 2001 including in a number of manufacturing, retailing and third sector organisations. She was head of DLF for several years during which time she led a transformation of its information, advice and training programmes for older and disabled people. Janet lives in the Thames Valley and is delighted to be supporting TACT as its Partnerships Manager.

Ricky Marino – Operations Manager

With a natural affinity for technology and problem solving Ricky supports the team with the tools and data needed to ensure a smooth running business. With a wide range of experience but specialising in digital, data and marketing Ricky is the wizard behind the curtain in TACT Oz.

Jon Tigwell – Occupational Therapist

Jon Tigwell is an Independent Occupational Therapist with over ten years experience in Occupational Therapy services and a further five years experience in associated health and social care services. He also has a keen interest in research and completed his MPhil research degree in 2014 which resulted in publication in a leading Occupational Therapy textbook and BBC News coverage. He continues to enhance his current practice with a continual improvement ethos that is informed by the latest academic and clinical research. He specialises in home adaptations and continues to provide services for councils and housing associations, but also has interests in Occupational Therapy for improving mental health and is a Specialist Mentor for students with disabilities at the University of South Wales.

Becky Woodfield – Occupational Therapist

Becky has been working as an Occupational Therapist for 14 years and has experience in both mental and physical health settings. Having worked in community services with older adults, Becky has an excellent understand of assessment and adapting the home environment safely. Becky has been involved in training since 2017 and also teaches university students on the Occupational Therapy programme.
For more information about Trusted Assessor programmes, accredited training and wider programmes dealing with independent living please contact the TACT team, we love collaborating.