About Us.

The Face Behind Orbis Support.

The Face Behind Orbis Support


Hello, I’m Nigel Devine founder of Orbis Support Limited. The concept for Orbis Support was born out of a conversation of how to deliver the best possible support and practice to people with learning disabilities who choose to live in their own homes in the community. I passionately believe that our team have the knowledge, experience and commitment to lead services unique to the people we support can be which leads to positive outcomes for each and every person who chooses to employ us. We are confident that we can combine top quality support, planning, technology and access to housing to achieve our goal. We will make every effort to access every resource available to us to bring successful outcomes that meet the every person we supports needs and expectations.

Meet the Team

Tina Hatton

Hello, my name is Tina Hatton and I am Operations Manager at Orbis Support.  I started with Orbis in November 2017 and what a fantastic journey it has been.

I have worked in health & social care for around 30 years managing different services from residential care to domiciliary care.

It’s an amazing feeling to be able to facilitate equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion knowing that the people we support are influencing and shaping everything we do.

I am proud to be part of the Orbis team and the fantastic people we support.


Hi I’m Andrew I’m from Newcastle and have worked in supporting people, mainly in supported living environments, for over 10 years and joined Orbis Support in May 2017 as a Service Leader. I share Orbis Support’s belief that each person we support should always be at the centre of their entire support environment and that only a truly person centred approach will enable a person to achieve their goals and ambitions. 

Since joining Orbis, I’ve seen that a better way of supporting and enabling people to get the most from their lives is possible.  I’m proud to be a part of Orbis and of all our staff and the amazing work they do with the people we support.


I am Bev Shipley, I have worked with children and young people for 26 years, in the last 16 years specialising in providing care and support to children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

I joined Orbis April 2017 as Service Leader, myself and the team provided 24 hour care, we provide the upmost care and support to ensure the who we are supporting achieve every thing possible to live a fulfilled life and gain valuable life experiences.

Simple Support

Our Aim

Our aim is simple. To demonstrate that we can make a positive difference in every single person we support. We will do this by:

Listening and responding to the person supported

By using creative and flexible practice

By Investing heavily in Orbis employees

It’s rather simple really.


Orbis is committed to ensuring the person is in the centre of their model. The service provided will always be bespoke and will always, without exception, be designed to meet the person’s needs. Orbis are dedicated to reversing the devaluation process which many individuals who have been part of devalued groups in society, have experienced throughout their lives.