Our Resources

  • Extended Stay

    An opportunity to live with a supportive family to learn the skills necessary for independence.

  • Respite Resource

    Stay with a family. Have someone stay with you in your home. Be supported to go on holiday.

  • At Home Day Resource

    A day resource based in the providers' home for people who have dementia.

  • Spriteleys

    Provides social get togethers for older people currently in the Grantham area.

  • Daytime Provision

    An activity or community led support and is provided on a one-to-one basis.

  • Sit2Gether

    Have peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is being supported while you take a break.

  • Shop2Gether

    From your door to the store. A volunteer to help you do your shopping.

  • Lifestyle Brokerage

    Need help with Personal Budgets?

  • Connect with ASA

    Senior Management Team

    Stephen Johnson

    Managing Director

    Stephen began work as a credit controller with a medium sized wholesaler. After passing an MBA in Finance and qualifying as an accountant Stephen has worked in industry for a number of years before joining Adults Supporting Adults in 2007. Stephen enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar badly and reading. 

    Emma Duncomb

    Operations Manager

    Emma qualified as a social worker in 2001 after studying at Leicester University. She has been part of Adults Supporting Adults (ASA) since 2011, joining the team as an Area Manager before being promoted to Operations Manager in 2016. Prior to joining ASA Emma worked as for the Local Authority in adult services for people with Learning Disabilities, she served 16 years with the Local Authority enjoyed varied roles.When not at work she can often be found at the side of a rugby pitch or netball court cheering her children on. Emma loves the countryside and likes nothing better than taking a nice long walk with her dogs.

    Emma Butcher

    Registered Manager Emma is a qualified Social Worker and Registered Manager who has 32 years of experience in the statutory and private sector including LPFT.

    Board of Directors

    Keith Phillips (FCA)


    Keith our Chair is a Chartered Accountant and a partner of Duncan & Toplis Chartered Accountants with a wealth of knowledge in business and finance. As well as being Chair of Adults Supporting Adults, Keith enjoys skiing and music quizzes and is a governor of both St Hugh's and St Andrews schools together with being a past chair of the Round Table. 

    Niall Armstrong

    Vice Chair

    Following a long career as a manager at Barclays Bank.

    Together with being a director of Adults Supporting Adults Niall is a part time DJ, qualified Ham Radio and frustrated car mechanic. 

    Nigel Horner


    Nigel is Deputy Head of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln following a career in social work in various child care and mental health settings, cumulating as a Training Officer and working in service policy for Lincolnshire County Council. Together with being a director of Adults Supporting Adults Nigel is the author of What is Social Work? (2009, 3rd edition), of Social Work in Education and Children's Services (2006) and co-editor of The Value Base of Social Work and Social Care (2008). 

    Pam Railton


    Pam is the original founder of Adult Placement services in Lincolnshire as an alternative to continued institutionalised living and following a long career in social work is now retired. Together with being a director of Adults Supporting Adults, Pam enjoys travelling and in particular visiting her holiday home in France away from the cold and rain of the UK. 

    Howard Sanders


    Howard is a qualified human relations professional who retired in 2010. He started his career in the printing industry in Nottingham and after a brief spell in careers advice with Notts County Council, he moved to Raleigh Industries and then on to the textile industry. He joined Padley's, the Lincolnshire based food processing company, in 1977 where he became Personnel Director. For the last 9 years of his career he was HR Director at Duncan & Toplis chartered accountants. He sits on employment tribunals as a lay member and is a group leader with the Sleaford Talking Newspaper for the blind. His interests are mainly sport and his family. 

    Nigel Dickens


    Nigel has had a long and varied career in social work. He worked for three London boroughs before returning to his home county of Lincolnshire where he specialised in mental health, learning disability and work with older people. He then worked as an independent social worker before retirement.

    Nigel's wife describes him as a "sports obsessive". He is particularly interested in football, cricket and rugby and is still an active runner. Nigel finds it hard to accept that he cannot get anywhere close to his race times of thirty years ago!

    Contact Us


    Get in touch using the following details

    Railton House
    Sleaford Business Park
    Sleaford NG34 7EQ

    Tel. 01529 416270
    Fax. 01529 414012