Nouvita will provide a pathway to independent living at different levels, from learning to meet basic needs through to individuals who are ready to return to the community.

Our Senior Team

Nouvita’s Senior Team of clinical professionals have many years’ experience in the treatment and care of people with a wide range of mental health issues and learning disabilities.  Their individual expertise helps support the Managers in their specific homes, ensuring staff and residents benefit from their vast experience.

Simon Dein 1Professor Simon Dein FRCPsych.  PhD.  Dip. Palliative Medicine – Medical Director


Professor Simon Dein is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Nouvita’ Medical Director. He qualified in 1983 from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. Simon has over twenty years’ experience in general practice and in psychiatry. He has extensive experience of rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry and liaison psychiatry, palliative medicine and early intervention psychosis and has a special interest in psycho-oncology especially in women with breast cancer.

Simon has published widely in medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry and has academic links with London University, is a Honorary Professor at the University of Durham, and is also a Honorary Professor in anthropology at Queen Marys and Westfield, University of London.

Simon is involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with Korsakoffs at Baldock Manor as well as our unit for older people. He is also responsible for the physical monitoring of patients there.

Simon works in a very approachable manner, is very much a part of the Nouvita team and is adept at building a therapeutic alliance with patients that are difficult to engage as he is completely person centered and compassionate.

Margaret Hone.jpgDr Margaret Hone – Consultant Psychiatrist


Having worked as a Doctor since 1980 Margaret has spent the last 24 years as a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Her first consultant position was in Old Age Psychiatry at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds where for 6 years she ran services for those over the age of 65 with organic and functional illnesses.  Before leaving she was the Lead Consultant and the Clinical Tutor for the Cambridge rotation.

Margaret accepted an invitation to join Partnerships in Care at Kneesworth House Hospital where, for 18 years, she worked with a highly complex group of individuals, the majority of whom had forensic histories as well as co-morbid diagnoses of substance misuse. This included working with men and women in mental illness, personality disorder and learning disability services in conditions of medium security and both locked and open rehabilitation.

Margaret held management responsibilities and was involved in the planning of new personality disorder and women’s mental illness wards which opened in 1998 and the development of a new locked rehabilitation service which opened in 2011.

For the last 13 years at Kneesworth she led the rehabilitation service understanding the importance of assisting individuals in attaining their optimum level of functioning and in taking responsibility to self manage their mental health and associated risks.

Her fervent interest and expertise in Risk Management together with her confident and articulate manner led her to be much in demand at conferences in the UK, Sweden and USA.

An enthusiastic, dedicated and highly knowledgeable Clinician who takes pride in being a popular and encouraging team player offering fully comprehensive care.

As a kind and compassionate professional with a wide range of interests and love of people, Margaret is, in her role, committed to recognising and nurturing potential thus enabling people to progress beyond expectations through an extended care pathway leading into and continuing in the community.

Nouvita’s Aims

  • To nurture, encourage and support our residents, by delivering care via highly trained and dedicated staff.
  • To work in partnership with service users, their families, carers, primary health care colleagues and other professionals in the provision of care.
  • To ensure availability of relevant services to meet clinically defined needs in order to promote independence and wellbeing.
  • To operate within the statutory and professional bodies’ obligations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To support residents through acknowledgment of their personal lifestyle choices.

Nouvita’s Objectives

  • Provide care that is consistent with meeting individual needs of residents.
  • Review the needs in order to maximise service quality.
  • Review and monitor quality standards and address issues as they arise.
  • Train and develop staff skills and knowledge base.
  • Manage resources efficiently to provide a wide range of effective care.