With over 30 years’ experience, we aim to deliver collaborative, innovative, quality care that we are proud of, supporting people to a positive outcome through pro-active recovery.

With teams of dedicated professionals at our person-centred care homes and specialist rehabilitation hospitals, Nouvita enables people with learning disabilities and/or mental disorders to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring environment.


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.

Nouvita believes that continuity of care is essential for a successful return to the community. Our philosophy is based on the belief that the process of recovery, whether starting in a hospital or care setting, should be tailored to each individual’s specific needs. Our care homes and hospital are located in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire serving residents across these counties and beyond.

Nouvita’s Objectives

  • 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.
  • 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.

Our Values

Our values are a part of everything that we do as a company and as individuals. We are

  • Kind
  • Competent
  • Professional
  • Open
  • Honest

Our Senior Team

Nouvita’s Senior Team have many years’ experience in the 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.

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Ruth Mabika – Chief of Staff to the CEO

Ruth is an enthusiastic, motivational leader.

With a track record of successful senior management across a range of mental health services both in the NHS and the Private Sector, including Medium and Low Secure Services, Acute In-patients, Locked Rehabilitation, CAMHS, PICU, Community Mental Health, IAPT, and Countywide Single Point of Access.

She has achieved tangible results across a broad spectrum of requirements whether setting up new services, turning around poorly performing services or maintaining good quality service delivery. Ruth is passionate about empowering users of mental health services to take an active lead role in their recovery journey and inspiring teams to deliver excellent standards of care.

Iona Oughton

Iona Oughton – Clinical Director

Iona has a breadth of knowledge and experience in psychiatry with over 22 years’ service in the independent sector.

Iona’s main emphasis has been working with service users within forensic services who experience challenges in managing their mental illness, personality disorders and intellectual disabilities.

Iona has been an integral senior manager/operator with Partnerships in Care (PiC) before moving to Nouvita in 2017. In her many roles at PiC she developed services in alignment with NHS England but over the last 10 years she has worked as Regional Clinical Director, Hospital Director and Clinical Operations Director/Nursing Director.

Iona’s compassion and drive is to ensure that

  • all service users have an inclusive meaningful experience with robust standards of care
  • service users experience a collaborative approach to helping them to move on
  • treatment models are evidenced based and recovery focused with positive outcomes for service users, staff and stakeholders