Our team

Both the management team and support workers at Orbital4 are all committed to providing the highest quality service to the individuals we support.
Meet the team
Jonathan KilburnManaging Director
Jonathan has worked with Learning Disability services for over 25 years. Throughout the early part of his career he managed a number of residential care homes with a great degree of success. At the beginning of 2000 Jonathan became involved in a large local project to support 15 young people with learning disabilities make the transition from residential care to live more independently. The work, which took over 18 months, involved supporting the individuals to obtain tenancy agreements and assistance to navigate the somewhat complicated benefits system. The difficulties experienced by these individuals left a lasting impression on Johnathan and encouraged him to continue working within a supported living framework – this work he continues today through Orbital 4.

Jonathan Kilburn – Managing Director

Jonathan has worked with Learning Disability services for over 25 years. Throughout the early part of his career he managed a number of residential care homes with a great degree of success. At the beginning of 2000 Jonathan became involved in a large local project to support 15 young people with learning disabilities make the transition from residential care to live more independently. The work, which took over 18 months, involved supporting the individuals to obtain tenancy agreements and assistance to navigate the somewhat complicated benefits system. The difficulties experienced by these individuals left a lasting impression on Johnathan and encouraged him to continue working within a supported living framework – this work he continues today through Orbital 4.

Richard KilburnDirector
Richard has been an integral part of Orbital 4 since it began. He himself has a disability and has been a lifelong wheelchair user which has enable him to share experiences and understand a little more of the difficulties that individuals face in trying to live in a normalised society – this often led to some great adventures along the way! Richard studied youth work at De Montford University where his passion for sport and helping disadvantaged people set the tone for his future career. Richards role within Orbital 4 involves supporting individuals to develop and access education, work and leisure opportunities.

Richard Kilburn – Director

Richard has been an integral part of Orbital 4 since it began. He himself has a disability and has been a lifelong wheelchair user which has enable him to share experiences and understand a little more of the difficulties that individuals face in trying to live in a normalised society – this often led to some great adventures along the way! Richard studied youth work at De Montford University where his passion for sport and helping disadvantaged people set the tone for his future career. Richards role within Orbital 4 involves supporting individuals to develop and access education, work and leisure opportunities.

Caroline CrumptonRegistered Service Manager
Caroline joined Orbital 4 at the end of July 2020.

Prior to joining us, Caroline has enjoyed a career, spanning over 20years working in and managing social care services. She has extensive experience working with adults with autism and sensory needs, learning difficulties, mental health needs and challenging behaviour.

She holds a level 5 in Health and Social Care Management in Social Care, A1 QCF assessor’s qualification and a teaching qualification.

Her love for training shows as she is constantly pursuing courses to better herself and others.
Caroline has a love for animals and her free time is spent with her son, French bulldog, Bengal cat and two guinea pigs.

Caroline Crumpton – Registered Service Manager

Caroline joined Orbital 4 at the end of July 2020.

Prior to joining us, Caroline has enjoyed a career, spanning over 20years working in and managing social care services. She has extensive experience working with adults with autism and sensory needs, learning difficulties, mental health needs and challenging behaviour.

She holds a level 5 in Health and Social Care Management in Social Care, A1 QCF assessor’s qualification and a teaching qualification.

Her love for training shows as she is constantly pursuing courses to better herself and others.
Caroline has a love for animals and her free time is spent with her son, French bulldog, Bengal cat and two guinea pigs.

Frank Thompson – Senior Support Worker

Frank joined Orbital 4 in 2015 starting as a support worker and recently being promoted to a more senior role.

Franks experience extends over 30 years. Frank spends his free time doing arts and craft activities.

Frank Thompson – Senior Support Worker

Frank joined Orbital 4 in 2015 starting as a support worker and recently being promoted to a more senior role.

Franks experience extends over 30 years. Frank spends his free time doing arts and craft activities.

Laura FosterSenior Support Worker
Laura qualified in 2003 from Oxford Brookes University where she attained a BA Hons in Learning Disability Nursing (RNLD).
She recently joined the team as Support Development Co Ordinator where her skills will enable Orbital 4 Support to provide a unique and person centred approach to service delivery and to encourage service users to seek greater independence. Laura brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked both in residential and supported living services for over 15 years both as a support worker and more recently holding a senior management position. Laura’s hobbies include yoga reading and cooking – she makes the best roast potatoes!