Vinesh Kumar

Founder of iDirect Independent Living

Vinesh is an entrepreneur. He has worked in management roles in public, private and social enterprise sectors in the UK. Vinesh qualified with an engineering degree from India and worked as an IT consultant in Delhi and in London briefly before following his heart to work in the health and care sector. He also holds a Masters Degree in Health Policy from Imperial College, London.

In 2014, he founded iDirect, an organisation based in South West England that enables individuals with learning disabilities and mental health conditions to be able to live in the community as ordinary citizens rather than in institutional settings such as long stay hospitals and care homes.

Vinesh enjoys reading and spending time with his family. Vinesh is also a keen runner and enjoys his meditative long runs in Epping Forest. He lives in East London.

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