Emma Reardon

Business Relationship Manager
I’ve worked in social care for 25 years and although my work has required me to travel all over Wales and England, I have always been involved in supporting people who are based in West Wales. My first role was as a support worker and my career has developed through team leader, quality, training and registered manager roles.

I have worked within business development for 10 years and have collaborated with families, commissioners and care teams to develop the types of service that will make a positive difference to people’s lives. I also attend forums and conferences so we can keep up to date with legislation and best practice and share ideas.

When someone approaches M&D Care looking for a service, I use my experience to work with our team to identify how we can support them. My role also involves writing proposals for supporting individuals and for delivering wider services.

Much of my background has been spent working for a large, national organisation and I was delighted to join M&D Care last year and return to my roots to work with a very values led, hands-on team where everyone knows and supports each other. I have been able to bring my skills and knowledge and learn lots from my new colleagues.

My training and qualifications include a MA in Professional Practice – which included a research project on measuring outcomes in mental health. I am also involved as a volunteer and committee member with a local mental health motorbike project and I write a blog and have a Facebook group about one of my other hobbies – wildlife and nature.

I am passionate about equality and this is what led me to my career in social care. I believe that diversity, including neurodiversity is essential for the world to thrive and I feel privileged to be working with an organisation that values every person using and working in our services and is positive about creating solutions that benefit us all.