Robert Hayward

PBS Practitioner

I joined M&D Care in March 2021. I have worked within the field of Learning Disabilities, mental health, and challenging behaviour for the last 15 years.

At the age of 18, I started my career in care as a support worker working with individuals with Learning Disabilities. Whilst working part-time, I attended university where I gained a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling.

After graduating, I joined the NHS as a support worker, and I worked my way up in a number of different settings supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities, challenging behaviour and mental health. I then joined the Specialist Behaviour Team as an Assistant Behaviour Specialist where I worked for 4 years.

I am an accredited PBM ABMU Trainer, gaining this qualification in January 2019, and I am currently carrying out my PBS Level 5 qualification.

I have always had a passion for working with individuals with complex needs and love the work that I get to carry out in our services. I am currently based at Ty Hiraeth supporting individuals with complex and challenging needs. It is an incredible opportunity to support these individuals, a lot of whom have come from hospital settings. Being a part of helping to make a difference within an individual’s life and give them new opportunities to increase their quality of life is an incredibly rewarding feeling.