Meet the Team
I provide strategic guidance and direction to the board of directors to ensure M&D achieves its mission and objectives. Prior to this role, I worked as M&D Care’s Director of Operations. I have worked within the care sector for 13 years; working consistently within the field of complex needs and learning disabilities care, but also within some more secure settings.
I am thankful to be able to say that I have worked across all departments within the organisation. I work closely with the Finance and Commercial departments, and regularly liaise with the HR and Operations teams promoting a joined-up approach. As M&D Care’s Managing Director, I feel the way to ensure your business is working most efficiently, is to understand each department and spend time providing support and guidance when moving forward.
I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of M&D Care; growing from one small care home to the organisation it is today. Although we have grown quickly, we have stayed true to our core values.
The success of this company is deeply personal to me. I am very lucky to have worked alongside my mother and fellow Company Director – Michelle Martin for a number of years. Her skills and knowledge have been invaluable to us as an organisation and certainly aided my own development.
We are very fortunate to have many family members, and friends across the organisation who help us share the strong core values the organisation has. We are also very grateful to the staff team who have joined us along the way who helped and continue to develop the organisation.
As a Board of Directors we are really proud that the organisation can offer such a wide range of support options to the people we support.
My goal as Managing Director is to push for further success and quality, ensuring we are providing the best care possible for the people we support. I truly believe that having high support needs should not be a barrier to living independently and this is one of our core values as an organisation.
One of many objectives going forward for the organisation is to continue developing. Whether it’s improving the care we currently provide by consistently looking at our practice and looking at innovative ways to improve further, or by developing our services with further homes and to provide care to more people in need.
When I come into work each day, I feel extremely proud. I can truly say that we have a fantastic staff team, whose skills and commitment to us as an organisation have been invaluable in the organisations progress.
Michelle MartinClinical Director & HR
Michael BevanDirector of Operations & RI
Andrew ClarkDirector of Finance
Ross ThomasProperty Director
Clinical Director & HR
I began my career in 1978, at the age of 16. I completed a qualification in social work; however, my passion lay within mental health and learning disability and I became a student working within mental a large psychiatric unit in Carmarthen, where I worked for 14 years.
At the time, St David’s hospital had 1300 beds and was your traditional psychiatric unit of its time. It `housed` people with mental illness, some learning disability and many other conditions. I was privileged to be part of the beginning of community care and the move from traditional hospital to community living.
I qualified as a psychiatric nurse and worked as an enrolled nurse, staff nurse and ward manager, progressing to working within the community.
I progressed my working life in Swansea, where I worked within mental health, learning disability, addiction and forensic services. After five years, I went to work within the medium secure service of the Caswell Clinic, Bridgend working within addictions, inpatient, prison, courts and community. My role was assessing, treating and providing a link to the high secure services of Ashworth, Broadmoor and Bristol women’s prison.
In 2005, I was offered an opportunity to commission two 24-hour nursing services within social care and I left the NHS to work for an Independent service called ALKARE Therapeutics service, based within the area of Swansea.
From this, I learnt a great deal around the setting up of services and with two other shareholders, I set up M&D Care Ltd in 2007; commissioning our first home in 2008.
I am a standing member of Care Forum Wales, representing care home owners on a national level with the Welsh government and regularly advise to independent services around the process of commissioning and project development.
I stand as member of the Learning Disability Ministerial Advisory Group, advising within this as to the needs of the care services within wales.
I have worked as an independent hospital inspector directly responsible to Health Inspectorate Wales.
My role within the company is the Director of Care and Human Resources. At M&D, we take our responsibility seriously when we talk about our workforce being well trained, fit for purpose and happy in their roles.
All of my roles have been around working with individuals whose behaviour is a challenge through their diagnosis and life experience. I have a passion for making a difference and maintaining care as a progressive process rather than a barrier to `ordinary life`.
I am proud of the work of the M&D Care Ltd team.
Director of Operations & RI
I have been a company Director Since August 2017. Prior to this role, I worked at a Head of Service capacity. In my role, I oversee the Operations in the Residential & Domiciliary Care aspects of the business.
I am the Responsible Individual (RI), the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for M&D Care Ltd and also the nominated responsible person for company Health & Safety.
I have worked in the Health and Social Care sector for 13 years. In that time frame, I have managed Community Mental Health Projects, Residential Care Homes, and Domiciliary Care Agencies. I have a passion for PBS, Solution Focused approaches and Active Support. I have experience working in Private and Third Sectors working with Mental Health Diagnoses, Complex Learning Disabilities & Physical Disabilities.
Director of Finance
I joined M&D Care in October 2018. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant having trained in the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand, a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers where I gained experience working with a broad range of companies in a variety of sectors. Before joining M&D Care, I held the position of Finance Director with International Greetings UK Limited, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of gift packing products. In 2010, I joined Sogefi Filtration Limited, the UK manufacturing subsidiary of Sogefi SpA an Italian listed business supplying the global automotive sector. Whilst at Sogefi, I was involved in the successful restructure of the UK business.
As Finance Director at M&D Care, I manage the finance team, and am responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial health, combining operational and strategic roles to establish a financial strategy delivering sustainable long-term growth of the business.
I’ve had a great working relationship with M&D care for the past 5 years and decided to join their team in January 2020, taking on the role as Property Director, whilst continuing to run my construction company Thomas Homes West Ltd.
Thomas Homes will work in partnership with M&D care to develop high quality living accommodation for those who need and deserve it the most.
Heads of Service
Head of Service
Head of Service
I report directly to the board on the operations and quality standards in the residential services and supported living aspects of M&D Care.
Within my time at M&D Care, I have been a Registered Manager in several homes and worked in the M&D Care Domiciliary Care Agency.
In my 6 years with M&D Care, I have worked with complex learning disability, mental health and worked in the PBS department.
I am a BILD (British Institute of Learning Disability) member. I have responsibility for ensuring that standards are maintained and the organisation. I regularly spend time in the services with the workers focusing on best practices.
I also have Direct Line management responsibility of the Registered Managers in the organisation and spend my week working in all of M&D Cares services.
Head of Service
I am currently the Head of Service for part of the residential and supported living placements at M&D Care. I joined the organisation in January 2020, following 20 years of experience working with another health and social care provider.
In 2000, I became a support worker before moving into a registered manager position in 2004; I managed various mental health services, which included two of the organisation’s new services. In 2010, I became an area manager- a position I held for 9 years – where I had responsibility for ten of the organisation’s mental health services within England and Wales.
In 2016, I was a Gold winner at the Welsh Care Awards in the category of Excellence in Mental Health for my work with introducing the Outcome Star Recovery Model to our company’s mental health services.
Within my role at M&D care, I have responsibility for ensuring that the high standards of the company are maintained within my region of responsibility. I regularly spend time in the services with the workers focusing on best practice.
I also have direct line manager responsibility for the registered managers within my region and spend my week working in the M&D Care services.
I then stepped up as the deputy manager of that home.
In 2013, the company ventured into domiciliary care, and I became increasingly involved in this, helping people transition into the community, as well as supporting people who were already established within their communities. In 2014, I was asked to become the first manager of the domiciliary arm of the company. During my time as manager, I oversaw significant growth, and I like to think I helped to forge good working relationships with the people we support, their families, their care teams, and the commissioning authorities.
In 2018, I took on the role of a Quality Manager within the organisation. In the role, I report directly to the Head of Service and Operations Director. I visit the services on a weekly rotation supporting the managers and having a direct link to the organisations quality assurance strategy. I support the services in areas of compliance, quality indicators and health and safety guidance.
As the Recruitment Manager I am the first contact with candidates when they are applying for a role with M&D Care. I have over 12 year’s previous experience as a Manager with Royal Mail covering all aspects of Network operations from delivery, collection, transport and recruitment. In my role as Recruitment Manager, I provide a specialist support to candidates and interview panels. I arrange the interviews, with candidates and if successful process the DBS checks and reference documents. I liaise regularly with candidates and monitor the status of their application throughout the recruitment process. When all of the employment documentation and clearances are complete, I arrange the induction dates and process the location placements for the new staff with the Head of Service, Directors and the HR Manager. I provide recruitment data and analytics which feed into the weekly HR reports, which feed into key decisions regarding our recruitment and retention strategy. I enjoy the variation of the role, it is particularly interesting understanding the background and motivation of prospective employee and facilitating their career journey into the care sector. In 2018, I completed my Level 5 CIPD professional qualification in Human Resource Management. This qualification has enabled me to have an understanding of the HR function. I have recently transferred to work within the HR Department to support the HR team, particularly staff training and development in the Health and Social Care sector. I am passionate about the people we support, along with our staff teams; I want to see people develop and fulfil their potential and achieve success. I have worked across M&D Care in a variety of roles. This includes working within residential, supported living and domiciliary care, persons with learning disabilities, complex needs and physical disabilities over a number of years. I have also worked within the NHS in acute adult and older acute adult settings. I currently work as a personal assistant to one of the company directors and I deliver some of our in house training. I also work delivering our company induction for new staff. I have a passion for supporting vulnerable adults and those with complex needs. I feel that anyone can live independently if they have access to the right kinds of support. My main role now is to assist wherever I’m required within our head office and using my experience and skills to motivate new staff in their first steps to becoming care workers. As the Clinical Training Officer for M&D Care, I am responsible for sourcing and shaping clinical training which M&D Care employees are expected to undertake as part of their role. After qualifying in General Nursing and obtaining registration I worked as an Occupational Health Advisor in the manufacturing industry. I then for a number of years worked within a hospital setting on the wards, Coronary Care Unit and as a hospital Diabetes Specialist Nurse. In 2006, I worked as a Community Specialist Diabetes Nurse.I held this role until retirement from the NHS. Within this role, I developed and contributed to a resources pack for managing diabetes within a care home setting, a resource still used by professionals within the NHS. In 1999, I obtained a Certificate of Education and I have continually championed the importance of education within the workplace. In my role for M&D Care, I undertake Manual Handling and Medication Awareness Training as well as providing general advice to staff with regards to health and medical care for the service users in our care. I also review the health needs of individuals within the residential and supported living services, ensuring the relevant medical and dental checks are being attended for the differing medical conditions. Coming from a nursing background, I am acutely aware of the need for good governance and due diligence with regards to medical training and clinical administration. My role is to ensure that clinically our staff are well trained, aware of the regulations and their responsibilities within the legislative framework. I enjoy being able to create and develop training that educates and builds the confidence of our employees at M&D Care, ensuring the people we support are healthy and safe. I’m Kate, as a member of the HR team I am based in the Reception area of Head Office on Wednesdays and Fridays. I support the team with a range of general office administrative tasks; filing documents, photocopying, shredding and archiving. I also help the Administrative Assistant with HR projects, typing information into excel spreadsheets and compiling the induction workbooks for new staff. The opportunity to be part of HR team at Head Office, has allowed me to build on my workplace skills – I have learnt about working as part of a team, as well as how to organise and prioritise my workload. I enjoy interacting with the Administrative Assistant. As well as being part of the HR team, I utilise M&D Care’s residential and recreational services. I enjoy visiting Head Office to go to the weekly Art Class held there. We create lots of different art work and every week is different. I also sing in M&D Care’s choir, I love signing – the choir is great as I get to sing with lots of other people and also perform solo tracks. I attend rehearsals each week in Head Office.
Head of HR
Learning and Development Manager
Clinical Training Officer
Trainee Administrative Assistant
As the Recruitment Manager I am the first contact with candidates when they are applying for a role with M&D Care. I have over 12 year’s previous experience as a Manager with Royal Mail covering all aspects of Network operations from delivery, collection, transport and recruitment.
In my role as Recruitment Manager, I provide a specialist support to candidates and interview panels. I arrange the interviews, with candidates and if successful process the DBS checks and reference documents.
I liaise regularly with candidates and monitor the status of their application throughout the recruitment process. When all of the employment documentation and clearances are complete, I arrange the induction dates and process the location placements for the new staff with the Head of Service, Directors and the HR Manager. I provide recruitment data and analytics which feed into the weekly HR reports, which feed into key decisions regarding our recruitment and retention strategy.
I enjoy the variation of the role, it is particularly interesting understanding the background and motivation of prospective employee and facilitating their career journey into the care sector.
In 2018, I completed my Level 5 CIPD professional qualification in Human Resource Management. This qualification has enabled me to have an understanding of the HR function.
I have recently transferred to work within the HR Department to support the HR team, particularly staff training and development in the Health and Social Care sector.
I am passionate about the people we support, along with our staff teams; I want to see people develop and fulfil their potential and achieve success.
I have worked across M&D Care in a variety of roles. This includes working within residential, supported living and domiciliary care, persons with learning disabilities, complex needs and physical disabilities over a number of years. I have also worked within the NHS in acute adult and older acute adult settings.
I currently work as a personal assistant to one of the company directors and I deliver some of our in house training. I also work delivering our company induction for new staff.
I have a passion for supporting vulnerable adults and those with complex needs. I feel that anyone can live independently if they have access to the right kinds of support.
My main role now is to assist wherever I’m required within our head office and using my experience and skills to motivate new staff in their first steps to becoming care workers.
As the Clinical Training Officer for M&D Care, I am responsible for sourcing and shaping clinical training which M&D Care employees are expected to undertake as part of their role. After qualifying in General Nursing and obtaining registration I worked as an Occupational Health Advisor in the manufacturing industry. I then for a number of years worked within a hospital setting on the wards, Coronary Care Unit and as a hospital Diabetes Specialist Nurse.
In 2006, I worked as a Community Specialist Diabetes Nurse.I held this role until retirement from the NHS. Within this role, I developed and contributed to a resources pack for managing diabetes within a care home setting, a resource still used by professionals within the NHS. In 1999, I obtained a Certificate of Education and I have continually championed the importance of education within the workplace.
In my role for M&D Care, I undertake Manual Handling and Medication Awareness Training as well as providing general advice to staff with regards to health and medical care for the service users in our care. I also review the health needs of individuals within the residential and supported living services, ensuring the relevant medical and dental checks are being attended for the differing medical conditions.
Coming from a nursing background, I am acutely aware of the need for good governance and due diligence with regards to medical training and clinical administration. My role is to ensure that clinically our staff are well trained, aware of the regulations and their responsibilities within the legislative framework.
I enjoy being able to create and develop training that educates and builds the confidence of our employees at M&D Care, ensuring the people we support are healthy and safe.
I’m Kate, as a member of the HR team I am based in the Reception area of Head Office on Wednesdays and Fridays. I support the team with a range of general office administrative tasks; filing documents, photocopying, shredding and archiving. I also help the Administrative Assistant with HR projects, typing information into excel spreadsheets and compiling the induction workbooks for new staff.
The opportunity to be part of HR team at Head Office, has allowed me to build on my workplace skills – I have learnt about working as part of a team, as well as how to organise and prioritise my workload. I enjoy interacting with the Administrative Assistant.
As well as being part of the HR team, I utilise M&D Care’s residential and recreational services. I enjoy visiting Head Office to go to the weekly Art Class held there. We create lots of different art work and every week is different. I also sing in M&D Care’s choir, I love signing – the choir is great as I get to sing with lots of other people and also perform solo tracks. I attend rehearsals each week in Head Office.
Operations Projects Manager
I’ve had the pleasure of working with M&D for the majority of my adult life, starting as a support worker in 2011. I have been fortunate enough to witness the tremendous growth of the company, whilst simultaneously achieving my own career goals. Without the belief and encouragement from the directors, I can say with confidence that I wouldn’t be in the position I am today.
As a manager I believe it is vital for the people we support to be active and engaging. We often arrange weekly group outings, offering activities that the individual wouldn’t necessarily try otherwise, which I believe builds confidence and broadens horizons. I am motivated by witnessing the people we support achieving personal milestones and knowing that I played a part.
Communications and Marketing Officer
I joined M&D Care in 2015, after graduating with a degree in American politics, history and literature from Swansea University. I have worked across the residential and domiciliary care services as both a support worker and senior. I specifically worked as part of the 24 hour team, whilst working in the domiciliary service; I spent my days at the people we supports’ homes, teaching valuable skills that allowed for support to reduced. I am currently working towards my level 5 QCF qualification in Health and Social Care.
I recently moved into the role of communications and marketing officer and I have been responsible for creating the website and the management of content. I believe it is important for both staff and the people we support to be up-to-date and informed about what we as a company are doing, as well as recognising achievements and progress.
Operations Communications Officer
Iwan DaviesPBS Practitioner
Sarah MorganPBS Practitioner
Tilly RobinsonPBS Practitioner
Maxwell CusackPBS Practitioner
Christopher CarmichaelPBS Practitioner
Prior to my role here at M&D Care, I worked within the TEFL industry, travelling around the world and teaching Academic English in a range of settings including universities in Tokyo, Warsaw, London, Cardiff and eventually returning to Swansea. A career change in 2018 brought me to M&D Care where I first worked as a support worker at the Croft before being assigned as a PBS Practitioner. My role as a PBS Practitioner has allowed me to use the research skills which I obtained on my MA in Linguistics, to analyse Behavioural Reports and develop Positive Behaviour Plans. I’m currently studying on the Professional Diploma Level 5 in PBS. During 2019, I qualified as an Active Support Trainer as well as an Interactive Trainer.
A recent development in my role here at M&D Care has seen me take greater responsibility for delivering training to staff. This includes planning and delivering the one week New Starter Induction as well as delivering the two day workshop in Active Support and the one day Interactive Training Workshop. This new development is exciting as it allows me to use the skills and experience I gained during my 12 year career as a TEFL Teacher. During 2020 I will also deliver the Practice Leader Training to insure the company wide implementation of Active Support as a culture and practice is successful.
Although still a relatively new role and field of knowledge for me I’ve been continuously supported by numerous members of staff which has made the transition from Education to Social Care not as difficult as I first expected. I’m most grateful for their help. I hope that my skills and experience in teaching and training will benefit staff and ultimately the people we support especially in this year of expansion.
My drive and passion for wanting to help others achieve a greater quality of life and embrace increased independence developed from my interest in developing positive relationships with people we support, their families and support staff. I find helping others very rewarding, I strive to embed positive development for each person enhancing their skills and abilities, and it was through this goal, my drive and ambition to seek a career in PBS developed.
I am new to M& D care, but I have many years of experience working within another organisation. Through commitment and hard work I undertook the BTEC PBS level 5 alongside the QCF level 5 in health and social care management. I am a licensed PBM ABMU trainer, I am trained in TEACCH, SPELL and Total communication approaches. I thrive on using the Active Support Model, as part of my everyday walks of life for myself and others around me, I always inspire others to be the best they can be.
I am very passionate about driving others forward however big or small their aspirations are, by improving and being creative, as well as innovative to embrace change through positive interventions.
I am new to M&D Care, but everyone is so welcoming, I have never known a company to be hands on from the top down, directors are involved from the word go. My overall aim is to improve services for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health diagnosis, and my values coincide with the company’s values of refusing to standstill.
My academic background is in Psychology. I have a BA in Psychology and Counselling and a MSc in Applied Social and Health Psychology, which I obtained a Distinction in and my main career aim is to progress within the field of Psychology in the areas of Mental Health and Learning disabilities; working with children and adults. I will be an accredited ABMU PBM (Positive Behaviour Management) Trainer from the end of March 2020 and am currently carrying out my BTEC PBS Level 5. I have had training in Active Support and Total Communication.
I have always had ambition, been empathic and had a passion to support, engage and work alongside individuals within these services. I believe my academic background and life experience has allowed me to develop within this field. I have experience working with individuals with complex needs in many areas. I strive to support individuals in a person centred manner, which is solely tailored to their individual needs.
At M&D Care, I have the opportunity to support individuals within the homes they live and assist managers in their day to day work. I assess individuals, the behaviours they present and work alongside them in proactive ways to develop their independence and autonomy ensuring they have the methods and pathways to live a meaningful and enriched life.
I have always known I wanted to work within the Health and Social care sector, specifically in the field of Psychology and I am determined to ensure I can impact individual’s lives in a positive manner whilst developing my psychological skills and knowledge.
I have worked for M and D care Since March 2020 after relocating to South Wales. Prior to this I have worked within positive behaviour support since leaving university. Before joining M and D care, I worked as a PBS covering several homes, each with varying levels of challenging behaviour and crisis intervention. I have been fortunate to spend extensive amounts of time interning in America as a behaviour intervention. I have also worked within behaviour intervention in Pupil referral units and SEBD specialist facilities which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Academically I studied Business Management at university, but have always known that it was within the field of PBS and intellectual/developmental disabilities that I would like to work. I am currently studying my MSC in Psychology as well as the PBS Level 5.
I believe in the importance of using proactive and Holistic approaches to enable each Individual we support to live an equal and opportunity filled life. I am looking forward to continuing to learn and develop with the varying opportunities at M and D care.
I have over 27 years working within finance with the last 12 years being within retail, In this role I was reported on 30 retail and 4 manufacturing units on a weekly and monthly basis.
As the Head of Finance for M&D care, it is my role to measure through financial information the organisation’s performance. This information is reported to the Directors so that they can review our care services and model future growth plans. Our work is to continually seek improvements in reporting, by utilising fully the technology and systems available to us; this involves close collaboration with the operations and HR departments, with the ultimate aim of feeding back accurate performance reports in a timely manner that helps stakeholders to make more meaningful and timely decisions.
I also manage the Finance Team who are responsible for processing the day to day transactional finance processes, such as ordering, processing invoices, liaising with suppliers. The Finance team are also responsible for processing and reconciling payroll information.
Shantelle WilkinsAccounts Assistant
Nathan ReesAccounts Assistant
Suzanne RogersCommercial Manager
I am a member of The Association of Accounting Technicians. I joined M&D Care in January 2018 as Accounts Assistant, having spent 30 years working within finance at various levels in a variety of local businesses, both within practice and industry.
I oversee all aspects of the payroll function in the company ensuring that our 200+ employees are all paid accurately and promptly. I also ensure that our customers are accurately invoiced for the support that we provide and that this is in line with our contracts. My role requires me to work closely with all Heads of Service and departmental managers.
Teamwork, honesty, reliability and meeting the people we support make working at M&D Care a pleasure.
I graduated from Cardiff University in 2017, achieving a BSc in Accounting & Finance. After graduating, I joined M&D Care as Accounts Assistant.
My role within the company is dealing with the purchase ledger, preparation of the financial statements and auditing expenditure. This work is mainly prepared on spreadsheets and accounting systems. Furthermore, I carry out reconciliations to manage the people we supports funds along with their expenditure. I have also implemented pre-paid cards throughout the company, where staff members can carry out day-to-day purchases as well as attending activities for the people we support.
Our finance team works closely with each other to sustain key financial controls and propose new ideas to achieve further success for the business. Within my position, I work professionally and closely with staff at all levels of the business.
M&D Care provide structured support to help me continue with my studies as I aim to achieve the ACCA qualification and become a Chartered Accountant. The day-to-day practical work experience I get, together with my studies will help me develop my skills and technical knowledge.
As a commercial Manager, I work alongside the Finance Team to support M&D Care to achieve their objectives, values and growth of the Company.
My background is Retail Management having worked for two well-known supermarket chains for 25 years combined.
I have worked for M&D for 4 years; I started as a support worker and was promoted to a Team Leader and a Regional Manager before my current role as a Commercial Manager.
Within my Role, I oversee the costings and contracts for the people we support and the potential new support that we tender for.
I work alongside the operational side of both Domiciliary Care and Residential focussing on the integrity of the data received and collate information for Business Report and end of month accounts.
Within my Role, I work closely with Head of Service and Directors helping to achieve the monitoring of the service provided and the Key performance indicators for the management team
James DaviesGranville Manager
Sam OwenThe Elms Manager
Michelle GriffithsYnystawe Lodge Manager
Michael RichardsLlys Pen Pant Manager
Rachel EvansCroft House Acting Manager
Coming Soon!Rotherslade Manager
When I started with M&D Care, I quickly learnt that they are driven in regards to the people we support achieving their goals and learning new skills. As a manager, it can be challenging at times but when I see that a person we support challenge themselves by doing positive activities it makes it all worth it. I feel I get great support from my head of service and directors. I feel they are approachable and are very understanding when it comes to work and even home challenges.
The Elms Manager
However, my first job in this field was nearly ten years ago for a newly established company by the name of M&D Care ltd. I started in the first home that Michelle opened called The Elms; A residential home that has given long-stay patients from a ward setting the ability to be integrated back into the community after years of institutionalisation. After a brief time away I was pleased to be given the opportunity to come back as the registered manager for the home where my career in care began.
During the time I’ve worked for M&D, I’ve been given the chance to expand my knowledge and experience; obtained the relevant qualifications and training to pursue career opportunities, and learned invaluable lessons from inspiring mentors and colleagues.
I’ve been privileged to witness, and be part of some of the exciting developments that M&D have achieved over the years; the start of our Domiciliary care service in (what was then named) the floating support team as a senior support worker, providing outreach care to individuals in the community. I was pleased to be involved in piloting Positive Behaviour Support within the organisation, a now well established and integral part of how we operate our service as a PBS coordinator. M&D allowed me the opportunity to achieve my QCF 5 diploma in leadership in health and social care, and since been fortunate to work in most locations within the company as a manager. I will also be working towards becoming an accredited PBM trainer in the New Year.
I’m proud of what the directors have achieved over the last ten years, very thankful for the opportunities they’ve given me, and the positive impact their service has had on the people we support.
Ynystawe Lodge Manager
I started my career in care in 1999 after leaving college. I began my career as a nursery nurse, then progressed into adult learning disabilities services and have done this for the past 18 years.
I started within care as a support worker, and over the years I’ve developed and progressed to managerial level.
I have recently started with M and D Care as a Registered Manager, and will be working within one of their new Services in the next coming months.
I have attained various skills and attributes throughout my career, which includes completing a QCF Level 5. Additionally, I have learnt that every person is unique and disabilities vary. Using person centred approaches has enabled me to treat the people we support as individuals.
As I am new to the organisation, I feel that I can bring my experiences and values to M&D, but also, learn from the M&D. Although I have only been here a short while, I have already acknowledged that M&D base their values equally to myself when supporting people with a learning disability. From my first day of employment, I have been made to feel welcomed and valued every day. As M&D are a family business, and like myself, I am very family orientated and want the best outcomes for all the people I will be supporting, together with fellow colleagues.
It is a very exciting time to come on board with M&D care as they are progressing into various settings to meet the health and social needs of people with a learning disability, autism and mental health.
I personally feel that M&D will continue to support me and develop my skills and attributes during their future growth.
Llys Pen Pant Manager
I have worked at M&D Care for the last 7 years and for 6 of these I have been part of the Management team. I have been lucky enough to manage a number of homes as well the fantastic support teams who have supported the people we support in each of these homes. The homes include Forest View, The Croft, Rotherslade, Domiciliary Care, and now Llys Pen Pant. Throughout my time within the company, I have felt valued and supported by the staff teams I have managed, the management Team, and the Directors of the Company.
Although I have worked within M&D Care for the last 7 years I am relatively new to Llys Pen Pant, but I look forward to working with the staff to promote further activities for the people we support and to develop the home to maximise the service we provide for the people we support.
I am new to M&D Care but I have a wealth of experience in health and social care; I was a care manager for another provider for 11 years managing a nine bed all female unit.
I began my career in health and social care as a support worker and quickly realised that this was the path for me. I enjoyed every shift with the challenges and joy each day brought. Watching the people we support achieve their goals pushed me to pursue my own personal development. I then completed my QCF level 5 in health and social care management and achieved senior roles.
Although I am new to M&D care, it is evident that the company pride themselves on high quality person-centred care, development for staff, a full training programme, and a supportive, open and honest culture throughout its services.
With my knowledge and experience, I feel I can bring something new to the company whilst also learning from the many years of experience M&D have had in the care sector.
Supported Living Managers
Sarah WilliamsGlannant Road Acting Manager
Joe ParkerEbenezer Manager
Lucy PhillipsCrown Street Manager
Polly ColeWern Road Trainee Manager
Glannant Road Acting Manager
Before moving over to M&D Care, I had worked for over ten years with children, but through personal experience of caring for a relative I decided to pursue a career in health and social care.
Having the opportunity to learn the management role through the Trainee Manger Scheme has been extremely beneficial for my professional and personal development, as I have learned alongside experienced and hard-working managers who put the people we support at the heart of everything they do.
I am glad that I took a chance on applying for this role as I have gained invaluable experiences and I am currently working through my QCF level 5 in Leadership and Management.
Crown Street Manager
I have completed a higher educational certificate in Substance Misuse and I have a degree in Health and Social Care. Whilst working as a senior support worker, I completed my QCF 5 in Leadership and Management in health and social care.
I am really looking forward to the challenge a new home brings and supporting individuals to reach their the full potential. I am looking forward to learning more about the company and the work that they do with many individuals to reaching positive futures.
Wern Road Trainee Manager
I have worked in Health and Social Care for 8 years, gaining the majority of my experience in elderly care. I decided to pursue a career in mental health at the start of 2019 and felt M&D Care’s values aligned with my own, as well as being an organisation that encourages progression.
In June 2019, I was successfully enrolled onto the Trainee Manager Scheme and have had the pleasure of working alongside dedicated and experienced managers, who have taught me the role, alongside how to put the people we support at the centre of everything we do.
I am looking forward to upholding the high standards of support that the team at Wern Road provides.
I started as a support worker working within the domiciliary care service, which enabled me to gain valuable experience to became a senior within Croft House residential home. I then had the opportunity at the beginning of 2019 to become a Support Manager within the domiciliary care setting, which was a great opportunity for my own progression.
Our domiciliary care service provides support across Carmarthenshire and Swansea to individuals with learning disabilities, mental health and we also provide personal care. Our goal is to ensure the individuals receive the best support to meet their needs. Our support staff also build up good professional relationships with individuals, their friends and family.
The individuals we support within the community enjoy many activities, trips out, cycling, meals out, events put on by M&D care such as the Summer Party and Winter Ball as well as weekly Art class and choir.
I am passionate about providing a service for the people we support which promotes their independence and achievements in the everyday activities they undertake. Every day is varied at M&D and I have been fortunate to gain exposure to development opportunities and I am thoroughly supported in my role.
One year into my post, an opportunity to become a trainee manager became available. I saw this as a great opportunity to progress in the company, applied for the post, and was successful.
I started my placement on the Trainee Manager Scheme within the Domiciliary Care section of the company, where I worked with a fantastic team supporting individuals in Carmarthenshire and Swansea. Because of the experience I gained through the scheme, I am now overseeing the Llanelli Domiciliary Care region, whilst working towards my QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management.
M&D Care are passionate about providing the highest standards of care and I enjoy pushing myself to ensure these are met.
As the Maintenance Technician for M&D Care, I am responsible for ensuring the surroundings for the people we support and staff are comfortable, safe and maintained to the highest standard. I enjoy the variation of the role as every day is different. I take pride in ensuring the environment for the people we support is pleasant and well maintained.
My responsibilities include internal and external paintwork, window cleaning, general care and maintenance around the interior of the homes. I make sure the gardens are kept neat and tidy – providing a pleasing outdoor space for the people we support. The maintenance of the outdoor space includes repainting slabs, cutting the lawns, painting the garden fences. Around Head Office, I help with office moves, putting up white boards, moving and putting up furniture.
I am supported day to day with Ryan, the Assistant Maintenance Technician who helps with all if the tasks I undertake and is an asset to the maintenance team.
Prior to my role as Technician I worked as a Support Worker for M&D Care. I enjoy the interaction with the people we support within the homes and services and feel a real sense of pride in making sure their environment is safe, pleasant and of the highest quality.
Assistant Maintenance Technician
I’m Ryan, as the Assistant Maintenance Technician I support Jason, the Maintenance Technician with a variety of different jobs around the homes and services of M&D Care Ltd. I help with painting the spaces inside the homes as well as Head Office. We also paint the building exteriors and garden fences.
During the week, I enjoy the gardening and making sure the outside of the properties look as nice as the inside. I help with the window cleaning and I am always on hand to help Jason with the maintenance jobs we receive.
I really like being part of the team at M&D Care and working with Jason. My favourite task is painting, but I enjoy the variety of things that we do. I also like visiting the different homes and services as I get to see lots of different places.
I work five days a week in my role and I am also supported by M&D Care to undertake different activities on the weekend, such as going to watch the rugby. I enjoy the combination of being able to undertake maintenance tasks during the week and relax on the weekend!