Our People - EXPERTISE AT ALL LEVELS

Our team understand and are fully commitment to our philosophy of providing a balance of friendly and professional care to every one of our residents.

Each resident is assigned a key worker with whom they can build a trusting relationship. Each staff member is then given the necessary skills to enable them to support their resident and help other staff to understand the needs of that person. The key worker will keep contact with family members, help with shopping, seek entertainment and activities, and even attend college with them if appropriate. They will be able to coordinate a person-centred approach to the resident’s support that will be followed by all staff.

As an employer, we nurture talent and offer the opportunity to work across many varied specialist areas, with recognised training programmes, excellent working conditions and well-defined career pathways.

 
Michelle Bennett
Service Manager
Michelle Bennett
Service Manager
I have worked in the Adult Social Care sector for over 30 years and specialise in managing Supported Living. I am passionate about supporting people in every aspect of their person centred care. I am qualified to work with complex mental health diagnosis, learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Other areas of interest and experience are substance misuse, offender management and hoarding disorders.
 
Henry Beynon
Project Manager
Henry Beynon
Project Manager
Henry is responsible for the design and delivery of new support schemes which have been specially tailored to best meet the care & support needs of the intended client group.
 
Zoë Bliss
Project Support
Zoë Bliss
Project Support
Zoë is experienced in providing high quality support for businesses and projects. She has a broad range of experience which includes coordinating projects, events, funding applications and evaluation reports and managing human resources administration. She is currently responsible for coordinating Wellgate’s tender application process.
 
Andy Denness
Compliance Director
Andy Denness
Compliance Director
Andy was up until 2010 CQC’s Registration Manager for the South East of England. Prior to this, he worked in Regulatory roles for the Commission for Social Care Inspection, The National Care Standards Commission and East Sussex County Council. His early career was in residential social care, working with children and adults, which included managing a care home. Andy holds a degree, Bsc Hons in the Regulation of Health and Social Care (2:1)
 
Helen Dyball
HR Manager
Helen Dyball
HR Manager
Helen has more than 20 years varied HR generalist experience in social care, a regulator, and a global financial services company.  She has worked at a strategic level and operationally supporting the development of great people.  Helen is passionate about working collaboratively to deliver exceptional service and build excellent relationships.
 
Jonathan Eden
Acquisitions Director
Jonathan Eden
Acquisitions Director
Jonathan is highly experienced in all aspects of managing specialist supported living facility acquisitions and adaptations including liaising with care managers and commissioners. Jonathan has a masters degree in real estate.
 
Jack Eldridge
Managing Director
Jack Eldridge
Managing Director
With a broad range of experience in both property and care, Jack is well placed to drive the ambitious expansion of Wellgate Care on all fronts whilst ensuring the high standards within the group are not only maintained, but constantly improving.
 
Gabbi Freeman
Administrator
Gabbi Freeman
Administrator
Gabbi is a dedicated and motivated individual with a passion for organisation, order, and process! Familial experience of advocating for adults with learning difficulties in the social care sector gives Gabbi a unique understanding and desire to utilise her personal skills in a sector that she is passionate about.
 
Keirran Herring
Service Manager
Keirran Herring
Service Manager
I have been working within learning disability services for the past 13 years, 11 as a manager for leading national providers managing both supported living and registered services, supporting adults of all ages and with a number of additional diagnosis including physical disabilities and mental health needs. Previous services have been in the Richmond Upon Thames area and Hastings.
 
Simon Hill
Chairman
Simon Hill
Chairman
Simon is the Executive Chairman of the Wellgate Health Group, and is the founder of several healthcare related businesses. Simon served for four years as Deputy Chairman of the charity International Childcare Trust, co-founded Timu Bakeries in Uganda and Silver Reef in St Kitts. He is a backgammon author and played in the UK team at the European Championships in Hungary in 2015.
 
Emily Moore
Administrator
Emily Moore
Administrator
Over 5 years experience working in different care sectors combined with 4 years Admin and recruitment experience in the care industry. I love helping individuals find their passion for working in care / support.
 
Tara Penn
Regional Manager - North
Tara Penn
Regional Manager - North
I have more than 20 years experience in healthcare as a fully qualified nurse and within the social sector. I am passionate about ensuring that the people we support are recognised for their individuality and that we provide the best possible individualised support for them. I also have a wealth of experience in Compliance and Governance to ensure we proved a safe, effective and well managed service.
 
Tom Perry
Acquisition Executive
Tom Perry
Acquisition Executive
Tom is responsible for the acquisition of Wellgate’s best-in-class specialist supported living accommodation. Tom has an MSc in Real Estate and joined the London office this year.
 
Adam Powell
Maintenance Manager
Adam Powell
Maintenance Manager
Adam has over 10 years of experience in the property maintenance sector. He ensures that any property under his care will be kept to the highest standard. Being very creative, he is helping to design outdoor spaces for many schemes and loves seeing his vision to come life. Prior to joining Wellgate, he has undertaken work in almost every discipline, from landscape gardening to rewiring houses.
 
Millie Powell
Project & Marketing Executive
Millie Powell
Project & Marketing Executive
Responsible for the marketing at Wellgate, Millie will be using platforms to raise awareness and portray day to day life within the Wellgate community.
 
Tom Saltmer
Accountant
Tom Saltmer
Accountant
Tom is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with more than 15 years of experience across the care sector.
 
Sarah Steyn
Executive Assistant
Sarah Steyn
Executive Assistant
Highly experienced office manager providing assistance and support to the Directors.
 
Sally Wheeler
Operations Director
Sally Wheeler
Operations Director
Sally joins our team as Operations Director having spent her whole working career in health and social care. Sally started as a care worker before becoming a nurse and over the past 20 plus years, being in senior operations management. Sally’s passion is driven by the people we serve, delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care and support. In addition, Sally is motivated in developing the right people with the right skills and the right values.