Our Care Team

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Our care team

At Condover College, we know that our residents’ happiness starts with high quality, well-trained staff.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes key workers, support workers, registered managers, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists, and all are trained to meet each resident’s healthcare needs.

Registered managers attend regular meetings to share good practice and improve the quality of their service. All our staff undertake a minimum of five days’ training each year and have access to a wide range of opportunities for continuing professional development.

Leadership

Jo Mear – Director of Care & Support

Jo is our Director of Care & Support and has been with us from day one. She previously worked at the RNIB Condover Hall School and started with CCL as a deputy manager. She has been Director of Care & Support since 2007.

Jo comes from a family of caring professionals and is known for being supportive, caring and always willing to go the extra mile. She enjoys meeting new people and raising money for charity, and has managed to combine the two by running the CCL charity ball.

Jo has a level 5 qualification from the Institute for Leadership and Management, qualifications in health and social care and is the manual handling trainer for our organisation.

Registered Managers

Amy Round – Registered Manager, Walford Lodge

Amy is the cheerful registered manager of the Walford Lodge Scheme.

She started her career with CCL in 2009 and, after a few years elsewhere, returned as a registered manager in 2016. Amy enjoys making sure all her residents are safe and happy, and is currently completing her level 5 qualification in leadership and management.

For Amy, the best bit about CCL is how passionate we all are about caring for our residents.

Georgie Richards – Registered Manager, Wheatlands

Georgie is the registered manager of the Wheatlands residential scheme, and is known for being bubbly and approachable. She has worked at CCL since 2010, and has a level 5 qualification in leadership and management.

She works hard to make sure we meet the needs of all residents, and that her scheme is safe, caring, effective and responsive. For Georgie, the best part about working at CCL is that everyone is like one big family.

Jess Hammond – Registered Manager, Kynaston Farm

Jess is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Hall Bank Mews & Kynaston Farm residential schemes. She favours an honest, open and fair approach and is always motivated to get the best from our residents and her team.

She has been with CCL since 2008, and says that even after all these years no day is the same. The thing she enjoys best is getting to know residents with a range of needs, and supporting them to lead fulfilling lives. Jess is currently working towards her level 5 qualification.

David Whittaker – Registered Manager, Torrin Drive

David is responsible for the Torrin Drive scheme, where he is kept busy supervising his team, conducting care reviews, running house meetings and, of course, making sure all residents’ needs are met.

He has been with CCL since 2008, and is known for being supportive, caring and approachable. He loves supporting his residents and finds it very rewarding.

Hazel Rice – Registered Manager, Harley Road

Hazel is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Welwyn and Harley Road schemes. No two days are the same and Hazel is known for being loud, bubbly and always willing to lend a hand.

She has been with CCL since 2011, after previously working in mental health care. She is working towards her level 5 qualification, and says the thing she loves most about working at CCL is being able to help our residents achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Lynda Price – Registered Manager, The Crescent

Lynda manages the day-to-day running of The Crescent scheme. She is known for her calm, friendly approach and her willingness to help out wherever necessary.

She holds a level 5 qualification in leadership and management and has been with CCL since 2006. Her favourite part of the job is simply being part of our residents’ lives.

Andrew Harris – Registered Manager, Mayfield House

Andrew is the mild-mannered, approachable manager of our Mayfield House scheme. He joined CCL in 2010 and has a HND in business and an NVQ level 3 in social care.

Before joining us, Andrew supported children who had experienced abuse. He says his favourite part of managing Mayfield House is simply making people smile.

Jo Mear – Registered Manager, Greenfields

Jo is the registered manager for Greenfields and the Director of Care & Support across our organisation. She’s been with us right from the start, as she previously worked at the RNIB Condover Hall School.

Jo comes from a family of caring professionals and is known for being supportive, caring and always willing to go the extra mile. She has a level 5 qualification from the Institute for Leadership and Management, qualifications in health and social care and is the manual handling trainer for our organisation.

Anna Hubbleday – Registered Manager, Church View

Anna is the registered manager of the Church View scheme. She spends her days supervising staff, reviewing residents’ needs, liaising with families and ensuring each resident’s needs are met.

Anna joined us in 2014 and is currently completing her level 5 qualification. She says the best bit about working for CCL is that our small residences allow her to get to know our residents well and make a difference to their lives.

Donna Shrimpton – Registered Manager, The Orchard

Donna is the flexible, approachable registered manager of The Orchard. She has been with CCL since 2013 and prides herself on being a good listener who is always open to new ideas.

Donna has supported people with disabilities throughout her career, across hospital, home, hospice and residential settings. She says that no day is the same at CCL, and she loves working with our staff and residents as there are always new ways to expand her knowledge.

Bev Leah – Registered Manager, High Ridges

Bev is the registered manager of the High Ridges scheme.

Bev is a kind and caring person with lots of experience, and has worked for CCL since September 2013. She has just started her diploma level 5 in Leadership and Management.

She gains great satisfaction from seeing the residents happy, being well cared for and achieving their dreams.

Zoe Perdue – Registered Manager, Welwyn

Zoe is registered manager of our Welwyn scheme.

Zoe has lots of experience across CCL, having worked at Grafton, Kynaston and Welwyn. Zoe says everything she does is for the residents, they are always at the forefront of her mind. Zoe is in the process of completing her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care & Children & Young People’s Service.

Kirsty Power – Registered Manager, Hall Bank Mews

Kirsty is the registered manager of our Hall Bank Mews scheme.

Kirsty has worked at CCL since March 2015 and has progressed significantly. Kirsty is dedicated, hardworking and always strives to be the best she can be for the residents. She believes strongly in helping the residents reach their dreams and aspirations.

Therapists

Ionela Pavel – Senior Physiotherapist

Ionela runs out physiotherapy department. Ionela graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy at Salford University in 2010 and has been practicing since then. Having undertaken various roles within the NHS, Ionela brings and vast knowledge and experience to CCL.

Ionela’s favourite aspect of being a Physiotherapist is the wide scope of practice and specialities. She also loves the fact it’s not only physically challenging but also intellectually so. She believes her calm, organised, reflective and empathetic approach help her to succeed in her role.

Outside of work Ionela practices talking Romanian and enjoys catching up with family and friends, hiking, running, and visiting the seaside. She also loves reading a good book and spending time with her niece and nephew.

Laura Conway – Lead Speech and Language Therapist

Laura manages our speech and language therapy team and is passionate about helping our residents improve their communication skills.

She has worked in the field in one way or another since she was 16, and has been part of the team at Condover College since 2012. She has a degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in speech and language therapy and psychology, and is a local Makaton tutor.

Like all members of our SALT team, Laura is registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council, and stays on top of all the latest training and certifications.

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