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, deputy managers and lead support, all are trained to meet each resident’s healthcare needs. We also have specialist support.

Managers attend regular meetings to share good practice and improve the quality of their service. All our staff undertake comprehensive training each year and we actively promote 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 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.

Area Managers

Hazel Rice – Area Manager
Waterford, The Saplings, Railway Cottage, Church View, High Ridges, Torrin and Hall Bank Mews

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.

Jess Hammond – Area Manager
Kynaston, The Wheatlnads, The Crescent, Mayfield, Walford Lodge, Welwyn and The Orchard

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lynda Price – Registered Manager, Greenfields

Lynda manages the day-to-day running of  Greenfields. 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.

Anna Hubbleday – Day Opportunities Manager

Anna is the registered manager of the of Day Opportunities.

Anna joined CCL in 2014 having previously had roles working with adults, as well as pre-school children with learning disabilities. She has completed her level 5 in Leadership and Management.

Anna is proud to have supported Church View to achieve Outstanding CQC grading and is always looking for opportunities for the learners she supports, and services she manages, to develop and progress which gives her great job satisfaction. Seeing the guys enjoy themselves is the best part of the job.

Therapists

Ceri Cooper – Senior Physiotherapist

Ceri Senior Physio

Ceri is responsible for the running and development of the Physiotherapy team based at the Hydro Hub. The team works alongside the learners and care staff to enable maximal independence and function.

She qualified at the University of Birmingham after completing a Pre-registration Masters’s in physiotherapy and has since worked with a variety of different patient groups across the Midlands.

Ceri is passionate about person-centred care which involves helping every learner to work towards goals that are personal and meaningful to them. Ceri is leading the Physio team to follow a holistic approach that promotes independence and activity engagement. She believes Physiotherapy should be enjoyable to encourage learners to be physically active and promote health and wellbeing. In her free time, Ceri enjoys spending time on her family’s farm and being out on her bike.

Claire Keers – Physiotherapist

Claire Physio

Claire is the newest member of the therapies team to join CCL and will be working from the hydro hub and in care settings to provide physiotherapy and hydrotherapy services to learners. Claire’s person-centred approach aims to give learners the best experience and care.

Claire Qualified from Salford University in 2021 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Prior to studying to become a physiotherapist, Claire gained experience in therapies in a range of health settings. Claire is looking forward to working with learners to achieve their goals and making physiotherapy an interactive and fun experience for all.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys time with her family, gardening, art and crafts with her youngest son and pottery.

Gwyneth Morgan – Assistant Physiotherapist

Gwyneth is the newest member of the therapies team to join CCL and will be working as a Physio assistant from the hydro hub and in care settings to provide physiotherapy and hydrotherapy services to learners.

Prior to this role Gwyneth worked in a Children’s hospice working with a special interest in learners with complex care needs. Gwyneth gained experience in therapies working with a range of different conditions at the hospice. Gwyneth is looking forward to learning more about physiotherapy and getting to know the learners.

Outside of work, Gwyneth enjoys time with her family and friends, walking the dog and wild swimming.

Hannah Reynolds – Lead Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Hannah is our Lead Speech and Language Therapist. She has been working as a Speech and Language Therapist for over 20 years after graduating from Newcastle University in 1998. She has worked all over the country before settling in Shropshire and joining Condover College in 2023.

Hannah is passionate about supporting our learners with their communication skills so they get their voices heard, using whatever means is best for them.

When not at work Hannah is based in rural Shropshire with her family, cat and dogs and enjoys walking, reading and singing.”

Angharad (Hattie) Jetley – Speech and Language Therapist

Hattie SLT Therapist

Angharad works from the Education Centre and in care settings, supporting our learners to achieve their communicative potential.  She feels that putting our learners at the centre of what we do, working with them using a range of modalities to create a system of communication that works for each individual, is a huge privilege. 

Angharad completed a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology, and with an understanding of the links between behaviour and communication, later qualified with a BSc (hons) in Speech and Language Therapy from Birmingham City University in 2019.

When not in work, Angharad enjoys being a cool aunt, family tree research and drinking good coffee, along with cycling and parkrunning (both pretty slowly) to help offset cake and chocolate.

Havva Ansar – Speech and Language Therapist

Havva supports our learners both in our Education Centre and Care settings. Communication is the essence of life and as a Speech and Language Therapist at CCL she plays a pivotal role in supporting our learners.

Havva completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology in 2017 and later an MSc (Hons) in Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology from Bangalore University, India in 2019.

She aims to improve the quality of life through the power of Speech, Language and Communication in the best form tailored for our learners. In a world full of possibilities, she strives to enhance the lives of those around her. Whilst not at work, Havva enjoys watching movies, long drives and cooking.

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