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.

 
Simon Hill
Executive Chairman
Simon Hill
Executive 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.
 
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.
 
Debbie Smith
Director of Care
Debbie Smith
Director of Care
Debbie has more than 20 years’ experience in health and social care. She has worked as a senior manager with leading care and support providers and in the supported housing departments of three housing associations. Previous roles have involved managing services for a wide variety of disadvantaged people including those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health needs, ex-offenders, young people, older people and people those who are homeless or escaping domestic abuse. Prior to joining Wellgate Care, Debbie was a management consultant providing operational support and advice to care providers across the country.
 
Deborah Gregory
Regional Director
Deborah Gregory
Regional Director
Deborah has over 20 years in operational and strategic management in health and the social sector. Her motivation and passionate drives her to inspire people to their full potential supporting staff, peers, and residents along their journey. Deborah started as a support worker after supporting a family member through psychosis, she has been a registered manager, area and regional managers, business development manager and a consultant. Her experience is in supported living, residential services, housing, project management and most areas of specialism that support vulnerable people.
 
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)
 
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.
 
Carol Godwin
Area Manager
Carol Godwin
Area Manager
Carol has over 17 years health and social care experience including clinical care, learning disabilities and mental health. Prior to joining Wellgate supported living she was a senior manager overseeing supported living projects in Manchester and Oxfordshire. Carol has worked in a variety of settings including NHS, Non-for profit organisations, Live In Care & extra Care and has gained valued experience from all.
 
Jeanette Barton
Area Manager
Jeanette Barton
Area Manager
Jeanette has over 30 years’ experience in working with people with learning difficulties and disabilities across the Care Sector, Social Housing, Supported Living, Education and the Voluntary sectors. Previous roles included; Director of a large homeless Charity, along with various transforming services project roles. Jeanette is passionate about people and has worked as a teacher/trainer and managed services for a wide variety of people - Her vision is that everybody should have the opportunity to lead their best life. Prior to joining Wellgate Jeanette was manager of a large life skills academy within a charity.
 
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.
 
Henry Beynon
Project Manager
Henry Beynon
Project Manager
Henry is responsible for the design and delivery of new supported living schemes which have been specially tailored to best meet the care & support needs of the intended client group.
 
Patrick Scott
Acquisition Assistant
Patrick Scott
Acquisition Assistant
Patrick specialises in the acquisition of supported and shared living properties for disabled adults, helping to drive the expansion of Wellgate Care’s best-in-class accommodation and care across the south of England.
 
Mark Braidwood
Acquisition Assistant
Mark Braidwood
Acquisition Assistant
Mark focuses on supported living acquisitions, appraisals, and detailed due diligence of potential properties throughout the country. He also supports the project manager in developing and designing bespoke schemes for our residents.
 
Harry Brothwood
Project & Acquisition Assistant
Harry Brothwood
Project & Acquisition Assistant
Harry joined the Wellgate team in October 2020 and has been working alongside Acquisitions Manager, Jon Eden, to acquire new high-quality properties to be used for supported living. Harry is currently seeking to expand on our new Sandbach scheme by focusing on new sites in the North West region. This role includes both the sourcing of new sites for acquisition as well as working closely with developers and local authority commissioners on the suitability and design of proposed sites. This ensures that the final product is delivered in such a way that allows us to provide the best possible care and support to our tenants.
 
Samantha Regelous
Administration Manager
Samantha Regelous
Administration Manager
Samantha is an experienced and highly organised administrator, providing professional office support.
 
Elvira Wheaton
Executive Assistant
Elvira Wheaton
Executive Assistant
 
Sarah Steyn
Executive Assistant
Sarah Steyn
Executive Assistant
Highly experienced office manager providing assistance and support to the Directors.
 
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.