Graig Llwyd – Values in Care is a 6-bedroom home in Pontypridd, we provide individualised, tailored support to 6 individuals with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour.
I joined Values in Care in May 2021 as Registered Manager at Graig Llwyd.
I have been in the care sector for 29 years, working with a range of different individuals with varying medical diagnosis, such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, bi-polar, mood disorders, prada willi syndrome, mild to severe learning disabilities, elderly with dementia, multiple sclerosis and mental health disorders.
I am highly motivated to continually lead my team to provide the highest quality individualised service to the people we support in order to see them grow and reach all their goals and aspirations.
Receiving positive feedback and hearing of the goals the people we support have achieved, always feels like a sense of achievement and reward. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the people we support and their families when they are happy and proud of their achievements is why I enjoy my role as Registered Manager so much.
I joined Values in Care in February of 2012, being new to care and support I was keen to understand all of the training that I was being provided to ensure that I was delivering the best quality of care possible. This led me to further my career and start moving through the different roles such as Team Leader, Deputy Manager and Registered Manager. Whilst doing this, I complete both my Level 3 and 5 qualification in Social Care, my Trainers Qualification and become a Positive Behavioural Management Trainer. In recent years I was successful in the role of Operational Manager and this year I have been successful in procuring the role of Regional Director for Values in Care.
I have always been driven by the people we support and seeing the success and development in which they can achieve when the correct support is given. I believe this is developed by instilling good values within the team, and by fostering a great culture. Swanton Care has provided me with many opportunities, and I am passionate in ensuring these opportunities are available to all of our teams.
I became a Chief Operating Officer in July 2022, prior to this I was Regional Director to Values in Care for 2 years. During my time in the social care sector, I have gained a wealth of experience, starting my career as a young Support Worker in 2003, progressing through roles such as Keyworker, Manager and Area Manager.
I have loved gaining qualifications along the way, including a Level 5 in Leadership and Management and an ILM Level 5 (The Institute of Leadership and Management), this has helped me to support the people in our care to have a better quality of life. I also have a keen interest in Positive Behavioural Support and am continuing my learning by undertaking a Diploma in this specialist area.
During my 19 years in the social care sector, I have always worked in complex homes for people with learning disabilities and autism, leading and directing teams to ensure we offer the best care possible to the people we support. Growing organically has ensured that I have great knowledge, experience and understanding in the care sector.
In my spare time I really enjoy horse riding, spending time with my family and pets.
All the people we support at Graig Llwyd – Values in Care, are encouraged and supported to live a fun, active and fulfilled quality of life and all have very busy vocational planners. We strive to create many social activities for the people we support to enjoy, such as Our Summer BBQ or The Queen’s Jubilee. For more great articles visit our news section.
Utilising person-centred care, we always ensure that the individuals we support are at the centre of any new decisions or choices in their lives and are supported when accessing new activities or opportunities of their choice.
Feedback from parents of people we support to the recent CIW inspector were:-
“It’s first-class care”
“All staff have been brilliant, I would 100% recommend this service”
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