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Swanton Care

Green Gables/ Pen Y Nant

Green Gables - Values in Care, is a beautiful spacious 4-bedroom bungalow set within the pleasant residential area of Aberkenfig with an additional single service in the grounds of the home (Pen Y Nant). The home has large spacious grounds, an onsite activity / sensory room and a private garden which comprises of two patio areas, barbecuing facilities, and an outside meeting space with a gazebo and garden furniture.

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Where to find us

Pen Y Fai Road,
CF32 9AA


Support services

  • Residential Home

Disabilities this location supports

  • Learning disabilities 

  • Autism

  • Complex needs

  • Challenging behaviour


Meet our team

Samantha Cottle

Service Manager

I joined Values in Care, September 2011 as the Registered Manager of Green Gables, and Pen Y Fai House. I have over 25 years’ experience, supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs including challenging behaviour.  

I have achieved my NVQ A1 Assessors award, NVQ RMA Level 4 and I am registered with Social Care Wales.

I have empathy for the people we support which is further strengthened due to my personal experiences of supporting my brother with profound learning disabilities, ASC, complex and sensory needs.

My philosophy is to provide a person-centred approach to the care and support we provide, ensuring everyone feels safe, secure, and cared for within their home. We strive to offer choices and opportunities which promote independence and develop life skills for each person we support. 

I pride myself in leading teams that provide high quality tailored support in a culturally healthy environment.

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Christopher Green

Regional Director

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.

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Kate Pearce

Chief Operating Officer for Scotland and Wales

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.

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support for independent living

Under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales)


Green Gables - Values in Care, is near the M4 which allows easy access to major cities, beaches, forestry’s with Cardiff in one direction and Swansea in the other as well as other local places of interest and the Welsh valleys a short drive away. 

The home provides tailored support to those with learning disabilities, autism, and other complex needs including challenging behaviour. 

The people we support are encouraged and supported to live an active and fulfilled life. Our person-centred approach enables us to empower the people we support to explore new activities and create opportunities they may not have experienced before.

Within Green Gables we promote an open-door policy whereby friends, family and care professionals involved in the individual’s care are welcome to visit at any reasonable time. 

We are very proud of Green Gables and the home we have created for the people we support.


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01656 720809

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