At Wellgate we are committed to improving lives, and our well-trained, friendly and professional staff are proud of their valued roles.
We offer care across specialist areas - Supported Living Services providing independent living in self-contained homes and Childcare, working in partnership with gold standard nurseries offering outstanding childcare opportunities.
We set a high standard for our employees, and all are welcomed to the Club Wellgate offering a range of valuable and rewarding benefits. As part of our Supported Key Independent Learning Life Skills (SKILLS) programme we have funded the creation of a start-up bakery in Uganda that now employees 350 people.
Specialist areas, with one common goal, to offer the best possible care, enabling people to live life to the full…
“Our residential homes deliver the best possible accommodation and care. With highly specialised teams supporting adults with physical and learning disabilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives, our homes are welcoming, well equipped and maintained to the highest standards.”
“Our specialist care services offer contemporary self-contained independent homes specially adapted for each of our residents to meet their individual needs, safe in the knowledge that care and support is on site should they need it. We’re providing choices for a better way of life.”
“Working in partnership with gold standard nurseries we offer outstanding childcare opportunities from 3 months to 5 years. Well-trained professionals are at the heart of all we do, each of our facilities meets the highest standards to ensure the perfect nurturing environment and peace of mind to parents and carers.“
We employ over 200 staff throughout Wellgate with a broad range of expertise. Meet our senior team here...
Keith Bushnell Non-Executive Chair
A certified accountant, Keith has successfully led healthcare businesses for many years including most recently as Chief Executive of rehabilitation specialist HCML from 2010 to 2021 where he remains a Non-Executive Director.
Keith has held MD/CEO roles in pharmaceutical services, healthcare online media, primary care health services provision and rehabilitation/treatment services.
Alex Seery Managing Director
Alex has over 30 years experience managing and leading learning disability and specialist care businesses including most recently as Managing Director, Care and Support at Look Ahead Care Support and Housing and prior to this he was Executive Director of Care at Look Ahead.
Sally Wheeler Operations Director
Sally has spent her whole working career in health and social care. Sally started as a care worker before becoming a nurse and is committed to delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care and support.
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Simon Hill Director
Simon is the founder of Wellgate and several healthcare related businesses. Simon served for four years as Deputy Chairman of the charity International Childcare Trust and co-founded Timu-Timu Bakery in Uganda.
Jack Eldridge Co-Founder
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.
Jonathan Eden Acquisitions Director
Jonathan manages our specialist supported living facility acquisitions and adaptations including liaising with care managers and commissioners. Jonathan has an MSc in real estate.
Andy Denness Compliance Director
Andy has worked for the CQC as Registration Manager and 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 which included managing a care home. Andy has a Bsc Hons in the Regulation of Health and Social Care.
Helen Dyball Head of HR
Helen has more than 20 years varied HR generalist experience in social care, a regulator, and a global financial services company. Helen is passionate about working collaboratively to deliver exceptional service and build excellent relationships.
Tara Penn Regional Manager - North
I have more than 20 years experience in healthcare as a fully qualified nurse and within the social sector. I am passionate about ensuring that the people we support are recognised for their individuality and that we provide the best possible individualised support for them. I also have a wealth of experience in Compliance and Governance to ensure we proved a safe, effective and well managed service.
Henry Beynon Project Manager
Henry is responsible for the design and delivery of new support schemes which have been specially tailored to best meet the care and support needs of each client group.
Tom Perry Acquisition Executive
Tom is responsible for the acquisition of Wellgate’s best-in-class specialist supported living accommodation. Tom has an MSc in Real Estate and joined the London office this year.
Millie Powell Project & Marketing Executive
Amelia is responsible for marketing at Wellgate using a variety of platforms to raise awareness of the work we do and the day to day life within the Wellgate community.
Sarah Steyn Executive Assistant
Sarah is a highly experienced office manager providing assistance and support to the directors.
Adam Powell Maintenance Manager
Adam has over 10 years of experience in the property maintenance sector and has designed outdoor spaces for many schemes. Adam works across almost every discipline, from landscape gardening to rewiring houses.
Tom Saltmer Accountant
Tom is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with more than 15 years of experience across the care sector.
Some amazing milestones achieved by our residents and fantastic teams
“As always you and your team have been fantastic in allaying our concerns about our son. Such good ideas, for example, social stories and visual timetables mean so much. The Lodge is going to be at the forefront of the local community and we are so lucky that you have been instrumental in this transition.”
“We never thought our son would wash a car, WOW, that’s amazing and a milestone in his development in becoming an adult, such a simple but meaningful activity.”
“The staff are great they really know me and help me. My key-worker has helped me to access behavioural therapy (CBT) and now I don’t worry so much at all and I can get on with enjoying my life.”
“Wow what a lovely house love the chalkboards, activity & meal planners everything is so well organised.”
“Our son has lived at Sandgate Manor for a number of years. His accommodation is excellent as are the staff in dealing with his health and general wellbeing. We have nothing but praise for all the staff who treat him with the fun and dignity that he so enjoys. He is in his 30s and suffers with cerebral palsy and epilepsy which the staff are trained and well able to cope with. This results in peace of mind for Mum and Dad.”
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Organisations and councils we currently work with
Wellgate’s nationwide reach is growing with four new services opening this year and six planned for 2023
years in the care industry
of our team have now been with Wellgate for more than 5 years
annual growth year on year
Burnham House Millfield House Sandgate Manor Tristford House
Bexhill-on-Sea New Romney Sandbach Stoke on Trent Wellingborough Worksop
My Sunshine Day Nursery Twinnie Day Nursery Beaumont House Day Nursery Little Inventor Montessori First Swim
The Lodge, St Francis Chase, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN39 4HZ
t. 01424 215510
Oak Lodge Road, New Romney, Kent, TN28 8BG
t. 01797 330700
Park View, 54-76 Flash Lane, Stoke on Trent, ST4 5QZ
t. 01270 442 809
The Old Printers, Wesley Avenue, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1DG
t. 01270 442 809
1 High Street, Wellingborough, Northampton, NN8 4HT
t. 01933 423 189
The Grafton, 157-161 Gateford Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 1UQ
t. 01909 495 055
Beaumont House Day Nursery
121 Heath Road, Twickenham TW1 4AZ
t. 020 8712 2297
First Swim Ltd
92 Queens Road, Twickenham, TW1 4ET
t. 07951 936 806
My Sunshine Day Nursery
35 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, London SW14 7EZ
t. 0203 583 7978
My Sunshine Day Nursery
99 White Hart Lane, Barnes, SW13 0JL
t. 0203 875 6770
Twinnie Day Nursery
2 Abbey Road, Belvedere, Kent DA17 5DE
t. 020 8312 2605
Twinnie Day Nursery
23A Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JL
t. 020 7018 0087
19 Julian Road, Folkestone CT19 5HW
t. 01303 221 335
16 Millfield, Folkestone CT20 1EU
t. 01303 266 446
46 Military Road, Sandgate, Folkestone, CT20 3BH
t. 01303 248 313
16 Millfield, Folkestone CT20 1EU
t. 01303 241 720
Looking to make a referral?
When you choose Wellgate, you’re choosing one of the leading providers of specialist social care in the UK. Referrals can be made by family members, Social Services, health services, GPs, advocates, appointees and any other relevant key professionals or supporters.
If you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers you the opportunity to make a real and positive difference to someone’s life every day then you are in the right place.
We provide support for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health illnesses who require care to live their life with as much independence and choice in the most effective way possible.
We are looking for passionate and committed full and part time people to join our teams.