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Care
Our residential homes deliver the best possible accommodation where care is provided by highly specialised teams…
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Support
Our specialist care services offer specially adapted, contemporary self-contained independent homes…
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Childcare
Outstanding childcare opportunities from 3 months to 5 years to ensure the perfect nurturing environment…
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Welcome
to Wellgate

Compassion
Independence
Standards
National Learning Disabilities and Autism award logo
The Supported Housing Award
Finalist 2021
National Learning Disabilities and Autism award logo
The Great Autism Practice Award
Finalist 2021
Care Group of the Year Award
Finalist 2021
Registered Manager Award
Finalist 2022
National Learning Disabilities and Autism award logo
Support Worker of the Year Award
Finalist 2022

Our mission
at Wellgate

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.

In conversation
with Kay Brookes

Kay Brookes our Regional Manager at Wellgate, was recently invited to Academy FM, Thanet’s leading community radio station, to tell listeners about the care sector and what it’s like to make care your career.

Specialist areas, with one common goal, to offer the best possible care, enabling people to live life to the full…

Care
“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.”
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Support
“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.”
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Childcare
“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.“

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We employ over 200 staff throughout Wellgate with a broad range of expertise.
Meet our senior team here...

Simon Hill
Simon Hill
Chairman
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Simon is the Chairman of Wellgate and is the founder of 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 as part of the SKILLS programme.
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Jack Eldridge
Jack Eldridge
Managing Director
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Jack is managing director of Wellgate and has extensive experience of managing numerous aspects of the care sector.
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Sally Wheeler
Sally Wheeler
Operations Director
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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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Jonathan Eden
Jonathan Eden
Acquisitions Director
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Jonathan manages our specialist supported living facility acquisitions and adaptations including liaising with care managers and commissioners. Jonathan has an MSc in real estate.
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Andy Denness
Andy Denness
Compliance Director
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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.
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Helen Dyball
Helen Dyball
Head of HR
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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.
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Tara Penn
Regional Manager - North
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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.
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Henry Beynon
Henry Beynon
Project Manager
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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.
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Tom Perry
Tom Perry
Acquisition Executive
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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.
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Amelia Powell
Millie Powell
Project & Marketing Executive
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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.
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Sarah Steyn
Sarah Steyn
Executive Assistant
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Sarah is a highly experienced office manager providing assistance and support to the directors.
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Adam Powell
Adam Powell
Maintenance Manager
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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.
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Tom Saltmer
Tom Saltmer
Accountant
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Tom is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with more than 15 years of experience across the care sector.
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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.”

News from our Wellgate family…

Rest in peace, your majesty
It is with great sadness that we address the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Summer trips to the Mumbles
Lots of visits to the Wellgate holiday home over the summer holiday period with glorious weather.
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Sky dive to raise money for MNP/Wellgate
Vikki from Millfield bravely completed a sky dive to raise money for MNP/Wellgate.
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Our April to June Newsletter
Our April to June 2022 newsletter is now available to view and watch online.
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Wellgate team members enjoy the Mumbles
Elvira from the London office and Sophie from Sandgate enjoy the holiday cottage with their children, nieces and nephews.
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Our January to March newsletter
Our January to March 2022 newsletter is now available to view and watch online.
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Wellgate heard over the airwaves
Kay Brookes our Regional Manager at Wellgate answers questions on the radio about a rewarding career in care.
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Wellgate colleagues enjoy free holiday home
Find out how our colleagues have been enjoying the use of the Wellgate holiday home in The Mumbles...
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Welcome Sally Wheeler
We are thrilled to announce that Sally Wheeler has joined the Wellgate Team as our Operations Director...
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Government restrictions lifted
We are delighted to announce that the government restrictions on visiting loved ones...
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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

35
years in the care industry
30
of our team have now been with Wellgate for more than 5 years
45
annual growth year on year
Wellgate Care
Burnham House
Millfield House
Sandgate Manor
Tristford House
Wellgate Support
Bexhill-on-Sea
New Romney
Sandbach
Stoke on Trent
Wellingborough
Worksop
Wellgate Childcare
My Sunshine Day Nursery
Twinnie Day Nursery
Beaumont House Day Nursery
Little Inventor Montessori
First Swim
Bexhill-on-Sea
The Lodge, St Francis Chase, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
TN39 4HZ
t. 01424 215510
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New Romney
Oak Lodge Road, New Romney, 
Kent, TN28 8BG
t. 01797 330700
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Stoke-on-Trent
Park View, 54-76 Flash Lane,
Stoke on Trent, ST4 5QZ
t. 01270 442 809
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Sandbach
The Old Printers, Wesley Avenue, Sandbach, Cheshire
CW11 1DG
t. 01270 442 809
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Wellingborough
1 High Street, Wellingborough,
Northampton, NN8 4HT
t. 01933 423 189
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Worksop
The Grafton, 157-161 Gateford Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
S80 1UQ
t. 01909 495 055
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Beaumont House Day Nursery
121 Heath Road, Twickenham
TW1 4AZ
t. 020 8712 2297
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First Swim Ltd
92 Queens Road, Twickenham, 
TW1 4ET
t. 07951 936 806
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My Sunshine Day Nursery
35 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, London
SW14 7EZ
t. 0203 583 7978
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My Sunshine Day Nursery
99 White Hart Lane, Barnes,
SW13 0JL
t. 0203 875 6770
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Twinnie Day Nursery
2 Abbey Road, Belvedere, Kent
DA17 5DE
t. 020 8312 2605
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Twinnie Day Nursery
23A Greenwich High Road, London
SE10 8JL
t. 020 7018 0087
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Burnham House
19 Julian Road, Folkestone
CT19 5HW
t. 01303 221 335
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Millfield House
16 Millfield, Folkestone
CT20 1EU
t. 01303 266 446
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Sandgate Manor
46 Military Road, Sandgate, 
Folkestone, CT20 3BH
t. 01303 248 313
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Tristford House
16 Millfield, Folkestone
CT20 1EU
t. 01303 241 720
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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.
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Do you want to make a difference in social care?

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.
Join the club!
We have established a great working culture at Wellgate that sets a high standard for all our employees, encouraging long service and loyalty.

When you join Wellgate you are also welcomed to Club Wellgate offering you the chance to stay for free in our wonderful holiday home in the Mumbles.
Some benefits of Club Wellgate membership include:
  • Exclusive use of a holiday home free of charge for family and friends.
  • Free 24/7/365 access to an online GP for employees and their family.
  • Rewards scheme offering great discounts including supermarkets, high street retailers, restaurants, gyms, computers, cinemas and holidays.
  • Career progression and recognition initiatives.
Click to view the Club brochureClick to view our Employee Handbook

Launching a successful food business in Uganda

Four years ago, we set up the Timu-Timu Bakery in Uganda that now employs 350 people, creating local jobs and careers.
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Kind words from the extraordinary people we support…

“The staff are great they really know me and help me…

My keyworker 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.”
“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.”
Our son has lived at Sandgate Manor, 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.

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