Who We Are
Care Dynamics Yorkshire was founded in March 2011 by Cheryl Dibbin and Donna Gott. Both Cheryl and Donna have worked in the Social Care Field for over 25 years with various customer groups including older people, people with a learning disability, people with physical disabilities, people who have an acquired brain injury, residential, nursing and supported living. Both Cheryl and Donna have extensive experience in setting up services through to managing a large dispersed staff team. They have worked in partnership with other large organisations and individuals.
Having worked in the Social Care setting for 25 years, Donna’s roles have included working with older people, people with a learning disability, mental health problems, acquired brain injuries and people with physical disabilities. Donna has managed large staff teams with responsibilities for supervision, appraisal, auditing, budget responsibilities, quality assurance and worked with external professionals such as social workers and commissioners. After opting for voluntary redundancy, together with Cheryl they decided to “make a difference” and therefore founded Care Dynamics Yorkshire. They are passionate and enthusiastic about their dream. Their customers are at the centre of what they do. Donna is married to Chris and they have two children. In her spare time Donna takes part in fundraising for Cancer Research UK The Peter Andre Fund.
Founding joint Director, Cheryl comes from a very similar 25years Social Care sector background and is equally passionate about the quality of service that CDY provides. Cheryl is an enthusiastic and committed professional with extensive experience in managing and setting up services for people with a learning disability within Social Care. Cheryl’s roles have included working with people with a learning disability, mental health problems, acquired brain injuries and people with physical disabilities She is focused on the delivery of results whilst maintaining high customer standards. Cheryl places great emphasis on the ethos that the “customer comes first” and firmly believes that everything we do should be “customer driven” and directly aimed at improving the lives of those we provide care and support to. Cheryl lives with her partner and two children and enjoys spending time at home or travelling with her family.
The Office Team
With over 25 years’ experience in providing product and services into all healthcare sectors, Nick has a wealth of knowledge that he brings to co-ordinate our business activities. A qualified Office Manager and former Commercial Manager, Nick’s experiences have supported us to build strong foundations in which to support and further our goals. Initially responsible for installing efficient office procedures, collating staff files, marketing and sales, Nick plays an integral part in our further development and expansion. Nick enjoys all outdoor activities (particularly camping with the children), travel, playing football, reading, DIY and restoring old Raleigh Tomahawk bicycles. When not at work he can usually been found “playing in his shed”!
Paul’s is one of our Senior Care Coordinators. He has gained vast experience within the care sector having worked for 18 years as a care assistant, senior care, and deputy manager of a large residential service in Leeds. He has also worked as a NVQ assessor in the care sector and has the D32/33 Assessors award. Paul offers a professional service to all clients and prides himself in his meticulous approach to everything he undertakes. He is committed to providing the best quality service possible to all concerned. In his spare time he is a fanatical FC Halifax Town fan (and has been for over 40 years). Paul also enjoys playing Crown Green Bowls, holidays and spending time with his family.
Rudo Chengeta is our company’s Quality Assurance Manager with more than 10 years’ experience in adult social care and support work where from she has gained a vast wealth of qualifications and skills including NVQ 2 & 3 in Adult Social Care.
Rudo has worked as a personal assistant, care assistant, support worker, hospital health assistant, senior carer, team leader, risk assessor and care co-ordinator for several leading care homes, domiciliary companies, care agency companies, hospitals and private customers. She has worked as a personal assistant to different clients in their homes or hospital wards and crafted and overseen the implementation of several healthcare plans and strategies.
It is her passion to make a difference in many people’s lives and she feels honoured to be recognised in different care awards including the prestigious 2007 British Council Chevening Scholarship award (by the U.K Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for talented professionals with leadership qualities to develop their skills).
In her career, Rudo has also recently scooped several awards including the 2013 Care Dynamics Yorkshire (CDY) honorary award, 2013 Care Dynamics Yorkshire (CDY) team-working award. Rudo has got vast knowledge of CQC standards and health care regulations. She really enjoys working and supporting needy people, going to church, puzzles, skittles, reading and loves playing with her children.
Having worked for many years as a credit controller within the retail sector, Cath has a huge amount of experience in logistics and a wealth of organisational skills. Cath is one of our rota coordinators so her previous customer interaction experience is extremely elevant and useful. Before joining the office team, Cath undertook full care training and worked “in the field” for some time to fully understand the requirements of her role. Cath and her partner have twin girls who take up much of their time. Cath is an avid reader (when not busy with her family).
We believe that the very best care and support comes from motivated and enthusiastic staff, CDY believe the training and development of our staff is paramount to the quality and support of care we provide. We encourage our staff to develop their skills and advance their careers. Each customer and their circle of support are actively encouraged to recruit and select their own staff; CDY can provide the following:
- Team Leaders
- Personal Assistants
- Care / Support Workers
Each employee has an individual comprehensive training plan to include:
- Full Induction
- The Care Certificate
- Learning Disability Awareness
- First Aid
- Safer people Handling
- Breakaway techniques (if required)
- Health and Safety including risk management
- Equality and Diversity
- Safeguarding Children/Adults
- Food Hygiene
- Person centred approaches
- Supporting people with finances
- Record Keeping
- Mental Capacity Act
- Health & Social Care level 2/3/4
- Peg feed and stoma care
- Infection control
- Epilepsy Awareness
On request additional training can be provided to meet the customers’ needs.