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.
Director & registered manager
Founding joint director, Cheryl comes from a very similar 25 years 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 traveling 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’!
Customer relations /operations manager
Educated to management level, Carlo has over 10 years management experience within adult social care. Passionate about making a difference, he has a track record of defining desired outcomes and implementing practical strategy, delivering this by nurturing and motivating individuals and teams. He has experience of leading teams and developing services for people with a learning disability including supported living, community-based day services and floating support.
Away from work Carlo enjoy spending time with partner Tracey, his daughter and friends, as well as watching the mighty Bradford City.
Sheaner comes from a background of Management in both care settings and the food industry. She has worked within varied environments including: supported employment, respite services, day services, residential settings and supported living. Her experience comes from both supporting individuals directly as well as managing staff teams. For 10 years, Sheaner worked in a Quality Development and Auditioning role in the non-profit care sector, which involved developing and delivering training packages. She is experienced in rota management, staff management, appraisal and managing a service that supports people who have needs that may challenge.
Sheaner is married to her partner and has a two year old little girl and a puppy! In her spare time Sheaner enjoys making pieces of stained glass, walks with the dog, DIY, pub quizzes, reading and sudoku.
Senior rota coordinator
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.
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).
Chris has over 20 years’ experience of working as an administrator in the public sector for Social Services. Initially with Adult services then children’s services. She is committed to providing good quality customer services to both staff and customers. Her spare time is spent with family and friends, dining, drinking and dancing.
Cynthia has many years’ administration experience in both the public and private sectors, initially in customer services and more recently in personnel. Cynthia is a cheerful, committed person who enjoys her job and provides good quality customer service to both customers and staff.
Her interests are her family and friends and enjoys going for long walks in the country with her husband and dog. Cynthia also enjoys a good film preferably a thriller. With 9 grandchildren she also gets lots of experience child minding and enjoys every moment.
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.