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.
Paul’s is one of our 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.
Senior rota co-ordinator
Since 2018 Barbara has worked in various disciplines within the social care sector. During this time, she has gained a wide-ranging depth of knowledge from both front-line care and management. Barbara says “I prided myself on providing an excellent level of care and support. I care deeply about those I support and care for, I always give 100% and lead by example and encourage offers to follow”. In her spare time Barbara enjoys travel, helping with her grandchildren, gardening and walking.
Cath has over ten years experience in the Care Sector, she began working for Care Dynamics as a Support Worker, a role which she absolutley loved. With amazing dedication, organisation and people skills, Cath was quickly promoted to an office Care Coordinator role. More recently Cath has been promoted to the position of Care Manager. Cath is a natural/caring leader who takes great personal reward from ensurng her team delivers the very best care possible whilst being supported and well led. In her spare time, Cath is an avid reader, she loves music, cooking, the theatre, cinema, yoga and spendiing time with her partner, her twin daughters and her dog, Winnie the Whippet.
Prior to joingin our office team, Amanda has over 40 years expereince in the sector, within medical/clinical, social care, hospitals and supported living. Amanda has supported and cared for peope of all ages and abilities/disabilites. Her focus is to always provide high-quality care no matter the settinig. She is caring, thoughtful, considerate and compassionate, encouraging pthers to be person centred and creative. When not working Amanda enjoys recycling, repurposing and restoring (anything and everything). She also loves cooking, reading, sewing, travel and spending time with her family and friends.
Martin has worked for Care Dynamics since 2016. Prior to joining, he was a Purchasing and Warehouse manager for fourteen years. He wanted to join the care sector following a period caring for his mother. Martin took to it like (in his own words) “a duck to water” because he strongly believes that “caring comes from the heart”. He has been promoted to the position of Outcome Coordinator which he loves because it enables him to make a difference by helping our clients and staff to achieve their goals in life. Outside of work, Martin has three children and two grandchildren, so he has a very busy family life. Martin enjoys cooking, gardening and keeping a happy home, which he says is the most important thing in the world.
Human resources administrator
Ella joined Care Dynamics straight from leaving school and undertook a Business Administration Apprenticeship whilst working with us. Ella enthusiastically learnt all aspects of her crucial role and quickly became an integral member of our team. Ella is “front of house” meeting and greeting customers and colleagues, answering the phone, processing HR documentation and liaising with healthcare professionals. She is a great ambassador and highly thought of by all. When not working Ella likes to socialise with friends and family, visiting restaurants, cinema, travel and shopping.
Business administrator apprentice
Charlotte is currently undertaking a Business Administration Apprenticeship with Care Dynamics. Prior to this she has over seven years’ experience working with children. Using her previous experience, she has many transferable skills. Charlotte has responsibility for ‘front of house’, meeting and greeting customers and carers and answering the phone. She is enthusiastic and passionate about making a difference to people’s lives. When she is not working, she enjoys travelling, eating out and going to the cinema.
Volunteer Customer Trip Advisor
Along with his support workers, Ian explores new places to visit and writes reports to share with other customer’s and their staff. The reports offer new ideas for both good and bad weather activities. Ian rates these locations for cleanliness, accessibility, friendliness, value for money etc. Prior to this Ian helped out in the office with varies administration roles. Ian also previously volunteered at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, guiding visitors around the hospital. Ian really enjoyed this role because he likes meeting and helping people.
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.