The Team

Martin Carter

Head of Service

Martin Carter

Martin Carter

Head of Service

  • BEd (Hons) – London University
  • NPQH

Martin joined the SENAD Group in February 2013. His role is to lead and develop the range of SENAD services within Herefordshire. This includes Rowden House School, the adult provision within Winslow Court and Cedar Lodge, plus three adult community homes. Martin has over 20 years experience in the field of learning disabilities, including three previous Headships.  He is committed to person-centred approaches and cares passionately about positive outcomes.

Ruth Nolan

Head of Learning

Ruth Nolan

Ruth Nolan

Head of Learning

  • BEd (Hons) – Bath Spa University
  • NVQ 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management

Ruth joined the SENAD group in February 2013. As Head of Learning her role is to create a consistent approach to the development of learning within the SENAD services in Herefordshire, ensuring that each provision is tailored to the individual’s needs. Ruth has over 20 years experience of teaching and senior management in a variety of educational settings. During this time she has developed an empathy and understanding of students’ educational, emotional and social needs and is committed to supporting continuing development, knowledge and understanding for all learners and staff.

Iwona Makal

Head of Care/ Registered Manager

Iwona Makal

Iwona Makal

Head of Care/ Registered Manager

  • Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People
  • Level 3 NCFE Certificate in Management
  • Level 2 award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 5 Diploma Leadership & Management in Social Care

Iwona has worked for Rowden House School since August 2005 and has an extremely good understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable young people with special needs, severe learning difficulties, mental and physical disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour. She takes pride in effective leading, training, supervising and motivating a team. During her 14 years of practice as a Residential Support Work, Key Worker, Shift Leader, Deputy Manager, Senior Residential Manager and now Head of Care/RM, Iwona  has continued to maintain effective working relationships with staff, young people and their families.

Sophie Holmes

Senior Residential Manager

Sophie Holmes

Sophie Holmes

Senior Residential Manager

  • Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare
  • Level 3 in Adults Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 in adults Health and Social Care
  • Train the Trainer in Complex Trauma, Attachment, Child Development and Restraint Reduction

Sophie joined the Rowden team in September 2020. She has worked with children and young people for 5 years, progressing from support worker to registered manager of a small home. Sophie strives to ensure that her knowledge over the years is evidenced in the care of the young people and ensures that staff are motivated, supported and work closely together as a team to meet the young people’s needs.

 

Hannah Gibbs

Senior Residential Manager

Hannah Gibbs

Hannah Gibbs

Senior Residential Manager

  •  Level 3 Health and social care for children and young people

Hannah joined Rowden House School in 2015 as a Residential Support Worker. Over the last 5 years she gained experience and knowledge working with children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders, challenging behaviours and severe learning difficulties. In that period Hannah has effectively maintained positive relationships with staff, external professionals, parents. Hannah is committed to supporting the young people to reach their potential. She has experience as a residential support worker, shift leader, deputy manager and her current role Senior Residential Manager. She is committed to achieve outstanding practise and care passionately about the young people’s outcomes.

Julia Hawkes

Health and Wellbeing Manager

Julia Hawkes

Julia Hawkes

Health and Wellbeing Manager

  • NVQ Healthcare
  • Professional Clinical Skills
  • Award in Education and Training
  • Professional Development in Social Care
  • PRN Medication Administration
  • Allergy and Anaphylactic Care

Julia has worked for Winslow Court for over 11 years. She is the named person for controlled medication and lead trainer/assessor in medication training. In her role she oversees all aspects of medication administration and compliance, liaising with health professionals and staff medication and healthcare training. Her role covers the groups Herefordshire based adult homes; Winslow Court, Cedar Lodge, Park House, Orchard End and Fairfield House. Julia is also responsible for Health and Wellbeing of young people at Rowden House School.