Meet The Team

Meet our senior management Team

Vanessa Clarke

Residential Manager – Millsted Care

Vanessa joined Millsted Care in 2004 working as a night support worker at Westhaven. Since then she has progressed through the leadership roles and has been residential manager since 2019.

Vanessa loves to bake and particularly loves the decorating process. She made a wedding cake for two of our residents and is often asked to create amazing edible delights for her friends.

Never happier then when she is in the company of her family,  Vanessa also loves to read and go on country walks. 


Lizzie Penny

Positive Behaviour Support Lead – Millsted Care

Lizzie has worked for Millsted Care since 2016, starting as a Support Worker at Westhaven and working her way up and moving over to Dayspace as Deputy Manager.

Lizzie has a Degree in Psychology and Counselling  and has been able to draw on her experience for her latest role.

In her spare time, Lizzie loves playing Dungeons and Dragons and is a Trustee for Croydon Contacts, a charity for adults with  a learning disability. 

David Harries-Rees

Operations Manager – Millsted Care

Starting out as a support worker for Millsted Care, David quickly decided he wanted to make a career in the care industry. Proving his organisational and ‘getting the job done’ skills he moved into his latest role.

David loves racket sports, and his claim to fame is  falling over on live television in the middle of Centre Court at Wimbledon when he was a ball boy.

What DO people say about us?

“People’s independence was promoted by staff”

Care Quality Commission, 2016 report

“Staff are caring, very welcoming and attentive to all service user needs.”

Resident’s family member

“Staff go the extra mile to arrange suitable outings.”

Resident’s family member

“Provides excellent care and quality of living standards”

Advocate for resident