Meet The Team

Meet our senior management Team

Vanessa Clarke at Westhaven

Vanessa Clarke

Residential Manager, Millsted Care

After starting her career as a qualified nursery nurse, Vanessa came to Millsted Care in 2004 as a Support Worker. Following extensive training, Vanessa became Deputy Manager of Westhaven and is now Residential Manager for Millsted Care thanks, in part to her great rapport with the residents and her team.

Vanessa’s skills include baking and cake decoration and she has made many birthday cakes for service users over the years, including a fabulous Tardis for our resident Doctor Who fan.

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. a

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