High-end care provider Wellgate Care, which specialises in support for young people and adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, has appointed a new Director of Care after acquiring Folkestone-based MNP Group in May.
The Group appointed Debbie Smith, who has more than 20 years of experience in health and social care, to drive forward the quality of the services and ensure the providers’ expansion. Her role will involve growing the business, identifying new opportunities and developing relationships with local authorities. Debbie’s career spans roles with a number of leading care and support providers including Avenues Group, CMG, and Craegmoor as well as serving as a Senior Manager within three housing associations.
Debbie said: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining Wellgate as the company develops and progresses with its ambitious plans for the future. MNP Group was built on the principles of delivering the very best care for the people they support and I’m looking forward to continuing this alongside the excellent team we already have in place.”
Jack Eldridge, Wellgate Care Managing Director, added: “We’re delighted to have Debbie serve as Director of Care and contribute her expertise to Wellgate in this new role. Debbie has an exceptional track record for adding value for care and support providers. Her involvement is key to growth and success as we move forward and we’re excited for her to be on board.”
The company has also hired Andy Denness who joins Wellgate Care as Compliance Director to assist with the growth of the business.