Meet The Team!

Mark Durman
Director

My job is to make sure that everything My Day does is budgeted for and planned so that we can offer the best service whilst making sure we can pay all our bills. I look after all the Hub rentals, the vehicles, the day to day book keeping, payroll, pensions, purchasing, invoicing and all the things that go on behind the scenes that are important but not usually seen. My ambition is to make sure that the company, the staff, our students and our suppliers are all happy, secure and safe and that My Day is in a position to always offer the best service and support for both students and staff for now and the future.

Lucy Durman
Director

I have always worked within the Health and Social Care sector, supporting adults with Learning Disabilities. With over 20 years of experience as a Day Service Manager working for Somerset County Council, I am passionate about good standards of support, community engagement, activities and steps to independence. My core values and experience gave me the confidence to set up My Day Care Services in 2015. I am so proud of creating a company which is committed to providing the best possible service to all our customers. Outside of work, I enjoy baking, I have 2 children, Monty and Beatrix and a small pet dog called Fizz, they keep me busy in my spare time.

Management and Administration

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Rachael Delafield
Operations Manager

I have worked in the health care sector since 2007, starting off in the NHS, building a wide range of knowledge and skills. I started to enjoy studying when I joined a training company in 2018 where I gained qualifications in dementia, mental health, behaviours that challenge and management and leadership. My Most recent achievements have been working in care homes specialising in implementing policies, procedures, compliance and governance preparing the home ready for inspection, bringing homes up from a rating of inadequate to good in all areas.

Wenda Hobbs
Service Manager

I joined the My Day Team as the newly appointed Service Manager in December 2019 and it has certainly been a challenging first year! I am passionate about working towards an inclusive society where our students have the support they need, the opportunity to have a good life and for their disability to be turned into ability. Currently I am working alongside the amazing staff team at the various hubs who are all very excited developing unique person- centered experiences for our students and where everybody dreams BIG!

Cath Bradley
Administrator

Hello all! I help to run the Oakwood Hub and spend part of my time hands on getting involved with all sorts of activities working alongside our students and staff. The rest of the time I help to organise things behind the scenes sorting out community projects, volunteer placements, and sourcing new activities and ideas. I also oversee the ASDAN courses which give our students the chance to gain valuable life skills and pursue their interests. I love the fact that every day is different for me!

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Monty Durman
IT & Administrator

Hi! I work with My Day part-time to ensure the smooth operation of all our IT systems. You'll either find me creating databases, fixing computers or telling people to "Turn it off and on again". I also help out with general administration, creating spreadsheets and filing systems.

Team Leaders

Alison Cooper
The Barn

I joined My Day in 2018 and am a Team Leader at the Barn Hub. I support our lovely students doing woodwork, gardening, work based activities and supporting them to complete ASDAN courses. I have had 35 years of experience in working with people with learning disabilities from lots of different backgrounds and feel very proud to be working at My Day.

Andrea Porter
Bridgwater

I joined My Day in February 2019. I am currently the Team Leader at our beautiful, idyllic Bridgwater Hub. I am also the Dysphasia Link Worker which involves liaising with other care professionals to support students with their eating and drinking needs. It is lovely to support students to access their local community.

Melissa Avis
Staplegrove

I support the Conquest Hub, where we develop independent skills in animal care, horticulture, and basic equine skills. I really enjoy supporting individuals in learning new skills and building up their confidence. I love being outside and supporting nature based learning.

Samantha Burdon
Conquest

I started life at My Day as a volunteer in September 2015 and am now Team Leader at our Conquest Hub. Here I support some wonderful students in a variety of activities including horse care, small animal care, gardening, woodwork, arts and crafts and various ASDAN courses. I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and to help them make choices.

Ruth Mooney
Oaks

I began working at My Day in 2015 as the Duty Manager. My main responsibilities are supporting our students and staff and ensuring the day runs smoothly!! I spend part of my time liaising with families, carers, college students and their tutors, new referrals, and other professionals. I thoroughly enjoy taking part in various activities and getting to spend time with all our students. I love having fun and bringing laughter to the day!

Support Workers

Bridget Marsh
Support Worker

I joined My Day in 2019 as Community Support Worker, after many years in residential support, and am currently based in our Bridgwater Hub. Every day is different, offering new opportunities and experiences. I like being with people and enjoy supporting and encouraging the students to maintain and develop their individual skills. My role includes running the Beehive Cafe and supporting students to stay healthy through regular swimming and gym sessions.

Claire Wiggins
Support Worker

Information coming soon...

Debbie Bentley
Support Worker

I began working as a Community Support Worker at My Day nearly 4 years ago and the time has flown by! I particularly enjoy supporting students with baking, crafts, games, day trips and drama sessions. My Day is like an extended family; caring and supporting individuals to learn and grow as well as having lots of fun and laughter.

Debra Cooper
Support Worker

I have worked in both residential and supported living for the last 15 years and have recently joined My Day as a 1:1 Support Worker. Both staff and students have been very welcoming, and staff are very motivated and put students at the centre of everything they do. It is clear how happy everyone is, and I now would not want to work anywhere else.

Donna Squire
Support Worker

I have worked at My Day since November 2018 as a Community Support Worker. My main role is to provide 1-1 support for students helping them to engage in their various interests. I also support their individual physical needs including any physio requirements.

Elaine Thorne
Support Worker

I initially started working at My Day in January 2017 as a support worker and then later as a support worker on the relief team. I left to complete my teacher training and I have been working in a school for the last couple of years. I am excited to return to working at My Day. Having worked in Social Care for the last twenty years I love the ethos and culture here and that every day I get the opportunity to ensure that the students voices are listened to and their passions and interests are harnessed. I am looking forward to using my teacher training to support the provision of the Asdan qualification to our students.

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Freya Walker
Support Worker

I am a support worker at My Day based at the Oaks hub. After only a couple days of work experience with the centre, I could see what a special place it is and I was keen to join the team as an employee. I am off to university this year to get my degree in primary school teaching, so I will be continuing some relief work in my spare time. I love the fun and laughter that we have My Day and I enjoy helping the learners be the best versions of themselves.

James Delaney
Support Worker

I have been working for My Day since January 2017 as a Community Support Worker. One of my main roles within the team is to support students to access the local community and with volunteer work placements. I am passionate about supporting students with meaningful activities and enjoy sharing my passion for arts and crafts to help develop and bring out the student’s creative side.

James Marshall
Support Worker

I started working at My Day in 2020. I am a Community Support Worker based at the Bridgwater Hub. I am passionate about promoting independence, a person centred approach and supporting individuals to understand and manage their emotions.

Jan Crocker
Support Worker

I have worked for My Day for nearly five years. I enjoy all aspects of my job especially working 1:1 with a student supporting them to meet their individual needs. I also like working with small groups of students helping them to express themselves through the various activities they choose. One of my favourite activities is music; we have taken part in many performances, including performing in Taunton town centre and local nursing homes.

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Karen Chubb
Support Worker

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Karen Evans
Support Worker

I have only been working at My Day since the beginning of October 2020 so am still finding my feet! I work mainly 1:1 with a lovely lady at My Day but enjoy joining in with group activities at the Oakwood Hub when I can. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming since I started here, and I am looking forward to getting involved with all the lovely projects that are planned for the future.

Karen Smout
Support Worker & 1-2-1 Coordinator

I am the 1-2-1 Co-Ordinator, and enjoy working 1-1 with students. I am proud of the high quality of support we are able to offer individuals. I have a passion for offering meaningful activities, no matter what challenges some students may have. My Day focuses on ability, not disability.

Linsey Attree
Support Worker

I have worked in residential care for nearly 17 years and have joined the Barn as a part time Community Support Worker. Already I can see that all the staff bring something different to the job yet work so well as a team. I am very happy to be a part of that and look forward to learning so much from them all.

Lynn Stone
Support Worker

I have worked at My Day for nearly 6 years now. I support the town visits where we learn and practice money skills and use public transport. I enjoy our swimming sessions and our community trips. I also run the cooking lunch group each week where the students keep me on my toes! I enjoy working at My Day as every day brings a challenge in a positive way.

Martin Vickery
Support Worker & Transport Coordinator

I started working for My Day in December 2018 as a Community Support Worker. I feel that my 21 years of experience in the care industry enables and empowers the students in my sessions one of which I teach Karate. I have taught the students basic blocks, strikes and self-defence techniques. The improvements I have seen in just under a year is amazing and all the students looks forward to it so do I!

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Martin Barter
Support Worker

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Michael Shorney
Support Worker

I joined My Day in 2020 as a Community Support Worker based at the Studio Hub. I support the students with a range of activities, particular with the ASDAN courses that teach the students the valuable life skills they may need. I like to promote independence and having a person centred approach. I am particular looking forward to meeting the students I have not had chance to meet yet.

Millie Dunning
Support Worker

Having completed my college course which involved a year’s placement at My Day and absolutely loved every minute of it! I have now joined the team as an Assistant Community Support Worker in 2020. I am based at the Oakwood Hub and really enjoy organising baking sessions for our students as well as getting involved with art based activities.

Natalie Kinsella
Support Worker

My name is Natalie.I have many years of experience in care both professionally and personally, I have a 19yr old daughter who has autism and learning disabilities. Although I have only been at My Day for a few weeks I feel so privileged and excited for my new role. It is exciting to work for a company who are so deeply person centred in all they do and deliver to each and every student. My passion is communication in all forms: AAC, symbols, signs… I also enjoy cooking/baking, crafts and music. I look forward to getting to know you all better over the next few months.

Natalie Wills
Support Worker

I have had the privilege of working part time at My Day since 2017. I am passionate about my work and would like to think that I bring an element of fun, experience, and compassion to the team. I am involved with supporting students on a 1-1 basis as well as in group activities. Every day is different as I support sessions including music therapy, bread making, nature based walks and a volunteering group outdoors experiencing all types of weather! Knowing I have made a difference and contributed to somebody’s day is the most rewarding part of my job. Being a member of the My Day team is like one big family!

Penny Watson
Support Worker

I have worked as a Community Support Worker for My Day since 2015. Over the years I have worked with many of the students in a variety of activities. These include crafts, life skills, supporting community placements, outdoor activities and 1-1 support. I really enjoy working at My Day as it is a pleasure to work with such a skilled staff group. It is also great to see how the students develop with the support and caring environment that My Day offers. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the team. I now work as part of the relief team.

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Polly Booth
Support Worker

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Richard Godden
Support Worker

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Samantha Porter
Support Worker

I have recently joined My Day as a Community Support Worker in the Rainbow Hub. I especially enjoy the weekly dancing sessions as it is lovely to see how happy and relaxed the students are. It is great to be part of a team which is so welcoming, friendly, and caring- we are all like one big happy family!

Sam Fidler
Support Worker

I’m passionate about developing the independence of students and supporting people in fulfilling any aspirations they have. In my own time I enjoy Filmmaking, Music Festivals, going out in my van, walking and reading.

Sarah Dobson
Support Worker

I have recently joined My Day as a Community Support Worker after many years of working in supported living in Bridgwater. I am currently supporting students on a 1:1 basis at the Bridgwater Hub and I am really enjoying getting to know the students and staff. The whole of My Day have been very welcoming and it feels like one big happy family!

Sarah Rose
Support Worker

Hi my name is Sarah and I’ve recently joined My Day as a support worker at the Staplegrove Hub. I have an uncle with learning disabilities and a son with autism so have many years of personal experience in care as well as previous experience in residential care. I’ve only been here a few weeks but I’m already really enjoying my new role. Spending time with and helping support such wonderful people is one of the most rewarding experiences and I feel very grateful for the opportunity to help people from all walks of life achieve their goals and ambitions. Sarah.

Tina Hucker
Support Worker

I started at My Day in February 2021 as a Community Support Worker. I have many years experience supporting adults with learning disabilities within supported living. I enjoy socialising and joining in on team events. I love spending time with my family and friends, and going on trips and holidays.

Vicky Watts
Support Worker

I have been a Community Support Worker here at My Day since 2015. During my week I can be found supporting our students with community based activities, volunteer placements, and on a 1:1 basis at our Oakwood Hub and out in the community. My favourite part of my role is watching our students achieve new goals and learn new skills.