Meet the Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home team

Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:

Nicki Hockly

General Manager

Hi, my name is Nicki Hockly and I am the General Manager here at Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home. Welcome to our website!

I have worked for Barchester Healthcare since 2009 across three homes and became the Deputy Manager here in February 2018, then General Manager January 2019.

I am passionate about my job and am an advocate for promoting person-centered care for the individuals we support. I offer guidance and support to our team of Nurses, Senior Carers and Care Assistants, with the aim of providing a happy, friendly and welcoming workplace.

I am responsible for ensuring that a high standard of care is maintained and delivered to residents whilst respecting privacy, dignity and choices. 

Katherine Evans

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Kath and I am the Deputy Manager here at Plas-Y-Dderwen Care Home.

I started working for Barchester Healthcare in 2017 as an RGN and became a Senior Nurse in 2018. In January 2019 I was promoted to Deputy Manager. I support the General Manager and I offer guidance and support to our whole team in an effort to provide a happy, friendly and welcoming workplace.

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Nuala Reilly-Thomas

Head of Unit - Teifi Community

My name is Nuala, I have worked as a nurse for over 20 years and I have worked in all areas of mental health nursing. In respect to my current employment I am unit nurse manager for our Dementia community. I am deeply passionate in improving holistic care for our residents suffering with Dementia. My Ethos is to promote individuality and independents where possible for our residents.

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Lewis Slaven

Residential Unit Manager

I am the Residential Unit Manager for our Towy community here at Plas-Y-Dderwen. I started as a Carer here and, over the years, I have worked my way up to my current role.

I like to feel that I use my experiences throughout my time here to have a greater understanding of the residents, their loved ones and the carers I work with.

My job requires me to be responsible for the well-being of any residential residents we have here on our Towy community, whilst also enforcing policies and mentoring the staff to their highest potential.

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Andrew Whitmarsh

Head of Unit - Towy Community

Hi my name is Andy and I’ve been a nurse for 8 years, 7 of those years I’ve been here at Plas Y Dderwen. During my time here I have worked on the different units of the home and I feel that gives me a varied approach when it comes to our residents and their needs. I am now Head of unit for our Towy community.

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Phillippa Williams

Administrator

Hi, my name is Phillippa, and I am the Administrator here at Plas-Y-Dderwen.

Lorraine Kitchin

Activities Coordinator

My name is Lorraine and I have worked as Activities Coordinator for a year now at Plas Y Dderwen in Carmarthen. I have always worked with people and I use the skills I have picked up over this time to bring smiles and happiness to everyone. I thoroughly enjoy my role and not one day is ever the same. I work with a fantastic team of people we are like one big happy home staff and residents together.

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Lorraine and Ben

Activities Team

Lorraine and Ben are the activities team at Plas Y Dderwen, they understand that activities coordinators play a central role in delivering purposeful activities that stimulate residents and improve their wellbeing. Key to this is the belief that all activities must be purposeful and catered to the individual, activity are important for all residents and particularly for those people living with dementia.

Our activities team plan out their activities to get the most out of a person’s abilities whilst also encouraging them to try new experiences.

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Hefin Jones

Head Chef

Hefin has worked at Plas-Y-Dderwen since 2012 and ensures that residents get a good choice of food, which is always cooked to a high standard and is nutritious.

Salv Auditano

Head of Maintenance

Hi my name is Salv, I have worked for Plas Y Dderwen as head of maintenance for a number of years now and my main role is to oversee the department to make sure the home and its contents continue to function as they need to.

 

Kerry Reynolds

Head of Housekeeping

Hi my name is Kerry and I am the head of housekeeping here at Plas Y Dderwen, I have worked for Barchester for nine years and my role is to ensure the home is cleaned to a high standard, and to support my team and the residents that live with us.

Jill the Cat!

Jill the Cat!

Pet Therapist

This is Jill, the home's pet cat. Jill is key in making Plas-Y-Dderwen a real home from home for those we support. She can regularly be found lazing at someones' feet or in their lap! Jill will soon appear in her very own calendar and is looking forward to the fame this will bring her in the local community!

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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01267 853 002

All other calls

01267 221 235

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

Useful downloads

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