Meet the Adorno Community Day Centre team and learn about our mission/vision
My social care career started in 2008 when I took a part time job as a support worker for vulnerable children and adults in both residential and respite settings. I also have experience of resettling people back into their own homes after rehabilitation for an acquired brain injury. After graduating from University I went on to gain a Diploma in Leadership and Management as well as being involved in a number of project and programme management roles. During this time, my grandmother developed Alzheimer’s Disease and was provided with less than adequate social support, despite the expensive care home fees! As I lost my own mother aged 9, this was particularly devastating as my grandmother and I were very close. This spurred me on to, one day, look to improve social support for vulnerable people. After a brief spell in marketing, and the birth of my first daughter, Adorno Companions was established.
Day Centre Coordinator
Mark joined our team in July 2019 and has been matched with two male clients with dementia. Together with Mark, the clients have enjoyed snooker, exercises classes, visits to coffee shops, walks in the countryside and jigsaws at home in colder months. Mark now runs our three Activity Club venues, as well as conducting initial consultations with our clients and on-boarding our newest Companions.