Meet the Team
Our team are passionate about using their experience and skills to make Dayspace an exciting, creative and inclusive environment.
Stuart has been with Millsted Care for 20 years, initially helping to open our first residential home. His care industry qualifications include NVQ levels 3 & 4, the A1 Assessor’s Award and the Registered Managers Award. Having supported many residents to access day services, he jumped at the chance to help create a dynamic, person-centred day provision. Stuart is an experienced musician and cook.
Debbie brings her many years of accounting and credit control experience to Millsted Care after working for a variety of large and small firms and running her own small practice. Debbie enjoys music and dancing and spending time with her family.
As a member of the Millsted family, Rachel grew up helping out at Millsted Care’s residential homes. She helped launch Dayspace in 2010, before taking time out to train as a midwife. She has since returned to Millsted Care as Operations Manager. Rachel plays bass guitar and sings in a barbershop chorus.
Hannah has grown up within Millsted Care, allowing her an excellent insight into the care industry. She left her role as a London-based financial recruiter to become Millsted Care’s HR Manager. Hannah enjoys running, singing and performing in musicals.
Marketing & Comms Manager
Georgie spent ten years working at a Marketing agency, before becoming a freelance marketing consultant & copy writer. With a love of music, Georgie enjoys attending concerts & music festivals and is not embarrassed to admit to a bit of karaoke participation!
Deputy Manager - Caterham
Deputy Manager at Dayspace Caterham, Tonai has worked within the care industry for many years and comes to Dayspace from a supported living home in Surrey. Tonai’s skills lie in supporting individuals with challenging behaviours to lead fulfilling, active lives. Tonai enjoys cooking, keeping fit and caring for her family.
Deputy Manager - Reigate
Now Deputy Manager of Dayspace Reigate – Lizzie joined Dayspace in 2017 after working at Westhaven. With a love of singing, dancing & drama, Lizzie teaches drama in her spare time at Croydon Contact. Revealing her competitive side, Lizzie loves playing board games & taking part in a good pub quiz with her friends!
Perdita Du Pre (Didi)
Team Leader Perdita is a creative soul. With a degree in English & Creative writing, Perdita now spends her spare time writing and performing light comedy. A trained ballerina until she went off to university, Perdita also loves to dance.
Team Leader Christian, joined Dayspace earlier this year having been involved in his families residential care business for a number of years. In his ‘spare time’ Christian plays professional football for Woking FC and is studying Physiotherapy at Uni.
Team Leader Jess joined Millsted Care in 2017. With a multitude of talents, Jess speaks French and Albanian and plays the piano, guitar and the ukulele. She loves reading and is currently studying English at Uni.
Lesley, our super-efficient office administrator is a trained physio therapist and in a previous life travelled the globe in her customer service role for the airlines. In her spare time Lesley oozes creativity painting furniture, drawing and cooking.
Julia worked in Millsted Care’s residential homes for 8 years before taking time out to have a family. She’s returned to run Soundspace on Thursdays and do some cooking on a Tuesday! Singing has always been a passion and Julia has been in several bands over the years.
With her experience working in schools as a catering assistant and her love of socialising, Denise enjoys sharing her skills in sessions such as Bakespace. When not at Dayspace, she enjoys spending time with her family & her dog & cat!
Working in the NHS for 30 years, Daphne led an Alternative Communication Department, working closely with Speech and Language therapists to develop language skills using tools such as Makaton. Taking groups of adults with a learning disability on long rambles, Daphne continues to enjoy rambling today.
Selda brings her many talents, which include singing, cooking and painting, to the mix – which means that she is one of our most versatile team members. Selda leads many different sessions, from Bakespace to Pamperspace, which has been affectionately coined ‘Selda’s Spa’.
Sarah is our very own Nigella! Having worked in catering all her life, her experience shines through in our bakespace sessions. Sarah loves all things craft and enjoys singing, dancing and reading in her spare time.
Joe is our resident thespian with many acting credits from stage and screen to his name. Creativity runs through his blood and as an accomplished musician and composer to boot, our Dayspace customers really benefit from Joe’s experience.
Jay began her career compiling window displays in the West End and working as an assistant producer on documentaries. However, she lists her most rewarding work as her time spent working with adults with a learning disability and challenging behaviour. Jay has a passion for dancing, world music and writing.
Jenni is another creative whizz! A former primary school teacher and mentor, she loves everything arty. In her spare time Jenni likes to make her own clothes, and has even made a couple of wedding dresses!!
Drawing and painting since she can remember, Priyanka has a degree in Visual Communications & has experience working in film making art departments. Priyanka loves sharing tips and techniques in our Createspace sessions every week.