Meet the Team

Our team are passionate about using their experience and skills to make Dayspace an exciting, creative and inclusive environment.

Stuart Lomath

Stuart Lomath

Manager

Stuart has been with Millsted Care since 1997, 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 Griffin

Debbie Griffin

Accountant

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.

Rachel Warren

Rachel Warren

Operations Manager

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 Millsted-Bowdery

Hannah Millsted-Bowdery

Personnel Manager

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.

Georgie Twigg

Georgie Twigg

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!

Tonai Martin

Tonai Martin

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.

Lizzie Penny

Lizzie Penny

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)

Perdita Du Pre (Didi)

Team Leader

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.

Selda Mehmet

Selda Mehmet

Team Leader

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’.

Emma Hawes

Emma Hawes

Team Leader

Team Leader Emma joined Millsted Care in 2018 working at Woodcroft.  Studying at Oxford Brookes, gaining a degree in architecture, she was also a member of the drama society and loves socialising.  

Lesley Swain

Lesley Swain

Dayspace Administrator

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 Scroggs

Julia Scroggs

Dayspace Team

Julia worked in Millsted Care’s residential homes for 8 years before taking time out to have a family. As lead singer in several bands, she returned to Dayspace bringing her passion for singing with her and loves running our Soundspace sessions at Reigate. 

Denise Cornwall

Denise Cornwall

Dayspace Team

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!

Daphne Nolan

Daphne Nolan

Dayspace Team

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.

Ant Broadbent

Ant Broadbent

Dayspace Team

Meet the Jimi Hendrix of Dayspace – so he says! A guitar teacher and lover of all things music, Ant is involved in our Soundspace sessions at Reigate. He loves the great outdoors enjoying many a camping trip, but allows himself a bit of time out for Match of the Day on a Saturday.

Joe Newton

Joe Newton

Dayspace Team

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.

Jenni Botfield

Jenni Botfield

Dayspace Team

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!!