Family Support Wales has a core team of professionals that are available to offer a comprehensive and professional assessment and training process.

Between us we have a wide range of experience and skills available for children and adults with complex needs and diagnosis.

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If you would like to find out more about our assessment and training options please contact us.

Dr Joanna M. Davies CPsychol

I am a Psychologist based in South Wales.

I have a background of experience as a Specialist Autism Practitioner, Multi Sensory Impairment (MSI) Specialist and Additional Learning Needs Professional. As a psychologist, with a specialist research interest in the overlap between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attachment Difficulties, I have explored a range of aspects around neurodevelopmental issues. This informs my support strategies and better outcomes for children with complex needs.

Since 2000, I have provided a number of specialised interventions and educational provision to children with complex difficulties. Family well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help through the obstacles that we can work to reduce.

Peter Evans

Peter EvansService Manager and Learning and Development Manager

Peter previously worked in a large care home in Merthyr before working with children and young adults with Family Support Wales.  Peter completed senior work during his time at the home. He completed and updated service care plans. Peter has been service manager for FSW and has recently started taking on the role of Learning Development Manager. Peter is qualified to QCF level 5 adult health and social care, TAQA, PTLLS and he is currently FSW manual handling trainer. Peter oversees FSW training and compliance process.

Andrew Downey

Andrew DowneyArea Manager for Carmarthenshire/Swansea West and FSW Domiciliary Registered Manager

Andrew has been working in the Health and Social Care sector for 18 years. Andrew started his career working in EMI Nursing Care and then moved on to work for the NHS supporting individuals with complex needs while completing his Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Since 2013 Andrew has been working in the Domiciliary Care Sector supporting Adults, Children and Young People with complex needs. Andrew has worked his way up from Support worker, Senior support worker, Team Leader and Assistant Care Manager with various agencies. In 2015 Andrew completed a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services and gained his dual registration with Social Care Wales as a Domiciliary Care Manger and Adult Home Manager. In 2016 Andrew completed an ILM level 4 award to compliment his management qualification and further his knowledge of business development. Andrew is very proud that he has been involved with two start up businesses in Carmarthenshire and prides himself on driven results and providing the highest standard of care to all individuals.

Gail Summerhayes

GailArea Manager for Neath Port Talbot and Swansea East and FSW Person in charge for children under 12 years

Employed by Family Support Wales as Person In Charge Family support Wales Neath/Swansea. The manager has previously worked for 12 years as Qualified Registered Manager in therapeutic residential/education home for Private sector, opened several residential homes for looked after children with Social, Educational and Behavioural Difficulties. And an additional 3 years for local authority as a Registered Manger for two Children’s residential homes; one for looked after children with learning disabilities, which the Manager opened and the other a short break placement for Children with Learning disabilities and complex Health.


  • BA Hons Public Services
  • NVQ 4 Leadership and Management Care Services
  •  NVQ 3 Heath social care Children and young people
  •  NVQ 2 in Children Care and early education
  •  A Level’s: English, maths, Psychology
  •  Brief solution focus therapy
  •  Introduction to Dialectic behaviour therapy
  •  Therapeutic play/life story work

Clive Pearce

Clive PearceResponsible Individual

26 years of public and private sector service to children, adults and elderly people. NVQ5 and ILM5