NPT/Swansea East

Gail SummerhayesGail

Area 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 residentials 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

Peter EvansPeter Evans

Service 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.

Rhiannon Rees


Senior support worker

8 years experience in care and education, including a school for children with cerebral palsy and a residential for autism. Rhiannon also speaks BSL sign language, and has a degree in education studies and a NVQ level 3 in health and social care.

Carmarthenshire/Swansea West

Andrew DowneyAndrew Downey

Area Manager for Carmarthenshire/Swansea West and FSW Domiciliary Registered Manager

Andrew has been working in the Health and Social Care sector for 15 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.

Lisa Bennett

Community Childrens Manager 
17 years experience in learning disabilities and brain injury. Lisa has QCF level 3 health and social care btech diploma in pbs