Marta Martin Barrios
Marta is a qualified social worker with a wealth of experience, a significant portion of which was gained in her native country of Spain.
As the Care Coordinator, Marta is responsible for supporting service users with learning disability and/or autism spectrum disorders. She monitors and completes care assessments and reviews these accordingly to meet service user needs. Marta also provides coping strategies and person-centred tools to promote independent living.
Every service user receives a minimum of seven weekly one to one visits from Marta. During these visits she reviews their needs, any issues they’re experiencing, their progress and any concerns they may have. Marta then acts upon these, in line with the service user care plan, and liaises with the relevant professionals as needed. Marta always ensures the service user’s needs are at the forefront of their care and that outcomes are achieved as necessary.
Depending on the service user’s care plan, Marta creates crisis plans which are person-centred and accessible by the service user, along with easy-read care programme approach, to support the service user’s own review meetings. These plans are shared and understood by all care staff to put in effect as soon as the need arises.
Marta also works hand in hand with Management to ensure that care is coordinated and very well implemented at all levels and by all staff at Versita Care Ltd. Marta ensures that the service user support and care package is proportionate to their needs.
Paddy-Kings Esalo Esalo
Director of Mental Health Services
Paddy has a BSc (Hon) Mental Health (RMN), a postgraduate Certificate Dual Diagnosis and an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes. He has over twenty years of post-qualification experience in the assessment and treatment of people with mental health problems, including forensic patients. This has been developed through his extensive work within both the National Health Service, Private Sector, Thames Valley Police, Inpatient Hospitals and Community.
In recent years, Paddy has been in working as Mental Health / Dual Diagnosis Lead with Thames Valley Police Street Triage as well as Senior Nurse with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIPS). During this period, Paddy provided hands on work with service users as well as provide staff training and supervision to junior staff members and other specialist mental health practitioners across services.
Paddy collaborated in establishing Street Triage Team Service with TVP in 2015. The Service was successful to the extent that in 2016, it won an award with Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Trust for innovation and integrated work. Paddy works in close collaboration with Thames Valley Police (TVP) officers in assessing people presenting with mental health difficulties on the streets, household as well as community establishment. Post assessment, Paddy formulates treatment strategies and plans in addressing / presenting health and social care needs. He liaises with appropriate health and social care services in ensuring that patients mental health difficulties, mood level, risk to self as well as functional capability is assessed and addressed appropriately. He advises TVP officers of the rationale for utilising or not utilising Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 vis-à-vis mental capacity of patients.
In a previous role, Paddy managed a 120 bed, dual registered care home (elderly, mentally, infirm and general nursing) in a rough part of Huntingdon. This included marketing and promotion, recruitment and retention of staff, financial management, meeting cooperate targets and trouble shooting.
Care Services Director
Belle is responsible for assessing and managing the needs of individuals to ensure that quality support is provided to every service user. She is a Senior Registered Manager.
Belle has worked for many local councils as a qualified social worker since 2007, including within an assessment team in Hampshire. She has many years of experience working with adults who have learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and other special needs, such as autistic spectrum disorders, sensory needs and dual diagnosis.
Belle has worked in assessing many service users and developing care plans which detail how to work with each individual to successfully provide support and manage any challenging behaviour. In addition, Belle has been involved in developing care needs packages, which specify what an individual needs to live successfully within the community. Belle has worked in partnership with Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to find suitable placements for service users. Once a placement has been identified Belle has devised transition plans as necessary and worked with the provider to ensure that the move into the new service is successfully achieved.
Belle has vast knowledge of working with service users to assist them to move into the community and live fulfilled lives. Belle has a wealth of experience in safeguarding, through working as a qualified social worker for over 10 years. She is registered with the health and care professionals council (HCPC).
“I feel passionately about giving each and every person the chance to live life to his or her full potential“.
Dr. Jey Ngole
Jey is responsible for Versita Care Ltd’s central operations, finances, legal issues, structure and growth strategy.
A senior technologist and former researcher at the University of Oxford, Jey brings with him an extensive experience of management and technology product design and development, particularly in some of the best-known names in the high-tech industry.
With an additional MSc in medical informatics, Jey has a keen interest in the innovative use of assistive technologies to help adult learning disability service users to more rapidly live independently and be inspired into new experiences.
He is able to draw upon a wealth of experience of company operations and strategy which complement the skilled capabilities of the rest of the Team.