Jane and Chris Hewson

Jane and Chris owners and directors

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David Finch

David Finch - Managing Director

I joined Cephas back in 1995 as a part time care assistant, during the last 20 years I have worked in many departments within the company, becoming Managing Director in 2004 my role is to manage the Company on a day to day basis and to look at strategic planning, company expansion and company finances. I enjoy my role and have a passion to ensure Cephas is a key player in the care market within East Anglia.

Rachel Robertson

Rachael Robertson - Associate Operations Director

I started working in Residential Care with people who had physical and learning disabilities. Following this I became an NVQ assessor, supporting students to gain the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of different care settings.

I began assessing for Cephas Care and I observed the passion and support within their Residential Homes. As soon as a position became available at Cephas, I started work with them in 2008. Initially I worked as deputy manager with Cephas. More recently I have supported the deregistration of our 4 Residential Homes, which are now Supported Living, and setting up new supported living schemes across Suffolk. I recently took on the role of Operations Manager and oversee and support all services delivered within Cephas Care.

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Alison Finch

Alison Finch - Associate Business Support Director

I joined Cephas on 7th April 2005, I was employed part time two afternoons a week to sort through the archiving. I then helped out on reception I enjoyed this and stayed there full time for about 2 years.

As the company grew I started to help in the HR department where I was eventually moved to full time. I took some time out in 2007 when I had my son, when I came back to work I started to assist with the process of payroll.

I have now been with Cephas Care for 10 years and now I am the Business Support Manager overseeing payroll, accounts, HR functions and purchasing. I enjoy the challenges and the variety that this role brings.

Sam Smy

Sam Smy - Associate Business Director

I joined Cephas Care in 2008 as a support worker, whilst I enjoyed this role I felt it was time for a change and that I wanted to further my career within business. The position of Rota Assistant based at Head Office was advertised which was suitable as it meant I could remain within the care industry which I had grown a strong passion for. I continued within this role for 6years until my return from maternity leave where I became the Logistics & Finance Coordinator for. The responsibility of this role expanded as the company has grown and has since lead me to become Business Manager, I now work alongside the senior management team of Cephas to support areas of finance & development within the company

Debbie Whitehead

Debbie Whitehead - Quality Assurance Manager

I joined Cephas Care in May 2017 as a Community Support Manager. Since then I have had a couple of roles and have finally found my niche as the Quality Assurance Manager.

I have been in the care industry since I left school in 1991 and have had various roles in various places. I have been a support worker, a Nanny for a child with Learning Disabilities and a refugee integration advisor. I have worked in Italy and had roles that cover North East Scotland and the Eastern Region.

My most recent role, prior to Cephas, was as an Independent Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Care Act Advocate. This has provided me with an in depth knowledge of legislation and compliance which assists me in supporting Cephas to continuously improve and to ensure that we provide the best care possible.

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Sam Macey

Sam Macey - Area Manager

I started working in Residential care with people with learning disabilities straight from leaving school, which I did for about 8 years till I moved to Ipswich where I then started at Cephas care in 2002 as a senior support worker.

I have then over the years progressed through the levels within Cephas to my current position as Cluster Manager. I have also completed many training courses including NVQ level 2 and 3 and NVQ assessor award, Teamleader level 2 and Business and Admin Level 2 and I have just started working on my Level 5.

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Beverley Green

Beverley Green - Support to Live at Home Manager

My Name is Beverley Green having previously worked for Cephas I have recently returned to take the position of Support To Live At Home Manager, I am very passionate about Person Centered Planning and making sure that our clients are receiving the care they need, want and deserve. I have worked within the Care industry for over 15 years and I have a Level 3 in Health and Social Care and am now working towards my Level 5' her job title is 'Support to live at Home Manager.

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Ashley Noakes

Ashley Noakes - Learning Disability Care Delivery Manager

I have been working within the care and support industry since 2012 and at the age of 18 this was very scary, however throughout my time at Cephas Care I have built upon my knowledge and skills as a support worker. I have progressed with Cephas Care throughout my career and have been a Deputy Team Leader as well as a Team Leader, this job is something I am very passionate about and this shows on a day to day basis, I have achieved my Level 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care and am hoping to start my Level 5 soon. As part of my job role I enjoy going out and visiting customers and ensuring they are leading a fulfilled life.

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Rhiannon Read

Rhiannon Read - East Care Delivery Manager

I Began working for Cephas in 2015 as a support worker. I had never done care before but found my passion whilst working for Cephas. In 2016, I became West Team Leader, covering assessments, risk assessments, and working with other healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible. In 2017, I became West Care Delivery Manager & I completed my QCF. In 2018, I became East Care Delivery Manager, and hope to progress further in my training.

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Cheryl Mallet

Cheryl Mallet - House Ambassador

I have worked for Cephas for 10 years this year. I started as a Support Worker and have worked my way up to Deputy Community Support Manager. Prior to working for Cephas, I worked for Allington Care Services, which was NHS based, working with Children with either severe physical disabilities or behaviour that challenges their environment. Prior to coming into the Care sector I worked at Sidegate School in the Area Support Centre for Children with Special Needs and on the inclusive programme for integration into main stream schooling. I am married with 1 daughter and 3 grand-children.

Donna Hole

Donna Hole - Norfolk Area Manager

I am the Manager at Dunsland. I have been working with learning disabilities for 15 years. In the industry you are continually learning and I have learnt a lot whilst in my role and learning every day

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Sheila Gillians - House Ambassador

I have been employed by Cephas care for 16yrs, starting as a night support worker moving on to days then senior, team leader, deputy manager then residential manager. At present my role is as part of the quality assurance team which I co-manage.

Margaret Finch

Margaret Finch - House Ambassador

I started with Cephas in 1994 as part time support worker, over the years I have been given the opportunity to forward my career and progress within the company. I have gained an NVQ 3 and 4 plus a registered Managers award.

Cephas are always there to support when you are in need. I have watched the company grow to what we are today.