DE Healthcare was founded in 2005 by Tracey Fletcher. Inspired by professional and personal reasons, Tracey turned her passion for helping others into a reality and established her first residential home in 2006. Her partnership with Operations Director, Donna Lundrigan, and the culmination of a team of like-minded individuals has enabled the company to expand. Now, with six properties across Staffordshire and the Hub in Uttoxeter, the company is providing care and creating better outcomes for over fifty people.
As the company continues to grow, the team are looking forward to helping more people, attracting more quality staff, acquiring more properties and strengthening links with community projects and regional charities.
Tracey worked in the care sector for two years before opening her first residential home in 2006 with the hopes of making a real difference to people’s lives. Inspired by a drive to create a secure, safe and fulfilling environment for people with complex learning disabilities, she founded DE Healthcare. Today, Tracey continues to drive the business forward and above all, strives to provide people with support in building on life skills and reaching their own personal goals whilst having access to a range of opportunities.
Donna is a seasoned professional having worked in the care sector for nearly 30 years. She began her career as a support worker in an elderly care home and hasn’t looked back. Donna has a vast amount of experience having overseen care services for a range of different client groups including the elderly, those with challenging behaviour and now adults with complex learning disabilities.
In her role as Operations Director, Donna ensures that the service delivery runs smoothly and that all legislative requirements are upheld so that DE Healthcare meets or where possible, exceeds the fundamental standards of quality and safety as set by The Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Donna is also a CQC registered manager and having joined DE Healthcare in 2009, is now central to driving the vision of the company forward, innovating new services and creating future demand.
Gary joined DE Healthcare as Clinical Lead in 2014 and is also a Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities RNLD. Gary works closely across all our services to provide group and one-to-one support to staff and clients when needed. Gary qualified from Keele University in 2010 and spent four years working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions in rehabilitation services across Staffordshire. Prior to qualifying, Gary worked for a number of years as a support worker in both County Day Services and within the community supporting adults with complex learning disabilities.
Gary’s role as clinical lead consists of not only providing tailored one-to-one support for the clients but working alongside and liaising with other community social care and health teams in the region to ensure each person receives a high standard of care. Gary also plays an integral role in the training and development of the staff teams, providing client-specific mentoring to ensure support workers can deliver a consistent and quality service.
I am extremely pleased with the service my son receives. The staff are very hands-on and cater for his needs without being too serious at time where a sense of humour is needed.
It’s fantastic to see all the care support that is given to Susan and we couldn’t ask for anything more – we’re so happy as a family!
I am very pleased with the service. The staff are excellent both with Alan and myself. Thank You!
Jim has settled in well at Sandylee and is very much his home. The staff are very supportive and friendly and his needs are being met in a way that suit him. We've developed a great relationship with the support workers at Sandylee - they are flexible, approachable and always willing to listen to our suggestions.