Meet the Mindful Care & Support Team - Passionate about Care

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Steve Badger

Company Director, Co-Founder & CQC Nominated Individual

Diploma Level 5 in Health and Social Care/Leadership, Level 3 ILM Business Management and appointed CQC individual

Steve understands the importance of a Strengths led approach to empower individuals to maintain and/or improve independence, an essential steppingstone in building self-worth and confidence.  Developing and valuing the team is imperative in achieving this. Mindful Care and Support, as a home care provider, has been built on this unique approach, resulting in a totally bespoke and person specific care and support delivery of the highest quality. This approach is being recognised and welcomed as a substantial benefit for the future of older persons’ health and social care services. 

Neil Challis

Company Director, Co-Founder & CQC Registered Manager

Diploma level 5 in Health and Social Care

Currently Co-founder & Registered Manager at Mindful Care and Support. What an amazing journey, from an idea born on a squash court 4/5 years ago, after a number of years in the world of Adult Social Care, both in the public and private sector. The idea then turned into reality in 2018. It has been incredibly rewarding to build a strong team around the company and provide such a great service for some of our most vulnerable adults in and around the Hampshire area. Mindful Care continues to grow as a home care provider, creating wonderful opportunities and memories. So proud of everyone that has made this all possible.



 Georgia Clark

Deputy Care Manager

Completing Diploma level 4 in Health and Social Care

Georgia manages our relationships with commissioners, brokerage, clients and staff and coordinates the rota for domiciliary care in Hampshire, Georgia is involved in everything and ensures the tricky role of keeping Mindful running smoothly.  She can be found at the office with the Hugo the office dog

"I finally discovered passion for work when I started a career at Mindful Care and Support.  The most fulfilling aspect is that we provide the highest quality of care, whilst encouraging our supported individuals to maintain their independence."


 Jessica Gorman

Quality & Business Development Officer

Completing Diploma level 5 in Health and Social Care

Jessica came into home care through the end of life process with her mother, supported by Mindful Care. She brings a wealth of experience from veterinary medicine, as well as 17 years in global events, Olympics and marketing, with a passion for developing new skills, applying these to the world of social care. 

" I want to contribute as much as possible to the continuous improvement and refinement of the world of domiciliary care, setting standards for bespoke person-centred strengths-based care & support, geared towards maximum independence."

 Mitch Barton

Team Leader

Mitch has been working in the care sector for 6 years now and has had a variety of roles from frontline care worker to recruitment officer. Mitch is currently a Team Leader at Mindful Care and Support with the ambition to go to the top. “It’s lovely to support individuals and help them gain independence & confidence to remain in their own home. Being a Male Carer in a Female dominated profession can be a challenge, however it is always worth it. Constantly hearing from clients ‘you remind me of my grandson, never seems to get old either!" Mitch is the first point of call for any staff issues and plays a big part in the rota

Currently studying for his LVL 5 leadership and health and social care 

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Tessa Cullin

Team Leader

Hi I’m Tess I have worked for Mindful Care and Support for over a year and I love my job. Every day is different and you can learn so much from other people and about their lives and experiences. To put a smile on someone’s face. To help comfort them, to reassure them. To empower them to live their best life through care and support at home.... it’s the best feeling ever x  Tess is the first point of call for any client issues and plays a huge part in keeping a good quality service

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Clair Taylor & Nicki McHugh

Administration Team

Nicki & Clair, The faces of the Mindful Care Admin Team. They are always on hand to help facilitate our service delivery with care technicians, clients, relatives,  external health care professionals and management, from the Mindful Care hub in Winchester road. Both bring a wealth of experience to the Mindful Team from Hampshire County Council and the Public Sector. "We have immense job satisfaction knowing we play a part in making a difference in our clients lives and love the team we work with. "

 Our amazing team of care technicians, out on the road every day supporting individuals to be as independent as possible in their own homes through a caring, person centred, strengths-base approach.

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Our entire team is trained in knowledge of person-centred care, ensuring each individual is active in choice and respected on a daily basis, celebrating dignity.

Staff recruitment focuses on identifying and employing individuals that can demonstrate empathy, care, empowerment, compassion, respect, being supportive, giving choice, listening, enabling and with excellent communication skills.

Mindful Care and Support promotes equality and diversity throughout its recruitment and staff management process.

Our entire team is DBS checked and fully trained.

Our team is active with membership of Dementia Friends, so Mindful Care and Support is the first 100% Dementia Friends dedicated domiciliary care company in England.




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Staff reporting & accountability

Our team records all details of visits on Careline Live. The care teams have weekly meetings, sharing an open culture that always welcomes constructive feedback, for review and potential action to continually improve our service delivery.

It is vital for staff to feel involved as domiciliary care can sometimes feel lonely. We have a WhatsApp Group used by care technicians throughout the day to exchange important updates or simply just feel connected.

 Training & personal development

Mindful Care and Support believes that continuous improvement of its services is dependent upon the on-going development of the workforce skills. All staff receive initial training in their roles to ensure that the key standards of competence are met and exceeded with an additional 3 days per year for ongoing development.
Our team is enabled to participate in the identification and dissemination of best practice at work. Accordingly, staff are encouraged and motivated to develop interests in a specific skill area, to be appointed and recognised as 'Specialist' in that area.
All care staff are required to pass the Care Certificate before probation end with MCS, through the provider Care skills academy.
For further levels of care qualifications, MCS use recognised training providers. As part of the MCS induction, care staff undergo specific mandatory training as legally required in:
  • Fire Safety
  • GDPR stage 1
  • Health and Safety
  • Information Governance
  • Equality Act 2010 and key principles of equality, diversity and inclusion with reference to colleagues and supported individuals
  • Moving & Handling
  • Risk assessments
  • Medication Practice
  • Safeguarding Adults: signs of abuse, communication process 
  • Infection Control
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  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Food Hygiene
  • Lone Working
  • First Aid/ Basic life support
  • Dementia awareness
  • Behaviours that challenge
  • Hearing/vision impairment reablement.

Our care service is managed by a CQC registered manager, with general management duties as well as legislation responsibilities.

If you are looking for health and social care in Southampton, please contact us to arrange a consultation.