Who We Are
Lesley Boyland has worked in the Health and Social Care field for over 30 years as a home manager, Quality assurance officer, Regional Director and Operations Director. Lesley in her spare time enjoys baking with her grandchildren and looking after her dogs and horses.
Andrew Milbank has been a Team Leader and Support Worker for over 10 years. He has worked in a diverse range of care settings including Immigration, Learning Disabilities, Elderly, Alzheimer’s and Mental Health. He has set up and established football teams, organised concerts and entertainment events. Andrew is a keen advocate of people integrating into their local communities. He enjoys a sociable pint with friends in his local pub.
Mathias Edoh has worked as a Technical Manager/Media Instructor as Carshalton College, London for many years then moved to becoming a Learning Technologist at the London School of Economics and a Technical Instructor/Media Specialist at the Royal College of Art, the world’s top university in Art and Design. Mathias is a fan of aeronautics and during his spare time he enjoys engineering 3D printed electronic models and building small robots or drones. Mathias will be managing the Technical Department of Direct Care Hub.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Tom and Andrew wrote a book about their experiences in the care industry which was published in January 2017. It is now being used as a training resource in the South-West and South-East of England.
Writing the book has led to a meeting with top level Governmental and Social Care officials in March 2018. After this we applied to Dragons Den, a company called Innovate Design saw our application which resulted in them developing the first DirectCareHub app. Since then, we’ve never looked back and are determined to do as much as we can to radically improve key aspects for both Carers/Nurses and Care Providers.