SDR Care is a provider of Adult Specialist Care based in the Southern Counties of England. We operate six homes for adults with Learning Difficulties and Autism in Hampshire and East Sussex which operate under our In Chorus and Autism & Aspergers companies.
Our aim is always to provide the highest level of support to adults with Learning Difficulties and Autism living in residential settings or their own homes.Our Purpose Read More
Donna Wellman joined SDR in September 2020, originally to be the registered manager of our three services in Eastbourne. She has since developed her role and is now Head of Care for the Group..
Donna has worked in the social care sector for over twenty years. She has a keen interest in autism and is passionate about individuals receiving the right support to enable them to develop and live life to the full.
Donna is excited about being part of the future growth of the company and developing new services.
In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, walking her dog and going on holiday (when she can)!Back
Rupert Corney is CEO of SDR Group, having formed the business in 2018 with Mike Benton. He has overseen the development of the original housing business (SDR Living) and also expansion into new sectors (SDR Care).
Rupert is very focused on maintaining the Group’s strong ethical values and ensuring that SDR maintains our supportive culture throughout our ambitious growth plan.
Rupert has a background in Real Estate. He trained as a Chartered Surveyor in West Sussex before joining global advisory firm Cushman & Wakefield in 2007. He became a Partner at Cushmans specialising in providing development and strategic advice to public authorities and global occupiers. In 2016 he left London to pursue his own business concepts.
Away from his desk, Rupert can be found hill running, playing village cricket, and increasingly taxiing around his young family.Back
Mike Benton set up SDR Group with Rupert Corney in 2018 and is the Group CFO.
Mike’s principal focus is on managing the Group’s finances and risks. Throughout the growth plan we have maintained strict control of assets, liabilities and our exposure to business risk.
Mike trained as a Chartered Accountant in Sussex and worked in practice for a number of years before moving to London, taking a number of senior financial roles in property advisory and asset management firms including Churston Heard and JLL. In 2017 he decided to move back to Sussex to take up other opportunities.
Mike is a keen cyclist, yachtsman and dog walker. With his wife, Pam he was often to be found cycling the hills of Mallorca – pre-Covid 19!Back
Mark Ansell is the Operations Director at SDR Group, having joined in 2018. He is responsible for general operations, property maintenance, ICT, recruitment and HR. Mark has successfully delivered a number of technology-led improvements to the operational side of the business including client software platforms for SDR Living. He is also integrating paperless reporting for SDR Care to free up carers’ time with service users and improve the quality of care.
Mark has 20 years’ experience in the social housing sector. Before joining SDR he worked at Saxon Weald Homes and Raven Housing Trust in IT and business improvement.
In his free time, he pursues his passion for water sports and cycling with his wife and three girls.Back
SDR Care Limited (12495658) is a wholly owned subsidiary of South Downs Residential Group Limited (12758305).
Registered Offices: Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Southampton, England, SO14 3TL