Geraint Jenkins
Assistant Director

Now the Assistant Director for South Wales, I joined Cartrefi Cymru in 2011 originally as an Area Manager. My career started in a local nursing home working as a Care Assistant when I left school. Whilst there, I began studies to become a nurse but quickly realising the Health Service was not for me I took a leap of faith and joined the third sector. Supporting adults with learning difficulties became very important to me and I have been fortunate to have been able to work in a variety of settings - starting at an assessment unit and then moving on to setting up and managing supported living settings in Carmarthenshire, following the closure of a local hospital. I have also been fortunate to have had the opportunity to manage a specialist day centre in Carmarthenshire and support the transfer of Health Authority services into community living settings in the East Midlands before my time with Cartrefi Cymru.

My education has mainly been vocational based following my school years, including several Leadership and Management Diplomas. More recently I have had the opportunity to study ‘Vanguard people centred services’ with Buckingham and Kingston universities.

I have been active in the voluntary sector from a young age; lots of my spare time is spent supporting local charities such as the St John Ambulance Brigade, where I am a National Safeguarding Officer, and the Welsh Ambulance service where I am a community first responder.

My other passions are spending time with my young family, listening to music and attempting to get fit!