The Leaving Care Company Team

To enable us to deliver excellent services in line with our mission, Aspirations recognises it is crucial to have the right people in our teams.

Mandy Whyatt

Managing Director of The Leaving Care Company

Mandy joined Aspirations in November 2012. Her career has included operational and managerial roles; over the past 11 years she has focused on human resources management. Mandy was the Managing Director of The Leaving Care Company which was acquired by Aspirations back in 2013. As well as continuing with the role which she has also continued to ensure that her teams deliver a high quality, effective and outcome-led service to all the young people they support.

Rhys Owen

Head Of Service South

Rhys joined Aspirations in October 2014, as Operational Manager in The Leaving Care Company. He has nearly 10 years’ experience working with individuals with complex needs and young people. His role within Leaving Care Company is to manage the teams within the South and South Wales. Rhys feels passionately about ensuring The Leaving Care Companies Standards are implemented so that him and his team can achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people they support.

Julie Edmonds

Julie Edmonds

Training Manager | South/Education Lead

Julie joined Aspirations/TLCC in December 2014 as Training Manager (South). She started her career, many years ago, as a primary school teacher and then moved into further education and more lately working for a small charity helping young people to re-engage with education. She has a wide experience of working with a range of learners with multiple barriers to education and within their personal lives. She came to TLCC to share her knowledge and skills with the staff so that the high level of service the company provides can be maintained and built upon to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people we work with. Julie has a Master’s Degree in Education.