The Team

Meet the People Behind Ty-Golau

Janet Lewis - Retired Occupational Therapist / Manager

Janet worked at St. David's Psychiatric Hospital for 17 years and then as a Senior Community OT in Carmarthen. Janet married Bryan who is a church minister in 1988, and moved to Edinburgh and worked as day Services Co-ordinator for the Church of Scotland Social Services. During this time she set up a day service for adults with learning disabilities. When Bryan retired, they moved back to Wales and Jan worked as senior OT in Elderly Care and later became Clinical Lead OT in Paediatrics at Elizabeth Williams Clinic in Llanelli. She took early retirement in February 2007 and set up Ty-Golau in Kidwelly 2011.

Although retired, she is still very active."Ty-Golau has taken over my life but I am passionate about the work we do and the service we provide."

Lynn Jones

Lyn is married to David and has 2 daughters and son and is grandmother to a gorgeous two and a half year old little girl. Lynn was a Civil Servant for many years and also worked in Home Care. "I really enjoy working with older people as they have such a wealth of experience and I have met some wonderful characters." Lynn has been a volunteer with Ty-Golau for 4 years and is thrilled to see service users and their carers enjoying the sessions and benefitting from the therapeutic intervention.

"Ty-Golau is run by a dedicated and committed team of volunteers".

Maria Harris

Maria is married to Ralph, and is a mother of 2 and has 1 granddaughter. She is an active member of Carmel Apostolic Church, Pontardulais. Maria trained as a P.E. and Music teacher and plays the cornet and guitar and loves to sing. Maria has always loved working with children and at one time was Cub Scout Leader at Pontlliw. Now working with older people and volunteers at Ty-Golau where she is part of the music team. "I love contributing to the great work being done at Ty-Golau know that we are offering a great service within the community."

Mary Standfield

Mary has been married to Will for 36 years and is mother and grandmother.
After leaving school at eighteen Mary worked in the NHS as a Clerical Officer.
Since then her time has been taken up with being a wife and mother. Also over many years she have been a carer for various members of her family.
Latterly. Mary was full-time one-to-one carer for her mother who was a bi-lateral amputee.
In May 2014 Mary made the decision to go out into the community and try ‘to make a difference’, to be of use and to help people in need. "Ty Golau’s door was open and I walked in and have been there ever since."
It is now her highlight of the week and enjoys every moment of time spent with the service users, their carers and the team of volunteers.

Avis Evans