About Us

Kendo’s Day Care is Caring and Experienced…

Between 1991 and 2006 our site at Moor Court hosted ‘Moorcare’, a facility caring for adults with learning disabilities. It had an excellent reputation, and three of the original team are at the core of Kendo’s Day Care.

Peter Thornley drives the project as Managing Director and he is the CEO of the parent charity, the Kendo Nagasaki Foundation. Peter has been a philanthropist and mentor since the 1970s and he continued this work by founding Moorcare in 1991, which became one of the largest and best-regarded residential care facilities in Staffordshire for adults with learning disabilities. His inspiring ambition and vision continues at the core of both organisations, and we’re fortunate to have such a charismatic, energetic, positive, and productive man at the helm.

Yvonne Walker was the Director of Care Services at Moorcare, responsible for the Moor Court site and another large residential site in Uttoxeter, overseeing 300 staff. Prior to this, Yvonne oversaw Learning Disabilities Support at Stallington Hospital as Clinical Nurse Specialist. With literally decades of top-level experience in learning disabilities support, Yvonne is the Director of Support Services, she is also a Trustee of the parent charity, and we benefit greatly from her knowledge, experience, and wisdom, not to mention her ‘hands-on’ approach.

Lawrence Stevens is a director of Kendo’s Day Care and a Trustee of the parent charity. Lawrence was an administrator throughout the life of Moorcare at both its sites and gained valuable support experience during his frequent ‘hands-on’ support of care staff. Lawrence is the lead administrator for Kendo’s Day Care and is central to ongoing operations continuing to run smoothly and efficiently.

Roz MacDonald is a director of Kendo’s Day Care and a Trustee of the parent charity. Roz has a BSc.(Hons) degree in Psychology, has been trained as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, has been an IT consultant in industry, and spent a decade as a producer/engineer in the music biz! As an ‘Aspie’, Roz is a great fit as the Creative Director and Technical & IT Manager for Kendo’s Day Care.

Tonia Whittaker has been on the Moor Court site since 2011 and she has always had the best interests of the entire site at heart. Tonia’s willingness to help has seen her progress to supporting virtually all aspects of site upkeep, and she is tireless in her help with the stables and pastures. Tonia has become a corner-stone of our operations and is a valued member of our team.

Contact Us:

Kendo’s Day Care

Correspondence Address:

Kendo’s Day Care Ltd.
Moor Court Hall
Farley Road
Oakamoor
Staffordshire
ST10 3BD

Telephone: 01538 702909

General Enquiries email: admin@kendosdaycare.org

Parent Charity: The Kendo Nagasaki Foundation, Charity Number 1161005, Registered in England and Wales; Company Number 08608337.