Contact Us:

Ryancare Fostering Ltd
5A Wellington Rd
E11 2AN
020 8989 4970 (9AM – 5PM)

Lesley Ward

Lesley Ward, Director of The Next Step Group (which encompasses Ryancare Fostering) is a qualified Social Worker and holds the Executive Diploma in Business Management. Lesley has been The Responsible Individual for Ryancare since 2008 and continues to lead and direct the Next Step Fostering Group along with the Senior Management Team, overseeing Ryancare Fostering, Next Step Fostering and Safehouses Fostering.

Bridget Bradley

Registered Manager
Bridget is a qualified Social Worker of 32 years and holds a post Graduate Certificate in Social Services Management so brings with her a wealth of experience in both fostering and senior management.

Our Social Worker and Administrator Team

Vyrah Collins (Senior Practitioner) started out as a Youth Worker before training as a social worker.  With over 20 years of experience working with children with disabilities and children in need, Vyrah has spent the last 15 working in fostering (as a Senior Practitioner and Manager); working therapeutically with carers, children and young people. 

Social Workers

Joining Vyrah, Fatheha Ahmed, Jayda Hoppie and Michelle Jones complete our Supervising Social Worker team; each of whom come with a vast amount of Fostering experience.


Leah Congdon, Rasneet Litt and Julie Bates make up our administration team.