0800 327 7678

66 Leonard Road
South Chingford

33-35 Borwick Avenue


Sylvina Lee, Director & Founder

RGN, Mental Health Lead & Diabetic Specialist

Registered General Nurse with over 30 years of practising experience. 20 of those years were spent in general hospitals across England in a variety of departments. She extended her expertise with community practice nursing, whilst running an Adult Placement Scheme for 15 years for clients with Mental Health disabilities. The last 12 years before launching the home were spent as a Practice Nurse for a local Doctors’ Surgery so she is well experienced in serving the mental health needs of the community.

Clinical skills:  Hospital and Practice Nursing with specialities in Community Mental Health Care, Diabetic Care, Hypertension, Asthma Care, Obesity, Healthy Living and & Weight Loss Programmes, CCF, Sexual Health (non-exhaustive list).


Esther Donaghey, Care Director & Osteopath

BSc Hons, B.Ost

Esther Donaghey has degrees in both Osteopathy and Medical Sciences and has undertaken post graduate studies in cranial osteopathy and is an Associate in an Osteopathic Practice. As a registered Osteopath she brings a holistic approach to the care of mental health disabilities clients which helps to achieve optimum results and reduce the risk of failure. Her pharmaceutical sales background again helps with many of the clients. From a young age Esther had exposure to people with mental health disabilities and that accounts for her complete ease in dealing with clients.

Training within the pharmaceutical industry, included The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Qualification and Mental Health modules. The Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) is responsible for administering the ABPI Code of Practice for the pharmaceutical industry, key to developing our stringent medication policies. NHS Partnership was also a key role within her pharmaceutical career and continues to be, with membership with the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT)

Additional Team Members

While Sylvina and Esther are heavily involved in the running of all three residences under the S&E Housing set up there is, of course, a genuine need for additional support staff. These include:

  • Practice Manager – concentrating on business administration, ensuring that the whole operation at all three of our properties runs smoothly
  • Team Leader
  • Recovery Workers with Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Health & Well Being Coordinator – Msc Mental Health Psychology

Here at S&E Housing we have created a team who are especially suited to care for anyone who has a history of substance misuse including drugs and alcohol, as well as addictions and addictive behaviour, including gambling, hoarding, and other complex and challenging behaviours.

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