01962 856900Bluebird Care Winchester and Eastleigh
Winnall Valley Road
- 01962 855815
- Home Care Service Area:
Winchester and Eastleigh
Bluebird Care (Winchester and Eastleigh) is a leading home care and live in care agency.
Home Care Service Area
We cover Winchester & Eastleigh including Alresford, Bishopstoke, Bursledon, Chandlers Ford, Colden Common, Compton, Fair Oak, Hedge End, Hursley, Itchen Abbas, Kings Worthy, Micheldever, Netley, Otterbourne, Owslebury, Shawford, Sparsholt, South Wonston, Sutton Scotney, Twyford, Upham & West Meon.
What we do
Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh) is a family owned business and family is at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to provide the type of care we would want for our own family members and friends and we do this by training our team to the highest standards.
We are delighted and passionate to deliver care to people in our own local community and know that our services have a tremendous positive impact not only on the people we provide care for, but also their family and friends around them and this is very important to us. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality of professional home care to our customers and we treat everyone with compassion, warmth and dignity.
Our services include:
- Care for older people
- Care for disabled people
- Learning disabilities care including Autism
- Dementia & Alzheimer’s care
- Personal care
- Domestic care
- Respite care
- End of life care
- Live-in care
May 2013 - Bluebird Care launches new 24 hour live-in care service for Winchester, Alresford & Eastleigh
Bluebird Care today announces the launch of its new 24hr live-in care service. Winchester & Eastleigh’s award winning home care provider set up just over a year ago provides high quality care to people in their own homes and this new 24 hour live-in care service is an extension to their already popular range of home care services.
Based in Winchester, Bluebird Care widely serves the areas of Alresford, Winchester, Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh as well as the most rural surrounding villages/areas.
Bluebird Care’s live-in care service provides people with the very highest one-to-one care service where customers benefit from a dedicated ‘personal assistant’ living in their home to take care of their every need. This may involve all aspects of care (assistance with getting up, washing, personal hygiene etc) and generally ‘keeping house’. The need may also include shopping or accompanying customers on visits to friends, appointments and generally getting out and about in the local community. One of the beauties of live-in care is its flexibility. No two days need be the same and customers can, if they wish, choose a different agenda each day.
Norman Murphy, Owner & Managing Director of Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh) said:
Our new 24 hour live-in care service really is the ultimate personal assistant for our customers and promotes our ethos of independent living in the comfort of your own home. It effectively removes the need for anyone to ever leave the home they love to go into a residential care home. No upheaval, no stress but a care service that works around your individual needs enabling you to remain in your own home surrounded by familiar family, friends and possessions”.
We take pride in only recruiting the very best carers for our customers and know that this new service will transform the lives of many for the better”.
Bluebird Care’s other services include helping its customers with a variety of tasks including personal care, domestic help, shopping trips out, assistance with medication and help with mobility issues. In addition to traditional care, they provide companionship services and consider a game of dominos, a trip to the bingo or helping with the daily crossword as being just as important to improve people’s quality of life. Bluebird Care’s Care Workers also support people with end of life care in their own homes to enable them to be surrounded by their family and friends at this most emotional time.
APRIL 2013 - Bluebird Care shortlisted for ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards
Bluebird Care is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the 2013 Winchester Business Excellence Awards. After record breaking numbers of entries to this year’s awards the high quality homecare provider is thrilled to be down to the final four companies in its category.
The Winchester & Eastleigh operation of Bluebird Care was established by local Alresford couple Norman & Claire Murphy, with the care being arranged and managed from their office in Winnall, Winchester. The company recently celebrated its 1st year anniversary in March this year and currently employs 40 staff and has helped care for over 150 customers in their own homes.
Award winners will be announced at a glittering celebration dinner and awards night at the Winchester Guildhall on Friday 14th June 2013.
Norman Murphy, Owner & Managing Director of Bluebird Care Winchester & Eastleigh said:
We were over the moon to hear that we have been shortlisted for this year’s Winchester Business Excellence Awards and it’s great to know that our high quality services are officially being recognised. To be down to the final four is just a real honour and we believe it is testament to the amazing team of carers and office staff that we have working for us. Claire, myself and the team are really looking forward to the awards night on Friday 14th June!”
Bluebird Care’s aim was to become the best quality provider of homecare in the Alresford, Winchester & Eastleigh districts, employing local people in order to help and support local people to remain independent in their own homes.
Bluebird Care’s services include helping its customers with a variety of tasks including personal care, domestic help, shopping trips out, assistance with medication and help with mobility issues. In addition to traditional care, they provide companionship services and consider a game of dominos, a trip to the pub or helping with the daily crossword as being just as important to improve people’s quality of life. Bluebird Care’s Carers also support people with end of life care in their own homes to enable them to be surrounded by their family and friends at this most emotional time.
JANUARY 2013 - Winter 2012/2013 Customer & Community Newsletter
Click the image on the right to open our Winter 2012/2013 Newsletter. This edition includes stories about:
- Our CQC inspection
- The Winchester & Eastleigh Team
- Catheter Care & PEG Feed training
- Our charity partners and summer events
- Our new training program
- Carer of the Month
AUGUST 2012 - New Care Manager for Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh)
We have just appointed Matt Hibberd as our new Care Manager. Matt started working at Bluebird Care at the start of August 2012 and brings with him over 15 years care experience & expertise across both home & residential care.
Matt who is from Bishopstoke, in Eastleigh joins Bluebird Care from a leading regional care competitor and is a fantastic addition to the professional team at Bluebird Care. Matt completes the care company’s office team and will manage both the office and community care team of over 30 care staff. Matt said of his appointment:
I’m really excited to be part of a national care provider whose values to deliver the highest quality of care to the most vulnerable people matches my own ethos and I’m looking forward to seeing Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh) cement its reputation for being the best in the district.”
Norman Murphy, Managing Director of Bluebird Care Winchester & Eastleigh said:
Matt is a great addition to the management team here and is perfectly positioned to take our service to the next level. In the six short months since Bluebird Care launched on 23rd February 2012, we have delivered over 8,150 visits to 69 customers.
Our pledge of creating over 30 jobs by the end of the year has already been met in just six months and based on this we are looking to create a further 20 jobs by the end of our first year.”
JUNE 2012 - Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh) Hosts Recruitment Open Days
We are hosting a recruitment day with the Eastleigh Job Centre. Due to rapid growth, we are looking to recruit at least 30 carers by the end of the year. It will be hosted on Tuesday 26th June 2012 from 10am – 4pm at their branch at Capital House, 100 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5PB.
Norman Murphy, Managing Director of Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh) said:
Members of the public are welcome to pop in to have an informal chat with members of the Bluebird Care team about what it’s like to work in the care industry and develop a career in care. We pay the highest rates in the Winchester area for Carer Workers and we do that because we only want the best people. In addition to a very respectable salary of around £17,000 per year*, we can offer the highest quality in-house training, with the option to work towards your Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care after a successful 6-months probation.”
Since its launch in February 2012, Bluebird Care has experienced unprecedented growth in the Winchester, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford and Alresford areas. It is therefore actively recruiting to serve this high demand. The home care company provides full training so previous experience is not required; the most important thing they are looking for is a caring, compassionate type of individual, who can drive and has their own car as the job involves visiting customers in their own homes.
*Carers salary is based on a pro-rata rate of working a 40 hour week, with alternate weekends.
May 2012 - Balloon Bonanza for The Alzheimer’s Society
We were at the Sparsholt Countryside Day & the Alresford Watercress Festival last weekend, running a competition to guess the number of balloons that were in our Bluebird Care car.
This was to raise much needed funds for The Alzheimer’s Society during National Dementia Awareness Week (20 - 26th May 2012).
For photos and more information about these events, please visit the main news article.
Feb 2012 Bluebird Care (Winchester & Eastleigh) officially opens!
Bluebird Care, the UK’s leading care in the home provider opens in Winchester this week (24 Feb). The office which is based on the Winnall Trading Estate in Winchester will provide tailor made care in the home visits to customers and their families in Winchester, Alresford, Colden Common, Hursley, Sparsholt, Sutton Scotney, Otterbourne & Twyford, Chandlers Ford & Eastleigh, Hedge End & West Meon and intends to create at least 30 jobs by the end of the year.
The Winchester & Eastleigh office is owned and operated by local Alresford husband and wife team Norman & Claire Murphy, both have professional business backgrounds and are delighted to introduce Bluebird Care into their local community. Norman & Claire together with their Care Manager, Emma Munn are able to deliver personalised care packages providing a high quality service that enables their customers to achieve confident, fulfilling lives in the comfort and security of their own homes.
Our aim at Bluebird Care is to provide the highest standards of care for our customers. We treat everyone with respect, warmth and compassion, ultimately providing the sort of care we would want for our own family members or friends. I am particularly passionate about keeping the elderly and vulnerable in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes rather than the often bleak alternative of a care home.
We should also remember that there are many people in the Winchester & Eastleigh areas who are devoting much of their time to caring for a family member or friend giving them little time for themselves. We aim to help these people get their lives back; enabling them to spend more quality time with their family and friends knowing their loved one is receiving the best quality care.
Care at home doesn’t just mean helping people with their personal care or getting them in or out of bed but can also include shopping, sitting services or fun days out. Bluebird Care’s services range from a 15-minute pop-in service to check whether someone has taken their medication and are in bed safely for the night, to visiting 2-3 times a day for meal time preparation, right up to full live-in support. Other services include re-enablement following a hospital discharge, respite and end of life care. Every customer’s care package is bespoke to their individual needs and aims to enable them to achieve confident, fulfilling lives in the comfort and security of their own home.
The Winchester & Eastleigh office will add to Bluebird Care’s already strong presence in Hampshire with offices in Basingstoke & Hart, Fareham & Gosport and Petersfield and intends to create at least 30 jobs by the end of the year. Bluebird Care are always looking for warm, compassionate, dedicated carers to join their growing team, if you would like to have a rewarding career and enable people to live life to the full then please contact Emma Munn on 01962 856 900.
I’d like to say I am so glad I have Bluebird Care caring for my Mother. Without them she would definitiely be in a care home by now and not in the home she loves and has lived in for over 25 years. Your staff and services have been the best I’ve ever come across. Mum genuinely looks forward to seeing her Care Workers, Sally & Georgina and they really go the extra mile looking after her”.
Mrs Doreen Johnson - Customer