Meet the team

We are all a friendly bunch, come in and say hello next time you are in the office!

Melvyn Plum

Director

My journey with Bluebird Care started when my Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was working as a Senior Social worker for Essex County Council and thought it would be a simple task to find a quality care company to support both my father and mother at our family home in Tendring. Unfortunately, this was not the case and proved to be a very difficult task.

During my search for a company that cared for its customers and shared my values I found Bluebird Care, however its services were not provided in the Tendring area. My experience and difficulty with finding the right provider made me realise how significantly I wanted to make a positive difference in the community to help and support people in their own homes and deliver the quality of care they deserve.

In March 2010 Bluebird Care Colchester & Tendring first opened its offices in Wivenhoe providing care across the Tendring and Colchester areas. Since 2010 the company has grown vastly and is continuing to do so, now providing care throughout North East Essex. We are committed to our customers and our staff, many of which have been with us from the beginning.

“Would this be what I would want for my family?” This question is something that is imbedded in our team’s values and drives them to provide the best possible care to our customers. Our mission statement since the first day has been “we aim to set standards of excellence and innovation for the care we provide our customers and for the training and support we give to our staff” and this still remains at the heart of the business.

If you would like to speak to me about home care please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Krissy Rice

Operations Manager

Krissy has 15 years experience in the Health and Social Care Sector. Prior to coming to Bluebird Care Krissy previously worked as an Office Manager supporting the day to day management of the business, she then progressed to become a Care Manager in 2010. Krissy has worked at Bluebird Care since its offices opened as the Tendring Care Manager.

Krissy is now the registered Care Manager for Braintree, Uttlesford, Colchester and Tendring offices and is currently completing her Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Becky Dixon

Deputy Manager

I have worked at Bluebird Care for several years, and began as a Care Assistant in 2016, and worked across all areas of Care, I have been a Care Assistant since 1997. I trained in the Clinical and Mental Health teams, and worked in the Mary Poppins team too. I have also worked as part of the Support Worker Team, and in 2019 I was promoted to Assistant Carer Support and worked closely with the Lead Carer Support. When the role of Supervisor became available in 2020 I was then promoted into this role before my most recent promotion to Deputy Manager at the start of 2022.

I am very active outside of work, and enjoy going to the gym every morning, as well as playing football regularly and generally enjoy being outside and exploring different places. I have a lovely family, who I spend a lot of time with.

I love being busy, and staying in touch with the customers and Care team that I support. For me it's very important to stay connected to the team, so I have a good relationship and can resolve any concerns quickly.

Mandy Cook

Care Coordinator

Mandy joined the team in early 2022.

Sasha Sibley

Supervisor

Sasha joined the team in March 2022.

Lisa Adams

Senior Care Assistant

Lisa was promoted to the role of Senior Care Assistant in early 2022.

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