Meet the team

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

Melvyn Plum


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.

Zina Vasileva

Care Manager

I have a passion for delivering high standards of care within the Care Sector. My experience is approximately 11 years with the vast majority in residential care. 

I have extensive experience working with people who have dementia. I am really excited to be a part of the bluebird family and extend my knowledge and experience into different aspects of community care.

Emma Walls

Care Coordinator

Emma joined the Bluebird Care Braintree & Uttlesford team in March 2015 as a Care Assistant and bought with her a range of skills and experience from previous roles of working with learning disabilities, elder care and child care.

Emma began her career in care after studying Family and Community Care at college twenty-two years ago. Emma was promoted to Care Supervisor in February 2017 and now works closely with our team of care workers to ensure the high standard of care that Bluebird is renowned for delivering to it's customers. Emma supports the care staff to achieve their Care Certificate.

I am very proud to be working with our new team members to ensure that the best standard of care is given to our customers. Bluebird Care’s aim is to provide high quality care to support our customers to remain independent in their own homes and I feel privileged to be part of that.

Elaine Hayes

HR Administrator

I am the HR Administrator at Bluebird Care

Dana Enciu

Recruitment Consultant

I moved to the UK for university and graduated with a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology. I started my career in recruitment shortly thereafter. I am a person who is fascinated by people which is why I chose this career. I find getting to know my candidates and helping them find the right fit for their job very rewarding. I joined Bluebird Care in February 2021 because I decided that I wanted my work to have more of a positive impact. 

Outside of work, I am a passionate cook and enjoy feeding my friends and family. I spend most of my time with my partner and my family. We take walks, watch really bad TV and have lively debates about what we should have for supper.

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