Meet the team
Bluebird Care East Staffs and South Derbyshire is led by Rick Parekh. Rick joined the Bluebird Care team in January 2016 with a view to offer outstanding quality care to their customers.
Rick’s fundamental role is to ensure the continued development and growth of Bluebird Care whilst ensuring great customer satisfaction. His previous experiences include working at board level within in the food manufacturing industry where attention to detail is paramount. He hopes the acquired skills and resources will lead to the goal of becoming the leading provider of domiciliary care in the Staffordshire area.
The care that we provide is not just our day job, but it is our passion! We are extremely proud of the outstanding standard of care we provide and our aim is to ensure that our customers always receive the quality service we would expect for our own family member. Myself and my team would be delighted to hear from anyone who is seeking homecare for themselves, for a loved one, or would simply like to talk to someone about the services we provide.
Registered Care Manager
Vicki began her career with the care sector in 2007 as a Domiciliary Care Worker. During this time she has accomplished her NVQ Level 2 & Level 3 in Health & Social Care aswell as a Level 4 PTTLS qualification which has provided her with necessary teaching skills, allowing her to deliver a variety of training sessions. In February 2012 Vicki accepted a Care Supervisors position with Bluebird Care and in May 2012 she underwent her fit persons interview with the Care Quality Commission and became the Registered Care Manager.
As Registered Care Manager I am responsible for ensuring we are compliant with all regulatory requirements. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Bluebird Care and over the years I have developed my skills and knowledge further by participating in training relevant to my role as well as continuing to deliver hands on care to customers in order to ensure my occupational competency is current. In 2016 I achieved my Level 5 Diploma. I absolutely pride myself on what we do at Bluebird Care. We have a fantastic team and are focused on delivering the best possible quality of care to our customers, and I feel privileged to be in a position to make that happen
Jodie joined Bluebird Care East Staffs and South Derbyshire as a Care Assistant in November 2014. Within a short space of time she successfully progressed to Field Supervisor, Care Supervisor and onto Care Manager. During her time at Bluebird Care, she has completed her NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management.
Jodie takes pride in her efforts to ensure Bluebird values are at the heart of everything she does.
I consider myself enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoy building relationships with customers and our care team. I am very passionate in helping promote customers with their independence and support them to live their lives as independently as possible.
Louise has worked in the care sector since 2015 and has experience in both domiciliary and a residential care setting. She joined Bluebird Care in 2018 as a care assistant and was quickly promoted to Field Care Supervisor. Due to unforeseen circumstances Louise left Bluebird Care, however to our delight she returned to the role of Care Coordinator in January 2020 to pursue her passion in care.
Coming back to Bluebird Care is the best thing I ever did as I love being able to make a difference to peoples lives! I’m enjoying the new challenge and putting my organisational skills to use. I look forward to helping the company grow and being part of the journey.
Field Care Supervisor
Lee joined Bluebird Care in August 2021 and has many years of experience in the care sector.
He began his career as a carer in a care home delivering care and support to the elderly. As well as this he has also worked as a nursing assistant at the Royal Stoke Hospital and taken a role as Team Leader in a children’s residential home.
Within Lee’s current role as a Care Supervisor, he is responsible for carrying out initial assessments of customers’ care and support needs and regular reviews to ensure we are always delivering effective care. Lee offers support and guidance to the care team out in the field by conducting observational checks on staff to assess their occupational competency.
Lee has also commenced his Level 3 Diploma training alongside various other training courses to expand his knowledge within relevant topics.
Since joining Bluebird Care, I have gained so many new skills and undertaken a wide range of training. This has given me the confidence to ensure I can continue to support the team in providing the best possible care to our customers. I look forward to growing alongside the company and its ever-growing team of passionate people.
With no prior care experience, Kath joined Bluebird Care East Staffs and South Derbyshire in 2013 as an Office Administrator. Her role involves a multitude of activities ranging from supporting the team with quality compliance to recruitment. Due to her skill set Kath has become the go-to-person in our office.
Over the years with Bluebird Care I have developed a great passion and believe in providing the best care possible for our customers. I strive on delivering efficient administration and communications as well as offering a warm welcome to our new recruits.