Meet the team
Our Care Practitioners
Bluebird Care Edinburgh's Care Practitioners are the most important people in our business, after all it is they who deliver the care to you or your loved ones 365 days of the year, come hail or shine. They change lives for the better, by making a positive difference each and every day.
All of our Care Practitioners are directly employed by us at Bluebird Care Edinburgh; we are responsible for all their professional training and development, holiday, sick pay and professional insurances.
Over and above our legal obligations to them, we recognise and value them through Long serving staff awards, Employee of the Month, Birthday gifts and many more.
For us it's very simple...Happy Staff = Happy Customers.
Jane & John Perry
Jane & John Perry have owned the Bluebird Care Edinburgh franchise since 2007 and are still as passionate about delivering a bespoke, quality service now, as they were back then.
Neither of them had been involved in the Care industry prior to signing up with Bluebird Care - Jane was in an accountancy role and John had been in sales and management - and both were slightly nervous about the prospect of training and managing a team of commited individuals to help look after people in their own homes. But the one thing that they both decided on, was that it was time for a change; Jane comments:
We wanted a sound business model whilst at the same time something that made a difference in peoples lives... Bluebird Care's model of 'a Good Old Fashioned service' fitted the bill perfectly.
Over the years, they have been very fortunate to win multiple awards for their services, as well as consistently receiving high marks from the Care Inspectorate, something they are extremely proud of.
We are extremely fortunate to have a great team of well trained, professional, commited staff, who all go that extra mile to make sure that we deliver the best care at home service possible and maintain our reputation as one of the leading care at home services in the country. We are very proud of our reputation and never take it for granted and are always on the look out for ways we can improve our service.
Jane Perry has owned the Bluebird Care Edinburgh franchise with her husband John since 2008 and is still as passionate about delivering a bespoke, quality service now, as she was back then.
With Jane's strong leadership together with her management team, she ensures that the interests and wellbeing of all customers and staff are met. Working with multi disciplinary teams and intergrating with other leaders in the Social Care sector, Jane strives to deliver the best, high quality care at all times.
Since coming into the care sector in 2007, I have gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience during that time and feel that my hands on approach is perfectly suited when dealing with both our staff and customers alike.
We have a dedicated team of experienced professional people some of whom have been with us since the start, all sharing the same drive and passion to deliver a care service that they are proud of. I take a huge amount of pride and satisfaction at what we have achieved so far, but far from resting on my laurels, my aim is to continue to improve where we can, invest in innovation, attract the very best people and be the first name in everyone's thoughts when it comes to needing a quality care at home service.
HR and Training Manager
When I first moved to Scotland 5 years ago, I worked for a Recruitment company and this opened my eyes to the Care Sector. An opportunity arose at Bluebird Care as a Coordinator, which I applied for and was successful. I started with Bluebird Care in March 2011 and have not looked back since. I loved my role as a coordinator and in 2012 won Coordinator of the Year at the Scottish Care Awards.
From a personal point of view, this was a very proud moment for myself.
I took a short break from the business to have my little girl, and have returned as the HR and Training Manager. This role is rewarding and enables me to do a job that I am passionate about. I get to work with all staff members in regards to their personal development and career with Bluebird Care, whilst being able to also work on projects such as Step Into Leadership and Lesson Plans/Observations. I enjoy developing new resources and delivering training and mentoring where possible. The other important role with job is supporting the management team and Directors with recruitment, changes within the business and absence management.
I started off my Career working in a lawyers when I left school but found this very boring. I then moved onto the Examinations Department within the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery for Scotland which I found very interesting when meeting with all the Health Care staff who put together the exam papers. I wanted to travel so worked in Australia for a year. When I returned I wanted to move into nursing and worked as an auxiliary for a couple of years. I was then offered a position to help run and build up a cleaning business which I jumped at as this was the challenge I was looking for.
After 20 years we had built this to a National Company employing more than 1000 staff and ended up as Director of Finance and Administration. I found there was no longer a challenge for me then decided to set up my own cleaning business, this quickly turned into more of a care role as I ended up helping the older Customers with personal care as well as their cleaning. I enjoyed helping others less fortunate and able than myself and went to work with the disabled as a support worker – empowering them to improve and enjoy life, while doing this I worked as a Supervisor for a Care at home company which I also found I had so much job satisfaction from helping others.
It was after this I moved to Bluebird Care in 2011 . I have had varied roles within the company enjoying each of them. I left my full time job to become a Mum in 2013 but did not want to stop working with Bluebird Care so I returned part time in their accounts department and love my job and the company I work with. In 2017 I increased my hours and became Office/Finance Manager. I love a challenge and making improvements where I can but the best part of working for Bluebird Care is when you think you have had a bad day then you speak to one of our Customers who are so thankful for the little things in life that our Carers do for them – this makes any bad day simply fade away.
There is nothing more enjoyable than having job satisfaction knowing you made a difference to someone's life sometimes by simply having a chat with them.
I first became involved in the Care sector10 years ago when I started looking after my Grandfather. After he passed away I felt I had the passion, desire and qualities to become a compassionate carer for other people less fortunate than myself.
I started work with Bluebird Care Edinburgh in December 2012 as a care worker up until August 2013, when I took on the role as On-Call Coordinator. In October 2014 the role of Supervisor became available I was fortunate and delighted to say I was offered the role. After being in the Supervisor role and assisting with the coordinating when needed, I was offered the Coordinators role on a permanent basis. I am now one of 2 Co-ordinators working in the office; due to the level of work involved, it was decided that the areas would be split between us and I am now responsible for the North and East of Edinburgh.
I have completed my SVQ4 in Health and Social Care and achieved the James Watt Level 2 Dementia certificate. I have also completed my Train the Trainer for Moving & Handling and Medicationan the Bluebird Care Coordinator Training Courses.
All the above courses I have been able to achieve through working with Bluebird Care Edinburgh.
I enjoy the daily challenges that the Co-ordinating role brings.
The BEST part of my job is knowing that we have assisted to get a customer home who has been in hospital and encourage their independence and enjoy their home life style again.
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