Meet the team
I first became involved in the Care sector11 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. In addition, I am currently looking after our Glasgow South' customers until we appoint a new co-ordinator to fill the post permanently.
In terms of my personal qualifications, 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.
I enjoy the daily challenges that the Co-ordinating role brings.
Our Care Practitioners
Bluebird Care Glasgow South Care Practitioners are the most important people in our business, after all it is they who deliver the care to you or your loved one at every visit. They change lives for the better, by making a positive difference each and ebery day.
All of our Care Practitioners are directly employed by us at Bluebird Care Glasgow South. 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 various additional benefits such as, Long Serving Staff awards, Employee of the Month awards, Birthday gifts and many more.
For us it's simple...'Happy Staff = Happy Customers.'
Jane & John Perry
Jane & John Perry have been a part of the Bluebird Care team since they bought their first office in 2007 with the Edinburgh franchise. Jane, who is originally from Glasgow, then had the opportunity to purchase the Bluebird Care Glasgow South franchise in 2012 and jumped at the chance. Quality and passion are the two main themes that run through the businessess and this has been reflected in the awards and commendations from the various orgarnisations within the care sector.
Annually inspected by the Care Inspectorate, they are extremely proud of the ratings over the past 5 years of grades of 6's (Excellent) for the quality of the staffing,management and care and support.
10 years and counting, they are still as passionate about delivering a bespoke, quality service now, as they were then!
Both of them had never been involved in the care sector, prior to signing up with Bluebird Care - Jane was in an accountancy role and John had been in sales and management - and both decided it was time for 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
Bluebird Care Glasgow South have a great team of well trained, professional, commited staff, who all go that extra mile to make sure that they deliver the best care at home service possible. We hope you agree!
Jane Perry has owned the Bluebird Care Glasgow South franchise along with her husband John since 2012 and is still as passionate about delivering the best bespoke, quality care service now, as she was back then!
Jane knows her business inside and out and has done everything from caring, to co-ordinating. Through her main role as Company Director for both franchises, Jane oversees both the Edinburgh & Glasgow offices, ensuring that the interests and wellbeing of all of the customers and staff are met and that both businesses run smoothly and effectively.
Since coming into the care sector back in 2007, I have seen many, many changes, both positive and others not so. For us and the sector as whole, the biggest challenge is recruitment of quality staff, who share the same desire and hunger to deliver the type of care they would want for their families and loved ones. We all want a quality care service, with the best people possible for a fair price and that is what I feel we deliver day after day. We have a wonderfully diverse, dedicated team of well trained people, some of whom have been with us from the start of our care journey, 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 in terms of the awards and accolades, but far from resting on our laurels, our aim is to continue to improve where we can, invest in innovation, attract the very best people possible and be the first name people think of when it comes to needing a quality care at home service for either themselves, or a loved one.
Deputy Care Manager
Hi my name is Shirley MacKenzie and I have worked with Bluebird Care Glasgow South since July 2018 as a Field Care Supervisor. Most recently I have been promoted to the position of Deputy Care Manager and I am honoured and very excited about this opportunity.
I have worked in the Care Sector for 20 years and have gained a vast amount of experience over that time. I left for just over a year but it just goes to show that you come back to what you know and love best.
I am very passionate about the standard of care that we at Bluebird Care Glasgow South provide to our Customers in the area and it is very important to me that everyone is treated as an individual with person centred care.
On a personal note, I have a Daughter called Laura who is travelling around Australia for 2 years. Missing her so much but what an adventure she is having!!!!! My colleagues may get tired hearing the stories……
The Bluebird Care family have warmly welcomed me into the company and I look forward to building up close relations with colleagues and customers for the foreseeable future.
Catherine has worked with Bluebird Care since August 2015, initially as a care assisitant, was quickly promoted to the role of Supervisor.
You will meet Catherine out in the field, carrying out customer reviews or supporting and mentoring her fellow colleagues. She is always professional, efficient and is admired and respected by both customers and staff alike.
Catherine has a lovely, gentle caring attitude and is always ready to go that extra mile with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
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