Meet the team
After working overseas and seeing first hand the health care that was provided, when I moved back to the UK I had a drive to work in the health care industry and ensure that people were receiving the best care possible. Prior to starting with Bluebird care I worked in the Ambulance service, so saw the industry from a bigger perspective.
I joined Bluebird Care in 2011 as the Care Coordinator and progressed through the ranks to Care Manager. This drove my passion for top quality care delivery and enabled me to see the different roles within the team. As the Director and owner of Bluebird Care Gosport, I firmly believe that what Bluebird Care stands for is exactly the type of quality care provision that I want to be associated with.
I judge myself daily by whether the service we provide would be good enough for one of my own family members. I believe that a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle does not stop at the front door and I am passionate about enriching the community as a whole. We have a fantastic team of compassionate and caring staff who are dedicated to delivering the best care and support.
As Finance Director, my role is to manage all of the business’ finances and be the point of contact for all staff and customers alike for any queries they may have. I see the financial side of any business as being fundamental to its positive operation and so like to make sure that all is in order and running efficiently and effectively. I have worked with Bluebird Care since 2016 and really love working with our lovely customers and the whole team who do such a fantastic job every day!
Having worked for corporate companies I was slightly upset to find myself redundant at the age of 50. Children had grown up and had children of their own. They didn’t need me so who did? I joined the Health and Social Care sector in 2012. My career journey started with another Bluebird Care franchise as a care assistant. Throughout the next 9 years my journey took me through various positions; care assistant, supervisor, live in carer, trainer, recruiter, deputy manager and then finally Registered Manager, culminating in the role as Registered Manager of both Bluebird Care Gosport and Bluebird Care Worthing. Why did I choose care you might ask? I wanted a change of career but I wanted a career with purpose. I was inspired to follow this path mainly due to observing care assistants care for my father-in -law. I just thought – I would like to care for people in their own homes, especially if they live alone. However as I have learnt, there is so much more to the role as a care assistant! There is a career in care! Throughout the past 9 years I have trained and studied, learnt from my peers and colleagues, laughed and cried. Every day brings new challenges but also rewards. We work as a team and we deliver an outstanding service, ensuring that our customers can remain in their own homes. My only regret – I wish that I had chosen this career many years ago!
I have always enjoyed working with people and after a volunteering trip in Africa, I returned knowing I wanted to work in the care sector. I have been working in independent living since 2016 as a support worker, coordinator and joined Bluebird Care Gosport as Customer Supervisor. I was in the role for a year and enjoyed spending my working day supporting the customers in whichever way that suited them whether it be collecting essentials for them or going over for a cuppa and a chat. With my new role as Deputy Manager, I can support the supervisors to enrich the lives of the customers within the business as well as ensuring that we are an employer of choice for the care assistants that work for us. I truly believe that a happy team is more productive and provide the best care and I look forward to keeping the morale within the team up and our mission statement followed.
I hold an apprenticeship in retail. After 16 years in retail I sought a change of direction and decided to pursue a career in care in order to make a more meaningful difference to people’s lives, largely influenced by my 2 sisters' experience of working in care. I have been employed as a care assistant and a care coordinator for Bluebird Care since May 2015 and I find that my experience as a care worker puts me in a strong position to understand both the needs of our customers and care assistants and how vital coordination is to ensure a positive experience for both parties. I find my position as a care coordinator challenging yet very rewarding. Although it can be difficult to get the logistics right, I take pride in knowing that I perform to the best of my abilities to ensure customer and care assistant happiness. The thing I love the most about working for Bluebird Care Gosport is that it is like working within one large family, all the staff and customers are all so friendly and caring.
Care Assistant Supervisor
Having worked in the care sector since the age of 18. I have experienced several different working environments supporting a range of people and their needs.
From care in the community to care home setting, I have the ability to work and look after my family which is something I am passionate to support men and women to do.
Having built up an experienced care portfolio through the years, I joined Bluebird Care Gosport in 2020 as the Care Assistant Supervisor with the aim to encourage others to have the same passion for the industry as I do whilst still having a work/life balance.
I am looking forward to being able to be out in the community organising events with the care assistants so that we continue to be a thriving team.
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