Meet the team

Atul Dhir

Director

Our Director, Atul Dhir and Namita are joint co-owners and Directors of the franchise for Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. They opened the Ipswich branch 9 years ago. 

Since then he has taken on the Bury St.Edmunds & Stowmarket territory and also added the Huntingdon territory to his portfolio.

I am a very hands on Director, and I like to spend time in the office to ensure that everything runs smoothly. My current focus is on converting our systems to new technology which will mean a more dynamic way of working for our care staff and our office based staff too. Exciting times!

Atul has a degree in Business Administration and has many years’ experience of delivery of high quality professional services to demanding customers through his previous business ventures.

He successfully ran three art galleries in the Kent area and has several years’ experience in service-orientated consumer facing businesses at the 'high end' of the retail sector. This background, together with the support and experience of the Bluebird Care franchisor, has made it possible for Atul to create a platform from which the team’s Care specialists can provide structured and high quality care services to a range of customers within Suffolk.

Atul is a keen golfer in his leisure time and enjoys travelling.

Namita Gandhi

Director

Atul and Namita are joint co-owners and Directors of the franchise for Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. Namita not only has a degree in Literature and Journalism but also has had varied experience of running her own service oriented, public facing businesses.

She brings a wealth of experience to the team, has a calm manner and a very methodical and organized way of working and that’s why she is perfect for the role she currently does. She manages the Payroll, Invoicing and book keeping for the business.

Namita is passionate about delivering quality homecare services and developing high quality standards. In her non-working life, she is an avid reader, blogger, busy mother of two high-spirited boys and one boisterous puppy!

Hasina Khan

Registered Care Manager

Hasina joined Bluebird Care Ipswich in March 2017. She has worked at various levels in the Care Sector for over 20 years.

Her early experience was in the supported living services sector with people with learning disabilities. A specialist in elderly care and mental health, she has in recent years broadened and deepened her knowledge by working in the health and community care field.

She has extensive experience with customers who have a dementia diagnosis and has wide understanding about providing care for customers with learning disabilities, mental health, children and young adults with learning difficulties

She started her career as a care assistant and has progressed through various positions and has been in a managerial role since 2007.

Hasina believes that your sole motivation to working in care must be a passion for people and making a difference to their lives. She is particularly passionate about investing in her team and continuing to strive to deliver a leading, premium, homecare service in the local community.

Maneesha Dhir

Finance

Maneesha has experience in the care sector working with the elderly and has also worked with customers with learning disabilities. She has a degree in Psychology and has also done her AAT. She has over 15 years of experience working in the Civil services as a management accountant and business partner.

She joined Bluebird Care in May 2016 and enjoys her varied roles which include invoicing, general administration, recruitment and finds her role to be interesting with never a dull moment in it!

Simon Bird

Care Compliance Supervisor

Simon has extensive experience of working with clients who have any special needs through his volunteering and previous jobs.

He specialises in supporting adults with complex care needs, severe learning and physical disabilities. He has developed a wide range of skills, from PEG feeding to using custom-made specialist support equipment, and developed a specialized interest in mental health conditions and learning disabilities. He is passionate about delivering a service that is high quality and compliant of all guidelines.

Before joining Bluebird Care in July 2019, he has also been a Trainee Care Delivery Manager.

Mirela Gocan

Field Supervisor

Mirela has run her own business ventures and volunteered in the community. She moved to Ipswich in 2013 and joined Bluebird care as a care assistant; she has progressed to a care supervisor role and been doing it since 2016.

Mirela is a Bluebird Care success story: she feels that she’s achieved so much, both personal achievements and professional. She feels it’s a truly rewarding career and one that really opens your eyes to life in general. She says she’s met so many different characters along the way and gained memories that will last her a life time!

Mirela’s role as a Field Supervisor keeps her constantly busy and in touch with what’s happening on the ground.

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