Meet the team

We are very proud to have been rated Outstanding for Effective by the CQC; thanks to all the hard work and dedication of our team below and all our Care Assistants.

Harriet Weaver

Registered Care Manager - Bluebird Care (Lewes District, Brighton & Hove)

Harriet has over 8 years of experience working in the Care sector; formally as part of the NHS. Harriet has been part of the Bluebird Care team for a little over three years and has worked her way up from Support Supervisor, to Supervisor, Co-ordinator to Care Manager. Harriet is qualified to NVQ Level 5 in Health & Social Care. 
She is responsible for the efficient running of the business and managing the operations team and care workers in the Brighton & Hove and Lewes District Office (based in Hove and Newhaven), as well as looking after our customers. Responsible for compliance, recruitment and retention and the safe running of the service, Harriet reports to directly to Gary and Michelle Johnson who collectively make up the senior management team.

Harriet believes;

… that quality of care is very important as is remembering each customer is unique.

Please call Harriet on 01273 022055 , option ‘2’ or email  to discuss your care requirements. 

SJ Paradot

Deputy Care Manager / Live-in Care Manager

SJ started with Bluebird Care (Brighton & Hove) a carer in February 2016. SJ was new to the care industry and quickly found that there was a lot to learn in order to provide the standard of care which is required of a regulated care provider. SJ holds NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care.
Due to hard work, commitment and a passion SJ was awarded the role of Supervisor. She was subsequently promote to Live-in Care Manager in 2018 and to Deputy Manager for the whole business in 2020.
SJ says;

From the first day of caring I knew this was the career path for me.

Please feel free to contact SJ to discuss your care needs by emailing or telephone 01273 022055, option ‘2’.

Karen Waddington

Registered General Nurse, Training Officer

Karen joins us as Training Officer responsible for both offices; Hove and Newhaven. She is responsible for the training of all new care assistants and the on-going continued professional development of the wider existing teams and carers. As a registered nurse, Karen’s knowledge and experience is invaluable in guiding new and indeed more experienced employees to fulfil their potential in the care sector as well as making sure their skills are current.

Karen considers;

The investment made in training our staff to a high standard is a testament to the level of care that’s provided ensuring all staff are prepared for the individual needs of our customers.

Tracy Wood

Lead Area Supervisor

Tracy has a wealth of experience working in the domiciliary care sector. Qualified to L3 in Health & Social Care, a qualified trainer, she previously worked in the role as Care Manager overseeing our Brighton & Lewes District Offices. Afterwards, she joined the Brighton team as an Area Supervisor and now works from the Lewes District office as Lead Supervisor to both offices.
Tracy feels;

Providing excellent quality care to our customers is very important to me, I am proud to be part of a great supportive team at Bluebird Care who all share the same passion and values which enables our customers to achieve their desired outcomes.

Please feel free to contact Tracy to discuss to chat through any questions you may have by emailing or telephone 01273 022055, option ‘2’.

Julie South

Support Supervisor

Julie is our newly appointed Support Supervisor working very closely with our Lead Supervisor, Tracy Wood, from our Newhaven office.

Sarah Whiteman

Support Area Supervisor

Sarah has many years of experience as a care worker and has been working with Bluebird Care (Lewes District, Brighton and Hove) since March 2019. She joined the office team, working from the Newhaven office, working in support of Tracy Wood, our Lead Area Supervisor. Sarah holds Level 2 & 3 qualifications in Health & Social Care.

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