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 (Lewes District)

Harriet has over 10 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 5 years and has worked her way up from Support Supervisor, to Supervisor, Co-ordinator to Registered 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 Lewes District Office (based in Newhaven), as well as looking after our customers. Responsible for compliance, recruitment and retention and the safe running of the service, Harriet works alongside Karen Waddington, Operations Manager, and 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 brightonandhove@bluebirdcare.co.uk  to discuss your care requirements. 

SJ Paradot

Live-in Care Manager and Acting Care Manager (Brighton & Hove)

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. She has excelled in her roles with us and now holds NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care.
 
Due to hard work, commitment and passion SJ was promoted to the role of Supervisor. She was subsequently was awarded a management position in 2018 as Live-in Care Manager. She is now the Acting Care Manager for the Brighton & Hove office (based in Hove) and is preparing for her CQC interview to secure Registered Manager status.

 

She is responsible for compliance, recruitment and retention and the safe running of the service, SJ also works alongside Karen Waddington, Operations Manager, and reports to directly to Gary and Michelle Johnson who collectively make up the senior management team.
 
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  brightonandhove@bluebirdcare.co.uk or telephone 01273 022055, option ‘2’.

Karen Waddington

Operations Manager

Karen joined us in 2019 as Training Officer and has now moved into the position of Operations Manager responsible for both offices in Hove and Newhaven. She is still responsible for training all new care assistants and for the on-going continued professional development of the wider existing teams and carers.

 

Due to her astounding skills base and ability to problem solve she has taken on the whole of Operations Manager for the two businesses. This includes supporting the Registered Care Managers with compliance as well as using her knowledge as a registered nurse to guide the business, new and experienced employees to fulfil potential.


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.

Lavinia Chiriac

Care Co-ordinator

Lavinia has been involved in the social care sector for around 10 years. She has always worked in domiciliary care and finds it very rewarding to help keep people safe and living in their own home. Lavinia has now joined the Bluebird Care team as Care Co-ordinator and is responsible for ensuring that each customer receives their care calls each day.

Lavinia says;

I have been involved in the social care sector for around 10 years. Working in domiciliary care, and now as a care coordinator is very rewarding. I have always been working in a very person-centred way, always having in mind the idea of keeping our customers safe and protecting their rights. I think that everybody should receive personal, tailored based support, so we make sure to work in a holistic way.

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  brightonandhove@bluebirdcare.co.uk or telephone 01273 022055, option ‘2’.

Sarah Whiteman

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.

I have enjoyed my progression from Carer to Support Supervisor and now to Area Supervisor; I have had a lot of encouragement and support from the team and have also always felt part of the team.

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