Meet the team

Masen Naidoo

Managing Director

Bluebird Care Mendip is led by Masen Naidoo. Masen started delivering homecare in Mendip to help support customers in the area to receive homecare and support while remaining in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Delivering the highest quality of homecare and support is Masen’s absolute goal and he is a firm advocate of putting the 'Customer first'. Masen recognises that customers have a choice in their care provider and is passionate about making Bluebird Care Mendip the district's provider of choice in home care. The team would be delighted to hear from anyone who is seeking homecare for themselves or for a loved one, or would simply like to talk to someone about the services we provide.

Selvie Naidoo

Clinical Director

In addition to being a Professional Nurse, Selvie also managed nursing homes in Berkshire and Wiltshire. During her career as a Registered Manager she developed a passion to provide compassionate care to the elderly and vulnerable in our society. She values the contribution made to our society by the elder generation and strives to deliver a care practise that rewards their dedication and supports their independence, wellbeing and their desire to remain at home as long as possible. During her career she has set up a brand new care home as well as managing large well established care homes. Her experience and expertise in Clinical Governance stood her in good stead through 3 regulatory inspections.

In her role as Clinical Director of Bluebird Care Mendip, Selvie oversees the clinical governance and standards of care provided in the community. She works closely with the care management team to ensure that we meet the highest standard of care.

Selvie is also a qualified trainer and delivers training to Bluebird Care staff in clinical areas such as Epilepsy, diabetes to name a few to ensure that our staff are able to provide care to a broad spectrum of customers.

One of the key skills she trains the staff on is Basic Life Support, as well as volunteering her services as a Basic Life Support Trainer to local charities and adult support groups.

Richard Smith

Head of Business Operations

Richard has had a varied career, spanning the telecom and health care industries. In his most recent roles, Richard ran a large nursing home in the New Forest as well as managing a busy home care business in Poole. Richard first started in care working in Dementia Services with Age Concern Hampshire. Richard has a real passion for supporting people living at home after supporting his grandfather in law who had a massive brain injury which left him needing continuous support at home. It was during this time where he realised how important great quality home care was. 

Prior to care Richard has had a breadth of experience running charities as well holding senior manager positions in various telecoms companies. Richard is known to enjoy a challenge and even spent a few years running a Jazz Bar in Keynsham near Bristol.

When Richard is not at work, he can be found either swimming or sailing, having participated in ocean yacht races as well as more leisurely cruises around the Greek Islands. Richard has two children who go to school locally who often try to accompany him sailing. Richard’s home is a haven for cats as his partner is a research vet who specialises in arthritis in cats (and humans) and they currently have a Greek street cat and Ringwood street cat living with them.

Jenny Atkins

Registered Care Manager and Head of Compliance and Training

Jenny began a career in care at the young age of 18 after completing her A levels and has not looked back since. Her first role in care highlighted the importance of supporting the elderly frail and vulnerable to maintain their health and wellbeing in the comfort of their own homes. Jenny has held a number of roles in the care sector which allowed her to meet customers of different needs, including working with young adults with multiple learning difficulties.

I continuously aspire to develop my knowledge and skills and combined with my passion for care, I strive to deliver care to that exceeds our customer’s and family’s expectation. In making the decision to join Bluebird Care Mendip, I have found a company that shares my belief and commitment to putting our customers first and delivering care with dignity and respect whilst maintaining a healthy and independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home.

Jenny holds a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in the management of Health and Social Care.

I am a firm believer that Care can provide a rewarding career for ambitious and aspiring individuals. I hold myself as an example of what can be achieved through commitment and hard work. At Bluebird Care Mendip our career journey is ground breaking in recognising and promoting those that want to want to develop a career in care and through our program I want to develop highly skilled teams of Care Professionals.

Samantha Garner

Deputy Manager

I’m Sam and I joined Bluebird care Mendip in 2018 as a care professional. I was promoted through the company to team leader then supervisor and now I am starting my journey as deputy manager. I am currently working towards my level 5 Diploma for assistant practitioners in healthcare. I have worked in care for over 10 years and every day is different. I pride myself on going the extra mile for customers, expanding my knowledge and skills and supporting the team to make positive differences to peoples lives. I love my job and I am extremely proud to be part of the Bluebird Care Mendip team.

Ashley Champion-Smith

Lead Care Coordinator

Ashley Joined Bluebird Care in August 2016. He has 2yrs experience of Co-Ordinating. Ashley has only worked as a co-ordinator in healthcare and has no health care experience.

Ashley has achieved his level 2&3 in Health and Social Care.

Ashley is a bubbly, happy person and he is always happy to help.

As part of working in Co-Ordinating for several years I understand timings are essential. I do my best to make sure these timings are matched and a suitable carer is assigned to the customer, so the best care can be delivered on a daily basis.

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