Meet the team

John Sommerville

Learning & Development Coordinator

I have worked within Health and Social Care for the past fifteen years and prior to that I was a Manager and Trainer for a national bookmakers.

I like being able to share my knowledge, skills and experience with people who attend my training courses and I love getting out and about meeting our customers and team members.

When I'm not at work I enjoy painting and drawing and spending time with my family.

Sarah Jones

Area Manager - Children's Services & Complex Care

I have worked in care for the whole of my working life, worked thirty years with children with learning disabilities and high complex needs. I originally  joined the Bluebird Care team as a care assistant as I felt I needed to know the way domiciliary care worked before taking on more of an office role, and am now working as one of the Area Managers for the company.
Out of working hours I enjoy spending time at home and like to spend time in doing any craft work that appeals at the time, I also like to travel.

Lindsey Kneller

Area Manager - Live In Care

I have worked in Health and Social care since 2018 in many different job roles and have enjoyed all parts of building my career. I grew up in Suffolk and I’m glad I made the leap to move to Cornwall in 2015.

In my spare time I’m usually found walking my two dogs along the beautiful Cornish coastline, or spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends. My interests include music – I love to sing and I’m learning to play the piano, watching Formula 1 and watching Rugby – I look forward to the winter months so I can go to Penzance to watch the Pirates play!

I really enjoy my role as Area Manager for Live In Care and love working alongside such a wonderful team here at Bluebird.

Rachel Tite

Area Manager - Complex Care & Support

I have thoroughly enjoyed my development with Bluebird Care, I started out as a Domiciliary care worker and then moved to become a team leader which meant I was able to continue to do my care role, whilst supporting others to develop and learn new skills, I was encouraged to apply for the Area Managers role and I was successful!  the role involves supporting my team and coordinating/managing care packages for those with Complex care needs

I have even stared in a short film and promotion campaign for Bluebird Care Be more Rachel! 

I successfully completed Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care as well as my Maths & English, it was hard work but great support from the Bluebird Care team 

I Previously worked in retail & educational environments where I had supported others to grow, learn new skills, work as team players and generally become more rounded individuals. I also volunteered for 13 years within scouting, I am so very grateful and proud to call myself a BLUEBIRD it is the best move I have ever made.

Sharon Groves

Area Manager Complex Care & Support

I have worked in the care industry for 30 plus years starting off with elderly care and managing a 35-bed home.  For 24 years I have worked and supported adults with learning Disabilities and Autism. I started as a Care Support Worker then a Registered Manager and for the last 14 years an Operational Support Manager, supporting Registered Managers to develop within their role; I have NVQs 2, 3,4 in Health and Social Care and NVQ 4 and 5  in Leadership and management 

In my time off I like to walk the cornish coast and countryside 

Louise Allsop

Area Manager - Homecare Service's

I am the Area manager for homecare services, I am responsible for the efficent running of care provided to customers within Homecare Services, the management of care team & supervision of the care they provide

I entered into care at the age of 18 years working in a small Residential Home in Newquay, and worked with the same employer for 5 years until I went onto maternity leave

A few years later I joined a 23 bedded Residential care Home in St Newlyn East and my career blossomed from a care assist to Team Leader and I had the opportunity to apply through CQC for my Registered managers registration, I passed the CQC interviews and became the Registered Manager!

In 2015 I made the decision to leave the residential home for new opportunities and I applied for a job as a care assistant with Bluebird Care, I have had a career with bluebird care as a carer, I have also been a Team Leader, Team manager & now Area Manager 

I have NVQ2, NVQ 4 and held my Registered Managers award which I had to complete to keep my Managers Registration for the care Home

I enjoy Reading, Gardening and spending time with my family

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