Meet the team

Allen Vanderwyk-Coyne


Allen has spent his entire career in the care industry, He joined Bluebird Care in 2007 as one of our first 2 carers.  Since then, Allen has done every job in the company and worked his way up to the role of Owner/Director.  Allen’s dedication and passion have taken him to the top of the company and he now spends the majority of his time on business-related activities and auditing our services to ensure they are compliant with the regulation set out by the Care Quality Commission.

Ric Vanderwyk-Coyne

Business Support Officer

Ric joined us as a care worker in 2007 and proved to be very popular with his customers. When the position of care co-ordinator became vacant in 2010 Ric was the successful applicant. He changed job role again within the company late in 2014 and is now the Business Support Officer for the Cannock branch of Bluebird Care, and now sources new care packages from Staffordshire County Council and the NHS portals, He also provides IT support to all the office staff at the Cannock branch and the out of hours service. In 2020 he also took on the role of CFO.

Amy Wilson

Care Coordinator

Amy (Dot) joined us as a Care assistant in May 2017, Amy worked in domiciliary care and with our Learning difficulty customers as this is a great passion of Amy’s. Amy developed her skills and knowledge quickly and it immediately became transparent that Amy had the skills we needed for the positions of a care co-ordinator. In September 2018 Amy was offered the role of Care co-Ordinator and has become extremely popular with our care staff and customers, Amy has a very infectious personality and always goes above and beyond for everyone.  Amy has NVQ levels 2, 3 and 5.

Emma Richards

Business Development Manager

Emma has been working in the care industry since 1997 & joined us as Senior Care Supervisor at Stafford in 2010, being promoted to care manager for Cannock in 2011.  Her nurturing style and commitment to high quality has always been central to her role.  Emma has been responsible for the high quality of care we deliver as well as managing the office and care worker teams. The opportunity arose for Emma to take on a new challenge, within Bluebird Care and in 2016 she became our Business Development Manager with her goal set to develop and grow the business, looking at our services for the future.
Emma holds many qualifications including the PTTLS training qualification &  level 5 leadership in Heath & Social Care. 

Samantha Taylor

Care Manager

Sam joined us as assistant Care Co-ordinator for Cannock in 2012 and has excelled in all aspects of her role. She then got the job of Care Co-ordinator for Bluebird Care at our South Staffs office.  Sam has completed her NVQ level 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care and has achieved a management qualification. Sam has also completed her NVQ level 5 Management. Sam then moved back to Cannock with a new job role of Quality & Compliance Officer for the Mid Staffs and South Staffs Branches in 2016. Sam has now been promoted to Care Manager for Bluebird care Mid Staffs, Sam is now working closely with Allen to ensure we deliver a high standards of care to all of our customers and that Bluebird care continue to stay compliant in all areas. Sam is also a train the trainer for Basic life support, Dementia and End of life Care.