Meet the team

Mark Oswald

Director

Bluebird Care Taunton Deane, Mid Devon, Sedgemoor, North and West Somerset is owned and managed by Director, Mark Oswald.  Before starting Bluebird Care Taunton, Mark worked in recruitment for 12 years, 9 of which were in the Social Care sector.

He has managed branches across the South West of England & Wales and overseen Local Authority, Voluntary and Private Organisation staff supply contracts.

During that time Mark has not only supplied staff to care organisations but has provided care in a variety of settings himself. Having seen services of varying degrees of quality he is passionate about supplying Bluebird Care’s customers with a high level of care.

Mark is a keen sportsman, rowing Pilot Gigs across South West England. He also sails, cycles, hikes and mountaineers when he’s not playing with his two young children.

Jeanette Hocking

Operations Manager

My name is Jeanette Hocking and I am the Operations Manager for Bluebird Care in Taunton and Mid Devon 

I have worked in the care industry for 22 years, a majority of which has been spent as a Registered Manager and Regional Manager for domiciliary care services.

I am proud to work in care and am extremely passionate about ensuring that the vulnerable people in our society not only have a voice but receive the high quality care that they are entitled to.

I am delighted to represent Bluebird Care, a brand I know and love and am fully committed to building upon our great reputation.

Ben Sellick

Area Care Manager

Ben Sellick has worked with Bluebird care since November 2014 having joined the team as a supervisor for the Wellington area, which is also his home town. Since then he has developed in to the Area Care Manger role.
Ben Joined Bluebird care with 10 years of experience in care home settings  in various roles ranging from care worker to team leader in both Somerset and Manchester.
Additionally Ben is an active member of the local community and his local Church, and takes his passionate attitude into all situations in both work and home life
At home Ben spends most of his time managing the tantrums of his 2 year old daughter, but when he does get time to himself he enjoys watching most sports and recently started playing Squash.
When living in Salford Ben took part in a charity Boxing match and then went on to assist with training the children of Salford Lads club. Since returning to Somerset he is involved with a local children’s club and leads them in many fun activities, he also enjoys Public speaking.

Catherine Bennetts

Locality Manager for North Somerset

My Name is Catherine Bennetts

After joining bluebird in June 2015 I have worked my way up to my current position as Weston locality leader and with in my role I cover all aspects of care out in the field. I enjoy being very hands on and working as a team. When I’m not out caring, I find myself doing reviews with customers spot checks on carers and supporting the staff when they need me and making sure our customers have everything they need.

I have previously worked for another care company prior to Bluebird where i started to gain my confidence and passion for care. I have now been in the industry for 7 years. 

When I’m not at work I spend a lot of time with my dog and going on long dog walks.You will also find me at the gym burning of the donuts I just ate.