Meet the team

Kerry Brooker

Branch Manager

Kerry joined us in 2012 as a care assistant and was with us for four years before moving on to gain experience in a care home in South Oxfordshire. She returned to Bluebird Care Reading & Wokingham in January 2017 as a senior care assessor, and was promoted to Care Manager later in the year. 

Kerry has a wealth of experience in care and understands the importance of delivering quality care. She is a people person and has a passion to help.

What Kerry loves most about her role is the variety of customer and carer contact. The rewarding feeling when receiving a thank you for the work we all carry out and the support received from the whole team

Kerry lives in Reading with her partner and has 3 dogs which she adore and are a huge part of her family. Hobbies !!! Kerry doesn't really have any apart from reading and housework which she finds very therapeutic !

Sophie Purdy

Care Coordinator

Sophie has been working in the care industry since she was 19 years old and has a lot of experience and knowledge and has an NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care.

Sophie started with Bluebird Care in April 2020 as a Care Assistant and in a short few months Sophie become the coordinator for Reading and Wokingham Branch at the beginning of July.

If you were to ask Sophie what she loves about her role she would say? ” Being close with all the carers, I am always in contact with my team and our customers and I love being able to support from all levels, doing care visits, supervisions and ensuring customers get continuity of care and the right care.

In Sophie’s spare time you may find her socialising with her friends and more than likely eating her favourite food, which is chicken, and of course from Nandos, Sophie also enjoys fun activates like top golf and flight club.

One thing people don’t know about Sophie is she was born blonde and she will say this might explain a few things.

 

Angela McMillan

Support Supervisor

Angela is originally from Cambusnethan in Scotland and moved to Reading a few years ago. Angela is a person with one of the strongest work ethics you will ever meet. Angela cares passionately about her customers and always goes the extra mile to support the team.

Angela's role is to support both customers and carers at Bluebird Care. She regularly reviews to see how care is progressing as well as ensuring carers are maintaining the highest standards.

When we asked Angela what she loves most about her role she said " it is meeting new people and being able to help them do things that they would not normally be able to do" 

When Angela is not working, she loves spending time with her family where they have lots of adventures. Angela also loves visiting family in Scotland. 

Bronwen Clapham

Part Time Supervisor

Bronwen started working for Bluebird Care in 2017 at the North Wiltshire Branch, then moved to Reading in May 2020 when Bronwen joined Bluebird Care in Reading and Wokingham. Bronwen started as a carer. Within 4 months of Bronwen starting she became our new part time supervisor in September 2020 for our Reading and Wokingham Branch.

Bronwen has over 5 years of experience in the care sector and has her level 3 in health in Children’s care.

When we asked Bronwen, “what do you love about your role? She told us.

“I love that I am able to help people maintain their independence at home. I also love that my work role is so varied, and I am able to assist people when they need help the most”

 

A few things to know about Bronwen are, her favourite colour is red and whenever she has the chance, she will always want her Mums Fish Pie. Even though they don’t live far away, Bronwen said “it’s like a great big hug in a bowl”

In Bronwen’s spare time she enjoys reading and going for walks, she recently did a 15 mile walk for dementia UK, something that Bronwen is very passionate about, she also enjoys visiting new places so will always be up for an adventure.

One thing People don’t know about Bronwen, is she won young chef of the year in 2008! So we all know who is making the cakes from now on!

Jade Rose

Live in Care Manager

Jade is our Live in Care Manager and started with us as a carer in 2015. She quickly progressed and has worked as a care supervisor, care coordinator and deputy manager, showing passion and a drive to deliver quality care. Prior to joining Bluebird Care, Jade was a nursery assistant at a local nursery in Reading.

During the time Jade has been in the office, she has built a strong relationship with customers and carers to deliver a high standard of care within the area.

Jade is a great team player, loves supporting both our customers and carers and ensures quality of care is delivered at all times. Jade has been nominated for team member of the year twcie and on both occassions Jade has won, which is fantastic as these nominations are voted by our carers and customers. 

Jade lives in Reading with her partner and their two cats, and enjoys socialising with friends and travelling.

Gerly Tamm

Live in Care Supervisor

Gerly has been apart of Bluebird Care since 2015 and since joing us Gerly has developed multiple skills and worked her way to her becoming our new Live in Care Supervisor. 

If you asked Gerly what she loves about her role and working in Care, Gerly would say " I love the team I work with and that makes me happy. My role is so varied which I love and being able to support our community to stay in their own homes is what makes me so proud to be apart of Bluebird Care"

Gerly has son and two cat and in her spare time you will probably find Gerly in the Apple store as she loves her technology and when she is not buying the latest additions of Apple products Gerly likes to take short breaks away where she can unwind and relax. 

 

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