Meet the team

Annabelle Purdie

Registered Manager

Annabelle grew up in Chipstead and Riverhead, attending local schools and Tonbridge Grammar. Her career in the Health & Social Care sector started after completing her degree in Social Anthropology at Swansea University. Such was the attraction of living by the sea she spent the next 14 years living and working in Swansea, enjoying a variety of roles supporting vulnerable adults. Annabelle then chose to return to university to complete a Masters Degree in Social Work.

 

In 2012 she moved back to Kent and her family. She continued with her career in the sector, managing two care homes – taking both from a “Requires Improvement” to “Good” rating by the CQC – before taking up her current position with Bluebird Care Sevenoaks in January 2019. She is delighted to bring her experience and training back to her home town, supporting a community which supported her as a child.

 

Annabelle is passionate about value-driven, person-centred care, with an emphasis on consultative approaches; having spent some time acclimatising following the switch from Residential Care to Homecare, some of her key initiatives are to develop greater participation from those we support in shaping the services we deliver, and to forge new links with other local organisations.

 

She is enjoying working with the very competent team she inherited, and has every confidence that together they can deliver on her vision for the future of Bluebird Care Sevenoaks.

 

Annabelle greatly values feedback, both positive and constructive, all of which enables us to review what works well and what would be improved, so is always open to comments and suggestions from our customers and their families. Annabelle can be reached via the contact details for the office at the top of this page. 

Steve Davie

Director and Joint Owner

Home Care in Sevenoaks is provided through a franchise which is owned by Steve and Lesley Davie and their family. Steve is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience of organising the delivery of high quality professional services to demanding customers.

In addition to his accountancy profession background, Steve has several years experience in service-orientated consumer facing businesses at the 'high end' of the retail sector. This background, together with the support and experience of the Bluebird Care franchisor, has made it possible for Steve to create a stable operating platform from which the team’s Care specialists can provide structured and high quality care services to a range of customers within the Kent District of Sevenoaks.

In addition to his Sevenoaks Home Care responsibilities, Steve is a Governor at the University of Greenwich, treasurer of his local residents association in Beckenham, husband of more than 30 years to Lesley, father of three grown up children, and a lifelong and (after many years of misery) ultimately rewarded supporter of Manchester City football club.

Steve decided to become a Bluebird Care franchisee because he wanted to bring his knowledge and energy to a worthwhile activity that will bring benefits to vulnerable people in his residential area. The 'Good Old-Fashioned Service' ethos of Bluebird Care matches Steve’s attitude to work, and he is committed to creating a Care service that is treasured by its customers.

Ben Davie

Director and Joint Owner

Ben’s first 5 years post-University were spent in the Publishing industry, commissioning and developing content for one of the world's leading publishers of science, medical and technology books and journals.
 
In 2011, he took on a new challenge and joined his father, Steve, as a Director of Bluebird Care Bromley, and subsequently the Sevenoaks and Lewisham & Southwark franchises.
 
Ben’s role, alongside Steve, is to oversee the back-office administration of the agency, in particular the core non-care related activities of finance, marketing and overall business strategy, as well as supporting their Registered Managers in their human resources and customer service responsibilities.  
 
Ben is proud to be part of an award-winning family business, especially one which provides such a high-quality – and highly-valued – service to the local community.

Becky Clements

Care Supervisor & Deputy Manager

Becky's career in the Care sector began in 2007 as a Support Worker working with adults with challenges around their mental health, including dementia.

With this experience Becky joined Bluebird Care Sevenoaks as a Care Assistant shortly after the office opened in 2012. Within a year, Becky's excellent work with customers earned her progression to Supervisor level, a role she's enjoyed immensely.  

With a change in management in late 2017, Becky was promoted to Deputy Manager - a promotion thoroughly deserved.

She believes passionately in the Bluebird Care ethos, which places customers always at the centre of the Care process. Becky really enjoys the variety of her role as well as the occassional the challenges! 

She takes great pride in being part of a team which provides a first class service enabling vulnerable adults around Sevenoaks to remain living independently in their own homes.

Vicci Connolly

Care Supervisor

Vicci has been employed in the Care industry since 2003. She has worked in both Residential Care and Nursing Care Home settings, and has extensive experience of working with older people and those with Learning Difficulties and Physical Disabilities.

It was while working as part of a community project that Vicci realised that her passion lay in helping vulnerable and otherwise isolated people take an active and engaged part in community life, as much as it did in assisting them with their everyday care needs.

Vicci joined Bluebird Care Sevenoaks as a Care Assistant in 2012. She was quickly promoted to the positon of Senior Care Assistant and finally to the office team as Care Supervisor in the autumn of 2015.

We feel very fortunate to have Vicci with us, furthering our ability to deliver the exceptional service that our Sevenoaks customers have become accustomed to. 

Samantha Collen

Live-in Care Supervisor

Sam’s career in Care begin following her interactions with her Grandparents’ carers back in 2010. Seeing them interact, and how much their carers’ seemed to enjoy their work inspired her to do the same. Over the last 10 years she has worked her way up from a Care Assistant to Supervisor, and has experience in Community Care, Residential as well as Live-in Care.

 

Sam’s current role as Live-in Care Supervisor is to assess the needs of new Live-in customers, write highly person-centred care plans, and help settle new customers in once the services begins. She is also responsible for liaising with their relatives, advocates and various Healthcare professionals involved in their Care to ensure that the service remains appropriate to their needs as they develop.

 

Sam is a naturally caring person and has always enjoyed her work in the sector – we’re very happy to now have Sam with us supporting the vulnerable residents of Sevenoaks!

 

Sam says she enjoys working for Bluebird Care Sevenoaks is very customer focused and all the staff receive good support.

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