Meet the team

Steve Tarpey


Bluebird Care Solihull is led by Steve Tarpey. Steve started delivering homecare in Solihull to help support customers in the area to receive homecare and support while remaining in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Delivering the highest quality of homecare and support is Steve’s absolute goal and the team would be delighted to hear from anyone who is seeking homecare for themselves or for a loved one, or would simply like to talk to someone about the services we provide.

Steve has lived in Solihull for 20 years. He is a Chemistry graduate and he spent 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry rising to become a UK Director of a top 20 pharmaceutical company.

Steve decided to move in to the care sector because he felt that he wanted a business that was centred around helping people directly as well as being able to give a service to his local community.

Providing high quality, customised personal care to vulnerable people was one way of satisfying those ambitions and in joining Bluebird Care he has found the perfect vehicle for his aspirations.

Steve is passionate about quality both in the delivery of care and in customer service and believes that quality should be the measure of his business, not necessarily the speed of growth.

Sonjha Young

Registered Manager

I have worked for Bluebird Care Solihull for over 3 years now and find it to be a very professional environment with a constant focus on quality care delivery and customer service. I started with Bluebird Care as a care assistant and was promoted within a year to care co-ordinator. Then in January 2017 I was promoted into the care manager position.

I have completed my level 2 QCF in Health and Social Care, level 5 QCF in Leadership and Management, Level 2 in The Principles of Dementia Care and most recently began studying a distance course in End of Life. 

I am a trained trainer in Medication Administration, Dementia, End of Life, Basic Life Support and CPR.

Home care is a fantastic career and I believe that I am a good example of the opportunities that exist.

Debbie Burton


I have been working for Bluebird Care since October 2015 and was promoted to care supervisor in October 2016. I then moved to the care co-ordinator role in January 2017. I have been working in the care industry for about 13 years. I enjoy meeting new people and making a difference to people’s lives. I have various certificates in care and I am working towards my level 5 in Leadership and Management. I am a trainer in Dementia, Moving and Handling.

Mandy Vaux

Field Care Supervisor

I have been working for Bluebird Care as a care assistant since July 2013. I have recently been promoted to field care supervisor in January 2016. Doing this type of work has made me realise how important it is to deliver good quality care. Bluebird Care show this through their excellent customer service and training. I have completed my Level 3 in Health and Social care. I am a trainer in Dementia, Moving and Handling  and Medicines Management.

Yvonne Elliott

Care Supervisor

For 16 years I worked for Birmingham City Council, firstly in-home care then in sheltered and extra care sheltered housing, as a manager.

After taking my redundancy in May 2014, I decided to go back into care, and started with Bluebird Care as a care assistant, and completed my Level 3 QCF. Bluebird Care Solihull is a very professional company, that provide high quality care, and has an excellent reputation in the community.

I left for a while and worked as a project coordinator, at a dementia centre for older irish people and in September 2017 I came back to Bluebird Care as a field supervisor, I am now a trainer in dementia and stroke.

I enjoy working as part of the Bluebird Care team, it is a rewarding job, that makes positive differences to people’s lives.