Meet the team
Please read on to meet our amazing team in Taunton
Bluebird Care Taunton 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.
My name is Toyah Warrington, I became Operations manager for Bluebird Care in Taunton and Mid Devon on the 6th August 2018 where I have been made to feel very welcome and I am really looking forward to working with everyone.
My background is in complex domiciliary care including mental health and learning disabilities, and more recently I have worked within the Advocacy sector which has given me invaluable experiences and allowed me to build my knowledge and skills base within relevant legal frameworks and Human Rights.
I am a keen researcher of all things Psychology and behaviour based, I love to read, listen to music and going for very long walks with my 3 very large Huskies!
I am always keen to talk to people who work in or use our services, and of course happy to discuss any care enquiries so please do contact the office if you would like have a chat. I look forward to hearing from you!
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 Manager 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.
Recruitment Business Partner
My Name is Liz Jones-Salgueiral and I am the Recruitment Business Partner for Bluebird Care, I joined the company in June 2020.
Within my role at Bluebird I oversee the recruitment function of the business to find the best talent to join our team and meet our customers care needs while working to showcase care as a career path to people new to the industry.
I have extensive experience in recruitment having worked in recruitment for 12 years across different market segments.
While I am not at work I am spending time with friends and family or sat on the sofa with my very lazy greyhound.
Discharge to Assess (D2A) Manager
My Name is Richard Wheeler. I started working with Bluebird Care in September 2020 as the D2A Manager. In my role I oversee the D2A team, managing rosters and staff, Whilst also working alongside the Occupational Therapists helping discharge customers from hospital. We then assess them against their agreed goals and report back so the Occupational Therapists can decide on the best way forward for the customer.
I have previously worked in many different roles within the healthcare settings. From a Support worker in a Supported living home with Autistic children to working my way up to Manager. I have also worked in a managerial role for supported living, looking after customers with Mental Health issues.
When I am not working, I enjoy family time with my wife. We like to go for long dog walks exploring the area, and also finding new towns and beaches to explore. I am also a big football fan and follow Luton Town.