Meet the team

Jan Walsh

Financial Director

Born and raised in Merseyside, Jan first began with the company by establishing Bluebird St Helens back in 2014. Jan is passionate about providing the highest quality of domiciliary care in the borough and understands just what it takes to do so. 

It was with this passion that Jan in 2019 branched out and opened Bluebird Care Warrington.

With a sprinkle of amazing care staff, and a pinch of leading office staff, Jan understood the ingredients it would take for this second franchise to truly succeed. From its inception the business has grown from strength to strength, with Jan leading the way as being someone who everyone enjoys working for.

Jan’s dedication to core values, resounds throughout the teams - understanding that being part of Bluebird Warrington is not just a career, but a vocation.

With a background in accountancy, lending invaluable support to local businesses, Jan is sensitive for the need to provide cost effective in-home personal care for your loved ones, whilst never compromising on standards.

A dedicated family woman sympathetic to the needs of others, Jan motivates the company to deliver on Bluebirds promise of “Good Old Fashioned Service” at all times.

 

Clare Armstong

Director

Clare Armstrong is director of Bluebird Care Warrington, alongside heading up the Compliance, Quality and Legislation of the company. Clare is also a director of Bluebird Care St Helens, and has a wealth of knowledge in the Care Industry, and running a business.

Clare joined Bluebird Care St Helens in May 2015 and has since successfully navigated through roles and broadened her experience in the sector. Starting out as the Coordinator, Clare showed the enthusiasm and passion to progress through from Supervisor, Operations Manager, and ultimately to Managing Director in 2018. The natural next step for Clare was to work with Jan to succesfully broaden their franchise to the Warrington area. 

 With a background in accountancy, Clare is meticulous in ensuring the highest quality of organisation and compliance are met and delivers this out to the team.

Clare has a clear drive to always learn and know as much as she possibly can - a trait that has led to her recent completion of her NVQ Level 5 Qualification in Health and Social Care.

Clare is an integral asset to the business. She has a fantastic understanding of the care sector and is constantly ensuring we are meeting both the customers, and staff needs.

Hayley Allen

Registered Care Manager

Hayley is a director of Bluebird Care Warrington, and is also a dedicated Registered Care Manager.  Hayley is an asset to the business, and has extremely high values and standards as to delivery excellent quality care in peoples homes.  

Although a very young member of the management team, Hayley has achieved so much in a short time.  This has been from dedication and hard work to Bluebird Care St Helens and to its customers and staff.  Hayley has excellent leadhership skills that will help her to run Bluebird Care Warrington, as professionally and successfully as Bluebird Care St Helens.

Hayley joined Bluebird Care (St Helens) in November 2016 as an Apprentice. Hayley previously had a successful career in the food industry where she progressed to management level and was responsible for the smooth running of the business.

Hayley has held a number of positions with Bluebird. She quickly progressed to the supervisor role in May 2017 after displaying a hardworking and dedicated attitude. In October 2017, Hayley was promoted to the role of coordinator and is keen to provide the highest standard of care to our customers while focusing on continuity as an important factor.

Now 4 years on, Hayley successfully carries out the role of Registered Manager of the St Helens office aswell as the above role in Warrington. With a constant drive to always be better, Hayley has recently completed her NVQ Level 5 in Health and Social Care.

Hayley was often described as ‘Bluebirds Delight’ by many of the customers she visited and has never forgotten what it takes to brighten someone’s day, whilst maintaining the highest level of professionalism.

Deborah Owen

Deputy Manager

Deborah began her career with Bluebird Care St Helens back in Summer 2016 and has since been an invaluable team member. Her passion for the company led to promotions from Supervisor to Lead Supervisor, before undertaking her current role in 2020 of Deputy Manager of the Warrington Office.

Deborah is a bubbly team member and a customer favourite as she is never seen without a smile on her face.

Deborah has the winning combination of the right character and attitude, in order to supervise the staff to the highest of levels, whilst still being approachable and understanding of their needs.

Caitlin Bradley

Training and Staff Development Manager

Caitlin joined Bluebird (St Helens) in the Summer of 2018 after successful completion of a degree in Social Policy. A start that served her well when the opportunity arose for a promotion to Supervisor. Caitlin continued to show promise, and with such an approachable demeanour was the perfect candidate to apply for the Training Manager role when the business restructure occurred. With an AET Qualification now firmly under her belt, Caitlin trains all our staff across both areas, and ensures she herself is always fully up to date when it comes to any advancements in the area and how things should be done. Caitlin is a fantastic member of the team and always has a smile on her face ready to greet our new inductees, and we couldn’t think of anyone better to be the person to introduce new staff to the Bluebird way!

Vikki Simpson

HR and Recruitment

Vikki began her career with Bluebird St Helens as a Care Assistant in 2017, and even now loves visiting our customers whenever the opportunity arises. In 2019, she began her new role as Care Supervisor, and was always a friendly face with the customers she visited. It was this friendly and welcoming trait that made Vikki the perfect choice when we were looking for a Recruitment Consultant within the team. Her ‘smile when you dial’ attitude resonates through the phone, and she is great at building that initial rapport, letting any potential staff know about Bluebird Care St Helens. Her further role as our Hr Supervisor is also just as important when it comes to staff retention. Vikki is not only vital in the recruitment of new staff, but also ensuring our existing staff are happy and always following procedures to the utmost.