Meet the team

Our Westminster & City of London Bluebird Care Team consists of company owners Peter & Maria Slough, Registered Care Manager Krisztina Korpas, our fantastic office team who support our customers and staff, and our friendly, passionate and incredible Care Assistants who are out delivering excellent high quality care to customers in their own homes all 365 days of the year.

Bernadette Sheriff

Care Service Manager

Bernadette began with Bluebird Care in 2018 as a care assistant where much of her focus was on stroke, dementia and end of life care studies and support. She has a keen interest in championing the wellbeing of care workers and customers alike. Bernadette recently progressed to Care Service Manager where her role involves acting as a point of contact and information between our customers and care teams at all levels, reinforcing care staff effectiveness through professional development, identifying training requirements and progression. Her role also entails updating care plans, risk assessments, carrying out quality reviews and being involved in ensuring that the needs of the people using our services are understood and being met.

Outside of work, Bernadette’s activities include, art, music, website development, reading and creative writing. 

“When I joined Bluebird Care I was inspired by the dedication and commitment of my colleagues and really appreciated being a member of the team. I continue to share their passion for care and enjoy meeting the daily challenges that this work can present. Supporting our customers in experiencing the best quality of life possible is a very important aspect of our efforts. As such, I’m looking forward to my role as Care Service Manager and being directly involved in ensuring that the services we provide continue to meet the needs of our customers at the highest standards.”

Alejandra Exerez

Care Coordinator

Alejandra has been with our company since 2015. She started off working as a care assistant and her dedication to the people she looked after meant a promotion to supervisor supporting the care staff.

She now works as a coordinator in the office which she describes as the technical part of the company! Alejandra is responsible for making sure the staff know where they are going and that the people using the service get consistency and continuity of staff. She will answer a lot of calls and will be organising all day long! She also advocates for the people that use the service in organising appointments, GP visits, district nurse visits and anything else she can help with.

When not at work Alejandra enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and just a nice day outside in the sunshine!

 

What makes me happy at Bluebird Care is that we are like one big family, we are always trying to help as much as we can and support one another. We are a company that really cares for the people that we look after and that is one of the most beautiful parts of the job.

Danusa Rangel

Care Coordinator

Danusa originally worked for our company in 2014 as a care assistant. She is a passionate and caring individual who returned to work for us in the coordination role

Danusa. is responsible for making sure the staff know where they are going and that the people using the service get consistency and continuity of staff. She will answer a lot of calls and will be organising all day long! She also advocates for the people that use the service in organising appointments, GP visits, district nurse visits and anything else she can help with.

In her spare time I enjoy meeting friends, hiking and I am a bit of a bookworm.

“I am honoured to be part of the Bluebird Care family! We have an amazing team. I have a passion for offering genuine customer service, and believe everyone deserves be treated with kindness. As a Coordinator,  I aim to be the ‘helping hand’ on the other side of the phone by supporting our carers and customers throughout the day, with enthusiasm and plenty of care.”

Sharon Van Der Ster

Probationary Care Team Leader

Sharon is a mentor and the team leader for new care staff to support them in their first three months of employment. She meets with new staff regularly and provides training in the field. She is passionate about supporting care staff when they enter our company and giving them the foundation needed to thrive in their role.

Nina Thakar

Office Administrator

Nina has been a coordinator with us since 2018. She has many years experience of coordinating in the care industry and has also been a registered manager. 

She recently moved to the role of office administrator. She will be supporting the whole team with vital adminstrative help.

Naiomi Wilson

Care Supervisor

Naiomi started her career within the care industry in 2012 as a care recruitment consultant and part time support worker, caring for people in her local community. She realised whilst working as a support worker her passion for caring for others and making a real difference in peoples lives. She has had a number of roles since starting in the care sector. Naiomi has experience of working as a care coordinator, trainer and as a deputy manager. 

Naiomi's role is to manage and support the care staff on a daily basis, helping them to develop themselves and progress in their own care careers.

She has gained a QCF level 3 Diploma award in Health and Social Care. 

In her spare time Naiomi runs a popular Caribbean social media platform and is a keen gym goer.

 

I am really happy to have joined a care team that is focused on stability, continuity of care and compliance. Customer service plays a massive importance through everything that we do and this reassures me that this is a well-respected organisation to work for.

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