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.

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.

Sue Keating

Trainer

My role is to make sure our staff are fully trained in every aspect of the job and that they have the right knowledge to perform the job professionally and safely.

We have implemented the new Care Certificate which includes a full five-day training course covering the 15 core standards of care. I am proud to be a part of making a difference to so many people's lives.

I have over 20 years’ experience in care and training, and am also co-chair for Skills for Care (North West London workforce development).

It's great to be part of the team and be working with people who embrace change and quality.  It's a very friendly, caring team who support one another, their staff and of course the individuals we care for. 

I am passionate about people receiving good quality care that meets their needs and wishes in a dignified way.
 
I have many years of care experience, from caring to management and training.  I am a qualified teacher specialising in dementia, end of life and a wide subject knowledge in social care, as well as a college assessor and volunteer trainer assessor with St John Ambulance.
 

I believe every individual is unique, we should all embrace this and work with them to find how we can support them through their life's journey, so that they can fulfil their dreams and aspirations.

Fiona Walsh-Smith

Accounts Assistant

Fiona joined the company at the start of 2019 as part of our finance team. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Finance Industry, working in London as a Business and IT Project Manager for several UK banks, a TV Network, and a theatre ticketing and marketing company.      

After taking a little time out to start a family and spend time with her children, Fiona studied for AAT Accounting qualifications and for the last 7 years has been using these new skills in supporting several regional Bluebird Care offices within their finance teams.

Fiona primarily looks after our Customer’s financial accounts and invoicing and is very happy to assist with any questions our customer’s may have with this aspect of their care package.     

“I am absolutely delighted to be able to work with a team of people who have such a genuine passion for the care and support of their customers and families. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to use the financial skills I’ve acquired in assisting this team who provide such an important service to this section of the community”    

When not working Fiona likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys travelling, attending shows and concerts, Pilates, playing tennis, and after 20 years in central London - a bit of country life!   

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