Meet the team

Ferne Heselden

Branch Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)

Ferne joined Bluebird Care in 2014 starting out as a Care Assistant. She quickly picked up her skills and knowledge in the care sector. Ferne took some time out to travel the world (travelling is one of her passions!) and returned earlier in 2017 to become the Care Coordinator for the Maidenhead, Windsor & Bracknell team.

In 2018 Ferne became Branch Manager for Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell team. Ferne is very passionate about enabling families to ensure that their loved ones are cared for in a dignified way with empathy and respect. 

One thing intresting to know about Ferne is when she was travelliing in Thailand she became an advanced scuba driver. Ferne loves to travel as much as she can, and In her spare time, Ferne enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her friends and family.

Alex Witten

Branch Manger

Alex originally joined the team as a care assistant in 2009, and was quickly promoted to become the branch's supervisor. In 2014, Alex moved to Brighton and continued her career in care. She rejoined us in 2016 to become the Care Manager of our Windsor & Maidenhead branch, and in March 2018. 

Since Alex ahs been with Bluebird Care she has been reconised and was a regional winner at the Great British Care Awards in 2019. 

During her time with Bluebird Care, Alex has grown into the role developing a strong relationship with customers and carers to deliver a high standard of care within the area. She has led the way in driving innovative changes to the business including the roll out of the revolutionary electronic care planning system.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys going to festivals, meeting up with friends and spending time with her young family.

Rosalind Taylor

Care Coordinator

Rosalind has been working in the care sector since 2012 when she joined the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Berkshire. Rosalind worked there for 7 years and joined Bluebird Care in 2018.

What Rosalind loves most about being in care is her passion for looking after people. She wanted to join care because of her grandma, she used to help look after her when she was unwell and she was Rosalind's favourite person. These events helped her realise that she wanted to take care of people and show them the respect and dignity they deserve. 

One thing Rosalind's enjoys most about her role is having thigs in place and ensuring all customers and carers receive the best care possible, by making sure the customers have continuity of staff and our carers have a work life balance. 

In Rosalind's spare time she likes to socialise with her friends, however she also likes having time in sitting with her cat watching documentaries on Netflix. Going out to dinner with Rosalind is easy as she does not have any favourite foods, as her mind changes daily so she is unable to pick just one. 

 

Paige Cotterell

Care Supervisor

Prior to Paige joining Bluebird Care, she worked in a school-based in Maidenhead supporting children diagnosed with Autism. 

Paige started with Bluebird Care in November 2017 as a carer based in Maidenhead. In 2018 Paige went travelling to South America for 8 months. In November 2019 Paige became Supervisor for Windsor, Maidenhead and Bracknell

Paige holds a Qualifications BSc Biological Sciences 

This is what Paige said about why she loves her role. " I love that I have a great degree of freedom within my role. I can work to a flexible schedule, both in and out of the office. I love supporting our carers and customers to ensure they all receive the support and care they need"

Paige's favourite colour is Pink and she can eat JalapeƱos by the jar.

Paige likes to keep active as she used to be a keen rower and horse rider but now she prefers to hike. When Paige is not at work she likes to see friends and family. Paige also spends her free time volunteering with St John Ambulance. 

One thing you might not know about Paige is she used to be a Morris dancer and she was very good at it!

Jade Rose

Live in Care Manger

Jade is our Live in Care Manager and started with us as a carer in 2015. She quickly progressed and has worked as a care supervisor, care coordinator and deputy manager, showing passion and a drive to deliver quality care. Prior to joining Bluebird Care, Jade was a nursery assistant at a local nursery in Reading.

During the time Jade has been in the office, she has built a strong relationship with customers and carers to deliver a high standard of care within the area.

Jade is a great team player, loves supporting both our customers and carers and ensures quality of care is delivered at all times. Jade has been nominated for team member of the year twcie and on both occassions Jade has won, which is fantastic as these nominations are voted by our carers and customers. 

Jade lives in Reading with her partner and their two cats, and enjoys socialising with friends and travelling.

Gerly Tamm

Live in Care Supervisor

Gerly has been apart of Bluebird Care since 2015 and since joing us Gerly has developed multiple skills and worked her way to her becoming our new Live in Care Supervisor. 

If you asked Gerly what she loves about her role and working in Care, Gerly would say " I love the team I work with and that makes me happy. My role is so varied which I love and being able to support our community to stay in their own homes is what makes me so proud to be apart of Bluebird Care"

Gerly has son and two cat and in her spare time you will probably find Gerly in the Apple store as she loves her technology and when she is not buying the latest additions of Apple products Gerly likes to take short breaks away where she can unwind and relax. 

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