Managing the day to day running of Aspire Home Carers. Overseeing staff, liaising with clients and their families and communicating with outside agencies. I also feel it is important for me to play my part in the hands-on care of our clients to ensure the smooth running and professional service we offer and I spend time in the community supporting clients alongside the team which is something I am passionate about. Providing excellent care is something we pride ourselves on and we aim to go the extra mile to ensure our clients are looked after. Every client is different, and we build that into their care package to ensure they have a really personal and bespoke built care package. We want to make sure that families feel that their loved one is getting all the support they need to keep them independent and safe at home.
NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care and Management. Specialist training in Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington's, Motor Neurons, Dementia, Diabetes, Epilepsy and End of Life Care, PEG and Stoma Care, Level 3 City in Guilds in Nursing.
How long have you worked for Aspire?
Experience prior to working for Aspire
I worked for 25 years in a Residential Care Home for adults with Learning Disabilities, 10 years of which I was the Registered Manager. I then worked for 2 years as a Personal Assistant for a young adult with severe behavioural, learning disabilities and epilepsy. I went on to do 4 years as a Senior Care Assistant for a Domiciliary Care Company before joining Aspire in 2016.
How have you used your experience to help clients?
Type 1 Diabetes. I cared for her throughout her illness, supported her family members and took care of her in the late stages of her cancer to ensure she had the end of life care she wanted in her Advanced Care Plan. I was able to use my experience to support members of the team and shared my specialist knowledge with them to ensure she had the high-quality care she deserved. That is just one example of how we ensure that every client gets the best possible care. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and we make sure we deliver on that.
Interests outside of work
I enjoy travelling and eating out and Italy is one of my favourite countries to visit as I love the food and culture. I love to spend time with my family and grandchildren and support my Father with his early-onset dementia. I am an avid reader and like true crime dramas and fictional historic novels. In 2019 I won the Kent Unsung Hero Award for my dedication and work in adult social care and was also shortlisted for the British National Awards for Care.