Founder/Director, Nominated Individual & Mental Health Champion
My love of care began in 2017 after owning and running my own specialist social care recruitment business for many years and also leading a large care team who were working on temporary assignments within local care homes and home care agencies. I noticed many issues within the sector which worried me deeply, one of which was that owners were having difficulty in recruiting and retaining a quality work force. This didn’t seem to be a priority, nor was it something they seemed to care very much about at all and secondly I noticed that the level of customer service to clients was not at the forefront of providers minds.
One thing I was sure of without doubt, was that any care agency can only be successful if their staff were happy and motivated and if they had the right level of high quality staff working for them. I felt strongly that this needed to be addressed within the industry. I knew their was a gap in our community for a smaller agency, delivering a higher level of personalised care service. Even though I loved my recruitment career, I wanted to do something which gives back to our community and helps others outside the corporate world where I worked at the time. We Love Care wasn’t built to provide me with an income, as my recruitment business does just that, but it was built solely to provide a service to our local community. Since starting We Love Care I haven’t looked back and I can honestly I am the luckiest business owner.
We Love Care is pretty stress free to oversee, I never go to sleep worrying about the quality of my team or the levels of care we provide and this is due to the wonderful team I have around me. The team truly are amazing and from the moment I went out on my first care run I was in absolute awe of how special and important the job they do is. I love coming into work and I love watching our new clients transform under our care, alongside watching my team progress and grow within their careers. I truly do have the most rewarding role.
I oversee all operations within We Love Care on a day to day basis, along with the recruitment side of the business of course.
I grew up and have lived in Maidenhead for most of my life with my partner, our teenage daughter who attends Newlands girls school and our young son.
I am a huge animal lover and have 3 dogs (Oscar, Elise and Buddy). Elise has been a huge hit with clients who enjoy accompanying me on walks with her and two cats (Elsa and Bella).
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my family, meditation, Yoga and walks with my dogs.