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Swanton Care

Blossom House 

Blossom House - Courtyard Care, is a newly renovated four bedroom “home from home” located in Rushden. We specialise in supporting children with learning disabilities to ensure they receive the best quality of care. We promote and encourage independence and provide opportunities to grow and develop. We are a highly experienced team with extensive knowledge in understanding the children within our care.

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Where to find us

Blossom House,


Support services

  • Residential Home

Disabilities this location supports

  • Learning disabilities

Meet our team

Zoe Whitbread

Service Manager

I started my career in care at the age of 18 and have progressed from a Support Worker role into a Manager’s role. I have invested time into each role I’ve carried out to prepare myself for a management position. I have a kind and caring nature that I have used to grow my career.

I have taken many experiences and a lot of knowledge from each of my previous employments, which led me to find the area of care I am most interested in – learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge, in young people.

I am very hardworking and passionate about my role in social care. I always ensure I go above and beyond to meet the young people’s needs within a safe, empowering, and supportive environment. I am a strong advocate for the children I support, always putting them at the centre of their care.

My team is always looking for opportunities to grow and develop, I pride myself in providing them with the opportunity to do so, in turn this allows us to provide the best possible support to the young people in our care.

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Karen Connery

Regional Director

I have successfully registered and managed children’s provisions since 1999 and have in total 23 years’ experience working within this sector. I have worked in education as a Registered Manager from 1999. Following on from this, I took a change of direction into residential social care for children in 2010 and held a Registered Managers’ position from 2012 for 6 years. During these 17 years as a Registered Manager, these provisions were rated either Good or Outstanding with Ofsted.

I was promoted in 2015 and subsequently held the position of Head of Business Operations for 6 years until more recently where I now hold the position of Regional Director.

I am a committed and passionate individual and believe that every young person should be provided with the opportunity to achieve their full potential and aspirations meaning ‘Every Moment Matters’.

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Deborah Hurley

Director of Children's Services

I started my career in the corporate sector in learning and development before setting up my own business and then moving in to teaching within the prison service in 2000.

Since that time, I have worked in a number of positions within Health & Social Care and Special Education including Mentoring Project Manager, Head Teacher, Regional Education Manager and Operations Director.

My previous background in business combined with extensive knowledge and experience gained over the past 20 years lends itself well to the role of Director of Children’s Services. I am delighted to have joined Swanton in October 2022 and am excited to contribute towards the growth and development of the services.

I believe that everyone of us has the potential to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults so that they can be happy, healthy, and live as independently as possible. We do this by ensuring that we always doing the “right thing” and continue to ask ourselves how can I make this better.

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Statement of Purpose

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Blossom House - Courtyard Care opened in October 2022.

A bright and spacious four bed property, with a large garden located in the Rushden area. 


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01933 311526
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