At Emerald Care Supported Living, we have a diverse array of people we support living in Barnsley, from people with a traumatic brain injury, stroke, acquired brain injury, palliative care, autism, learning disability, and physical disability.
I joined Emerald Care Services as a Registered Manager in 2012 and more recently I have taken the additional responsibilities to be the Registered Manager of all 4 Emerald Care Community Services. I am excited to advocate for the people we support and ensure a high-quality provision.
It is my passion to deliver high quality support and I will work hard to make sure my team has what they need to provide the best possible support for those in our care. It is key to lead by example and ensure that my team has access to good quality training.
I am committed to making a difference and to making sure the voices of the people we support are heard.
I started my career in 2003 as a bank support worker and I have worked hard to progress. I was promoted within a year to a Team Leader, then a Registered Manager. I make it my mission to ensure that every person has a voice and a person-centred plan in place.
I joined Emerald Care Services as a Registered Manager in 2019 and I was delighted in 2022 to be promoted to the Regional Operations Director for the Central and Yorkshire Region for Swanton Care.
It’s my passion to ensure that I provide the guidance to my teams to enable them to care for people we support at an outstanding level. I am committed to making a difference to the lives of the people we support and my team whilst being present in each area of my region, making the time to visit each home as much as possible.
I started my career as a Support Worker when I graduated university in 2004, progressing my way through Deputy Manager and Home Manager, eventually joining Swanton in 2018 working as a Locality Manager covering services in and around Hull.
I have successfully held registrations for, and worked in, a full range of services from Supported Living to challenging Residential homes.
I share Swanton Care’s passion for ensuring that the vulnerable people in our care have the best life and opportunities possible. I believe this is achieved by making sure the people we support have their voices heard and that our teams are appropriately trained ad supported to provide this care.
I feel privileged to work in such a rewarding sector with a fantastic team, I look forward to what the future will bring for the people we support and our organization.
Emerald Care Supported Living has four supported living homes: Sunshine House, Belvedere, Milton House, and Lombard, three of these homes are specialist single occupancy packages, where we support individuals with complex needs.
Our supported living homes are in close proximity to each other, and are nestled in the community of Darfield. We offer person centred support to some very complex individuals. As part of schemes in Barnsley, we can also provide social support for people living in the community based on each person’s hobbies and interests.