Green Rose Care – Supported Living, is an Ipswich-based domiciliary care and support provider for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health conditions, brain injury and other complex needs. The company manages ten different homes- nine in Ipswich, and one in Sudbury- in which the people we support live either independently or together with other housemates.
As the registered manager for Green Rose Care for over 3 years, I am passionate about providing support to people in a way that they chose. We strive to ensure that people have great opportunities to try new experiences and have the life that they want.
Our teams are well trained to encourage the people they support to make choices and provide care and support in a meaningful and person-centred way. We never shy away from trying to make a person’s dream come true, involving them at very stage of their plans. Involvement with family, loved ones and friends is encouraged so that the person’s potential is strengthened, and positive achievements are made.
My career as a registered nurse for people with a learning disability has allowed me to experience a wide and varied career in hospital setting and community-based services. My passion is to encourage all people despite their complex needs to embrace community life, and with the right support from value-based staff, this has been achievable at Green Rose Care.
Our CQC rating is ‘good’ in all areas, and it was great to receive feedback from a person we support saying:
“They [staff] are caring, respectful, loving and very polite… I will never forget the people from this company they are amazing’.
I joined Swanton Care & Community in September 2021, as the Regional Director for the East Anglian Region. I have been a Registered Nurse (RNLD) for over 25 years, and during that time have enjoyed a varied career within a range of settings and services at a senior level.
I have an MBA and APMP qualification.
I am proud of the team that I work with & the passion that they have for their roles and the people we support. I embrace being able to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support and our team members.
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.
Since then, I have progressed through to Regional Director and most recently Chief Operating Officer for England. 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 and 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 organisation.
At Green Rose Care – Supported Living, we strive to be a safe and understanding environment for everyone that steps through our doors. Making sure that choices are supported, and that the quality of life is assured for all those we support. Our team is passionate about supporting those in our care to embrace new opportunities and will assist you doing so with empathy, playfulness, and boundless encouragement.
As proof of our dedication, the following statement was made by a person we support in our latest CQC report: ‘‘Most of the work I do myself and they [staff] guide me. Guide me on things to work on, like my independence and improving my confidence…I was going out with staff one to one, now I go out on my own. I am doing my own finances, I have my opinions, make my own appointments, have responsibility, they are helping me work on budgeting.’’