Swanton Community Care in Hull, has a mission to make ‘Every Moment Matter.’ It’s underpinned by our five key words, Potential, Responsibility, Integrity, Diversity and Empathy.
Hi, I’m Harriet and I joined Swanton Care in 2012.
Prior to starting my career in social care, I made the decision to join the Royal Navy, where I became a Warfare Specialist. After experiencing an 8 month deployment, in a war zone for NATO, I realised I wanted to be back closer to my friends and family, despite the adventure and lifestyle that the Navy had to offer.
My position in Swanton started as a Support Worker and I successfully progressed to Team Leader, Deputy, Registered Manager in Baylis Place and LH Social Care and most recently I had the opportunity to become Registered Manager in Swanton Community Care - Hull. I am immensely proud of my team and the support they offer daily to those in our care.
One of my favourite and relatable quotes from the Royal Navy: “The only easy day was yesterday.”
If you wake up knowing that every day will pose new challenges and that you are ready to face them head-on, you will be well equipped to achieve any goal you set.
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 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.
In Swanton Community Care - Hull, we provide personal care and support, for adults with mental health, dementia, learning disability and physical disability support needs. We have two 6-bedroom group living homes, Huckleberry House and Westbridge House along with another 3 services in the community, right in the heart of Hull.
We also support a number of people in their own homes or with their families.
We aim to actively encourage the people we support to become involved in decisions about their care and treatment and advocate on their behalf if this is needed.
Our staff are a committed, trained, and dedicated workforce with the skills to provide the right care for the people we support, making sure that they are safe, feel involved and are given a voice.