Hi everyone! I began working for Crossroads in 2010 as a Carer Support Worker, after working for several years in an educational environment, with a Health & Safety background.
In 2013 I joined Crossroads Training Department where I have been involved in training and developing Crossroads staff, ensuring they remain highly skilled, qualified and compliant in both mandatory and specialist areas. I have also provided training for many Family carers and P. A’s over the last five years, improving their knowledge, safety and confidence.
Since joining Crossroads, I have achieved my Levels, 2, 3, and more recently my level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services. Separate to this I also worked to achieve my Level 3 Assessing Competency in the Workplace qualification.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, as well as spending time with family, my partner and our adorable son.
I have been in the Health and Social Care industry for some 44 years having begun my career as a residential worker with children (in the dim and very distant past), in South Wales. Here I am, some 44 years later training for Crossroads Care.
My career has been varied – to say the least and has taken me through many different roles and situations from that of a Qualified Social Worker (Dip. S.W. University of Wales/Dip Higher Education), Principal Training Officer within a Local Authority, managing my own social worker team and line managing three family centres.
I am a qualified Practice Teacher (C.C.E.T.S.W), Assessor – formerly NVQ and now RQF Qualification Standards. It has been my privilege to work with all age groups ranging from lecturing at a local College of Further Education (where I gained my DTLLS Qualification), to spending some time employed by a National training Provider – travelling the length and breadth of the UK. This has given me the opportunity to work with and train professionals to a very high level and gave me the opportunity to research and develop commissioned training programmes on specialised subjects.
Being passionate about my work, I get great pleasure from the knowledge that whilst I am no longer a practitioner, I can still make a major contribution to the quality of care received by service users as a direct consequence of providing good quality training to colleagues of all levels within the organisation.
Working as a member of a small training team means that we can offer relevant training to our staff at Crossroads Care. We can get to know one another very well – training from induction, through their Care Certificate and onward to ensure that we are playing our part by developing high-quality training as part of a high-quality service.
Caring with a smile
It’s not what we do as a home care agency, but how we do it. All of our elderly caregiving services are delivered with a smile. And we all know that a smile can be infectious.
How do you like things done? Where would you like to go? Listening to your needs, and having conversations with you, helps us make sure we bring you the perfect match.
Whether you just need someone to take you for a walk or a to provide attentive complex caring – we, as a home care agency, can provide a caregiver that is qualified to meet your needs.