Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in Lancaster & South Lakeland

Join the Bluebird Care team and help make a real difference to someone's life with an incredibly rewarding career in care.

Join Bluebird Care

They say ‘home is where the heart is’ and we at Bluebird Care keep our customers safe and cared for in theirs.​

More people than ever are choosing to receive care at home, but what makes them choose Bluebird Care?

Our staff members are the face of our company and it’s our care teams that enable our customers to stay in the comfort of their own homes. Our teams provide vital care and support as well as building and growing relationships, bringing smiles to the faces of our customers, laughing, sharing experiences, listening to stories and sometimes wiping away tears.

Being a part of our dedicated Bluebird Care team is immensely rewarding, but it also demands commitment and professionalism. Working with some of the most vulnerable members of society can give enormous satisfaction to the right person. It offers the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives; a vocation rather than just a job.

We are looking for people who are passionate about great care. If you share our commitment to provide the best home care services, get in touch with us today.

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Lancaster & South Lakeland

Riverway House Morecambe Road Lancaster, LA1 2RX

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About us

At Bluebird Care we believe that care matters and we are committed to providing the highest quality home care so that our customers can remain in their own homes.

We work alongside families and individuals to tailor our services to help our customers stay in control of their own care for as long as they are able to. Delivering the very best homecare is our passion, and we strive to achieve this every day.

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Meet our team of care professionals

Claire Evans
Franchise Owner

Welcome to Bluebird Care for Lancaster and South Lakeland!  I am delighted to be directing premium care services in my home area.
 

My Role

My job is to make sure we provide our customers with precisely the care they want, in the way they choose, offering the value-for-money they expect.  That means:

  • working with our customers and their families at a personal level to get things right
  • recruiting the best staff, with the right values and caring, "can-do" personalities 
  • investing in the training, skills and professional development of our staff, as well as offering terms and conditions commensurate with a high quality service.
  • developing effective and robust quality systems that guarantee reliability and consistency of service to customers, whatever unforeseen obstacles might get thrown in the way
  • always looking for ways we can innovate so as to continually improve on what we offer 

About Me

I started Bluebird Care Lancaster and South Lakeland in 2015, having always had a personal interest in care and caring, and in more recent years hands-on experience supporting close relatives with dementia. This drew me into volunteer work for Alzheimers Society, organising events such as Race2Remember and becoming a trained Dementia Friends Champion which is how I first came across the Bluebird Care brand. 
My professional background is in public policy and administration – my first career was as a diplomat, but I moved to the Lancaster in 2005 to raise our children and worked for Lancashire County Council in promoting transparent and accountable public services.  
I have been hugely inspired by the opportunity to develop my own care business as a member of Bluebird Care network, to bring together my passion for excellent care with my professional skills.
I am married with four children. I love living in the Morecambe Bay area, proud of its rich natural beauty and cultural heritage.   My hobbies include reading and sports - especially walking in the Bowland or Lakeland hills.  And as I move past the 50 mark, I find I am loving gardening too!
 

Uncompromising Dedication to Quality

Bluebird Care was established in 2004 by Paul and Lisa Tarsey who wanted to revolutionise how care at home services were provided, striving for the highest quality and valuing the role of the care worker.  They named the new business after Paul's boyhood hero Sir Donald Campbell and his famous "Bluebird" speed machines, as a tribute to Campbell's uncompromising and awe-inspiring dedication to achievement.  What an honour for me then that, not only am I part of a business network with such esteemable core values, but that the area I cover includes Campbell's very own Lake Coniston and houses full-sized replicas of the "Bluebirds" at Newby Bridge. 

Allison Freedman
Registered Care Manager

Allison's role is to lead and oversee a safe and effective care service, making sure we never compromise on our quality commitment to our customers and their loved ones.  She is totally committed to our development as an exceptional home care service, where the person we are caring for is always at the centre of our focus. Qualified to level 3 in Management, she is linked in to local and national best practice forums to make sure she's always up-to-date with fresh ideas and new developments in the sector. 

Allison has fulfilled a range of roles in both the public and private sector in her career, but it is care she loves most.  Making a positive difference to someone’s life, however small, is what makes her tick, so in addition to managing, Allison loves to get out into the field and deliver care herself.   She says she never wants to lose touch with what’s really important and that then motivates her to do the best she possibly can in managing the service.  "We've got a fantastic team of carers out there and I feel privileged to be leading them," she says.  "I can honestly say we've got a top class service."   
 
In her spare time, Allison has developed quite a taste for adventure and may be spotted out kayaking on the River Lune or cantering over the Lakeland fells.  In quieter moments, she treasures time spent with her children and grandchildren having fun.

Becky Barnard
South Lakeland Care Manager and Live-In Care Service Manager

Becky has lived in South Lakeland all her life, currently just outside Grange-over-Sands.  She’s worked in the care sector for 20 years, starting as a support worker and moving to her first care manager role in 2008 for a Cumbrian charitable trust, leading a large team of staff. Alongside her developing career, she has continued her education and is now qualified to level 4 in Health and Social Care, Becky has realised that her vocation is to care for others, focusing on high quality of care, and she loves what she does.  She joined us in December 2019 and says, "I am really excited about bringing Bluebird Care’s high quality to my home area of South Lakeland. We provide anything from 30 minute visits to full live-in care.  I love helping people to remain in the comfort of their own homes with our assistance and living so locally is a great bonus because I know the area really well and I’m close at hand to those we care for whenever new issues might arise.”

Paula Lievens
Lead Coordinator/ Supervisor

Paula has worked in Health Care for over 25 years in every role from carer through to owning her own agency in Australia. She started work here at Bluebird Care in 2018 and was very soon promoted to Senior Carer. She is now our Coordinator. Paula’s purpose as Coordinator is to provide you with the right carers at the right time.  In home care, this is easier said than done! There are so many different factors to consider, not least geography or ensuring continuous, quality cover. Paula says “I love my job because no two days are the same”.

Team Bluebird Care
Care & Support Workers

Here are just some of our dedicated Care & Support Workers!
They provide vital care and support to customers in all aspects of their daily life. They are committed and passionate about their work, and they are proud of what they do. Our Care Workers are trusted by customers to provide the best possible care, in the most professional manner, and always with a smile!

Carys Sinclair
Business Development Manager

Carys is a mainstay of Bluebird Care, having been with us almost since we started.  Her role covers numerous aspects of managing the business and making sure everything about our service runs smoothly and to the highest possible standard.  In particular, she manages our recruitment process, making sure we take on the best there is and supporting new staff to learn and understand the very special ethos we have here at Bluebird Care. 

“I love being part of such a dynamic team”, says Carys.  “It is rewarding, interesting and never dull!  What we do here – whether short visits or full time live in service - is deliver outstanding care and support services, and I am proud of and committed to the role I play in that process. Through my office-based role, I love making a real difference to the lives of our customers and I apply that mindset in everything I do.”
In her spare time Carys loves all kinds of music, and is often dashing off to a rock concert or the opera. She also loves walking in the Lakes, reading and learning Italian.