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Lewisham & Southwark

Unit 42 Brockley Cross Business Centre, Endwell Road London SE4 2PD

02076 351932
Kate
Registered Care Manager

Kate worked at Fortmun & Mason for several years before seeking a more local job as a carer at Bluebird Care Bromley when her daughter started secondary school in 2010. Kate’s customer service skills and “can-do” attitude were quickly noticed and it was not long before she was promoted to Care Supervisor.

After nearly 3 years Kate left to take a position as Senior Carer at a luxury care home in Bexley, South East London, where she managed a team of carers and gained further, valuable insight into the care of vulnerable adults with complex care needs - as well as the management of people!

We’re delighted to have Kate back in the Bluebird Care family, in a new venture where her experience and attitude will be of real benefit.

After many years working for Bluebird Care Kate has now taken on the exciting new role of Registered Manager. With her knowledge, experience, and a great team behind her, she looks forward to the new challenges ahead.

Kate says 'I have always loved and enjoyed my work in health care so becoming a Registered Manager is the next natural step for me. It is so lovely to be able to do a job i love and make a difference in peoples lives.'

 

Olga
Accountant

Olga was educated in England and South Africa and is currently working to complete her qualification as a CIMA Management Accountant. She is the in-house accountant responsible for the three franchised agencies owned by BenJeMax Limited, the Lewisham and Southwark office holding company, which include the agencies in Bromley and Sevenoaks. Olga has been with the company since May 2014, and this is her first foray into the Care sector.
 
Having worked in many areas such as Architecture, Security, Interior Design and the Oil and Gas industry, Olga decided it was time to get out of the "Central London rat race" and seek a position closer to home with an easier commute.
 
She finds Bluebird Care a breath of fresh air! She enjoys working with her Care Sector colleagues and really values her contact with the agencies' wonderful customers with whom she has developed great relationships - even though they only speak to her to pay or query their bills! Olga feels that customers all seem to appreciate the hard work that everyone puts in, and in doing so, she gets a real sense of accomplishment.

Irene
Accountant

Irene’s working life has been quite varied. She began as an accounts assistant for EMI Records in Hayes, Middlesex. Her career then went from being a secretary to an IT specialist working for Land Rover Leyland and then LASMO Oil and Gas.

She then owned a newsagent shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. After moving to Southend-on-Sea and studying for accounting qualifications, she has worked in an Accounting role since 2002. She moved to Kent and joined Bluebird Care Lewisham & Southwark in the Accounts Department in 2016.
 
Irene enjoys her interactions with the agency's customers and finds everyone at Bluebird Care Lewisham & Southwark friendly and helpful. It’s a very pleasant place to work.

Steve Davie
Director and Joint Owner

Home Care in Lewisham & Southwark is provided through a franchise which is owned by Steve and Lesley Davie and their family. Steve is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience of organising the delivery of high quality professional services to demanding customers.

In addition to his accountancy profession background, Steve has several years experience in service-orientated consumer facing businesses at the 'high end' of the retail sector. This background, together with the support and experience of the Bluebird Care franchisor, has made it possible for Steve to create a stable operating platform from which the team’s Care specialists can provide structured and high quality care services to a range of customers within the London Boroughs of Lewisham & Southwark.

In addition to his Home Care responsibilities, Steve is a Governor at the University of Greenwich, treasurer of his local residents association in Beckenham, husband of more than 30 years to Lesley, father of three grown up children, and a lifelong and (after many years of misery) ultimately rewarded supporter of Manchester City football club.

Steve decided to become a Bluebird Care franchisee because he wanted to bring his knowledge and energy to a worthwhile activity that will bring benefits to vulnerable people in his residential area. The 'Good Old-Fashioned Service' ethos of Bluebird Care matches Steve’s attitude to work, and he is committed to creating a Care service that is treasured by its customers.

Ben Davie
Director and Joint Owner

Ben graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006 with 2:1 BA Hons degree in Social Sciences, after which he spent 5 years in the Publishing industry, commissioning and developing content for one of the world's foremost publishers of academic books and journals.
 
In 2011, he took on a new challenge and joined his father, Steve, as a Director of Bluebird Care Bromley, and subsequently the Sevenoaks and Lewisham & Southwark franchises, which were established in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
 
Together, Steve & Ben oversee the back-office administration of the agency: Finance, Marketing, Business Strategy, and support their Managers with their HR and Customer Service responsibilities.  
 
Ben is proud to be part of an award-winning family business, especially one which provides such a high-quality – and highly-valued – service to the local community.

Lesley Davie
Non-executive Director and Joint Owner

Lesley Davie is a qualified integrative counsellor and has worked as a therapist within the Bromley community for many years.

She has no executive role within the care agency, but acts as "head coach" to husband Steve and son Ben - her most long-standing therapy clients!

Sue
Care Coordinator

As a mother with 5 children, Sue has worked in the Care industry for many years and in various roles, she was looking for a flexible job that would fit around her family. Working in Care has meant that Sue could build her career while still being able to be a hands on Mum. Now her children are older Sue can focus more of her time in an office based role.

Sue joined Bluebird Care in January 2022 as a Care Coordinator, she explains her role as challenging but it gives her great job satisfaction. Supporting the carers, providing quality care to the customers, and knowing that the team are enabling people to be as independent as they can for as long as they can is what she loves most about her role within Bluebird Care.

 

Sue feels that during her time with Bluebird Care she has been supported and encouraged to further her skills and is currently coming to the end of completing her Level 3 in Health and Social Care.

 

Sue says ‘Bluebird Care have enabled me to work towards furthering my career. They have passion for their employees and are very supportive to all. I look forward to working to retirement with them.’

Maria
Field Care Supervisor

Maria joined the care team 2017, although she had no formal experience, she brought a lot of personal experience, she had cared for her family and really enjoy helping people. 

 

In 2022 Maria took on a new role of  Field Care Supervisor which she is enjoying, she gets real job satisfaction. It allows her to see and understand the structure behind the whole process of creating a care package, while still being able to see her customers and carers on a daily/weekly basis which is important to Maria.

 

Maria says 'I have always enjoyed working for Bluebird Care and feel that I am not just part of the team, I am part of the Bluebird family. I feel lucky to be able to come to work everyday and do a job that I never get tired of and still continue to love.

I feel that my confidence grows as I learn something new each day,   I am lucky to have a great team of people behind me that not only give me great support and guidance but have also developed great friendships along the way.'

Bex
Lead Supervisor

Bex has recently Joined Bluebird Care Lewisham and Southwark as a Lead Supervisor. She started her career in care working at a Bupa care home as a care assistant for 4 years, supporting individuals living with Dementia. In this position she gained her level 2 and 3 NVQ in Adult Social Care.

 

Bex then moved to Avante care and support which was a larger care home as a Senior Care Lead for 3 years, working with individuals living with Dementia and Mental Health. Here is where she gained her level 2 Medication Management and level 2 Dementia care qualifications with NCFE.

 

Bex decided to join Bluebird Care after the job was recommended to her via an existing employee, after her interview process, Bluebird Care seemed to be the right choice as their care mission statement fell in line with her own career goals of providing quality care to individuals as she would her own family.

 

‘Over the years I have enjoyed working with vulnerable adults in all aspects of their care and I am very thankful to have supported individuals from all different backgrounds of life.’

 

Sandra
Live-In Care Supervisor

Prior to starting with Bluebird Care, Sandra was working as a secretary for a building construction company full-time.  Alongside this role Sandra joined the team in 2015 as a part-time carer, working evenings and weekends. Sandra has always wanted to be a nurse, being a carer was the next best thing. 

 

When Covid came, Sandra got made redundant from my full-time job and therefore started working full-time as a carer with Bluebird Care Bromley. She found instant job satisfaction, Sandra says it is an amazing feeling to make such a difference to people lives, enabling them to remain in the comfort of their own homes.

 

Sandra was promoted to Live-In Care Supervisor in 2022, a large part of the role is supporting the carers while in placement, carrying out regular supervisions to ensure both customer and carers are well. Sandra understands the need for carers to feel supported, she takes great pride in being one of the many people that offer a great support network to our lone workers. ‘I really enjoy that no two days are the same, a busy working life keeps me on my toes. I get to meet some incredible people and I love working for a company that genuinely cares not only for their customers but also their carers. I was and am still a carer so I know some of the challenges and I feel this puts me in a good position to guide and support other carers in the field. While in employment with Bluebird Care Sandra has recently gained her level 3 in Health and Social care, something she is very proud of.

Kelly
Live-In Care Supervisor

Kelly is the newest appoint Live-In Care Supervisor, joining the team in May 2023. 

Kelly says ‘I have been in the Care Industry for around 13-14 years. I have worked in all different care settings from Supported Living, Domiciliary Care, Awake Nights, and Residential Care.’

 

Kelly states that Live-In Care provides the opportunity for one on one Care within someone’s home environment. She takes the time to really get to know her customers and carers, this allows her to build great working relationships.

 

Kelly completed her level 3 Health and Social Care in 2018 and since then, she has a real interest in care planning, person centred care is in the forefront of her job role, she knows that no two people are the same and their care should reflect this. 

 

Kelly really enjoys the dynamics of the office, she feels her training and onboarding has been exceptional, she looks forward to a long and happy future with Bluebird Care.

Zowie
Recruitment Manager

Zowie has had various administrative roles throughout her working life – ranging from Casework Assistant to Admin Team Leader for a large housing association – however as she reached middle age, she realised she needed to switch to a career that offered more job satisfaction. 

 

Zowie’ s research led her to Care, and specifically to Bluebird Care Bromley where she was fortunate to be offered a job as a Care Assistant in 2017. Putting a smile on people’s faces for a living was a role which she thoroughly enjoyed!

 

Zowie then had the opportunity to take a role as a Field Care Supervisor, with responsibility for supervising and supporting Care Assistants out in the field. Being in the office allowed Zowie to see the business from a whole different perspective and to appreciate all the hard work that takes place behind the scenes to ensure the welfare of our customers and staff! 

 

Zowie then took the opportunity to become a Coordinator, which she enjoyed for 2 years.

 

Zowie was promoted to Recruitment Manager in 2022, she is thoroughly enjoying this role.  Zowie believes that the various roles that she has held throughout her time at Bluebird Care has given her the tools to make her an effective recruiter.

 

Zowie is enjoying being part of the office team and feels that her administrative experience coupled with hands on care work puts her in a strong position to excel in all aspects of her role.

 

Vicki
Recruiter

Vicki has only recently joined Bluebird care in June 2023. She has always worked in Administration and has enjoyed the variety these roles have given her.

She does not come from a care background, but secured a role as a  recruitment administrator with a care company 2 years ago. She then came to realize how rewarding employing the right carer for the customers is. So, she took the plunge and applied as a recruiter with Bluebird Care.

 

She loves how the carers she interviews are dedicated, caring and compassionate about providing the best care for our customers and how rewarding hiring the right candidate for our customer’s needs.

 

Julien
Training Coordinator

Julien began his career in the training sector, he was a childcare assessor for 12 years and wanted to continue to work in a role where he helped people and made a difference. He heard that Bluebird Care provided quality care for their customers and wanted to be part of that.

 

Julien initially started working for Bluebird Care in a Maternity Cover Recruitment role, this involved recruiting staff for the Sevenoaks and Lewisham offices. When this ended a fantastic opportunity came up where he could meet our customers and find out their history and their preferences. He really enjoy this role, it was so lovely to meet our customers and find out their life histories.

 

Recently, Julien has been appointed as the Training Coordinator, He delivers our Skills Assessment and Refresher training to all staff in Bromley, Sevenoaks and Lewisham.

 

Julien says 'I enjoy seeing new people, training them about the care industry and what the role of a care worker involves. Our focus throughout training is delivering person centred care in a safe manner, respecting privacy, dignity and independence. Bluebird Care is a quality care provider. It has an individual approach to its customers and carers, and you feel that you are part of something special. It really feels like a family environment, where everyone is welcomed, valued, respected and cared for.'

Leah
Operations Manager

Leah is an ex-Registered Nurse and was our Coordinator and Deputy Manager at our sister branches in Sevenoaks from 2011-2018, and Registered Manager in Bromley from 2020-2022. 

 

Leah is a natural leader who is well-liked and who enjoys universal respect right across our organisation, so was the natural choice when we decided to appoint an Operations Manager in mid-2022, tasked with overseeing the Care operations of our 3 businesses (Bromley, Sevenoaks, Lewisham & Southwark), ensuring alignment of process and adherence to policies in order to deliver an outstanding level of Care.

 

Leah loves the “family feel” of the business, the camaraderie amongst her teams, and the satisfaction that comes with knowing that their collective efforts make a real difference to people’s lives. She relishes the responsibility, challenges and learning opportunties that come with being the manager of the Registered Managers of 3 regulated services!

 

She’s a strong advocate of continued professional development and describes the training regime in place as “the best I’ve experienced throughout my career”, and feels that the continuity and retention rate within the current team speaks for itself.

 

She would highly recommend Bluebird Care Lewisham & Southwark to anyone looking for a Home Care service or thinking of a career in Care!

Becky
Compliance Officer

Becky's career in the Care sector began in 2007 as a Support Worker working with adults with challenges around their mental health, including dementia.

 

With this experience Becky joined Bluebird Care Sevenoaks as a Care Assistant shortly after the office opened in 2012. Within a year, Becky's excellent work with customers earned her progression to Supervisor level, a role she enjoyed immensely. With a change in management in 2018, Becky was promoted to Deputy Manager and became Registered Care Manager herself less than a year later. 

 

 After having a child and getting married Becky has taken on the role of Marketing Manager. She believes passionately in the Bluebird Care ethos. She has really enjoyed the variety of her roles as well as the occasional challenges and looks forward to a new role within Bluebird Care.

 

Becky continues to take great pride in being part of a team that not only provides a first-class service enabling vulnerable adults to remain living independently in their own homes, but who also offers fantastic career opportunities to anyone wanting to join the Bluebird Care team.

 

Rebecca
Live-In Manager

Rebecca joined Bluebird Care Bromley as a Care Assistant in 2011. Her daughter was just starting primary school and she was looking for a full time job that could work around school hours. A career in Care wasn’t something that she had planned, but for a young mum wanting to get back into work, Bluebird Care had a lot to offer her: tons of training, support – both professional and emotional – and flexible working hours to suit family life. As the years went by, Rebecca grew a real passion for caring for her customers and loved working for Bluebird Care.
 
She was delighted at the opportunity to progress in her career by joining the office team in May 2018 as Field Care Supervisor for Live-in Care. Her responsibilities were split between logistics (organising carers' rosters and scheduling visits to new customers) and supporting the agency's community-based Care Assistants in the delivery of a high quality service to our customers. 

From 2018 to present Rebecca has moved to several positions within the Bromley team, from supervising the domiciliary care team, coordination, and customer care services, to extend her knowledge and experience within the care sector.

Rebecca particularly enjoys building a rapport with customers and carers while providing a supportive network and a high level of customer service within the business.

Rebecca is also a qualified manual handling trainer, training induction carers and annual refresher training. She particularly enjoys sharing previous care experiences of her own within her training to make the class more personal and entertaining whilst learning.

 

Rebecca recently received a promotion to Live-In Care Manager for customers within Bromley, Sevenoaks and Lewisham areas. This is a new challenge for Rebecca to reach out to new customers and existing to provide a high-quality care service with our live in care team. She aims to make the care team feel valued and supported with what can sometimes be a difficult role as a Live-In Carer.

 
Rebecca's is a true Bluebird Care success story; she feels Care is a truly rewarding career and one that really opens your eyes to life in general. She says she’s met so many different characters along the way and gained memories that will last her a life time.

Shan
Recruitment administrator

Shan joined Bluebird Care Bromley in April 2022 as a care administrator, she was looking for a fulfilling job which was also flexible to fit in between the school runs.

Bluebird Care has provided that and much more. Shan has now worked her way into recruitment and is responsible for ensuring an efficient and compliant back-office, as well as supporting the Recruitment Manager and the rest of the office team.

Shan is very grateful for the opportunities Bluebird Care has given and very much enjoys being part of such a lovely and supportive team. She would highly recommend Bluebird care Bromley to anyone who is looking for a career in the care.