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Mid and West Cornwall

Morlaix House Newham Road Truro Cornwall TR1 2DP

01872 276006
Graham Carruthers

Graham’s background is in business, where he trained as an architect and ran a busy Architectural practice, before using his management expertise to build and run a national charity in outdoor education and training.

He likes to support vulnerable people, and now uses his business and problem solving skills to ensure the Bluebird Care team are resourced and equipped to deliver high quality care for our customers.
Graham also wants to build strategic partnerships across the private and public sectors, to provide joined up services in Health and Social care, which are innovative and cost effective in meeting individual needs for the most vulnerable people.

Outside work Graham likes sailing, has been walking the Cornish Coast path with Carol, and is involved in community life through local church and club activities.

Carol Carruthers

Carol is passionate about care in the community with 30 years NHS experience as a Health Visitor working with elderly, families and children. She loves to meet individual needs, finding solutions and bringing relief to improve quality of life for those who need it most.

Her second love is for teaching and mentoring, passing on her knowledge to a generation of student Nurses, Health Visitors and now Care Workers, encouraging them to provide the high standards of care she expects of herself.
She also has practical management expertise, working in multi-agency Health and Social Care teams, to encourage joined up services which can deliver high quality, person-centred care throughout the community.

At Bluebird Care Mid and West Cornwall, Carol sees these passions fulfilled in overseeing and supporting a skilled work force of carers to provide consistently high standards of care for our customers, who rely on us for meeting their daily needs.

Away from work, Carol keeps up with family and friends, and likes contributing to local church and community life. She has been walking the Cornish Coast path in easy stages, and enjoys fair weather sailing in warm places.

Caroline Sommerville
Registered Operations Manager

I have worked within Health and Social Care for over twenty years, with a focus on working with people with learning disabilities, hearing loss, mental ill health, dual sensory impairment and the elderly. I have experience in managing Registered Care Homes and Domiciliary Care, and came to Bluebird Care as I saw it as an opportunity to develop professionally and to be an integral part of the growth and development of the company.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and young son. I also enjoy films, music, horse-riding and skiing.

John Sommerville
Training & Development Coordinator

I have worked within Health and Social Care for the past fifteen years and prior to that I was a Manager and Trainer for a national bookmakers.

I like being able to share my knowledge, skills and experience with people who attend my training courses and I love getting out and about meeting our customers and team members.

When I'm not at work I enjoy painting and drawing and spending time with my family.

Claire Griffiths
Area Manager

I have worked in health and social care since 2002, whilst completing my diploma in social work. I worked until 2013 for Mencap. I began my journey as a support worker and worked my way up to become a team leader and then a service manager. Within Mencap, I worked in their outreach service and then their supported living services. I then moved to an independent company where I supported adults with learning disabilities and or mental ill-health and was lucky enough to support a gentleman to go to Portugal for a week to celebrate his 60th birthday. I then moved to working in a residential children’s home, and progressed from residential child care worker, to senior rccw and most recently to deputy children’s homes manager. I realised that I missed working with and supporting adults, so have returned to this and joined Bluebird Care. As well as my social work diploma, I have completed my level 4 in health and social care manager. When I am not at work, I enjoy walking and going to Boogie Bounce. My friends and family are important to me and I see them as much as I can. 

Ellen Mills
Area Manager

I moved to Cornwall in 1997 and spent most of my working life in the care industry  and have a vast amount of experience within Domiciliary, learning disabilities, nursing and residential with a varied age range. I pride myself in providing person centred care in a very holistic way.
I completed my NVQ2 and 3 in 2008 and 2010. I then Graduated at Truro Cathedral  in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Health, Community and Social Science.
I joined Blue Bird Care in November 2018 and currently manage the supported Living Packages of care.
In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and gardening. 

Fiona Mitchell
Area Manager - Live In Care

I am Fiona, 53 years young. I am a mother of 7 and a Nana of 9, we have a dog called Margo and cats Colin and Mavis.  I absolutely love my family and like so may others miss seeing them, so I now use technology to face time them so we can keep in touch and see each other. I have twins that are soon to be 15, so I am kept busy when home supporting them with their school work. I have lived in Norway and Singapore when I was young, lovely countries and would love to go back one day. I have completed all my qualifications at night school whilst working and being a mother as I was moved around as a child and this included American school's as well, which meant on return to the UK I was refused to take any GCSE's due to not being in the British education system.

I have been working in the care sector for over 30 years, I feel it is such a rewarding career and enjoy seeing others progress whether its staff or customers.  I started in care doing nights in a nursing home, this was a great insight into care and enjoyed my time there. I then went on to work in the community, very different to the nursing home but lovely to see people in their own environment. Looking to broaden my knowledge I became a phlebotomist at RCHT, I then moved to Falmouth hospital and enjoyed the hospital environment and gained more insight into the nursing side of care. As I wanted to have experience in different settings I decided to take a job in a residential home as a deputy manager, here I saw how residents were able to benefit from an environment that was like a small community, with their own rooms and belongings but with social interaction if they wished to join in. Although I enjoyed this I felt I needed more of a challenge and that is when I went to a company that provided 24 hour care/support for people with brain injury's. I was there for many years as the registered manager and gained some life long friends and a customer who now are cared for by Bluebird Care. I joined Bluebird Care many years ago and it was the best thing I did, the experiences and support was great. I left for a couple of years to support my grandson and family, but I was fortunate to see an opportunity to return and even more blessed that I have been able to return to the nest.

I have a few hobbies, mostly craft and art (I spend most of any time I have free (when allowed) with my family). I enjoy reading, jigsaws, knitting, crochet, drawing, painting sewing and embroidery.

Sarah Jones
Area Manager

I have worked in care for the whole of my working life, worked thirty years with children with learning disabilities and high complex needs. I originally  joined the Bluebird Care team as a care assistant as I felt I needed to know the way domiciliary care worked before taking on more of an office role, and am now working as one of the Area Managers for the company.
Out of working hours I enjoy spending time at home and like to spend time in doing any craft work that appeals at the time.I also like to travel.

Emma Williams
Recruitment & Development Coordinator

I joined Bluebird Care because I wanted to help others and support them living in their own homes. From this I was offered an amazing opportunity to be the Development Coordinator for the company, which is great. I get to do some marketing, keeping everybody up to date on what is happening at Bluebird care and find new packages in the local area. I get involved in events that we hold and like to do the photography for these. I also help with visits when needed, so you could say I have the best of both worlds.
I completed my GNVQ in Health and Social Care and my BTEC National Diploma in Health Studies which led me to work with Children in Nurseries and schools, from that, I then worked in hospitality in which I gained a lot of experience in organising events and managing a team of my own.
In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends and enjoying the lovely beaches that Cornwall has to offer with my husband and two dogs, Zak and Willow. 

George Harrison
Area Manager

I have worked in the care and support sector for over 10 years, supporting people in the community and those in care homes. I enjoy meeting new people and supporting people to get the most out of life. 

I work hard to ensure that I can always provide the best service possible. 

When I’m not in work, I enjoy spending time in my garden pottering or on the beach walking our dog and getting the most out of our Cornish air.

Colette Dodd
Payroll & Finance Administrator

I like working with numbers almost as much as working with people. I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of a team in a company that not only promotes quality of life for our customers but also supports their staff to  succeed.

Becky Trenerry
Area Manager

I have worked in Adult Social Care for 12 years, I started as a support worker and worked my way up to being a service manager at services for people with learning disabilities and mental health. I enjoy working closely with teams to support people to achieve their goals, I also love the fact that every day is different. I am now an Area Manager at Bluebird Care and i love it! I get to work with a great team and amazing customers on a daily basis. My hobbies include spending time with my husband and son, walking through the beautiful costal paths and woods that Cornwall has to offer.

Amie Waller
Area Manager

I have worked in care for 5 years, and have been in management for 3 of those. I love working in care, management particularly as I like how varied each day is and like the challenges faced when trying to achieve positive outcomes for the people I support. I have acheived a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and my hobbies include photography, running & netball.