Welcome to Bluebird Care Careers in West Berkshire including Hungerford, Newbury & Theale

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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West Berkshire including Hungerford, Newbury & Theale

Unit 17 Plantagenet House Kingsclere Park KIngsclere Newbury RG20 4SW

01635 36953
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

Emma Holgate
Customer Supervisor

Emma joined Bluebird Care at the end of 2017. She started as a Care Assistant but very soon progressed to the senior care position of Care Champion where she worked with customers making sure that the company was maintaining the very highest quality of care.  When the role of Care Coordinator became available Emma felt that this would be an ideal opportunity to progress further and work in a full time office position. Even though Emma felt very nervous stepping in to this role, she was also so excited to take on the additional responsibility. She soon became comfortable in the office team and gained experience as the coordinator before returning to work directly with customers and their families as the Customer Supervisor when the position became available in August 2019.

Stef Cooper
Care Assistant Supervisor

I have been working at Bluebird Care for nearly 5 years now, prior to this I was a teacher in a school for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.  I started as a Care Assistant working from 7am to 10pm 4 days a week to fit in better with my young son.  While I was working as a Care Assistant I started and completed my Health & Social Care QCF Level 2, from here I then used the career pathway to become a Care Mentor and Coach; having new Care Assistant’s shadowing me in my calls and completed Observations and Medication Competency checks on other Care Assistants.  From here I started and completed my Health & Social Care QCF Level 3 qualification and completed a Medication Train The Trainer course to allow me to train Care Assistants in Administering Medication.  In October 2017 I was promoted to Care Assistant Supervisor for the west Berkshire team; this made me responsible for supporting and developing the already fantastic team of Care Assistants supporting our customers in West Berkshire.  Some of my duties include supervising, observing and ensuring that their training is up to date and valid. 

During my time at Bluebird Care I have completed Train The Trainer courses in End of Life Care, Personal Safety and Basic Life Support to further enable me to keep our Care Assistants’ training up to date.  I have also been trained and appointed as the Newbury teams’ Mental Health First Aider, having completed a Level 2 qualification in Understanding Mental Health to better help me understand how to provide support.  I have recently started my Health & Social Care QCF Level 5 qualification which will further develop my learning.

Sammie Carr
Live In Care Supervisor

Sammie has been working in the care industry since 2012, joining Bluebird Care in January 2017.  Initially she worked as a Coordinator for the business, moving to Live-in Care Supervisor in April 2019 and then in June 2020 promoted again to Live-in Care Manager working across both the North Hampshire and West Berkshire offices.

As the Live-in Care Manager, Sammie leads and supports the company's Live-in Care Supervisors who are the first people anyone contacting the company about live-in care will speak to.   The whole live-in care team is focussed on taking the time to understand people's needs so they can learn how to best help them.  The relevant Supervisor will then visit the prospective customer and their family to carry out a full care assessment and write a comprehensive care plan, ensuring that it is tailored to suit them. The Live-in Care team then match a live-in care assistant, introduce them and liaise with the customer and their relatives on a regular basis to ensure their care is well managed and delivers exactly what is required.  They then arrange and complete ongoing customer reviews and ensure regular supervisions and observations are completed with the company's live-in care assistants to ensure their practice is at the highest possible standard, their training is regularly updated and that they are happy in their assignment.

Sammie has acquired a range of knowledge whilst working in social care including a level 5 qualification and she has a wealth of experience in delivering all types of care at home as well as leading a team of csare professionals.

Ellé Wallace
Coordinator

I first started with Bluebird Care in July 2019, where I was a care assistant and would go to our customers homes and deliver the care they needed.. I used to see a variety of customers and deliver all different types of care. However when the job of Care Co-ordinator, came up I jumped at the chance to apply, as even though I had only worked for Bluebird for 3 months I had done care for 4 years,

I was successful in my application of  Care co-ordinator, in October 2019. I have done my Care certificate, Dementia awareness Level 2 course and have started my QCF Level 3. I am very excited to see where my career with Bluebird care takes me.

 

 

John Prendergast
Director

John's experience in the healthcare industry is complemented by 3 years in the NHS as Director of Service Development. His MBA and positions in senior management gave him a wealth of commercial and business skills and when the opportunity arose in 2007 he left his employer with Phil to set up Bluebird Care in Newbury.  More recently John has gained the level 4 diploma in Health & Social Care.

John and Phil are both actively involved in the running of the business and share responsibility for setting the strategic direction and values of the company.  With the success of the business in Newbury, John and Phil set up a second office in Hook in April 2012 to extend their coverage across West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane and Hart.

Phil Miles
Director

With a background in the healthcare industry, Phil's experience is in recruiting and managing large teams of people. Phil left a senior management role in a local pharmaceutical contract sales organisation in March 2007 and with John set up Bluebird Care in Newbury in September that year.

John and Phil are both actively involved in the running of the business and share responsibility for setting the strategic direction and values of the company.  With the success of the business in Newbury, John and Phil set up a second office in Hook in April 2012 to extend their coverage across West Berkshire, Basingstoke and Deane and Hart.