Shropshire care company promoting from within

An award-winning Shropshire care company, which developed its own career trajectory for staff, is staying true to its word and has recently promoted several team members in-house.

Daryl Ashton, Kirsty Holland and Sarah Ford of Bluebird Care Shropshire
Daryl Ashton, Kirsty Holland and Sarah Ford of Bluebird Care Shropshire

Bluebird Care Shropshire provides at-home care to allow people to remain living independently in their homes and avoid hospital and nursing/care homes in Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Oswestry and the surrounding areas. The company is passionate about promoting from within and helping its staff discover their true potential – whether it’s as a carer or into management.

Sarah Ford, from Oswestry, who started as an administration assistant in the company’s Oswestry team a year ago has recently been promoted to the role of Supervisor. Her new role will see her supervising carers and giving support to customers in Oswestry and the surrounding areas to make sure staff and customers are well looked after and standards are maintained at a high level for inspections and reviews.

Sarah said: “I enjoyed working for the company from day one and my role as an admin assistant saw me getting to know the staff, systems and the way the company works. I knew that the company had an ethos to promote from within so I thought with hard work and the right attitude I would be able to progress. When I was offered the promotion to supervisor I was really thrilled as it is more responsibility. I am really looking forward to starting in the position later this month.

Claire Flavell, Director of Care, said: “Sarah has quickly established herself as a very valuable member of the team and an asset to the company. She demonstrated ambition and willingness to progress up the ranks, so we are happy we have been able to support her to do just that. She only joined us a year ago but has proven herself so much in that time. As a company we are keen to support anyone who wants to progress, which is why we created our career path a few years ago.

“All our staff are shown the career path when the join us and shown how if they work hard there are lots of opportunities to progression within the company.”

Other recent promotions include Kirsty Holland who started as a part-time carer with the company seven years ago and progressed to the roles of supervisor and care manager and after recently returning from maternity leave, she has been promoted yet again to Specialist Care Co-ordinator, which will see her heading up the company’s latest venture, providing local, live in care, county-wide.

Daryl Ashton, who started as a supervisor in 2016 was promoted to Care Certificate Supervisor on her return from maternity leave in February 2018 with the additional element of GDPR Compliance Officer being added to her role.

Claire added: “All companies are having to navigate their way through the GDPR changes which came into effect in May. But for a company such as ours, where we hold really sensitive date on customers and staff, it is extra important that we comply and ensure that all of our data is stored really safely and used in the most confidential manner. Daryl has been made our HR Support on this specialist project and we are implementing procedures and protocols to adhere with the new rules.”

Shropshire Business News sponsored by...
Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.

Featured Articles

Easter Featured Article

Out and About in Shropshire Easter 2019

It is busy time across Shropshire this Easter with plenty of events and activities across the county. Take a look at some of the events near you.

Make Mum’s Day with a little helping hand from Shrewsbury Shopping

This Mother’s Day, Shrewsbury Shopping are showing their appreciation for Shropshire Mums, with lots of free fun and a little free gift in the approach to Mother’s Day.
- Advertisement -

Request to review Future Fit plans passed to Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Health Secretary Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP has passed Telford & Wrekin Council’s request to review Future Fit’s decision on to the next stage of the referral process.

Woman has bag snatched whilst walking in Telford Town Park

A woman had her handbag snatched from her whilst walking in Telford Town Park yesterday.

£100,000 Legacy Funding will help provide transitional housing for young people in Wellington

Telford & Wrekin Council is to make a grant of £100,000 available to YMCA Wellington to support the development of 13 units of affordable transitional housing for young people.

Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town v Portsmouth

Shrewsbury Town has a defensive crisis on their hands as they prepare to face promotion contenders Portsmouth.
Harriet Otter and Annie

Ellesmere’s equestrian team show excellence at competition

The equestrian team at Ellesmere College are jumping for joy after a student won her class at a high profile qualifying competition.
Josh Andrady

Shropshire school pupil bats his way to tour of India

A Shropshire pupil is continuing to bowl over cricketing experts with his talents - as he was selected to tour India as part of an academy programme.
- Advertisement -
Morris & Company Family Board

Family business wins Regional Award in anniversary year

Morris & Company is celebrating after becoming the first winner of the ‘Family Business of the Year’ accolade in the 2019 West Midlands Business Masters Awards.
Carl Phillips (Telford & Wrekin Council) with Andy Wheeler (TTC Group)

TTC Group wins Telford & Wrekin Council contract to improve safety of local taxi drivers

TTC Group has won a contract with Telford & Wrekin Council to improve the performance and safety of local taxi and private hire drivers.
Kay Kelly, training partner with Lanyon Bowdler

Shropshire law firm in the running to win third national award in a row

A Shropshire law firm is in the running to win a third national award in a row at a special ceremony to be held in London later this year.
Mark Allsop, Managing Director of Yarrington and Andrew Cross, Chairman of Shropshire Horticultural Society

New app launched for Shrewsbury Flower Show

A new app is to make it easier for visitors to plan and enjoy their day at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show.
Maggie Kennerley, a Transformation Midwife from Shropshire, who is taking part in the Velo Birmingham & Midlands to raise money for Cure Leukaemia

Baschurch Rollers cycling for Cure Leukaemia at Velo

A health professional from Shropshire will be marking International Nurses Day by cycling 100 miles for Cure Leukaemia.
Art Historian, Sarah Gathercole, Qube Arts Officer, Charlotte Jackson, Volunteer, Jan Hedger and Qube Arts Development Officer, Vanessa Baldry

Volunteer’s exhibition honours Oswestry’s Homefront Heroines

A multimedia exhibition celebrating the role of local women during the First World War opens on March 14 at Qube Gallery in Oswestry.
- Advertisement -
Shropshire County Show 2019 Rev

Shropshire County Show set for a spectacular year

The Shropshire County Show is back for 2019 and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Easter Featured Article

Out and About in Shropshire Easter 2019

It is busy time across Shropshire this Easter with plenty of events and activities across the county. Take a look at some of the events near you.
The Big Busk’s popular, free “try-it-out” music room will be run by Music Heroes

Be a music hero at The Big Busk

The Big Busk’s popular, free “try-it-out” music room will be back when Shrewsbury’s street music festival returns on 6 April.

Shrewsbury in top spot for food hygiene ratings in the West Midlands

Shrewsbury has come top for food hygiene ratings in the West Midlands, according to a new report.

Special Easter events at Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall

Events at Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall kick off on Saturday, April 6 when its doors open for the first of its 2019 line-up of popular late night events.
Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival takes place in April

Festival team to help boost Whitchurch Food and Drink event

Shropshire Festivals is to play a major role in this year’s Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival, organisers have revealed.

Featured Articles

- Advertisment -

Weather

Shropshire
scattered clouds
8.2 ° C
9.4 °
6.7 °
65 %
4.6kmh
40 %
Sat
10 °
Sun
10 °
Mon
11 °
Tue
12 °
Wed
12 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -