We provide person-centred services for people with learning disabilities and additional health and social care needs
We provide creative person centred support packages to meet individual needs
Hi I'm Alex, I joined County Care as a rota administer in June 2013 after graduating from University with a degree in Criminology. This was an exciting opportunity for me in my personal development, as the majority of my previous experience had been focused on caring for the elderly. Through my time as a rota administrator I have attended a variety of different training courses to further my understanding of the sector. During this time I also achieved a Diploma level 3 in health and social care. In January 2015 I was promoted to a Team Leader which allowed me to continue to learn and develop my skills within County Care. We have a fantastic team here and I look forward to seeing what the future brings for County Care.
Hi, my name is Amy and I have worked for County Care for 6 years now. I came to County Care after spending 12 years working in elderly residential care and have never looked back. During my 6 years I have worked in a variety of positions including support worker and team leader. I am now the manager for our Addlestone CSP. With County Care I have recently completed a Level 3 EAT award and a first aid instructors course.
I think it is important to find a job that you love so it doesn’t feel like work, and I have been lucky enough to do that. Everyday brings something new and interesting with no two ever being the same.
My real passion is for promoting independence and working with our services users to help them achieve their goals, making sure every opportunity is open to them.
Working in administration and facilities for over 15 years, I was looking for a change in career and wanted to get out and about helping within the community. I started as a Support Worker and progressed to a Field Supervisor and then Team Leader within four years. Working for County Care has been very rewarding and gave me what I was looking for. I love meeting new people and working within a great team, supporting people to maintain their independence and achieve their personal goals. County Care is a great company to work for and has supported me to finish my studies. The Team Leader role has helped me to get to know my service users better and I enjoy being in the office too, overseeing my team!
I joined County Care in January 2018 after being in HR for 20 years and working in HR in social care since 2004. I have a Masters in Human Resources Managements and a MBA. I am enjoying working in a positive, exciting and dynamic environment, in which the business is growing daily. I'm passionate about what we do, and it's great working with others that feel the same way. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and my three Cocker Spaniels, Monty, Poppy and Bo.
I have worked in the care sector for three and a half years. Having worked for 8 years in a mainstream school setting supporting children with autism and learning difficulties, I felt a change was needed. I began working with County Care as a Community Support Worker and have moved up to become a team leader and also lead on our Community Skills Project in Epsom which will very soon be moving to Leatherhead. I love the fact that not one day is ever the same and neither are the service users! You get to meet a huge variety of people from all walks of life which makes County Care such a great company to work for. You can really see the difference we make to someone’s life and I feel that it’s a privilege to work with the service users, their families and of course the staff!
In 2010 Grant along with Maria Shinn had a vision of bringing together an agency that not only provided a first class support service but one that also delivered a diverse multitude of opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Mental Health issues and so County Care was born. Prior to County Care Grants career spanning just over 20 years delivering Information business solutions for some of the largest international corporations in Retail, Media and Pharmaceuticals.
Helena Joined County Care in April 2015 to develop County Care Provision in Lincolnshire. Helena has been working in Health and Social Care since 1992. Much of her experience was acquired whilst working for a Specialist Provider of Care and Education for young people with a learning disability. Her life in the care sector began as a Residential Houseparent promoting independent living skills alongside making sure all care needs were met. She has also been registered manager for both learning disability homes and older adult residential care homes all of which were registered with the Care Quality Commission.Within 2 years Helena started her progression up the management level and became assistant principal for College Residential Services. This involved monitoring and developing services. Having a real passion for supporting young people Helena always ensured that she spent time with service user’s this was despite her having a strategic role. Helena has many qualifications in care, education and management. She takes pride not only in the service she has provide for service users but also how she has developed staff and cascaded her knowledge through training and advise. Helena was born and raised in Lincolnshire, she is married and in her spare time enjoys running, spending time with family and friends and her dog.
I started working for County Care in February 2017 as Activities Coordinator. The role is completely new to me and I’m really enjoying it. From coming up with the ideas, to seeing photos of our service users out on the trips, the entire process is fun and rewarding! I always enjoy getting feedback from the trips and love hearing about trip ideas from service users and staff. I occasionally get the opportunity to go out and support, which I always enjoy as every session is different. I am looking forward to all the trips and activities to come!
I have been in care for over 17 years, initially looking after older people. Prior to finding my vocation, I had various roles in accounts and have worked as a gardener and in retail.
I joined County Care in 2010 as the first employee. I was employed as a part-time Community Support Worker, but County Care, being the fantastic company it is, gave me comprehensive training and development and I am now the Operations Director.
I am passionate about the company County Care has become and remain committed to driving the company forwards, ensuring it delivers high quality and innovation.
I was born in Zimbabwe where I lived for 7 years before moving to South Africa. My childhood in Durban was full of fun surrounded by my family and all my cousins. We had a great life. My work life started at 16, in line 9 of a local supermarket. I was in charge of packing toilet roles. Heh it paid for my nights out. I studied fashion design at college which led me to a job working in retail. I loved fashion retailing and then in 97 I made the ambitious decision to move to the UK. To save for the move I started to wait tables in a restaurant. It was such a good laugh. After arriving in the UK I went back to retail, first as a supervisor in French Connection working my way up to Assistant Manager , then moving to Selfridges to run a ladies fashion concession. It was my retail career that taught me about customer service and teamwork. I made some great friends and we had fun every day. After 10 years it seemed natural to move into NVQ apprenticeships. I wanted to use my experience to help train people to gain qualifications in retail. I liked the ‘on the job learning’ aspect of NVQ’s believing that there are other routes to take to a career and its not all about a college education. My time with NVQ’s was very varied but my best time was spent with London Youth where I helped set up a program called Volunteer It Yourself. Working with builders I helped youth groups learn entry level qualifications to practical building skills. As if by magic my life took a new turn in 2014 and I found County Care. I now proudly run the Community Skills Project in Horley and I feel that I have found my true calling. I am helping a group of young adults become the best they can be developing skills that will help them get the best from their lives. At CSP we pride ourselves on the fact that we always say yes. Every day we learn something new and we work as a team to learn skills that will make us all valued members of a community. We encourage the group to try new things; sporting activities , cooking something they may never have tried before; supporting local events; working in our CSP garden. Every day is different. The group are making huge leaps forward. Two of our guys have just secured volunteer work at the Walled Garden Restaurant in Tilgate Park. One of the team has just learnt to swim at the age of 25 which is amazing. And each week 3 of our members work alongside our CSP Garden Designer learning gardening skills. Who knows what will happen next. Just expect it to be loud, fun and inspirational.
I started with County Care in 2016 and have recently become a team leader.
From day one it has been a whirlwind of a journey and I have absolutely loved every second of it, as no day is ever the same. I have recently started my new role as a team leader and I am pleased to be given the opportunity to not only grow within the company but to also grow as a person. It is has been a massive learning curve and I know I have found my niche and looking to continue to embrace my role within county care.
It is the most rewarding job role anyone will ever have!
Hi there, my name is Louise, I joined County Care in June 2017 and lead the Community Skills Project in Lincolnshire. Over the past 12 years I have worked with vulnerable children, young people, adults and families. I have worked in educational settings, youth and community settings supported families within their home and supported housing projects. Prior to this I worked for several years as a care worker in residential and nursing homes. My work has involved working with those experiencing social, emotional and mental health issues, behavioral difficulties and learning disabilities. Over the years I have gained qualifications in Education, Health and Social Care and Counselling as well as attending many training days, completing online tutorials and attending seminars.
In my last employment, I worked for a service providing a specialist advisory and support provision to schools, aimed to reduce exclusion rates in Lincolnshire and promote inclusion. I provided training and advise along with behaviour intervention plans to school staff in relation to the management of behavioural difficulties and learning disabilities. Although I enjoyed this work, I missed the direct work with service users and thus when this role came up I knew it would be ideal.
I feel proud to be part of the team here and have built delightful relationships with all our service users. I am amazed at the good work they are doing for the community from volunteering at community centres to litter picking on the beach. The guys give so much back. There are lots of projects for our service users to get involved in, all of which facilitate learning, experience and independence. I love my job; no two days are the same here and every day brings something new and exciting.
I joined County Care towards the end of May 2015 as I was looking for another challenge in my working life and more hours. I began my working life as a Receptionist for a firm of Accountants and gained an NVQ in Business Administration whilst working there. I then progressed on to become a Secretary for a Further Education College which provides education and support to people with learning difficulties. Within this company I was promoted to Senior Secretary and then Administrative Support Manager, managing a team of 9 secretaries across two sites. I then worked as an Administration Assistant for a care home and was responsible for looking after the residents personal monies and keeping accurate records of this. However, this position was only part-time and I required a full time position, hence moving to County Care. I am thoroughly enjoying working at County Care and enjoying working with people with learning difficulties again and the satisfaction that this provides when they achieve their goals.
I have worked in the care sector for 2 years now. County Care provides great opportunities not only to those we support but also to their staff. With County Care I have achieved my Mental Health Awareness Level 2 qualification and my level 3 Health and Social Care qualification. I started off as a support worker within the company, working my way up to being a rota administrator and now a regional team manager. I have a passion for promoting independence and equality and I am honoured to be able to incorporate my passion into my work daily by being a part of County Care.
I joined County care in June 2018, After teaching AAT (Accountnacy for 2.5 years. Before that I had been working and studying accountancy since 2002. I have now gained my MAAT status after completing my Level 4 AAT qualification in April 2017. I have worked within accounts, payroll, project management and HR in my past roles. So I feel I can bring a lot of knowledge to the role.
I am fining working at county care enjoyable and a new challenge. I feel very lucky to have a helpful and friendly team around me. I am very passionate about my role and am looking forward to all the challenges ahead.
In my spare time I enjoy walking. Cooking and spending tome with family and friends.
Hi, my name is Symon-Lee James and I am in my third year with County Care. I have been on a fantastic journey since joining the company and I have loved every minute of it. I enjoy the many challenges the job presents. Every day excites me as much as the previous, recognising that I have made positives attributes to peoples lives. I am particularly passionate about seeing our client’s confidence grow and knowing that my duty within the company has helped them to develop their independence, giving them a brighter future. I appreciate that this role has allowed me to acquire a huge understanding of the care sector. I believe that I have found my lifelong profession with a company where I can feel the work that I do makes such a difference to those who truly deserve it.
I joined County Care in June 2014 as a Community Support Worker and I fell in love with my job. I worked my way up from becoming a community support worker with no care experience to a field supervisor within my first two years then becoming a team leader. Since joining, County Care has made me feel part of a team, and have given me the opportunity to progress within the company whilst learning on the job. County care have helped me expand my knowledge with in house training and other external education. The best thing about working for County Care is being greeted by a big smile from the service users and knowing you’ve made a difference in a person’s life.