Fast growing Alcedo Care Group has recruited Katie Sainsbury from St Anne’s as the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered manager for its Blackpool office.
In her new role, Katie takes responsibility for the safe and effective day-to-day running of the office on Amy Johnson Way and its team of more than 70 dedicated carers.
Focused on delivering an exceptional level of care to clients wishing to remain independent in their own homes, Katie and the team will work with each individual client on a one-to-one basis to provide a care package that meets their particular needs and will also communicate with next of kin to provide much needed peace of mind in these uncertain times.
She will also look after the employee team overseeing everything from the coordination of weekly rotas, days off and annual leave to ongoing staff training, personal development and career progression and work with the wider management team to help the business fulfil its expansion plans for the area.
Well qualified for her new role, Katie has built her career around caring for others. Most recently, she was a care coordinator responsible for maintaining the delivery of quality care packages for clients and was also part of an on-call care team, varied roles that she feels have provided different experiences that she has drawn on to progress her career goals.
She said: “Alcedo Care has a fantastic reputation in the industry thanks to the passion of its directors and its company culture that focuses on the delivery of excellent care. I am delighted to join such a talented and friendly team and look forward to supporting and empowering those within my office to feel confident in their roles and progress within the company as it grows.”
Managing director at Alcedo Care Group, Andy Boardman, commented: “On first meeting Katie, we could see that she was passionate about caring for others. She has exceptionally high standards and we are confident that her experience and her commitment to delivering a quality care service will help her succeed in this new role.”
31-year-old Katie has completed her NVQ Level 2, 3 and 5 in Health & Social Care plus the Care Certificate, Medication Certificate and Dementia ‘Train the Trainer’ programme.
Originally from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, she moved to Lancashire in her teens and has lived on the Fylde Coast ever since, currently living in St Anne’s with her partner, 11-year-old stepdaughter and their two cats. Her main passions outside of work are travelling, horse riding, reading and cycling.
Established in 2017, Alcedo Care continues to expand at pace and is fast gaining an enviable reputation as the home care provider of choice thanks to its superb 500-strong team of highly skilled and compassionate carers who make a tangible difference to the quality of life of the company’s home care clients.
Run by Andy and Jo Boardman, a passionate husband and wife team, the company aims to bring something different to the sector based on recruiting only the very best carers and retaining them by placing value on job satisfaction, training, continued professional development, internal promotion prospects and pay structure. This combined with using the very latest technology is what sets the Alcedo Care Group apart from other home care providers.
With offices in Southport, Blackpool, Wigan, Preston and Lancaster, Alcedo Care offers home care services across the whole of the North West region and was recently rated joint best in the UK.