I joined ENA in February 2017 My career in care started many years ago working as a domiciliary care worker when my children were younger. Over the years I have worked hard to develop myself and fully understand the needs of both our clients and our carers. My experience includes managing domiciliary agencies, recruitment of staff to supply the NHS, and managing a 63 bed residential home. I believe that no matter where we are in our life journey, we have a right to quality care when we need it. My aim is to enhance your experience and promote your independence, putting you back in control of your care requirements.
I joined ENA in May 2020. Prior to this, I spent my nursing career in a busy Trauma and Orthopedics ward where I saw a huge range of injuries and illnesses. There I was able to work my way up from the bottom. I originally was becoming a Paramedic and somehow fell into nursing. I might one day look into this again to say 'I have the t-shirt' but I will see where my career takes me and see what else I can 'fall' into along the way. In my spare time, I travel up and down the country teaching the next generation of the Royal Air Force. This could be anything from life skills to military skills, preparing them to go into a service or a different career path. I work with a great team in the office and some fantastic carers within my area. I am looking forward to assisting with growing the company and making it the best it can be.
Co-founder and owner of the ENA Care Group. I am an active director overseeing the service delivered to clients and carers and overseeing the homecare team. I am back since 23rd March 2012, after taking a ridiculously long maternity break. I jump at any opportunity to get back into uniform and brush up on my nurse skills. My role in the company is all about the service we deliver to both our clients and carers. I have a dream to become the best home care provider in the UK and I spend most of my time troubleshooting and searching for ways to improve. My favourite part of my job is visiting and speaking to clients & carers. If you would like a visit or a call, please drop me an email.
My name is Gerard and I joined the ENA care group in June 2018. I have been working in healthcare since 1996/97. I started as a care assistant and over the years gradually worked my way up to become a service manager in residential and supported living care. My background is with Adults with Learning Difficulties and complex needs, which I truly loved. After taking some time out in 2010 I returned to care by trying live-in care and office work as an assistant then deputy manager. I enjoy my position with ENA, looking after the South: Surrey, Hampshire, Kent, and Cambridgeshire. Care is the only thing I know and do well; I plan to be around for a while still. I love traveling and meeting people, be it in my private time or for work.
I am Katie and I joined with the ENA care group in March 2020. I have been working in healthcare since 2009 and have been a Registered Nurse since 2014. My background in nursing is in Acute Medicine and Neurological Rehab. I have loved all my roles in healthcare and am excited to get out and meet new people and develop new working relationships. I am based in Bristol and cover the West of England including Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and beyond!
In my spare time, I love to take advantage of all the city of Bristol has to offer; I love to travel, mostly because of all the opportunities to try new foods! My family and friends are very important to me and I love nothing more than getting together and spending quality time with them.
I joined ENA in October 2020. Previous to this I was a Registered Manager for a Domiciliary Service and Extra Care scheme and have only ever worked for two other companies. Over the years and through hard work and determination I have gained qualifications and experience and worked my way up to senior positions. I started working in the care sector 11 years ago as a part-time carer to work around my children and really wished that I had come into care sooner as I really enjoy working with the elderly and vulnerable, although at times it could be hard work it was also the most rewarding job I have done and I have learned so much of life’s history by talking and listening to the clients and their life stories. I have always strived and worked hard to get the best outcomes for clients and their families so that they have a good quality of life they can enjoy and will continue to do so here at ENA.
My very first introduction and experience in the Care sector began when I joined ENA Hourly Care in March 2017, appointed as a Domiciliary Carer. From my very first client visit, I knew Caring was for me, and since then I have never looked back. I thrive on challenges, which certainly motivated me to study and complete several qualifications in Health and Social Care, during my time with ENA. In October 2019 I was appointed as the new Care Coordinator for ENA Hourly Care, which has cemented my adoration for the work we do. Making every client feel special and fully supported is extremely important to me in my work and I will go above and beyond for each and every one. Although I take my work very seriously they do say, ‘laughter is the spice of life’. Adding humor and joy to a client’s day is something I intend to do, for the rest of my life.
My name is Catherine & I joined ENA Care Group as Recruitment Manager in April 2020. My career began in retail many years ago, where I worked my way up to management level before deciding it was time for a career change. I love working with people, being part of a motivated team, and building relationships with those around me. For me, the recruitment process is hugely important to ensure everyone feels welcome & supported throughout their journey from candidate to carer, and I’m excited to play my part in that. In my spare time, I love cooking & entertaining with my husband, I’m often referred to as the hostess in my group of friends and love nothing more than gathering everyone together in our house for a fun games night.
I have worked in HR for the ENA Care Group for many years and I’m very fortunate that I love the job that I do. Each week is unique as I deal with such a variety of people. I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing someone going from ‘Applicant’ to ‘Trainee’ and then on to being a Care Assistant. I really enjoy supporting our care assistants on this journey and keeping in touch with them when they are in work. It is important to me that we get to know our trainees very much as an individual before placing them in a job that is right, both for them and for their client.
I started my journey with ENA as a Live in carer and the company has really had my back ever since! I continued to work my way up with an on-call position which allowed me to care for many individuals and showcase my problem solving skills. I now work in the HR department which helps me find the best carers to join the team! I love the atmosphere of our office and getting to work with such amazing people.
I have been working with the ENA Care Group for over 2 years now. My work experience mostly comes from working with people in the community. What I enjoy most about working in HR is coming into contact with those that really want to give up time to care for those wanting to get the most out of life. Assisting in Marketing also allows me to get to know more about our carers.
My career background is mostly in finance in which I have had various roles including running my own company. I joined the ENA Care Group in December 2012 and became part of the finance team. As part of my role I am in contact with a lot of the care assistants with their payroll queries and like to think I have a good relationship with them. My earliest contact with care was in my youth. My nan came to live with us when she had dementia and my mum cared for her, it was hard work but it made us aware of the care and dedication that it takes to care for others.
I moved to the UK from Chile in 1985 and I enjoy every aspect of the UK lifestyle. Becoming an English citizen several years ago, I obtained a Diploma and also a Masters degree in Business from a local University here in the UK. I am a keen volleyball player and a water-ski enthusiast. I love my big family, some of them work close with us in our family business.
I was introduced to the idea of live-in care from the age of 7 when my mum brought a family friend into our home to care for after she had had a bad fall. I would help by feeding her in the mornings. Growing up with my parents it has been 2nd nature to look after others including my 6 younger siblings.My professional career in care started in 2009 when I was the first carer for Elisa Nursing Domiciliary Care. I then went on to help out in the Recruitment team at the ENA Care Group on a part time basis. I have been a permanent part of the team since April 2012 and love being able to meet potential new carers and get to know new people.
My career began in retail where I spent 6 years developing to senior management level. I recently embarked in undertaking my MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School and have previously studied with the Chartered Management Institute. My role at the company ensures I lead our team to provide our clients with a personalised care experience. I love to travel – meeting new people, exploring new cultures and countries; swimming with a pod of dolphins in the crystal blue Mauritian ocean was a personal favourite. In my spare time, you’ll find me training at my local running club, Ware Joggers and was proud to of ran and completed the London Marathon this year.
I have done short-term care work for the ENA Care Group since 2011 and became a member of the office staff in 2012. Mostly, one of the things I really enjoy about working within ENA is the opportunity to work closely with its clients and carers forming new ways of improving the company’s communications for them. I have met some fascinating and inspirational individuals who drive me to improve within my role.