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 started with ENA Care Group in October 2018 and my caseload covers the counties in the west including Somerset, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Prior to this I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2015 and worked for 3 years on a bowel surgery ward. I chose to move into care work as I felt that this would allow me to develop relationships with my clients which on a busy surgical ward I was restricted in doing due to limited time. In my spare time I enjoy dancing, I know how to jive and how to do the Charleston and I am currently learning the Lindy Hop.
I'm Fiona and I have worked with the ENA Care Team since August 2018. My career history is an eclectic mix: I have been an au pair, membership secretary of a London nightclub, worked in advertising and done corporate hospitality for a five-star hotel, amongst other jobs. I found my niche in healthcare in 2000 and decide to undertake a degree in Adult Nursing in 2009 as a very mature student! I have 6 years of clinical nursing experience in hospitals, hospice and general practice, so consider myself to be a good all-rounder. My role at ENA suits my administration and clinical experience and I enjoy the variety of work within the Care Team, plus I work with some great people. Yoga is my passion and I also love to cook. I am also partial to the odd glass of Prosecco!
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.
Kia ora, my name is Sam and I have recently joined the ENA care group as a Case Manager covering the areas Hertfordshire and London. I recently moved to the UK from New Zealand to explore Europe and see what it is like living and working in a different country. I gained a bachelor of nursing degree whilst in New Zealand, and have 2 years of experience working in a surgical ward. Back home I played a little bit of softball, which I was lucky enough to represent New Zealand for. This would have had to be one of my biggest achievements to date.
I joined ENA Hourly Care in July 2018. My career in care started 5 1/2 years ago as care administrator in a domiciliary care agency. I love helping people to stay independent, enabling them to stay in their homes as long as it is safe for them. I truly believe that there is no better place than your own home. I'm a Dementia Champion and often upskill our staff to understand the complexities of working with clients with Dementia and how we can improve their lives. I work alongside a great team and know we can count on each other. Outside of work hours, I like Salsa dancing and Knitting.
I started working in care in 2013 after having spent 11 years as a chef in a nursing home. Wanting change, I then started my career as a carer, progressing to Supervisor with all the responsibilities that go with it and more. I then attained my PTLLS qualification in 2014 which put me on the path to becoming a Trainer. I can teach and educate new carers on the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate and more but what is most important to me is that they understand how supporting and protecting our Clients is much more than a job. I am continually updating my training and skills so that I can better support our carers and pass on any knowledge I have attained. I am here to make a difference and can honestly say that no day or group of carers that I train are the same. I have met many people from all over the world and I have learnt as much from them as they have from me.
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.
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.
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.