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.
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.
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 on a Snooker table in Hertfordshire trying to improve my handicap.
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 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.
I started out here at ENA in the accounts department and quickly discovered that I am not very good at Maths. Fortunately I had the opportunity to move over to the Training department which is definitely more my thing. I really enjoy training enthusiastic carers and helping them develop during the initial week and whilst in placement. Being a Trainer also allows me to visit our Carers and Clients giving me the opportunity to get to know them, allowing me to refine and make carers learning bespoke to their needs. Outside of the workplace I compete in the sport of fitness and trying to get my 2 year old to bed at the right time.
I joined ENA in 2012 as a carer so I have hands-on experience and really understand the role. I then progressed to being an On-Call carer, going into emergency placements and establishing new packages. In 2014 I left the company only to return in 2015 as a Care Co-ordinator. I’m very passionate about care, and have trained to be a dementia friend champion. I very much prioritise enabling people to be as independent as possible and have been working in the care environment for a long time, working as a nanny and teaching aid to children with disabilities prior to joining ENA.
I joined the ENA care group in March 2016 as a trainer. My background involved working in a respite unit supporting young adults and children with complex health needs. I found the role extremely satisfying and rewarding so occasionally I like to go back and visit.
I believe training is essential in order to provide high quality care to our clients. I have always felt strongly about the need for training and continuing professional development. I love meeting new people who are just as passionate about care, also training them to possess the necessary skills and knowledge so they can pursue their career.
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.