Meet Our Team
Stephen’s early career was as a teacher before moving into the commercial sector where he felt he could use his leadership and management skills to full effect.
He has since forged a successful career, the last 17 years of which he has dedicated himself to being involved with the health and social care sector including GP services, out of hours; specialist care for clients with spinal injuries and ABI; prison and police healthcare; healthcare recruitment and of course home care.
As an expert in his field he has had the privilege to hold various Chair roles including a day nursery school group; a provider of specialist services for spinal injuries and ABI plus for a provider of support to individuals with mental health and learning disabilities.
Stephen takes great satisfaction from running an organisation that provides a quality and much needed service which enables individuals to live an independent life. He knows from personal experience the affect home care can have as Berkeley Home Health provided live in care to his late father and continue to do so for his mother.
Nicky travelled to the UK from New Zealand in 1996, having completed a BSc (Physiotherapy) to work as a physiotherapist within the NHS. Patricia White asked Nicky to join her team and she became the manager of Patricia White’s Personal Home Care within a short period of time. Since then Nicky has managed a number of prestigious live-in and daily care businesses. Nicky has been Operations Director for Berkley Home Health since October 2015.
Client Relationship Manager
Sanne has completed a BSc in Social Science at the University of Amsterdam. She has been working in social care as a social worker and care manager in London since arriving in the UK for about 4 years. After having lived abroad for the past 9 years she has joined the Berkeley Home Health team in 2015 as a client relationship manager.
Sanne is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with clients and other relevant customers, through various marketing and business development channels.
Violet has been working in social care since 1993. She has worked in senior/supervisory roles in residential and nursing homes with clients with physical and mental health needs.
Violet has completed an NVQ Level 3 and 4 in social care and she has worked as a care manager at Hampshire Adult Services for ten years. This role involved assessing/reviewing clients and working with multi-disciplinary teams. Violet joined Berkeley Home Health in October 2015 as the Deputy Manager.
Marie has over 12 years of experience working in various roles within the care sector starting as a Care Administrator. Marie has particular experience working with customers with Dementia/Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, Challenging Behaviour, Autism and managing end of life care.
Marie has great attention to detail, a real customer focus and helps provide the backbone to the Berkeley Home Health operation.
As Care Manager she is responsible for leading our team of care staff and assuring we meet our care quality and service standards every day. Marie has a compassionate and caring approach and is meticulousness in designing care plans really focused on each customer’s needs making them personable.
Marie has her NVQ level 4 in Management and is currently studying her NVQ level 5.
Client Services Manager
John first worked in social care in 1991 when he began a part-time role assisting home care managers at Hampshire Social Services. John later managed a home improvement agency helping older and disabled homeowners with house repairs and adaptations, before working in community development for national disability charity, Scope. John was subsequently Chief Executive of a charity supporting family carers before a period of self-employment and his most recent role, working to support stroke survivors with communication difficulties to get back to “life after stroke”.
Outside of work, John has a keen interest in politics and current affairs and is also aiming to keep up his habit of running for 30 minutes every weekday morning, whilst still arriving on time at the office.
Hilary has worked in the Health & Social Care sector for 34 years. She starting as a Registered Nurse in London working in both the NHS and Private Sector at a senior level. Hilary then changed her career slightly and moved into healthcare recruitment, on both a national and international basis, working for Bupa and Saga. The latter part of her career has been working withing the social care arena and supporting clients to stay within the comfort of their own homes, whether that be with visiting care support or live in care support. Hilary’s passion is for clients to be able to choose where they want to live and to help them to do this. Hilary is an animal lover in particular horses, dogs and Archie the cat.
Clare has over 15 years of experience in expertly tailoring care to individuals who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home. After a successful Managing Director role for a leading live-in care agency, she was appointed regional director of Berkeley Home Health in November 2016. Here she dynamically leads the operation of four of their companies based in the South West of the country.
Clare is a fully qualified NVQ level 4 registered care manager with a proven background in managerial and training excellence. She has a keen interest in issues surrounding dementia and safeguarding forming links with other health professionals to help drive research and change in these areas. In 2016 she pioneered a dementia friendly initiative to help educate and support local residents and businesses.
Abbie joined the team in August 2017 as the Business Manager for Berkeley Home Health for Somerset and Wiltshire. Abbie has extensive experience of the care sector and is qualified NVQ level 5 in Health and Social Care.