Respite care at home

Caring for a loved one is exceptionally rewarding but can be physically and emotionally exhausting. At Berkeley Home Health, we provide a responsive, respite home care service which offers friends and family the opportunity to take a well-deserved break from their role as a primary carer.

Our tailored one-to-one support is designed to slot in with the care and routines already in place. It remains completely flexible to your requirements - we can step in as and when you need us, on an ongoing basis, or just as a one off service to help you out whilst you recharge your batteries.

Our team will work with you and your family to create a respite care solution which offers the support that you need. Some scenarios of the respite care we can offer are not limited to, but include:

Live-in respite care

Temporary round the clock support from a live-in carer who comes to stay for at least a few days, but could stay for up to a few weeks. It is designed for people with higher level care needs who require full time support to stay safely at home. This could be due to a person recovering from an operation or unexpected illness, or may be an individual who has specialist care requirements such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis. Our expert live-in carers are trained to help with the physical, emotional and practical support that is required. They provide peace of mind that you can take a break whilst reassured that your loved one is safe and well looked after in your absence.

Visiting respite care

A flexible short term service for someone who needs a little help to remain safely and independently at home. From as little as 30 minutes a week, to a few hours daily, or help overnight, our tailored respite visiting service guarantees continuity of care whilst you take a welcome break. We can step in on a regular basis or we can help cover holiday periods to suit your requirements. Either way, our carers will work to your established routines and preferences to ensure minimal disruption to all involved.

Emergency respite care

We understand that sometimes the need for respite care for your loved one can arise quickly and take you by surprise. You may have become unexpectedly ill, have a family emergency to attend to, or you are urgently needed elsewhere. Be assured that our care management team can respond quickly to your needs. In this instance, please give us a call on 01252 852100 so that we are able to fast track your enquiry.

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Stephen Booty

Chairman

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 Ward

Nicky Ward

Operations Director

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.

Hilary Parsons

Hilary Parsons

Regional Director

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 Janik

Clare Janik

Regional Director

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.

Sanne Charman

Sanne Charman

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.

John Shaw

John Shaw

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.

Violet North

Violet North

Deputy Manager

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 Allen

Marie Allen

Business 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.

Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards

Business Manager

I’m the registered Business Manager for Berkeley Home Health Sussex for which I feel very privileged, I have an absolutely amazing team who deliver exceptional care in the community. I have worked in elderly health care for nearly 25years across many sectors. When arranging care for our Customers myself and my team look at every individual and ask ourselves would we be happy with that service if that was us or our family, and I can honestly say that all of my team deliver to that high standard.

Naomi Nunn

Naomi Nunn

Business Manager

Naomi joined the team as the Registered Business Manager for the East of England in 2017. She has worked in care for the past 15 years in various sectors private, social and the NHS and has various knowledge and experience with elderly, young adults, learning disabilities, Parkinson’s and dementia. She obtained her Leadership in Management Award in 2012 and has been a Registered Manager for the past 6 years, she really enjoys the challenges and rewards it brings. She is passionate about ensuring the people we look after receive a high standard of care and that the team she manages deliver this care in a person centered way by tailoring care to suit the individual needs.

Abbie Davis

Abbie Davis

Business Manager

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.

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