Meet the Team
I feel each of my roles has enabled me to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to lead me where I am today, which is passionate and dedicated in delivering a high service to our clients whilst empowering our staff to achieve their own goals and ambitions.
If you speak to those that know me personally and professionally, they will say I am kind, fair, compassionate, and approachable. My motto is everything seems better discussed over coffee and cake!
Registered Manager West Berkshire
My name is Claire. I have worked within the care sector since the age of 18.
I started my career as a care assistant in a nursing home, in West Berkshire. I then worked with adults with physical and learning disabilities and did so for over 20 years, where I progressed to the position of a Registered Manager.
During 2017 I completed my diploma level 5 in Health and Social care.
I have worked in many settings as a manager including short break, day service, group supported living services and community support services, I have experience of managing multiple homes.
Myself and the team that I worked with at the time were nominated and won the south west inspiring people award for the end of life care provided to an individual we had supported for over 10 years.
In most recent years I have been working with domiciliary care agencies.
I enjoy socialising with my family and friends, I have two saint Bernard dogs which I love dearly, I’m also mum to two children and enjoy crafting when time allows.
Registered Manager Oxfordshire
I then moved from here to work within the community, supporting people in their own homes.
During this time, I have worked with people who had mental health issues and end of life care.
I love the work that I do and I am passionate about ensuring people get the care they need and deserve in a person centered way.
In my spare time I spend time with my husband, our 2 girls and 2 dogs as well as seeing friends.
I do like reading, movies and cake!!
My working life started as a part time trolley collector for a big American Retailer, and 15 years later after a brief spell in Australia I was running my own store. The experience of retail then took me to the position of Managing Director for an ethical retail chain in Bristol with the focus on Organic and high welfare products. The big change came when, with the support of my wife we invested in a Wiltshire Farm Foods franchise, which we managed for a couple of years.
Starting Bloomfield Care with Helen Blunden has been the most rewarding experience of all, learning all that goes in to provided exceptional Care. We are very proud of the approach we take, understanding the partnerships between us and our clients.
When I am not working, I fill in as taxi driver for our very busy children, with the 2 boys fully involved with Wimborne Rugby Club and our little girl wanting to go riding every spare minute.
Registered Manager Dorset
I started my career as a Care Assistant in a nursing home in Stroud. I worked there for two years before seeking more knowledge within different sectors of care and the industry.
By gaining more knowledge of the care industry, I then moved companies and worked as a Senior Support Worker in a Supported Living home in Stroud. Here I managed a team of 8 members of staff and 5 clients, completing all relevant paperwork and ensuring the home was run smoothly and all the clients and their families were happy with the care provided.
I completed my Level 5 in Health and Social Care, moved to Weymouth and I now manage Bloomfield Care in Dorset.
In my free time I’m a massive paddle boarding junkie, I love nothing more than spending the day in the sea on my board with friends and family. My favourite food is pizza. I have a Don Sphynx cat called Luna and a Boxer called Eadie.