Our team of dedicated experts always go the extra mile as we know that the little things really do matter. We make it our business to understand what’s unique about each of our clients and we genuinely care.
“We have created a culture that we are proud of, where our staff and clients are valued and respected and are at the centre of all of our thinking and everything we do.”
Trudi has more than 30 years experience in the care sector and set up AHC in 2017. She is a passionate believer that there is an alternative to going into a residential home and wants to enable everyone to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Trudi has an energy and commitment and a ‘never say no’ attitude reflected in several roles outside of AHC – she’s a board member of a Buckinghamshire based charity – The Princes Centre in Princes Risborough and an ambassador at the Heart of Bucks charity.
As a Dementia Champion, she’s always out networking and meeting others to share the aim of improving life for everyone, especially the elderly and those living with life-debilitating illnesses. She has several industry awards to her name and was most recently named Outstanding Individual by the renowned Home Care Awards judges. Trudi lives in a busy house in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two daughters!
Louise’s career has spanned several areas of care over many years, at well-known companies including most recently Oxford Aunts and previously The Good Care Group.
Louise has both professional and personal experience of organising and delivering care which makes her well placed to understand the journey that our clients and their families face.
Louise is also a trustee at two Buckinghamshire charities, The South Bucks Downs Syndrome Group and Talkback UK which empowers those with autism and learning difficulties to understand their skills and how to make the most of them within their communities. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her family.
Catherine is a highly experienced care professional having worked in the care sector since 2008. Her background as a Care Manager, and more recently Regional Manager for a national care company gives her a solid foundation to lead the team at Ashridge Home Care. Catherine gains great job satisfaction from knowing that her work is making a huge difference to someone’s quality of life.
Working with a group of like-minded individuals is a real driver for her and she is committed to achieving high-quality standards. Her role as Operations Manager will give her oversight of both clients and carers, she enjoys the variety this brings to her day. Catherine will be taking over as the registered manager for the Care Quality Commission so she is responsible for ensuring all systems and procedures are compliant with the CQC.
Catherine lives with her partner locally and is a keen runner, training for marathons and other races.
Agata joined the Ashridge Home Care Team in February 2020 as Care Manager. She is responsible for making sure that our clients and carers are being looked after. That includes making sure that our carers are well trained and also providing a professional care needs assessment for every client. Her attention to details makes sure that we deliver the best possible standard of care.
Having studied clinical psychology at University in Poland Agata started her career as a carer and then worked in a nursing home before becoming assistant manager at a care home. She has a caring background through and through. Agata came to England with her husband for a few months of adventure back in 2009 and now 11 years later they still live here with their young son. She spends her free time with her boys outdoors in nature.
Working Mum of three, Emma, looks after our visiting care team. She holds a key role at the Ashridge Home Care Head Office, and makes sure that our carers and clients are kept up to date with changing needs and requirements. Emma manages the schedules of the visiting carers. Not an easy organisational feat! With more than 600 hours of care a week to organise Emma does a brilliant job at making sure the right person visits each client. Emma ensures there is consistency of care provided to our clients and works closely with the team to ensure that our clients are happy and safe at home. Emma also supports the carers in any queries and concerns they may have.
Outside of work she runs a busy household with three children and a husband. For relaxation she is extremely talented at sewing and crafts. She says that the whole family enjoys nature and the outdoors.
Debbie joined Ashridge Home Care as a Care Manager to support Agata in her busy role. Debbie has over 6 years’ experience as a live-in carer so has the perfect first hand knowledge of what it means to be a carer. She has recently achieved a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Lead Adult Care and also completed a Level 2 Diploma in End of Life Care, both of which are an excellent foundation for her role as Care Manager.
Debbie lived in Greece for over 30 years where she taught English as a foreign language to school children. When she moved back to the UK, she retrained as care worker. She mainly supported individuals living with dementia, which raised her own interest in the need for promoting dementia awareness. She is a Dementia Friend and shares the Ashridge vision that it is the little things that make the biggest difference. Debbie is always ready to go above and beyond to support our clients and their families.
Debbie was brought up in Beaconsfield and now lives in Amersham and knows the area well. She loves to spend her free time with her two children or visiting friends and enjoys walking, visiting places of interest and intends to do more travelling in the future.
Corrina joined the Ashridge Home Care team in May 2021 and has a background in health and social care. She has worked in many caring roles including as a carer herself so has first hand experience of what the role involves. Her passion for the industry led her to become a Regional Care Recruitment Coordinator and she now uses that experience at Ashridge to attract the best possible carers to the company.
Corrina works alongside Melissa to make sure that our staff have the very best experience when they join our team. Corrina was born in Buckinghamshire, grew up in Marlow and now lives in her Wendover home with her partner, their cat Loki. In August 2022, they introduced a new addition to the family and now have a beautiful daughter. Corrina loves the theatre and performing arts, in her spare time she loves to watch musicals or even perform herself locally as she has been singing from a young age.
Louisa joined Ashridge Home Care in September 2022. She has previously worked within market research, the NHS and the health and social care sector. Her love of learning and seeing others embrace new skills led her to pursue a career in health and social care training. Alongside Corrina, Louisa will be arranging and delivering training to our carers. She really enjoys face to face training as she knows how important it is for people to learn together and share their personal knowledge to gain in confidence.
Louisa is originally from Cornwall and now lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, son and three cats. Louisa spends her spare time traveling to Cornwall to see her family, enjoys trying new restaurants and going on country walks.
Chloe works closely alongside the Care Manager making sure that clients and carers are being looked after to the highest standards. Her time is split between working in the office to ensure policies are up to date and that Ashridge Home Care is meeting all its compliance standards and out in the homes of clients meeting with clients and their families to ensure they are satisfied and meeting with carers to ensure they have everything they need to do their job to their best capabilities. “I like the face to face meetings with both clients and carers. I can help them much easier when we meet and talk and I love matching a carer to the appropriate client and seeing them hit it off. No day is ever the same, and there is a huge variety to my role.”
But that’s not all, Chloe also has hands-on care experience working as a visiting carer for a few additional hours each week. She visits clients regularly in Amersham and Prestwood helping with dinner time and helping them with the bedtime routine. She is helping to rehabilitate one client after she’d had a stroke and as well as doing physio, they go on walks in the countryside together. Chloe spends her spare time walking her Golden Retriever Dudley and loves a good book.
Olivia joined Ashridge Home Care in 2019 as a live -in carer and also covers as a visiting carer. She has a regular client in Great Missenden whom she has looked after since Feb 2020.
She says “We spent most of the pandemic in our little cocoon and really bonded. Sadly, she has deteriorated both mentally and physically over the last year and a half, requiring more care than companionship, but the twinkle in her eye is ever present and she still has me doubling over with laughter.
She still regales me with stories of her past and the history of the area where she grew up. That’s one of the main things I love about my job. The wonderful memories and the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt from my clients over the years. I found a love of arts and crafts through my clients, was encouraged to take up knitting and sewing, all useful skills.”
Olivia has years of experience in care and is keen to expand this by taking on the role of peer support. She will be part of a team providing support to fellow carers in their placements.
Amina has a background in customer service and the hospitality industry, which means caring and delivering first class customer service is at the heart of her work.
Amina has over 8 years’ experience working in the health care industry primarily as a live-in carer. She joined Ashridge Home Care in February 2021 and has an extensive knowledge of geriatric needs supporting clients through temporary and terminal illnesses including Dementia and following a stroke. She is passionate about her job and though it can be challenging she finds it immensely rewarding.
She enjoys supporting clients through their day and doing even the smallest things that make them feel happy, secure and comfortable in their own home. Amina provides exceptional emotional support through positive interaction and companionship by helping them live their life independently and with dignity.
She is delighted to have recently taken on a new role as a live-in care mentor and will provide support to our team of live-in carers within their placement and beyond. In her role as peer support she will be mentoring other Ashridge carers.
The foundation for every successful care company is to have a team of brilliant people who are passionate about who they are and what they stand for. Being a carer at Ashridge isn’t just a job , it’s a special career.
Have you ever thought about becoming a visiting or live-in carer? We’re always looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to help support older people to live life to the full. Our roles are well paid, flexible and are available across the South East of England.
“Our carer is so wonderful and we wouldn’t want to lose her – she has been excellent looking after my father, the dogs and the house while my mother has been in hospital.”
“I and indeed the whole family are most appreciative of your warmth and kindnesses.”
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