Mrs Sam Dawson

Mrs Sam Dawson

Head of Care

I have worked in the social care setting for over 20 years, including Adult Social Care for 15 years. I am passionate about delivering a high-quality service to each individual, meeting their aspirations and needs and developing the service to be flexible through a highly qualified dedicated team. My aim is to develop a strong brand by ensuring that minimum operational standards are being met, coupled with inspiring best practice, focusing on performance and quality.

I am also responsible for monitoring compliance with the Registered Manager against legislation and involved with other local forums in developing care practices within this area.

I am very proud to lead my team of dedicated compassionate support workers and look forward to the future challenges within the changing environment and needs of clients.

James Elwood

James Elwood

Registered Manager

I started working in health and social care in 2008 when I was 19 years old. I started working as a support worker providing support for people with care needs, from there I worked as Care Coordinator in the Bradford locality for several years where I was responsible for creating care support plans and risk assessments for our customers.

I applied to be Registered Manager of the Craven service last year. I am passionate about providing person centered support: we listen, we care and we respect our customers goals and aspirations. Our service is here to support customers to remain as independent as possible in their own homes. We ensure we are continuously improving the way we provide support to enable our customers to do this.

Stephen Taylor

Stephen Taylor

Registered Manager

My name is Steven Taylor and I have worked in social care for the past 23 years first as a Buddy for an HIV Charity, Homecare worker in Liverpool and then as support worker For Mencap in Birkenhead. I have worked in Mental Heath for Liverpool Social Services supporting customers into training and Employment.

I became Care Home Manager for Disability Action Yorkshire in 2003 -2017 and joined Carers Resource in October 2017 as Registered Manager in Harrogate.

I have found all of my job roles very rewarding and very different and my aim has always been to deliver an excellent service to all of the customers I have supported over the years.

Kirsty Alphonse

Kirsty Alphonse

Care Co-ordinator

I joined carers resource 6 years ago after caring for my grandparents. During my role as care support worker, I have had elderly clients and people with various mental health illnesses. I gained my nvq level 2 and 3, and just over a year ago I applied for the role of care coordinator.

I am passionate about care and providing support to those that need it most. I enjoy every aspect of my work, and I now have more involvement in the planning and delivery of our service.

Karen Hartley

Karen Hartley

Administrative Assistant

I joined Care@ in September 2017. Prior to this I worked as a Practice Manager at a dental surgery and then when my employer retired I went to work in a Bradford School. In this role I firstly worked closely with students within the Sixth Form, and then later I was part of the Child Protection Team.

When not working I love to eat out and currently review local restaurants for a dining company. I love caravanning, watching television and walking my cockerpoo dog.

Claire Barrett

Claire Barrett

Deputy Manager

I have worked as a senior support worker for many years within the mental health sector gaining my NVQ levels 2 and 3 in care. I changed my role to become a carer for the elderly within the community and loved the change.

I came to work for Carers’ Resource in 2017 as a carer and applied for the role as Care Coordinator as I felt I had a lot of transferable skills to bring with me to the role. I now work as a care coordinator part time and also a carer in the community part time; this for me is the best of both worlds as I love both sides of the job.

Lucile Sarrazin

Lucile Sarrazin

Senior Support Worker

I have worked in the care sector since I was a student. I started during the summer holidays in a care home with teenagers
with learning and physical disabilities, then I worked in a care home with people with challenging behaviour.

In May 2018 I joined Care@ as a Support Worker and discovered a different way of working by going to clients’ houses and I have really enjoyed meeting different people with unique life stories.

Since August 2019 I have been working part time as a Senior Support Worker in the office. I find it really interesting because it gives me the opportunity to see and learn the other side of care.

Sue Nicholson

Sue Nicholson

Office administrator

I am proud to be working for care@carersresource, a service of Carers Resource, in an industry where you feel that you can help to improve other people’s lives. Having previously worked in administration in various industries, I have found this to be the most rewarding - by far. I have only been here for 1 year, but hope to continue in my role and look forward to the future and the challenges we face.

Michelle Stickland

Michelle Stickland

Care Co-ordinator

On leaving school I trained to be a nurse and worked within the elderly sector for many years. I then worked as a practice nurse at a GP surgery for a few years before taking a break to care for my children.

In 2016 I came to work at care@ as a support worker, and I thoroughly enjoyed providing care to clients in their homes which enabled them to remain as independent as possible.

I am now working as a care co-ordinator and enjoying my new role. I am passionate about providing a high standard of care which is tailored to the individual client’s needs. As a care co-ordinator I am excited and feel privileged to be involved in planning and delivering the care.

Helen Hargreaves

Helen Hargreaves

Care Co-Ordinator

I worked in the N.H.S from 1977 to 2015. I have a wealth of experience working with people with learning disabilities and their families. I retired in 2015 but soon realised that being without a job was not for me so I applied to become a support worker with Crossroads and than transferred to Carers Resource in April 2016

I am now working as a care-coordinator and thoroughly enjoying my new role. I have been really impressed with the high standard of care that is delivered and I am looking forward to making a bigger contribution to the service in the future.

Guy Scarlett

Guy Scarlett

Administrative Assistant

I was very pleased to join Care@ in November 2018 as an administrative assistant. My goal is to support the team in undertaking the valuable work they do day in, day out, helping people. I previously worked in education as a lecturer and manager, but having decided to take a career break, was looking for something different and rewarding that could fit alongside volunteering.