Mrs Sam Dawson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am a Senior Support Worker based at the Skipton branch of Care@ covering the Craven district.
I fell into caring by accident when I moved to Northern Ireland. I spent 5 years as a care worker getting around by push bike as I didn’t drive. On returning to the UK I had to give up my job as driving was essential here. Then, 5 years ago, I passed my test. Now I‘m driving, I’m back to a job I really enjoy.
In my spare time my hobbies and interests include paper crafting, DIY, animals and walking.