We lead by example and conduct ourselves in a way as to promote reliability and value our reliable carers
Nikki Barrow- Operational Director
"I've worked within the health and social care sector for over a number of years now. I started my journey as a carer and have worked through the ranks to management and now board level. I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to make a major contribution to the way livein care is set up and delivered. I was recruited for my hands on caring and operational management experience. I understand the apprehension and anxiety felt when families make the decision to remove a loved one from their home to be cared for elsewhere. My aim is to ensure everyone has the option of staying in their own home and to make the process of setting up a care package as effortless and stress free as possible. I am also Elite Livein Care's end of life and palliative care champion as this is an area all health care professionals need to refocus on. I will be providing mentoring and support to all of our staff to ensure they understand the World Health Organisation's definition of palliative care and how we can support someone through a "good death". I will also look provide information to our clients and families right through to bereavement support."
Nikki is a supporter of Alzheimer's Society and Cancer Research UK
Leanne Graham - Service Development Manager
"I have worked in health and social care since 2003, gaining NVQ 2 & 3. I have worked for different healthcare providers which has given me a varied skill set - livein care, and domiciliary care. I spent some time working for a small provider for adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour as a deputy home manager and then accepted a role with a large healthcare coordinating company as an Adviser - supporting families to source appropriate care. I am looking forward to discussing care needs with families and individuals who want to stay in their own home. Providing our high class livein care service will support that choice."
Lisa Barnes - Field Care Coordinator
"I have always enjoyed caring for people from a young age by helping my grandparents and parents at weekend and after school. By the time I was a teenager I became a carer to my mother which truly got me focused on going in to care work. I have worked in the health care sector for just over ten years now. In that time, I have worked in domiciliary care, mental health, end of life care, dementia, adults with learning difficulty and substance misuse.
I'm currently studying my level 3 NVQ which has helped me progress in my career. I wanted to join Elite livein care as this gave me the chance to progress and go back to my roots when I started in care and enjoyed.
Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family and friends, going for long walks, dancing and sightseeing."
These are a few testimonies from past colleagues of Nikki Barrow.
"I've worked for Nikki, got highly trained, and loved every moment, and actually 'thanked' for my efforts, and always knew she was at the end of a phone if needed. Good luck in all you. x"
"I worked with Nikki when I 1st started caring. Great communication (would always return your calls asap), an open door policy if you wanted to chat, always there with support or training if needed and best of all organised some great social gatherings to nurture team building."
"I have worked with Nikki and she is very professional and i would work with her again if i had the chance xxx"