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Richard Miller

Managing Director

Managing Director and owner of the business having established Blue Sky in 2006. With a huge commitment to ensuring appropriate support Richard regularly visits the homes and services, talking with the people who are being supported, the staff and offering support to the senior managers in the business. Previous experience in a support capacity to the care sector for over 15 years, his ethos is built on ‘Recognising People; Transforming Lives’

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John Carter

Head of Care

Having worked in the field for over 10 years John has specialised in working with people with Autism and Learning Disabilities both in residential care and in the community, as well as a brief spell working with physical disabilities. John has held managerial posts in services across the country including a challenging behaviour home in Warwickshire and a supported Living service in Nottinghamshire; as well as provide behavioural support for services in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. John holds numerous qualifications including a degree in Psychology and Criminology, the NVQ4 in Leadership and Management of Care services award, and several diplomas including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neurolinguistic programming, Psychiatric studies and Business management.

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Donna Williams

Manager - Lawrence Mews

I have worked in Health and Social care for 15 years. I hold my RMA 4 award and my NVQ2 and 3 in Health and Social Care, as well as a variety of relevant training, including safeguarding and risk management and person centred approaches. I have predominately worked with and supported adults with Learning Disabilities and challenging behaviour. I have held a range of managerial positions in care, and strive to remain as proactive as possible to ensuring people receive person centred support to live as independently as possible both with aspects of their daily lifestyles and in the community.

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Kerri Bailie

Manager at Belmont Road

With 10+ years’ experience supporting adults with learning disabilities, and various levels of challenging behaviour. I started as a support worker and have gradually worked my way up to Registered Manager at Belmont, and soon to take the registration for our ever growing supported living operation. I have my NVQ levels 2 & 3 in health and social care, and am currently studying QCF level 5. I have attended numerous specialist courses such as autism, MAPA, and am one of the companies positive behaviour champions.  

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Matthew Davis

Manager at Belmont Rd

Since starting with Blue Sky Care in 2013 I have worked in both residential and outreach supporting a number of service users with complex needs as part of a team and on a one to one basis. I completed my QCF level 2 in health and social care in 2015 and in 2017 I became the home manager of Belmont Road. I completed my registration in September 2018 and currently working towards my QCF level 5.

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Kym Lawrence

Manager - Spring Bank

I have worked in health & social care for 24 years, working in a variety of Residential, Educational & Community support settings, all predominately supporting people with learning difficulties, Autism & with behaviours which may challenge.For 10 years I worked in a residential service specifically for young adults on the Autistic Spectrum where I began as a support worker and worked my way up to become the registered manager.

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Julie Smith

Christie House & Sherwood View

I was employed by Blue Sky Care in 2010 as a support worker for young adults with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. The company has supported and invested in me to gain the skills and knowledge that is required to become a registered manager, enabling me to fulfil this post at Christie development centre. I have my QCF 3 in health and social care and am currently studying level 5. I also have a variety of relevant training including, Safeguarding, Dols, MCA, Autism, MAPA.

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Erin Benton

Management Accountant

Erin has been working in accounts since leaving college, having 19 years experience. Qualified to AAT NVQ Level 4 in Accounting and has worked for both large and small organisations over the years. Erin joined Blue Sky Care back in 2008.

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Martin Smith

Richmond Lodge

I have worked within the care sector for over 15 years and during this time I have gained experience in many fields from security to senior management with the NHS overseeing aspects of the Derby Royal Hospital project. When I left the NHS in 2008, I made the decision that I wanted to move into more of a hands-on role and with this started as a support worker specialising in mental health, autism, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and challenging behaviours.

The whole team who provide support either directly or indirectly to ensure that the quality of the care we provide meets our vision, our mission but more importantly the expectations and needs of those we support.

Our senior team are shown above but it is only by engaging with all employees that the right level of care can be delivered. Our care workers are regularly involved in feeding in to support planning and the Managers work closely with staff to support
their own development.

 

 

There are regular team, management and senior management meetings to review progress and challenge the support we provide.

Our quality assurance systems are reviewed to ensure support is appropriate, safe and is delivered in a way which meets the individuals current needs and is responsive to meet any changing needs.