WHO WE ARE:
Lesley Yeo and Kerry Johns are joint owners of the agency and are committed to running and leading a team who will have the skills and knowledge to provide quality, consistent and goal-achieving care to the service user. Both managers live in rural villages, which are central to the area we are aiming to cover. Kerry and Lesley are aware of the large agricultural community around them and that there are some very remote villages and hamlets which they are very keen to service the care needs of the people in those areas.
As managers we both have valuable knowledge, skills and expertise in providing social care and working with individuals in their own homes. Kerry and Lesley both possess many years’ experience of working in the healthcare sector within the NHS. This being mainly community based working in local district nursing teams, which latterly involved working from a ‘community hub’ which incorporated health and social care professionals working together to provide the best possible care and ensuring people remain at home. We have qualifications that support our knowledge, skills and experience in assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and risk assessing care needs of service users in their own homes.
Kerry has been a registered general nurse for 14 years. Kerry progressed to obtain her Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Health Studies while still working as a Community Nurse. More recently she has been a clinical team leader in a busy district nursing team. Kerry has worked with many patients in their own homes over the years providing clinical care and assessment to people with varying needs, disabilities, long and short term health problems.
Lesley has worked in district nursing teams for the last 14 years. During this time, she has been involved in implementing change and practice within local district nursing teams with the aim and intention of improving quality of care in patient’s own homes. Lesley has achieved a Higher National Certificate in Health and Social Care, Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice and a foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice. Prior to this Lesley worked for Marie Curie for 6 years providing palliative care support in peoples’ own homes. This involved a lot of decision-making and providing support and compassion to family members as well as the individual being cared for. This role gave Lesley a strong grounding in providing end of life care.