Meet The Team
Carol Dyer - Director/Data Protection Officer
I have worked in care settings for the whole of my adult life and my qualifications include Registered Managers Award, NVQ 4 in Health & Social Care, PBS tutor, Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate, Certificate in Learning Disabilities, British Sign Language, Certificate in Social Care. I have a passion to strive for a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect – this includes our service users and also our staff. I spend my spare time acting with Stanley Players (oh yes I do!), playing netball, listening to live music, drinking good beer, travelling and spending time with my family.
Rich Dyer – Director (I’m supposed to be retired (early!!!))
After many years of working in Local Government I joined our previous company as Director of Facilities (handyman). I am full of admiration for the way our staff carry out their work.
I enjoy travel, most sports, theatre and food.
Carol Haines – Registered Manager
Well, I can’t believe it’s almost three years of Carich Care. Time flies when you’re having fun!! It has been quite a journey so far with highs, lows, babies, and COVID.
I have to say that I am so proud to be part of a team that has risen to so many challenges. Coming together and working together so well, and kept smiling and laughing through the harder times while been there for each other. WHAT A TEAM !!
I am so proud to be a part of this.
Chloe Dyer - Deputy Manager/Director
Hi, I’m Chloe. I’ve been deputy manager since July 2019, although I am just returning again after maternity leave. I am so excited to be starting with the team again as I couldn’t imagine a more dedicated staff supporting amazing service users. COVID has been an unprecedented challenge for us all but the team work has been incredible.
Carole Thomas - Team Leader
Hi I’m Carole and I’ve been working for Carich Care since June 2019 and I recently became a Team Leader. I really enjoy working with this great team and I am excited about the challenges my new role will bring.
Laura Shaw - Team Leader
I’m Laura and I joined the Carich Care team in January 2020. I was completely new to supported living having previously worked for just over seven years in dementia care.
I enjoy my job as a support worker and have now been appointed as a Team Leader. I enjoy supporting the service users and spreading my positivity and smiley nature around them, as well as my colleagues.
Maisie King - Team Leader
Hi I’m Maisie and I joined the Carich Care team in May 2020. I have been a Support Worker for four years now and I really enjoy my role. However I am now looking forward to getting stuck in with my new role as a Team Leader.
Becki Thomas – Keyworker
Hi my names Becki and I’ve been with Carich Care since it opened in March 2019. I really enjoy my roles as both a Support Worker and a Keyworker.
I have completed my level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care since being with the company and I’m looking forward to moving up to level 3. I am also looking forward to more adventures and challenges that are to come.
Becky Symonds - Keyworker
Hi, my name is Becky and I have worked with people who have learning disabilities for ten years. Previous to this I worked in Childcare which I also really enjoyed. I enjoy working at Carich Care and joined them in January 2020 it's a great place to work and one amazing team of people.
I love to spend time with my family including my dog who I train and go on adventures with. I also love to sit and meditate.
Vicci Soliman – Keyworker
Hi, my name is Vicci and I have been working for Carich Care since October 2020. I am originally from Cam but have lived all over the country and also spent several years in Egypt. I have three children, who, although they are aged 13, 17 and 20, still keep me on my toes - but I wouldn't change them!
After teaching for over 20 years, both in England and Egypt, I decided I was ready for a change and decided to do the work I loved before teaching. I am happy to be working as part of a great team with lovely service users.
Mass Ceesay - Car & Garden lead
I’m Mass Ceesay and I have been in care for the past four years. I came to join Carich Care in July 2019. I am really enjoying the work that I am doing as a Support Worker. I like travelling and support Manchester City football club.
Mandy MacDonald – Housekeeper
I joined in October 2020, bringing with me over three decades of gained knowledge and skills from various roles and responsibilities. Over this time I had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from many individuals within the Social Care sector. Now I am returning to where it all started.
I have a passion for supporting and caring for others which must run in my veins. I have been blessed with a caring, conscientious and compassionate nature, thinking about the wellbeing of individuals and wanting to actively support them to have a full and valued life.
Lauren Davis – Menu & Nutrition Planner
I joined Carich Care in December 2020. I came from a background of Elderly Care and looked for a change and a challenge - which I definitely got! I continue to learn new things all time and I look forward to the future and growing within Carich Care.
Luke de Witt Vine – Menu & Nutrition Planner
Hi, I'm Luke, I have worked in supported living services throughout Gloucestershire for many years and joined Carich Care in October 2020, during which I've had some of the most fun and rewarding times of my life. Outside of work I can usually be found noodling on my guitar, reading a sci-fi or fantasy novel or travelling to far-flung places, seeking out strange and exotic lifeforms!
Lauren Clark – Support Worker
Hi, I’m Lauren and I have 8 years service in elderly care and joined Carich Care in November 2020. I’m looking forward to the new challenge at Carich Care as a Support Worker.
Sarah Thomas – Support Worker
Hello my name Sarah and I have 5 years service in elderly care and joined Carich Care in March 2021. I’m looking forward to new experience and new opportunities with Carich Care as previously I have only worked in Elderly Residential Care services. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and meeting new people, as well as making a difference to people lives.
Becky Howe – Support Worker
Hi, my name is Becky and I joined Carich Care in April 2021. I am really enjoying my role as a Support Worker and I have learnt many new things. I feel I have started to grow in confidence since I joined. I really enjoy listening to music, rock being my favourite. I love watching Harry Potter films and reading the books. I also love all things supernatural.
Ceri Hatten – Support Worker
Hi all my name is Ceri, I’d just like to tell you all a bit about me ,my life and the wonderful job that I get to do. I’m a 40 year old that didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Then I joined Carich Care and everything changed. I finally found the job I should have done years ago. I work with some amazing people, both staff and care users, and I love my job! There aren’t many people who can say that.
I have a wonderful family at home, my husband, son and step daughter, as well as two dogs which are my babies. I used to be a hairdresser and a door lady which I started at fifteen and eighteen years old, and I still do some of this work occasionally, but caring has got to be by far the most rewarding job I have ever done and it’s an honour and a privilege to not only work for the company but to work with some very amazing, hard working and very caring people.
Sarah Robinson – Support Worker
Hello, my name is Sarah and I joined Carich Care in September 2021. I really enjoy supporting our service users in their homes and the activities in the community. Outside of work I have an 8 year old son and five dogs and enjoy an active life with them.
Katy Bray – Support Worker
Hi my name is Katy and I am 27 and I’ve been in the Care industry for eleven years. At 16 I started working in a day centre for the elderly and I’ve always worked with elderly residents in residential units, dementia units and end of life units. I’m so excited to have a new adventure as a Support Worker and to learn new skills and to bring over the skills that’s I’ve learnt over the years.
I’ve recently got married after having to postpone it due to Covid, making me a Covid bride.
It was the best day of my life and I am finally a ‘Mrs’ which is very hard to get used to.
Everyone already seems so welcoming and I’m really looking forward to my new role here at Carich Care.
Amber Saddington – Support Worker
Sam Aldridge – Support Worker
Hi my name is Sam. Having worked in Care homes as a cook for many years I decided I’d like to become a Support Worker. I find the work incredibly rewarding and look forward to developing my skills in this area. Outside of work I’m a keen photographer and love spending time with my growing family.
Carla Dunn – Support Worker
Hi my name is Carla. I have worked for many years in healthcare settings and joined Carich Care in May 2021. I have three beautiful boys and enjoy socialising.
Bryony Stokes - Apprentice
I’m a fun loving, caring girl and want to use that to my best ability to help care for people.
Cherrie Harrison – Night Support Worker
I'm Cherrie and I've been with Carich Care since January 2020. I've been working in the Care sector for around four and half years now. I'm enjoying my role of Night Support Worker and working alongside a good team. I spend the majority of my spare time running around after my daughters.
Debbie Smith – Night Support Worker
Hi, I’m Debbie and I’ve been working in Care for nearly twenty five years, I joined Carich Care in December 2019. I have gained lots of experience which helps me every day. Being able to make the service users happy is important to me as well as bringing a sense of fun to their lives.
Naomi McMillan-Andrews – Night Support Worker
Hi I’m Naomi and I worked in the care sector for 7 years before joining Carich Care in May 2021. I started off doing Domiciliary Care and then moved onto work in a dementia specialist nursing home. I became part of the Carich Care team in May 2021 and I haven’t looked back since. I say team though they are more like an extended family!
Claire Brown – Night Support Worker
I have been working as a support worker for nine years and joined Carich Care in December 2021.
Manja Tunney – Relief Support Worker
Hi, I am Manja. I moved from Germany to the UK in 1989. I have three years of previous Care experience gained in Domiciliary Care and supporting adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and complex needs. I joined Carich Care in March 2021.
Yaneik Blackwood – Relief Support Worker
Hi, I am Yaneik and I recently joined the team at Carich Care. I love what we as a team do in respecting and supporting the service users to live fulfilling, independent lives. I am excited to continue facing new challenges and making a genuine impact on the people we support.
Rebecca Holden – Relief Support Worker
Hi my name is Rebecca and I have been working at Carich Care since March 2021. I am currently an A level student and enjoy having this job alongside my studies. I love the differences we make as a team to the lives of our care users and have enjoyed developing my knowledge in order to achieve the best care possible for them. I look forward to continuing to learn and hope to take these skills with me in the future.
Paige Rowe – Relief Support Worker
Hi, I’m Paige and I have worked in the Care sector for nine years. I joined Carich Care in April 2021 as a Relief Support Worker. I really enjoy working with the team and enabling the people we support to enjoy life.
Tracey Beddoes – Relief Support Worker
I've been working in various different Care settings for many years. I love the challenges and rewards that come with being a Support Worker. I am very excited to be a part of the team, facing new challenges, finding solutions, and making our resident's lives as fulfilling as possible. I am currently studying full time for a Degree in Occupational Therapy and I hope to be able to transfer the skills I learn to enhance my job.
You'll know me by my bright, ever-changing, hair! In my spare time I am a member of the Stanley Players and a volunteer with the Kings and Queens drama group in Stonehouse, but my real love is doing Pole Fitness in Stroud where I have mastered many challenges, hanging upside down and working on my all over fitness.
Ebi Jawara – Relief Support Worker
I’m Ebi Jawara and I have been in Care for so many years and I really enjoy it. My hobby is sports, especially football, and I support Arsenal football club. I really enjoy working with others and I’m easy going as well.
Bex Dyer– Relief Support Worker/Behaviour Consultant/Director
Bex has worked with adults and children with learning disabilities since 2007 across different settings. She has worked in schools and supported living that uses the principles of Positive Behaviour Support to teach the clients skills and reduce challenging behaviour. Bex now provides home programmes, alongside parent and staff training. She has completed her MSc in Positive Behaviour Support through the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent, before becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Bex completed a work based learning project for her masters at Carich Care, helping us reduce challenging behaviour and enrich our service users’ lives.
Ben Matumba – Relief Support Worker
Kira Packer – Relief Support Worker
Hi I'm Kira. I know I look really young but I am not as young as I look! I am currently studying health and social care and I wish to go to university and study Occupational Therapy. I am very active and love trying new things.
Alessia Johnston – Relief Support Worker
Hi, I’m Alessia and I’ve worked at Carich Care since summer 2020. I am a Relief Support Worker and I am in my third year of university studying Psychology. I have five years of experience working with people with disabilities. I love travelling and trying new experiences.
Alana Taylor - Relief Support Worker
Hi I'm Alana and I have worked in care settings for the past 10 years before joining Carich Care in July 2019. I have worked with some of the team previously ... until they forced me to leave and sent me off to travel down under.
They have since bribed me to come back with the promise of creating amazing memories for the people we are supporting. Oh, and they may have mentioned there will be cake.