Carole Stanley, Community Relations Manager
Carole spent many years in the corporate world specialising in the IT sector. After a family loss she revaluated her career and decided she would like to pursue a job within the healthcare sector.
Carole started working as a Support Assistant and found great satisfaction from the positive difference she made to her client’s lives.
After two years of being a Support Assistant, Carole joined Home Care Preferred in August 2018 as Community Relations Manager. Her own personal experience coupled with empathy, the ability to listen to people’s needs and a common-sense approach are qualities that are perfect for this role.
In her personal life, Carole loves spending time with her family, is a football fan and is a long term Arsenal supporter.
Figen Karadogan, Head of Care
Having worked in hotels in the UK and Japan for several years Figen trained as a chef which she then did for 4 years prior to turning to the care industry.
Figen joined Home Care Preferred in 2014 as a Care Assistant, in 2015 she took the role of team leader and in 2016 she became Head of Care. It was clear from when she joined the company that she was a natural to care and has made significant progress in a short space of time.
Figen believes in, and fully supports, the values of HCP.
Outside of work, Figen enjoys travelling, swimming and is an amateur astronomer – There is another skywalker!
Gina Waterhouse, Finance and Administration
Gina joined Home Care Preferred in May 2013 after a long career at the Lloyds Banking Group in London. Gina is highly skilled in IT and all aspects of administration and plays an important role within the company.
When not working, Gina enjoys flower arranging, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. A frequently asked question is whether Ken and Gina are related and the answer is “not as far as we are aware”.
Julie Philips, Care Coordinator
Julie has worked within the Care Sector for over 15 years, starting her career within clinical settings based in several hospitals in London. Here Julie worked on the maternity and audiology wards, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Julie then worked in residential care supporting young adults and families.
Julie has vast experience with dementia care and a special interest in Vascular Dementia. She believes it is important to give opportunity to individuals with dementia and promote their independence by engaging in specific dementia related activities with them.
Julie joined Home Care Preferred in 2013 as a Senior Care Giver. She is a popular team member and we have received excellent feedback from the clients she supports.
Julie has recently been promoted and is now Home Care Preferred’s Coordinator, which involves some hand’s on support for our clients combined with care planning and client quality assurance.
Outside of work she is family orientated and has personal experiences with supporting close family members; both in long term illness and palliative care, also enabling rehabilitation and recovery of her own brother. Julie also enjoys exercising, especially spinning.
Lisa Persheim, Team Leader
Born in Norway, Lisa moved the UK to study, gaining a BSc in Psychology followed by a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Studies. During her studies Lisa worked in customer services in the beauty industry. She graduated in 2015 and again worked in customer services in market intelligence which also involved translation work from Norwegian to English. Looking for a career path where she could reap the benefits of her education and use her client facing and relationship skills, in October 2016 Lisa joined Home Care Preferred as a Support Assistant. Her natural ability, caring nature and quiet confidence were quickly noticed and, after six months, Lisa was promoted to Team Leader.
Lisa has made her home in London but loves to go back to Norway to visit her family and friends.
Tatiana, Team Leader
Tatiana is originally Brazilian where she worked as a nurse caring for newly born babies. Tatiana aspires to continue working in health and social care. Prior to her return to the care sector, Tatiana spent a few years working in catering from 2015 untill she joined Home Care Preferred.
Tatiana joined Home Care Preferred as a support assistant in 2018, and not long after joining was offered the position of Team Leader.
Tatiana enjoys spending time with her family and specifically with her nephew and niece. In her spare time Tatiana has recently found interest in American Football.
Equally important, our amazing Support Assistants
Our Support Assistants are a diverse group of people. The common thread is that they all share the values of Home Care Preferred and are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of our clients.
We recruit people who have a can do attitude, people that hold good communication skills, and are honest, fair and who have empathy for those they support.
Since our opening in 2012 we have recruited some of the kindest and most genuine people available. We are very proud of our Support Assistants and feel confident our clients will be glad to have any of our team members support them in their home.