Reflecting the needs of the individual
Here at Reflective care we learn by listening to our customers. We have an excellent quality monitoring system in place. Our tenants and their families tell us that we are doing very well. The source for this information are our quality assurance questionnaires, key-worker and tenant meetings, and also through regular reviews.
At Reflective Care we take great care in recruiting and developing our team. We aspire to employ the best and adopt a team work ethic that aims to deliver the highest standard and provision of care.
Recruiting the right staff is a fundamental part of our success. Our care teams not only need knowledge, skills and experience in best practice but also require empathy, warmth, compassion and excellent listening and communication skills. A genuine understanding of our tenants needs is required to ensure the best possible care and support will be provided.
As well as an induction programme our care teams receive specific training reflecting our tenants personal needs. All training is of a national standard and new employees are enrolled on an NVQ Care Certificate.
We follow a stringent recruitment procedure ensuring that our domiciliary care support workers are reliable and honest.
We ensure that our staff have regular DBS Disclosure Barring Service checks as this is paramount to the safety of our tenants.
Reflective Care also send questionnaires to staff, tenants, advocates and professionals, in accordance with QCS policies and procedures to help us maintain a high level of support. These are anonymous so if tenants feel they are unable to discuss anything with their allocated keyworker any issues can still be raised and resolved.
Spot checks are carried out on a regular basis and findings recorded to ensure the best care and support is provided at all times.
Management work on an open door policy therefore are contactable if tenants feel the need to do so.
Staff Training includes
- Fire Safety
- Food hygiene
- Infection Control
- First Aid
- Health and Safety
- Manual handling
- Deprivation of Liberty
Steve Shelley – Managing Director
Steve has been in the Care Industry for over twenty years, over 12 being in senior management. Steve is responsible for the overall delivery of our care provision. He is a strong advocate of the principle that in order to give the best possible service to our customers, it is essential to have a happy and cohesive team of carers who feel valued and appreciated.
Liaising with Maria on a day to day basis, Steve is available at all times to support our customers, staff and parents who play an important role in the supported living service we provide.
Maria Ricciardi – Domiciliary Care Manager
Maria has worked in the Supporting Living and Residential Care facilities for over twenty years and has worked for Reflective Care since its inception. Maria holds certification and full management qualifications including RMA and is also a qualified assessor and trainer.
Maria has a unique insight into the needs of all the people in her care and takes pride in helping them to progress and develop into independent young people, albeit with an outstanding support network to back them. Her attention to detail is exceptional and Maria is responsible for the day to day running of our services and the management of our care team
Senior Support Worker
Jill Attfield – Finance Director
Jill has a wealth of business management experience having successfully run her own company. For the past 9 years she has also worked within the NHS delivering a unique screen based information service in Maternity units.
Jill works closely with Steve and Maria in ensuring that Reflective Care continues to provide outstanding services within the field of Supported Living.