The Good Care Group’s 24-hour live-in care services enable people with care, support, nursing and companionship needs to stay living safely and happily in their own home as a real alternative to the need to move into a residential care or nursing home.
For many people, the option to stay in the comfort and familiarity of the home they love is highly preferable and often also better for both their physical and emotional health. The support we provide can be on an ongoing basis, or as respite care which enables a family carer to take a break whilst their loved one is cared for at home.
Our high quality services are rated Outstanding by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and we specialise in providing live-in care to older clients with Dementia, Parkinson’s disease and a range of other age-related conditions. If you want to find out more about how live-in care works, you can find all the information you need here.
Our services are available across the whole of England, Scotland and the Isle of Man and we are providing support to a large number of clients in the counties of Kent and East Sussex. People considering their own future care options are realising that remaining in their own home, with all the support they want and need is now a lifestyle choice they can attain.
Families considering 24-hour support and care for their older relatives living in Kent and East Sussex are also enjoying the peace of mind which live-in care provides, as well as the opportunity to continue to have a role in the care of their loved ones where they wish to do so.
With The Good Care Group, you will experience the support, expertise and quality of the national organisation combined with the local knowledge, area partnerships and personal attention of the regional team members.
Our Kent and East Sussex team comprises of Regional Manager Carla Gama, Care Managers Stephanie Marshall & Anna May and Area Manager Elaine Murray. The team are also supported by our Consultant Admiral Nurse Jane Pritchard and Occupational Therapist Jackie Cooper as well as almost 1,000 professional live-in carerswe employ to support clients in Kent and East Sussex as well as across the rest of the country.
We would be delighted to speak with you about your live-in care needs, contact our Client Services team now to find out how live-in care works and how we might be able to help you or your loved ones.
Our Kent & East Sussex team members
Carla Gama - Regional Manager
Having graduated with a degree in Rehabilitation and Social Inclusion, Carla became a social worker helping those with mental illness gain skills to help them improve their employment opportunities. Carla has a wealth of experience spanning six years in managing professional care teams delivering services to older people in both care homes and home care.
Stephanie Marshall - Care Manager
Stephanie has been providing and managing care to people within their own homes and communities for over 21 years working in social services. She has successfully developed and implemented a number of home care re-enablement and dementia support programmes focusing on personalisation and outcome based care provision. Stephanie is a qualified assessor and internal verifier.
Anna May - Care Manager
Anna has worked in the care industry in Kent since 1999, initially with a domiciliary care agency, after the completion of her Diploma in Welfare, as a residential service manager for a charity supporting young people with a visual impairment. Anna then spent three years as a client service manager with another live-in care company before joining The Good Care Group in December 2016 as a care manager in Kent.
Anna firmly believes in live-in care as a realistic and favourable alternative to residential care, and is never more satisfied than when seeing her clients remain at home in their own familiar surroundings and flourishing with the one to one support offered to them by their live-in care team.
Elaine Murray - Area Manager
Elaine has over 25 years’ experience gained in a number of health and social care settings, including NHS Trusts, hospitals, military hospitals, GP’s surgeries and residential care and nursing homes. Most recently, Elaine was General Manager and Registered Manager of a private care home for seven years where she operated a large dementia community, managing and training professional care teams. She was also responsible for building partnerships and developing business locally.
Jane Pritchard – Consultant Admiral Nurse
Jane has a degree in Psychology and is a registered mental health nurse. She has been working with people with dementia for nearly sixteen years, and is passionate about providing the best possible care for clients. Prior to coming to the Good Care Group, Jane was working as a Nurse Consultant for a specialist younger people with dementia team. Jane is currently studying for a doctorate at the University of Southampton, and has been interviewing younger people with dementia to understand whether hope is important to them and what makes them feel hopeful.
Jackie Cooper - Occupational Therapist
Jackie has been working for the NHS for nearly 25 years as an Occupational Therapist. She has predominately worked with older people with mental health problems and in particular with those with dementia. She also has experience in working with people with neurological conditions. She will be working closely with our care teams and clients to promote independence, enablement and reablement, ensuring that our clients are able to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.