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 now providing support to an increasing number of clients in the South West – including Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. 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 the South West 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 South West team comprises of Regional Manager Charlotte Thompson, Care Managers Alison Godwin, Emma Belcher and Jamie Stalker and Business Development Manager Gemma Lock. 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 the South West 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 South West team members
Charlotte Thompson - Regional Manager
Charlotte has worked in the care industry since 2006 following a number of years in quality assurance and learning and development roles including a project at Cadbury Trebor Bassett.
She worked her way up from Care Manager to Regional Manager at one of the largest providers of live-in care and is passionate about ensuring carers feel valued and special so they can deliver clients the highest quality of care. She has managed large regional teams to deliver care to over 170 clients, exceeding CQC inspection standards and loves the personal touches live-in care brings and the wonderful individuals she meets.
Alison Godwin - Care Manager
Alison started her working life as a nurse, moving into drug research and development, then into social care. Alison has been working in social care since 2008, as a registered manager for a domiciliary care company for seven years, where she developed teams for dementia care and re-ablement for clients coming out of hospital. She worked with multi-disciplinary teams making sure the clients received the care they required. She managed over 7,000 hours of care with 270 staff, including managers. Alison is keen to make sure that staff are supported and trained which will enables them to give their clients the best possible care they can.
Emma Belcher - Care Manager
Emma has worked in the Care industry for almost 7 years and started her career as a Domiciliary Support Worker. She has worked in a variety of roles including Registered Manager and is now working for The Good Care Group in the capacity of Care Manager. Supporting clients to the highest of standards is of the most importance to Emma, she feels passionate about care being delivered in the right way to enhance their overall wellbeing and is strongly committed to achieving the best outcome for them as possible.
Jamie Stalker - Care Manager
Following 3 years working in the health and fitness industry, Jamie has worked in a variety of roles in Health and Social Care since 2006. Starting as a Care Support Worker, he specialised in support and rehabilitation services for adults with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI), progressing to a Team Leader role then Service Manager within the charitable and private sector in residential and community based services. Jamie has managed large teams of carers and a client base of 110 people, with ranging disabilities and conditions; including dementia, and brings this experience to deliver a high standard of personalised care.
Gemma Lock - Business Development Manager
Gemma has over 15 years commercial experience within Financial Services, Health and Fitness and Healthcare. Prior to taking on roles in Clinical Governance, Relationship Management and Business Development Gemma had owned a successful franchise for over 8 years. Gemma has an excellent track record of implementing strategies to achieve market growth and market share targets as well as forging lasting relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers. Gemma is responsible for Business Development in the South West.
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.