The Homecare People Team…
Spencer Markham – Registered Manager
Spencer had an early career in recruitment, soon managing a number of branches, set up his own business and then found care was in his blood. Since then he has been Registered Manager of a Domiciliary care business in Basingstoke with a care team of 96. He then joined a large charity as Registered Operations Manager responsible for 3 care homes, 3 Domiciliary offices , a day care centre and respite unit.
Spencer brings significant expertise to our business and enjoys managing teams, working with clients and the CQC and compliance aspects! Spencer’s role will see him meet all our clients and working with the team to ensure the highest levels of care are provided. As our manager he will be responsible for all care decisions.
Graham Wilson – Managing Director
Our MD has over 35 years’ experience running a variety of healthcare businesses and recently ran a large Care home group and worked with a leading edge technology for the management of dementia. It was this experience that gave Graham a passion to be involved in providing even better care for those who need support and help to stay at home. Graham’s ideas are also checked and supported by his mum who at 86 has a really valid viewpoint on the subject! Graham is also a Member of the Berkshire Care Association Board and works to support other care providers in the area.
Sarah Hazelton – Finance and HR Manager
Sarah looks after our Finance and HR. Sarah has worked in the healthcare sector for over 16 years and during this time has set up services for delivery of medication to patients at home. In addition, like many of us, she has recently had personal experience in helping her own family to find care and so comes with fresh ideas on the realities of care provision and a passion to see things improve.
Julie Marsh – Care Supervisor & Co-ordinator
Julie is our Care Supervisor & Co-ordinator who joined us in May 2014 and currently studying for her QCF Level 3. During this time she has proven to be an invaluable member of our team, a ‘natural born carer’ who has demonstrated that she truly understands the needs of our clients and works closely alongside our Care Manager to make sure that these are met. In the past she has concentrated on raising her family and worked as part-time support staff at Leighton Park School. Clients will meet Julie when she is covering their calls, carrying out Care Reviews and conducting Staff Observations.
Gemma Hayward – Head of Training
Gemma Hayward has worked in Healthcare for over 7 years in Private Education Rehabilitation Support Services, Domiciliary Care and Community Health and Social Care. Gemma is currently training to become a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Gemma joins The Homecare People as The Head of Training, leading the development of internal and external training experiences for businesses and organisations throughout the region.
She is a qualified Train the Trainer in Adult Emergency First Aid, Moving and Handling, Safeguarding/Duty of Care and Medication as well as designing and delivering bespoke training courses. She holds a Degree in Performance and this inspires her work in the performing arts with the disabled community. We frequently run First Aid programmes for organisations and businesses who require this training provision. Gemma’s breadth of experience as a trainer means she brings great knowledge of general health and First-Aid as well as years of working with and presenting to groups, knowing how to make a day engaging and memorable for all learning abilities and styles. Gemma’s training style is lively and motivational and guarantees your staff will leave confident and competent.