Hi, I’m Clare. I am a fully qualified carer and have 11 years’ experience of caring for the elderly and the disabled. I have knowledge and experience of moving and handling in social care and can collect prescribed medication from the pharmacy on behalf of customers. I have a personal connection to care, which is where my drive and passion for helping people comes from. My late grandmother sadly passed away from Cancer a few years ago and I was able to support her during the painful and physically draining chemotherapy appointments, general hospital appointments and even shopping trips. It made a huge difference to my family knowing that there was always someone there to take her to appointments and to hold her hand when she really needed it the most. From my experience within care I know that not everyone has family or friends who can always be available to help and support in these circumstances, so let me be that person. I would describe myself as outgoing, kind, caring and a professional individual who will always go the extra mile to help where I can. As well as being passionate about care I am also a qualified manicure and pedicure technician.
Office ManagerMarie Strong
Hi everyone, I'm Marie Strong - I am the new Office Manager at Appointments Buddy Ltd. Having previously worked for the company as a Buddy for 2 years I am delighted to be back in this capacity! I really support the ethos of the company and to be able to be the first port of call to clients, carers, family members and professionals is a privilege. I have extensive experience in Education, Health and Social Care settings which I believe will stand me in good stead to support the team and clients alike.
BUDDY - Appointments / Pets BuddyJulie James
Hi I’m Julie, I have a personal connection to care. I cared for my father who had dementia, assisting him to all his appointments, whether it be hospital, GP or dementia clinics, as well as attending to all his personal needs. I enjoyed making a difference to his life and being able to give him the support he needed.
Hi my name is Kath, I'm the founder of Bushbury Buddies. My aim is to help tackle loneliness and isolation in the community, and to help people feel part of it and not forgotten. I love working with elderly people and thoroughly enjoy listening to their life stories. I'm a very chatty individual and love to have a laugh, i have worked with the elderly and vulnerable for just over 4 years.
Buddy / ChaperoneJustene Lawrence
Hi my name is Justene, I have worked with children and young adults during summer play scheme, in residential care and also in a nursery setting. I have my early years training. I have many qualifications and training in autism. I have also worked one on one as a respite carer for a service user who was autistic, helping and assisting them with hospital visits as well as administering medication.
I am currently studying at university in criminology and psychology, and in my spare time i like to bake and spend time with my family.
FOUNDER / MANAGING DIRECTORMandy Catchpole
Hello! I’m Mandy. I am a fully qualified carer with 11 years’ experience of caring for and working alongside children with special needs, the elderly and the disabled. I have extensive skills within moving and handling in social care, which is vital for safely assisting our customers in and out of vehicles. I have experience of working with dementia patients, people who have seizures, and escorting young children with learning and physical difficulties to and from school. As a qualified carer I can collect prescribed medication on behalf of customers. I would describe myself as very lovable, kind, caring and a professional individual who always makes sure our customers’ needs come first. As well as being passionate about care, I am also a qualified beauty consultant. I have been a volunteer for 14 years raising money for a charity close to my heart Promise Dreams, a charity that is dedicated in helping terminally ill children, and their families fulfil their dreams. I have raised a total of £12,500 so far and continue to raise money for a wonderful cause. Back in 2000 I started to take care of my mum, who unfortunately had 3 strokes. I gave her the personal care she needed, and I would assist her to regular hospital appointments to help take the stress and strain off my father, as he found this whole life changing scenario very difficult too. My services to this company are in honour to my mum, she was one of the best care workers in the community, she was very well respected for her outstanding care and support, and I hope to continue in her footsteps and make her proud.
Hi, my name is Mark and I have over 6 years of experience within health & social care as a care worker, caring for service users within their own homes, providing daily support with personal care, medication, and to help them maintaining their independence.
I love being able to help people and make their lives that little bit easier, knowing I've given them the help and support they need, not only does it makes me happy, but them too.
Buddy / HairdresserAnnette Grosvenor
Trainee Chaperone / BuddyKatie Smith
Hi, I'm Katie, I have just started my journey in caring as I'm currently in to my second year studying health and social care at college. My aim when working is to provide the best care and to make people smile. I've spent the last 3 years working in a hair salon, making drinks and being social with client's. I enjoy talking to different people and listening to their life stories. In my spare time i love to do hair and makeup, shopping and also spending time with family and friends.