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We are committed in keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do; advocating tirelessly, asking questions and challenging the status quo to ensure proactive and responsive care to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations..

 

 

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Simon Jessop

I founded Age Care Advice back in 2011 with experience as a Senior Social Worker, going back to 1980 within local authority social care and NHS teams in both the UK and the USA.

This experience gave me a first-hand insight into the problems that older people/adults and their families have when trying to organise care themselves, via County Council social service departments or the NHS.

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for the people and families we support to ensure they are given the very best care, support and guidance throughout their time with us.

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ANNA

I’m Anna and I’m the Care Coordinator for the Peterborough area.

I have been a part of Age Care Advice for over a year. Prior to this I have worked in both a care home setting and also in domiciliary care in which I have enjoyed and completed numerous training specialising in dementia and adult social care.

My move into care came after a personal reason where I cared for a close family member who was sadly diagnosed with a short terminal illness but was able to stay at home until the end which was their wish.

My job is a job I do because I believe in being that hand that reaches out, to be that smile for those who feel they have no reason to smile and to help those to live their lives to the fullest in the way they wish to. I also work as a Team Leader for a local care agency.

It’s not how much you do it’s how much love and care you put into doing it.

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Carrie 

I have 30 plus years’ experience in Health and Social Care. I have been working with Age Care Advice since 2018 and I am a Care Coordinator for mainly Stamford and Lincolnshire but also support people in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire Bedfordshire.

My Auntie who had dementia lived with me for seven years, so I know first-hand what it’s like to be a carer. I am also a registered Carer for children with additional needs on behalf of the Cambridgeshire local authority. 

I love everything about what we do at Age Care Advice and for me seeing the difference we make to people’s life’s is absolutely everything.

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Zoe

I have been part of the Age Care Advice team since 2018 but have only recently taken on the role of Quality Control Manager. I am responsible for coordinating our amazing Companions and ensuring our customers receive the highest level of service available.

I have worked in care for 24 years in residential care homes and a number of nursing home working with high dependency nursing clients, turning my hand to domiciliary care working in the community.

My favourite part of my job is that no one day is the same; every day is different and comes with different set of challenges.

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Amy

I’m Amy and I have been working with Age Care Advice since 2016 and am proud to be a Care Coordinator alongside my other private care work.

I found myself drawn towards supporting individuals having grown up supporting a parent with health issues. I have worked both in and out of the care home setting, predominantly working closely with advanced dementia.

It’s a wonderful feeling to enable someone to feel some independence or to help achieve a milestone that could have been seen as unattainable. Each day I am being educated by past generations.

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Kim 

Hello, I’m Kim and I am a Special Police Constable and Care Coordinator with Age Care Advice.
 
I feel incredibly lucky to have 2 careers that I love which is why I continue to do both and have done for a number of years; I couldn’t choose between the two, so I get the best of both worlds!
 
I became part of both the Police and the Age Care Advice community whilst at university in 2014 and haven’t looked back. I absolutely love the responsiveness of both roles, responding to 999 calls and helping those that have called us in need of support and guidance.
 
I love helping people and my work with Age Care Advice allows me to do this. I get to be a friendly face in what otherwise may be a very lonely day for that person, and I find it incredibly rewarding that I have made a difference to their day by just being there.  I can help in completing little tasks that wouldn’t get otherwise, such as a nice home cooked meal, shopping trips, nail painting etc. I’m a great listener too!
 
Before working with Age Care Advice, I did a lot of care-based work too. I spent time with a 17-year-old girl and gave her the experience of a trusted friend and simply, companionship by taking lunches out, going girly shopping and during lock down, experimenting with lots of different hair styles! This is something she had never experienced before due to personal challenges in her life and I was honoured to be able to be part of it.
 
Click here to read more about how Kim was nominated for ‘Officer of the Year’ runner up:
 
https://bit.ly/33wbCmH
 

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LUCY

I work in partnership with Age Care Advice, working together to get the best outcome possible for the individual.

I completed my Occupational Therapy degree in 1996 and since then have worked in many fields in the NHS. 

I have excellent skills in assessment, rehabilitation and advice for physical illnesses such as Stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis to name a few and I also offer assessments, rehabilitation and advice for falls and frailty, specialist seating and wheelchairs.

I am also able to complete assessments of your home and recommend appropriate equipment to maintain and promote independence such as bathing and toilet equipment, small aids to support cooking and getting washed and dressed and also all types of moving and handling equipment.

I live in Sleaford and I am able to travel across the breadth of Lincolnshire and into bordering counties. If you have any questions, please call me on 07947 466197.

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Sallie 

Sallie is our resident blogger. She speaks from personal experience with both her parents suffering from dementia over the last 7 years. Initially, they were cared for at home but when her Dad passed away over 2 years ago, Mum is now in a care home setting.


With first-hand experience of the care system, Sallie writes from a user’s perspective. In-depth knowledge of what to think about when putting care packages in place at home. Both from the patients’ needs and what you need to think about as someone organising the support.

For many, care homes are another step in the journey. She has experience of choosing the right setting for her Mum, what to look out for when living in the care home and the levels of funding available. All delivered from a non-healthcare professional but from the stance of learning as you go with practical experience.

Mel

I have worked within Health and Social Care since 1983. Originally, I was a qualified Nurse, then Assessor/Social Worker and finally a Continuing Healthcare Assessor. I now do this role independently in partnership with Age Care Advice. I am driven by making sure CHC assessments are completed robustly and fairly.

From any income we receive, significant funds are reinvested back into local charities who we know well and who truly make a difference to people’s lives. We will contribute a minimum of £2,000 a month to these charities.

Beneficiaries of Age Care Advice:

The Evergreen Trust

Lincolnshire Blind Society

Shelter

Age UK

Carers Sitters Service

Dementia Support South Lincs

Carers Advisor Team

Peterborough Hospital

Peterborough Rotary Memory Café

Christians Against Poverty

Telephone: 01476 552 137

Age Care Advice HQ – Butterfield Care Hub – 2 North Rd, Bourne PE10 9AP

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