Who we are
Meet the team
Founder and Managing Director
Adrian’s core principles for ensuring high-quality customer service and first-rate care come from his previous work in both the health and hospitality sector.
After being exposed to some poor levels of service being delivered to the elderly, he was able to see how moving an individual into unfamiliar surroundings, such as a nursing home, could lead to deterioration. It was the personal experience of trying to find his grandmother the best care at home that prompted him to establish CuraCare seeing how a local home care service could provide a greater level of personalised care.
In his spare time, Adrian is a Scuba Diver and enjoys travelling.
Ciara’s previous career in large-scale events within sports sponsorship and TV production developed her impeccable planning and organisational skills. These, alongside her attention to detail and excellent relationship building abilities, means she’s the perfect operational support for clients, customers and the team. Ciara’s appetite for new challenges has seen her successfully help her brother’s Ultra Marathon Cycle team raise more than £25,000 for various charities.
Outside work, Ciara greatly enjoys travelling, singing, horse riding and attending sports events.
Our care team
Our Care Assistants are at the very heart of what we do. We are dedicated to attracting the right people to join our team and providing them with the right support and development opportunities once they are with us. This goes a long way. In fact, three of our care team were regional finalists in the Home Care Worker & Care Newcomer categories of The Great British Care Awards 2018 and 2019.
We pay our Care Assistants more than the industry average as we believe in supporting them well so that they can deliver the highest standard of care.
Adrian & Ciara
Care Manager (Twickenham)
Kelly has over 10 years experience in health and social care. She started out herself as a domiciliary care assistant and has also worked in residential care and sheltered housing.
Kelly’s experience in care, as well as her own personal experience with her grandparents, means she understands the challenges clients and their families can face. She is able to fully support individuals with the process of starting home care, by maintaining good communication and relationships with clients and their loved ones throughout.
Kelly loves music and socialising and when she’s not at work, she will either be in a restaurant with friends and family or at a festival.
Registered Manager (East Sheen)
Julia began her career in care when she joined us as a part time Care Assistant. She progressed to full time care work, then a year later, to Care Co-ordinator. Achieving her NVQ Level 5 qualification in Leadership for Health and Social Care, as a CQC Registered Care Manager, Julia now heads up our East Sheen high-street office.
Incredibly personable, Julia expertly guides families through setting up in-home care and planning and managing the support needed throughout.
Interested in holistic healing and Reiki, Julia enjoys yoga, meditation, reading and gardening in her spare time and is a big animal lover.
Care Supervisor (Twickenham)
Sophie joined CuraCare as a Care Assistant in 2015. She always received positive feedback from clients and colleagues alike and in 2020 was promoted to Care Supervisor.
Sophie’s experience, both as a Care Assistant and as a member of the CuraCare team, combined with her empathetic nature, enables her to expertly manage and support our care team. Her supportive approach helps bring out the best in people and helps everyone gain as much fulfilment as possible from their roles with CuraCare.
Sophie is originally from France. She has three children and enjoys socialising, walking her dog and cooking.
Care Co-ordinator (Twickenham)
Inna moved to the UK from Bulgaria when she finished high school. She had several jobs and then joined CuraCare as a Care Assistant. She quickly realised that she loved the role, being a natural carer. Over time, Inna has progressed to becoming a Care Co-ordinator.
Inna has an NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care and is continuing her studies in Health & Social Care.
Inna loves travelling and her dream is to explore every place in the world. She also likes to spend her spare time with friends or just simply at home reading books and listening to music.
In-house Recruiter (East Sheen)
Alex worked in the hospitality and health & fitness sectors before finding her true passion in social care. She joined us as a Care Assistant and is now our In-house Recruiter, East Sheen.
Alex is responsible for finding the most caring, compassionate and trustworthy Care Assistants to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality of support.
Alex is a keen runner and book lover. Her other interests include nutrition, psychology and naturopathy.
In-house Recruiter (Twickenham)
Alice, who is CIPD HR qualified, has a twenty-year background in the retail sector. Her transition from retail to care a year ago was a big decision, but she loves her role as In-house Recruiter, Twickenham, and hasn’t looked back.
Alice is responsible for seeking out and recruiting passionate people with the right skills and personal character to join the care team in Twickenham.
Alice enjoys spending time with her family and cooking. Reading is one of her favourite things to do.
Umu joined us as a Care Assistant and has progressed to head up our in-house training programme. Delivering training courses for both new and existing carers, Umu’s efforts were recognised when she became a regional finalist in the Care Trainer & Care Innovator categories of The Great British Care Awards 2018 and Richmond Business Awards’ Best Training and Development in 2019.
Umu has qualifications in psychology, care and training. With more than 20 years of experience in a variety of health and social care settings, including hospitals, nursing homes and communities, she’s more than equipped to train and develop our team of carers.
Cooking and travelling are two of Umu’s favourite things to do in her spare time.
Office Administrator (Twickenham)
Rebecca, originally from Australia, has lived in England for the last fifteen years. Rebecca has quickly become a key member of the team, providing administrative and office management support across the entire business. A lover of technology, she is solution focused and incredibly efficient.
Rebecca’s main passions outside work are music and dance. She loves attending concerts whenever she can.
Want to know more?
We know that making a choice about live-in care is a big decision. If you’re looking for care in the Twickenham, East Sheen or Richmond areas, please call one of our offices or pop in for a face to face chat and we can discuss what could be right for you: