Karen Bardoe started Caringlinks Ltd in Derby in 2013 having been a Registered Nurse and Registered Manager of a Nursing home and subsequently Nurse lecturer. Karen qualifications are:
Post Graduate certificate in interprofessional mentoring teaching and assessing.
BSc (hons) in Nursing studies (Manchester University)
Registered General Nurse (RGN)
NVQ Skills Coach up to level7
Internal Quality Assurance Assessor.
Working in the office and alongside Karen is Emma Jervis who has recently achieved her level 5 Management Award and is working towards becoming the Registered Manager of Caringlinks. Naomi Troop is our Office Manager and responsible for a team of administrators ensuring the smooth implementation of the day to day running of the business.
The office team also consists of Donna Tucker, Sally Jervis and Nikki Tucker each play an important role in ensuring quality care is given to each of our service users and that our carers welfare is ensured as well.
Everyone of our carers are passionate about the role they perform and the care they give. We recognise that high quality training for our staff and employing the right person for the role is key in enabling us to deliver that care.
At Caringlinks all staff have:
Full enhanced DBS checks.
Have the right to work in the UK and can speak an excellent level of English
All staff provide their relevant work history and give proof of their qualifications.
Full training is given to all staff before commencing their role. For example this includes: Moving and Handling, First Aid CPR and Defibrillator training, Infection Control which includes Covid-19 and extra precautions, Safeguarding to name but a few.
Working closely with Mercia College all of our carers have either already achieved or are working towards their NVQ in Health and Social Care levels 2,3 or 4..
Senior carers work within their teams
and are responsible for ensuring that standards are met. This includes undertaking supervision and spot checks of carers within those teams. offering full support as required.