Michael Daley has been registered manager at Cavell Lodge since 2017. Michael has many years of experience in care across Essex, giving him a wealth of experience across the sector. He holds the following qualifications: Associate Practitioner in Human Science Degree in Adult Care, NVQ 3 & 4 in Health & Social Care, RMA and Person Centred Dementia (30 credits). Michael has enjoyed success with his work in the NHS. He started his training at Southend Hospital, had 22 years of experience at the front-line in A&E, then progressed to lead for the Dementia Care Service. He successfully raised the profile for dementia awareness and standards across the hospital. Michael became renowned for his fund-raising efforts for the dementia community, having developed excellent networks across South Essex. This network continues to support the work that he leads today.
More recently, Michael has been appointed Chair of the South Essex Care & Health Association. There is recognition for Michael’s knowledge and understanding of the Care/NHS pressures through press publication locally and nationally, including regular liaison with regional councils and MP’s. His continued advocacy and expertise with the elderly community is well known across South Essex.
“I am highly delighted to be the chairman for the association. My intention, along with our other directors, is to be the voice for Managers and Providers. SECHA is changing and we are now working collaboratively together with all sectors within health and social care. We are promoting support for Managers and Providers and we are here to listen and advise. We are supporting: Nursing and Residential Care Homes, Home Care Domiciliary, Learning Difficulty Homes and many other services within the care sector.”
Amanda Shipp has recently started with SECHA as administrator. Previous to this, she has worked as a Manager of a Country Pub, and an Administrator for 2 different Care Homes and been a Supervisor within a well-known Utility Company. Having a love for Paperwork, Organisation and Helping Care Homes Develop is what has brought her to SECHA.
She has worked with the public for many years and enjoys arranging events. Amanda has organised many Wakes, Birthday Celebrations and even Weddings. Working within the job roles Amanda has she has many different experiences with people and loves to help where she can.
In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her Husband, Children and Dogs. She also loves to sing and is extremely creative. Amanda wants to help make a difference.
Jenny Read is currently the manager for Adalah rest home in Leigh-On-Sea, and although she has had vast experience with all aspects of care, from cleaning, to activities, to senior, to management, the area in which she is most passionate about is Dementia where she see’s the person and not the illness.
For 20 years, Jenny has devoted her life to care work and feels it is important to know all levels of care, including all the roles involved which are just as important as each other.
Jenny has trained for years to up-skill her knowledge, and has attained certificate level 3 in education and training City and Guilds, along with certificates level 2 for dementia, end of life care and many other subject areas of elderly care.
Jenny has achieved a degree in Health and Social Care and a level 5 diploma in leadership for Health and Social Care and children and young people services.
Jenny has hands on experience of managing care homes, and has turned one home from an “inadequate” rating to a “good” rating within a limited timeframe, focusing on her many skills and supporting her staff. She also became a manager of Adalah in February 2021 which at the time “required improvement” and managed to secure a “good” rating for the home within six months.
Jenny is keen to improve care services and to support other managers and staff. She attends “My Home Life Continuous Professional Support”. A leadership and support programme. This programme helps other managers by regular meetings and discussions to support other managers in their roles.
Jenny works hard to change the culture of the care home and enjoys working with dementia patients and helping people improve the quality of care.
In Jenny’s spare time, she volunteers for the Romania Rescue and has four rescue dogs of her own.
Rachel has been working in the care industry for over 20 years. The homes that she has managed have had excellent reputations for the best care possible. Rachel is interested in helping other homes and learning from others, while raising the profile of care homes, best practice, and the great work that they do. Rachel is currently the Manager at Brambles, Leigh on Sea. Rachel trained while doing most roles within the care sector. She has completed the RMA, CMI extended Diploma Level 5 in leadership and management with the chartered Management Institute and has been a member since 2014. Rachel has also have been working with Kings College London for many years to improve dementia care and help with their research.
“Care to me isn’t just personal care, it’s the social welfare of others, I believe no one should struggle or be lonely in their older age. I do speak out on their behalf and am passionate about the industry.”
Saima was the owner and registered Manager of Braemar lodge at the age 28. She has a level 4 Healthcare Management and furthered her career by completing her nursing degree in Acute care. Saima also completed her Masters in Advance nurse practice, currently a Band 8b Nurse and prescriber who currently works in general practice. Saima has a special interest in mental health of young people and adults. Her career has been insightful and given her a depth of valuable experiences, knowledge and understanding of the sector. Furthermore Saima undertook postgraduate legal qualifications as CPD (GDL/BTC).
Saima is keen to see more focus on supporting the mind-sets of ground floor staff and Managers to keep the passion for care and strong leadership.
In her spare time Saima likes to work out, potter about at home in the garden, watch netflix, cook, listen to music, enjoy going out to eat with friends and family. Saima also loves to spend time with her children and the dog.