South Essex Care
and Health Association

Directors

Michael Daley

Chair

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.”


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Amanda Shipp

Administrator

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.


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Jenny Read

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.


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Rachel Bailey

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.”


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Saima Raja

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. 


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Associate Directors

Sir Henry Boyle

Sir Henry is an entrepreneur & innovator and a Director of several companies. As a business consultant with clients in the Government, Corporate, SMME, charitable and Education sectors (including more than thirty years’ experience working as a consultant and practitioner in the Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors), Sir Henry has, for many decades, led Human Resources, Business Planning & Development and Sales & Marketing initiatives for a wide variety of organisations. He now spends much of his time working with SMMEs, where he brings a fresh approach to business growth – and motivating people to setting and achieving goals.


He has worked for a variety of NHS Trusts, primarily delivering learning & development programmes for management teams and other key staff. He has consulted for and worked closely with a range of professional bodies such as the Royal College of General Practitioners, The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists, The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and The Institute of Health Visiting.
Reflecting his keen interest in social and residential healthcare, Sir Henry has for the last fifteen years been Chairman of, or Consultant for, several London and Essex-based care homes and domiciliary providers. He has mainly led projects for company planning & development, together with the design and delivery of HR interventions for members of staff. He has also played a key role in liaison with external and commissioning bodies and has often had an overview role in ensuring the delivery of very high-quality care at competitive rates. He has also designed and delivered many development workshops addressing the evolving CQC standards, inspection processes and implementation programmes.

Sir Henry is also Managing Director of TBSG (The Business Support Group), which provides practical consultancy, help and some funding for SMME organisations, and is Chairman of the HCQC (Healthcare Consultancy and Qualifications Consortium). His current portfolio includes clients in the Educational, Care & Allied, Building & Construction, Media & Creative, Recruitment, IT, Market Research, Insurance and Security sectors.

Sir Henry is also actively involved with Diabetes & Endocrinology research and the development of novel treatments. He is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.


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Christine Cole

Christine Cole qualified as a physiotherapist in 1984 in Manchester’s Hope Hospital and enjoyed 35 years in the NHS before taking early retirement. Christine worked for 13 years in hospitals and the community in London, before moving to Southend Hospital in 1997.

Christine trained as a manager and Clinical Systems Engineer, enabling her to take on senior management posts to Clinical Director Level. Her training and passion for service improvement enabled her to work across all specialities across the NHS and community sector.

Since retiring, Christine has continued to work across the NHS and Care sector in a consultancy capacity. In 2016, she joined the team at Cavell Lodge and continues to work with Michael in a management and service improvement capacity.

We are now delighted to have Christine on board as an Associate Director at SECHA to share her expertise and knowledge within the sector.


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Abigail Mkhize

My Name is Abigail Nonhlanhla Mkhize, I was born in South Africa and arrived in England, in October 2001 and have been working as a registered nurse in different settings including neonatal, adult, and paediatric. My work experience involved working at BUPA care homes for a year looking after the elderly including dementia and those who just need general support. I have worked in Southend Hospital neonatal and in the accident and emergency department. I have been a bank nurse which has exposed me to different scenarios and greatly expanded my knowledge.

My clinical co-ordinator role, helped me gain interpersonal skills, compassion, and academic excellence throughout the years and has made me dedicated to providing quality care experience in different hospital settings and home care nursing, including community care for children.

I obtained a few qualifications during my experience, including the Adam special and intensive care of newborn graduate certificate and certificate of registration as a midwife, mentor clinical educator in practice educator preparation with the University of Essex. I also did the diploma in general nursing which was done in South Africa.

My motivation for starting my own healthcare company was when I acquired a role at first option healthcare where I was assisting in the evaluation of home care complaints from residents/service users, predominantly children. I assisted in providing care to patients with complex needs, such as tracheostomies and learning disabilities.

I encouraged service users to become independent in their own homes and assessed the skills and competency of carers assigned to care for the patients. This experience is what really pushed me to start my own care business. I registered with the CQC and was offered a certificate of registration in September 2021.

I feel as though my many years caring for vulnerable individuals, acquiring academic certifications, working at every level of care, and still having the passion and desire to help people have led me down this road and I find that the company I have started allows me to reach out to more people and continue to help people who really require it.


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Michael Daley

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

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

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 Bailey

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 Raja

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. 


Sir Henry Boyle

Sir Henry is an entrepreneur & innovator and a Director of several companies. As a business consultant with clients in the Government, Corporate, SMME, charitable and Education sectors (including more than thirty years’ experience working as a consultant and practitioner in the Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors), Sir Henry has, for many decades, led Human Resources, Business Planning & Development and Sales & Marketing initiatives for a wide variety of organisations. He now spends much of his time working with SMMEs, where he brings a fresh approach to business growth – and motivating people to setting and achieving goals.


He has worked for a variety of NHS Trusts, primarily delivering learning & development programmes for management teams and other key staff. He has consulted for and worked closely with a range of professional bodies such as the Royal College of General Practitioners, The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists, The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and The Institute of Health Visiting.
Reflecting his keen interest in social and residential healthcare, Sir Henry has for the last fifteen years been Chairman of, or Consultant for, several London and Essex-based care homes and domiciliary providers. He has mainly led projects for company planning & development, together with the design and delivery of HR interventions for members of staff. He has also played a key role in liaison with external and commissioning bodies and has often had an overview role in ensuring the delivery of very high-quality care at competitive rates. He has also designed and delivered many development workshops addressing the evolving CQC standards, inspection processes and implementation programmes.

Sir Henry is also Managing Director of TBSG (The Business Support Group), which provides practical consultancy, help and some funding for SMME organisations, and is Chairman of the HCQC (Healthcare Consultancy and Qualifications Consortium). His current portfolio includes clients in the Educational, Care & Allied, Building & Construction, Media & Creative, Recruitment, IT, Market Research, Insurance and Security sectors.

Sir Henry is also actively involved with Diabetes & Endocrinology research and the development of novel treatments. He is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Christine Cole

Christine Cole qualified as a physiotherapist in 1984 in Manchester’s Hope Hospital and enjoyed 35 years in the NHS before taking early retirement. Christine worked for 13 years in hospitals and the community in London, before moving to Southend Hospital in 1997.

Christine trained as a manager and Clinical Systems Engineer, enabling her to take on senior management posts to Clinical Director Level. Her training and passion for service improvement enabled her to work across all specialities across the NHS and community sector.

Since retiring, Christine has continued to work across the NHS and Care sector in a consultancy capacity. In 2016, she joined the team at Cavell Lodge and continues to work with Michael in a management and service improvement capacity.

We are now delighted to have Christine on board as an Associate Director at SECHA to share her expertise and knowledge within the sector.


Abigail Mkhize

My Name is Abigail Nonhlanhla Mkhize, I was born in South Africa and arrived in England, in October 2001 and have been working as a registered nurse in different settings including neonatal, adult, and paediatric. My work experience involved working at BUPA care homes for a year looking after the elderly including dementia and those who just need general support. I have worked in Southend Hospital neonatal and in the accident and emergency department. I have been a bank nurse which has exposed me to different scenarios and greatly expanded my knowledge.

My clinical co-ordinator role, helped me gain interpersonal skills, compassion, and academic excellence throughout the years and has made me dedicated to providing quality care experience in different hospital settings and home care nursing, including community care for children.

I obtained a few qualifications during my experience, including the Adam special and intensive care of newborn graduate certificate and certificate of registration as a midwife, mentor clinical educator in practice educator preparation with the University of Essex. I also did the diploma in general nursing which was done in South Africa.

My motivation for starting my own healthcare company was when I acquired a role at first option healthcare where I was assisting in the evaluation of home care complaints from residents/service users, predominantly children. I assisted in providing care to patients with complex needs, such as tracheostomies and learning disabilities.

I encouraged service users to become independent in their own homes and assessed the skills and competency of carers assigned to care for the patients. This experience is what really pushed me to start my own care business. I registered with the CQC and was offered a certificate of registration in September 2021.

I feel as though my many years caring for vulnerable individuals, acquiring academic certifications, working at every level of care, and still having the passion and desire to help people have led me down this road and I find that the company I have started allows me to reach out to more people and continue to help people who really require it.


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