1st Homecare is a Care at Home provider that really cares about the people we support and the quality of the services we deliver on a daily basis.
Our ongoing investment in staff training and development is vital to the services we provide. It ensures that the people we support can rely on high quality care, service continuity and the retention of experienced and highly skilled staff.
I’m always interested to know how our services are working, so please don’t hesitate to let me, or our team of Service Managers know, if you have something you want to tell us. Your feedback only makes us stronger.
Sheilah, Head of 1stHomecare
Hello I’m Sheilah – Head of 1stHomecare.
Sheilah joined 1st Homecare as Area Manager in January 2018 bringing with her over 30 years’ experience of working in the health, aged and community care sectors and of these, 20 years in Senior Executive and Deputy CEO roles. Sheilah became Head of 1stHomecare in July 2018.
Sheilah is passionate and focused on building organisational capability by investing in people development. She contributes towards building sustainable teams using a values based leadership approach, ensuring that staff feel their contribution is recognised and that they make a difference to the lives of the people they serve.Sheilah holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing); Master of Business Administration and a Master of Human Resource Management. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
"The best part of working with 1st Homecare is having the opportunity to provide innovative, contemporary models of care which make a difference to the lives of clients, families and staff."
Joanne, Service Manager
Hello my name is Joanne. I’m the Service Manager North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.
Joanne joined 1st Homecare as Service Manager in November 2015 and has over 14 years’ experience in Health and Social Care. She holds a SVQ level 9 in Health and Social Care and SVQ level 10 in Leadership and Management.
Joanne is very passionate about her role and works hard to engender a happy and motivated workforce to ensure that all Service Users receive an excellent quality of care.
"The best past of working with 1st Homecare is having the opportunity to provide an excellent service to the people we support and to aid their independence which allows them to remain in their own homes."
Garry, Service Manager
Hello my name is Garry. I’m the Service Manager for Dumfries and Galloway.
Garry joined 1st Homecare in December 2014 and has over 10 years’ experience working in the health and social care sectors, providing care and support for people with learning difficulties and older adults.
Garry is passionate about managing and delivering friendly, quality driven services throughout Dumfries and Galloway that meet the needs of service users, their families and staff.
"The best part of working with 1st Homecare is that no two days are the same. It is a privilege to work with and support staff, service users and families to achieve their goals.".
Rosie, Service Manager, Falkirk
Hello my name is Rosie, I'm the Service Manager for Falkirk.
Rosie joined 1st Homecare as Service Manager, Falkirk in September 2015 and has over 25 years’ experience of working in the care sector.
Rosie has extensive experience from various management roles within Children and Families Services, Adult Care Services and Older People Services throughout Scotland and has built good relationships with local authorities including Falkirk, Fife, North Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Clackmannanshire.
Rosie has a wealth of knowledge within private care at home and strives to ensure that the best possible outcomes for all service users is paramount. Through her hands on leadership style, she ensures that staff follow best practice principles and adhere to the Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice and National Care Standards.
Rosie is passionate and committed to the delivery of high quality care and believes she and her team can make a positive difference to the lives of the people they support.
Duncan, Service Manager
I started with 1st Homecare in August 2018. Commencing my employment in the Edinburgh Office, I am hoping to gain an insight and understanding into the difficulties our support people may face.
Working with our experienced people will be a 360 degree learning cycle, any improvements I can assist with or be part of is my ultimate goal.