GoodOaks News | 27 June 2024

Meet our Award Winning Registered Manager

Do you recognise Shelley? Shelley is our fantastic Registered Manager here at GoodOaks Homecare - Bedford. Here, she shares in her own words, why she is so passionate about care…

Registered Manager Award Winning

Do you remember me?

Hi, I’m Shelley Lowden.

My journey into the world of care started with my foster mum, who was a huge inspiration to me. She started to need care and I absolutely loved helping take care of her. I really wanted to give something back, as a way of saying thank you for all the care she gave to me. Knowing how much my support helped her, was a huge sense of relief to me.

I began my first job in care in 2015 at an Independent Living scheme. I still remember my first day and how much I enjoyed working with the elderly. I loved every part of it, especially connecting with each person and hearing their amazing stories and memories.

Over the years, I’ve worked in various settings, from independent living schemes to residential and community care. I’m passionate about making sure clients, in and around our local Bedford communities, have the best experience possible and get all the support they need.

I’m also a qualified trainer in ‘moving and handling,’ and I’ve discovered a real love for teaching carers and sharing my knowledge with them.

Before working in elderly care, I worked with children and eventually became the Manager of a Sure Start Nursery in Birmingham.

In my free time, I love hanging out with my family. We’re big fans of the outdoors and enjoy long bike rides, camping trips and all that Bedfordshire has to offer.

Since joining GoodOaks, I’ve felt really supported and am excited to see our team grow.

Recently, I was honoured to be named Registered Manager of the Year throughout the GoodOaks network, a recognition that means a lot to me and reflects my commitment to excellence in care.

To speak with Shelley about your Visiting and Live-in Care requirements call Tel: 01234 395 100