Meet the Weybridge Team
The SmartCare team is dedicated to providing a professional service to all clients, fulfilling their care needs to the highest possible standard. At SmartCare we believe our care workers are the most important part of our business. All our staff are DBS checked and all undergo a psychometrical test to show up those who have the strengths needed for effective care work. Our care workers are chosen for their experience, cheerful disposition, attention to detail, reliability and dedication to the special needs of our clients. In line with government legislation, all care workers are being trained or qualified to NVQ2/QCF2 and above. They are encouraged to attend courses specialising in Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Stroke and Learning Disabilities, Diabetes and End of Life to help them understand what is needed to meet peoples needs. All of our candidates must also supply appropriate references, which are checked thoroughly before they are taken into our employ.
Alex van Oortmerssen
Alex is originally from Cape Town and is a founder member of a number of successful advertising agencies in South…
Alex is originally from Cape Town and is a founder member of a number of successful advertising agencies in South Africa. He is a great believer in fair business procedures, impeccable ethics and value for money.
Alex became interested in the care industry after seeing the devastation caused when his own father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the need for a high standard of care within the vulnerable community. By opening SmartCare he believed he would be offering a valuable quality service to the community, one which he would have been happy employing to care for his own father.
Alex is hands on in SmartCare and always accessible to clients and staff and makes sure that SmartCare are always looking for ways to do things in the best way possible.
Group Registered Care Manager Anne arrived in the United Kingdom in June 2007 and soon settled down, changed her career…
Group Registered Care Manager
Anne arrived in the United Kingdom in June 2007 and soon settled down, changed her career path and became involved in an industry where she could follow her dream of providing passionate care and support to vulnerable adults.
She thrives on building excellent, long lasting relationships with both service users and care workers alike and is very much a hands on manager, always committed to ensuring that SmartCare provides an excellent care service.
Anne previously worked in the Life Insurance Industry, and has more than 20 years administrative and management experience.
Jenny is originally from Natal, South Africa and moved to the United Kingdom to be closer to her family and…
Jenny is originally from Natal, South Africa and moved to the United Kingdom to be closer to her family and grandchildren and is very happy here. She has worked in finance and accounting for the past 30 years. Her previous positions include supermarkets as Finance Manager and as a Senior Bookkeeper in an Accountants office in SA, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Jenny has been with SmartCare since October 2016, where she is getting to know the UK way of things. Jenny is a caring and compassionate person, which allows her to communicate and relate well with both care workers and management.
Nancy has an accounting background and has worked with prominent national companies gaining wide experience. Nancy has been with SmartCare…
Nancy has an accounting background and has worked with prominent national companies gaining wide experience. Nancy has been with SmartCare for over six years and has a natural ability to relate positively with both care workers and clients. Nancy’s friendly, dependable and caring nature shines through with everyone who deals with her.
Jill became a care worker in 2009 and within 6 months the company she worked for realised Jill possessed administrative…
Jill became a care worker in 2009 and within 6 months the company she worked for realised Jill possessed administrative skills which could be utilised in the office environment.
However, Jill still missed the caring side and found a happy medium by assisting with co-ordinating which enabled her to do certain care calls in between all the co-ordinating.
Jill joined the SmartCare team in March 2010 as a co-ordinator and still regularly does care calls to stay in touch with our clients.
Sally has been with Smart Care since November 2011, she has qualified to NVQ3 and was promoted to the position…
Sally has been with Smart Care since November 2011, she has qualified to NVQ3 and was promoted to the position of Senior Care Worker in March 2016 in addition to her role as Dementia Champion for the company. She believes in leading by example and supports the team of care workers out in the field.
In addition she has first-hand experience of dementia having a stepfather that had Parkinson’s and Vascular Dementia before passing away in August 2015. Her grandmother also was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a time when dementia did not have the awareness and understanding that it has now. Sally has taken a special interest in the various forms of dementia and has studied the subject. Sally realises that everyone is individual and has different needs, likes and dislikes, The challenge to Sally is to give people person-centred care that works for them.
Fiona has a NHS background of almost 20 years culminating in her becoming a registered children’s nurse. After three years…
Fiona has a NHS background of almost 20 years culminating in her becoming a registered children’s nurse. After three years at SmartCare Fiona was appointed medication champion helping both staff and clients with the day to day issues involving the safe administration of medication. Fiona aims to achieve and exceed the standards demanded by the Care Quality Commision. Fiona ensures that all medication is taken as directed on time and has checks in place to ensure correct dosages are always maintained.
Theresa has been with smartcare for 4 years and in this time she has achieved her NVQ3 and was promoted…
Theresa has been with smartcare for 4 years and in this time she has achieved her NVQ3 and was promoted to senior care worker. Having also achieved care certificate assessor and in house Moving and Handling trainer, her passion is to ensure all our clients are treated in a person centred way and are happy. Throughout her career Theresa has supported people in the community by taking them shopping, running coffee mornings for them or just sitting and chatting, which they truly enjoyed.
Caitlin has been with SmartCare since June 2014 and works very closely assisting our Registered Care Manager and heading our…
Caitlin has been with SmartCare since June 2014 and works very closely assisting our Registered Care Manager and heading our reception assisting Care Workers and Clients who visit Weybridge.
Marley-Moo has been a member of staff since 2012. Marley is available to visit any of the SmartCare clients by…
Marley-Moo has been a member of staff since 2012. Marley is available to visit any of the SmartCare clients by special appointment. Details available from your branch manager.