ICare HR - Update

There have been a few changes in recent months to the HR structure, and as most of you will know we moved office from our Cleveleys site to Dickson Road, with the location being very close to the Blackpool/ Cleveleys Care and the Finance office we feel it has been a great success. Mary Fisher was promoted to one of the Senior Management Team and is now in charge of the HR Department and Payroll Department. Jackie Clegg started with the Company in March as HR Manager and has been instrumental in recent months helping with the re-structure and development of new staff.

  • Sarah Smith HR Administrator
  • Carrin Kenworthy HR Apprentice
  • Beth Norton HR Apprentice
  • John Cowell HR Apprentice

HR Surgeries

In September we will be re-introducing our HR Surgeries across the group, this will give us a chance to meet with teams and give you all an opportunity to raise any questions. After each session we will have a discussion with the managers in your area and feedback any operation queries. We will then ask your managers to take these forward with you.

Message from the Chairman

Once again I would like to thank all of the carers, community meals drivers and office staff for your hard work and commitment. I would also like to say Welcome to all the new staff at our new locations in Leicester, Halton, Glasgow and Birmingham. As all of you know, there are many challenges facing us moving forward due to the economy and the changes taking place within the health and social care sectors. ICare as a company is committed to overcome these challenges with your help and support.

The recent changes taking place due to Personalisation and how care is delivered in the community and within the Residential and Extra Care environment, is one of the main challenges. This needs a focused, innovative and flexible approach to our services To achieve this better and higher service levels, I need your support and input. Also our service users will want us to work towards this. I am sure with your involvement we will not only reach our goal but, as always, the ICare way we will better it as well.

Meals at NACC, Blackpool

NACC serves up new opportunities for Meals

September 16th saw ICare Community Meals take part in the National Association for Care Catering (NACC) Exhibition and Conference at the Hilton Hotel Blackpool. This annual exhibition, which was a great success, provided a great opportunity for ICare Meals to promote themselves to local authorities and private purchasers from the length and breadth of the UK. Pictured right, on the new exhibition stand are, Dave Lathwaite and Karen Lobb from ICare meals and on the left is Philip Gradwell Care Manager

New Contracts and business expansion

ICare Meals have recently been awarded new contracts for the delivery of community meals in Leicestershire, Rutland and Halton. This is in addition to the company winning the contract for Birmingham meals delivery which was awarded on the 13th September this year. The opening of a new Care Office in Glasgow saw ICare extending their services into Scotland with Kathy Godfrey appointed as the Registered Care Manager. We would like to give a warm welcome to all the new team members at each new location.

Birthday Surprise

Congratulations to our Chairman Stephen Emmanuel who celebrated his 50th Birthday, celebrated with a surprise party in July at Tolleys in Hambleton. Thank you to everyone who attended and those who helped with the organising. Special thanks to Natalie Gregory, whose attention to detail made sure nothing was overlooked and a big thanks to Mandy Smith, (Care Co-ordinator for Blackpool and Cleveleys) for making a lovely birthday cake.

A match made in ICare

Congratulations to Sheraz (Meals Area Manager North) and Leanne (Sales Ledger Finance Dept.) on their wedding this July. The ceremony was held at Lancaster Office, where Leannes parents where married and the reception at The Best Western Hotel, Blackpool, the couple now live St. Annes on Sea.

Naheem joins Senior Management Team

We would also like to welcome Naheem Hanif who joined the Senior Management Team in May 2010 as Financial Controller. Naheem has many years experience in both, Finance and Commercial sides of business. He has worked in Small, Medium and Large organisations and brings his expertise / support to an already committed forward thinking management team.

Current Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for Community Meals Drivers in the following areas;

  • Lancaster
  • Leicestershire
  • Wirral
  • Tameside
  • Birmingham
  • Trafford

We also have the following vacancies for Community Care Workers;

  • Leyland
  • Blackpool
  • Cleveleys
  • Blackburn
  • Over Wyre
  • Rest Home

In-touch, Employee of the year Awards

The Staff awards were held in the Woodlands Suite, Ribby Hall Village Wray Green. Many thanks to everyone in HR and the Finance Department for all their hard work in organising the night ensuring everyone had and enjoyable evening.

Leyland Carer of the Year
Blackpool Carer of the Year
Cleveleys Carer of the Year
Blackburn Carer of the Year
Lauren Ashworth
Julie Hatch
Carol Spencer
Judith Casey
Runner up
Hilary Baron
Evelyn Walmsley
Penny Kirkbride
Barbara Howarth
Runner up

Penny Savage
Alison Wright
Asim Sohail

Rest Home
Employee of the Year
Rebecca Carr

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Employee of the Year (Mgt)
Andrew Allman
Runner Up
Christine Clough

Blackpool Meals
Wigan Trafford Meals
Central Lancashire Meals
East Lancashire Meals
South Lancashire Meals
Wirral Meals
Hednesford Meals
Fenton Meals
Tameside Meals
Bury Meals
Trevor Smith
James Stanley
Miriam Braithwaite
Ray Green
Stuart Wyllie
Peter McMahon
Joanna Peace
Alan Jones
Leslie Bullock
Audrey Lowe
Runner up
Jayne Steeden
Gina ODowd June Gormally
Ann Green
Jim Gibson
John Scott
Andrew Heaton
Jenny Wilkins
Nicola Reynolds

Sandra Binks

10 Years Recognition of Service
Blackpool Care
Carolanne Tocher
Blackpool Care
Carol Heatley
Debra Lee
Extra care
Linda Cowburn
Blackpool Care
Anne Scully
Blackpool Care
Emily Lowe

Office Employee of the Year Winner
Sarah Jump
Runners up
Carla Robson
Paula Jennings
Manager of the Year
Mary Fisher
Runners up
Sheraz Shahid
Musarat Darve

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Divisional Managers

Blackpool Care

Office Nominees

Blackburn Care

Cleveleys Care

HR and Payroll

Wigan and Trafford Meals

Extra Care

Matrix Meals

Tameside Meals

Staffordshire Meals

Leyland Care