Meet The Team

Caroline is one of the Directors at YOU-CAS and plays an active role in the business.

With over 25 years’ experience in the care industry, Caroline is extremely passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of others.

As a family business it was always essential for us to deliver care and support the way we would want for our own family members and this was the foundation of the business from the very start.

Seeing someone regularly and seeing that familiar face is so valuable to our clients and staff.

At YOU-CAS we understand how important choosing the right care company can be.

I am proud to see the whole staff team continuing to provide the friendly, professional services; and this has been recognised having been runner up for Home Care Provider of the year, 2 years running”.

Debbie is our Registered Manager for YOU-CAS.

Debbie has been working in care for 31 years in various care sectors from children to adults. All within varying fields, physical disabilities, elderly, mental health, challenging behaviours, learning disabilities, spinal, brain injury, dementia and many more. Debbie joined YOU-CAS back in April 2021 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.

Debbie deals personally with each client, their family members, or advocates. From initial assessment and throughout your time with YOU-CAS through reviews and feedback. It is important to Debbie that she keeps that familiarity and connection so she is approachable and can maintain excellent standards of person-centred care. Debbie excels in arranging care packages in a timely manner which benefits family members that are relying on her support.

“I applied to work for YOU-CAS as it appealed to me that it was a family run business and had been established for 25 years. I am very passionate about care and ensuring that the personal touch and quality isn’t lost through the growth of a business. I could tell from my conversation with Caroline that this was something that was extremely important to her as well. I was very excited when I received the call to say I had the position and have felt very welcomed into the team. I have three grown up children and am a proud grandma to four grandchildren ranging from 7 years old down to 5 weeks old. My family is very important to me. I have a Labrador retriever dog who I walk daily and also take him camping with me, I love the outdoors, I am a Southampton Season ticket holder and enjoy my football. I go to home and away matches and have even been to matches in Europe to watch them.”

 

Angelika is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Angelika has worked in care since 2014. She has a wealth of knowledge in mental health, learning disabilities and elderly care. Angelika’s experience shines through the fantastic rapport she has with our clients. 

Angelika has completed the Care Certificate and all the mandatory training required to do her job safely. She is about to embark on her Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor qualification. Angelika is fluent in English and Polish.

‘’I love what I do because I make people smile and know I am making their day better,

I could not see myself doing anything else. I find working with YOU-CAS extremely rewarding. My feedback and ideas are listened too, I feel part of a team.

In my spare time I enjoy meeting with friends, shopping, travel, music, and movies.’’

 

Jamie is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

 

Jamie has worked within care for the past 3 years and brings a lot of experience to the team and has already proven to be an integral part of the team. Jamie provides support within the community. 

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys socialising with his friends and family. 

 

Jackie is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Jackie has been with the YOU-CAS team since 2017 but has worked in health and social care since 2003. She gained various qualifications during this time such as BSc Hons Joint Degree in Social Work & Nursing Learning Disabilities along with all the mandatory training provided by YOU-CAS.

“I love working in care and supporting our clients to maintain dignity and independence. I have a partner and one daughter. I very much like walking, countryside strolls and I’m interested in wildlife”.

Kelly is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Kelly joined YOU-CAS at the start of 2021 and comes to us with a vast amount of experience.

“I have worked in care for 23 years, mainly with the elderly. I enjoy working in care, and being able to support those who need it. It is a very rewarding role. I have three daughters who I enjoy spending my time with. I have only recently began working with YOU-CAS, and am enjoying learning new things and working with various different clients.”

Lorraine is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Lorraine has been within the care industry on and off for the past 25 years. During this time, Lorraine has achieved her care certificate along with her Dementia Certificate and various other care qualifications provided by YOU-CAS.

“I enjoy working in care as I enjoy spending time with people and making them laugh.

I am married with two children. In my spare time I enjoy going on long walks with my dog noodles”.

Beth is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Beth joined YOU-CAS in October 2022 and has proven to be an integral part to the team.

Beth has been working with the care sector for more than 3 and a half years. Beth wanted to join the team at YOU-CAS as we are more person centred care and community support. Beth was recommended by a friend to join our friendly team.

”outside of work i like to cook, bake and read. i also enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and of course going on holidays”. 

 

Karen is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Karen joined the YOU-CAS team towards the end of 2020. During this time, she has been completing her mandatory training provided by YOU-CAS and been a positive team player and care giver.

“I’m new to the care industry and I am absolutely loving every minute of it! I love being able to provide care and support to others. I have two daughters and enjoy spending time with my family in my spare time”.

Lucy is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Lucy joined YOU-CAS at the beginning of 2021 and has continued to be a great asset to the team.

“I’m new to the care industry after taking time to raise my family, but now my children are older I’m looking forward to a rewarding career. YOU-CAS; as a family run company with a first class reputation were the obvious choice. I am a busy mother of 4 and enjoy socialising with my family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy reading, studying French and Italian, and am a keen runner, regularly running 10km+ distances.”

Emma is one of our Volunteers for YOU-CAS

Emma started volunteering for YOU-CAS prior to lock down, as the restrictions have eased, we are pleased to welcome her back as one of our valued volunteers.

“I have previously worked as a head chef within a care home along with doing care work. I enjoyed the satisfaction of creating healthy and nutritious meals for the residents. I regularly participate in YOU-CAS charity bake sales and recently created some delicious cupcakes for the Alzheimer’s Charity bake sale.

I enjoy assisting staff members in their day to day tasks. I feel I have a good rapport with both clients and staff members. I really enjoyed volunteering at YOU-CAS before lock down, as every day is different, and the staff and clients are kind and friendly. It feels good to be back.”

Melissa is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Melissa has been joined the YOU-CAS team in March 2023. After working in childcare for years I wanted a career change. Melissa has already built strong foundations with the clients and is a valuable member of the team.

”A friend of mine who has worked for this company many years got me on board and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Our clients are lovely, making strong bonds and everyday is different. I’m a mother to four children and work fits in well around them.”

 

Barbara is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Barbara joined YOU-CAS as a part time Care and Support Giver in August 2021 and has completed all Mandatory training and joins the team with a wealth of experience.

Barbara has worked in the care industry for  over 10 years  working with a variety of clients and has worked with special needs children and also in the private care sector.

”I find working with YOU-CAS rewarding and enjoyable and enjoy meeting new clients and building a good relationship with them.
I am fluent in English and German.
In my spare time I love helping my daughter with my 2 grandchildren as her husband works away half of the year.”

 

 

Courtney is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Courtney joined the YOU-CAS team as one of our Care and Support Givers back in February 2022 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.

”I have worked in the care sector for several years and enjoy what i do.

I wanted to join YOU-CAS as it’s an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing service and I do love a challenge!

In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.”

Kirsty is one of our Care and Support Givers for YOU-CAS

Kirsty joined YOU-CAS as a Care and Support Giver in 2022 and has completed all Mandatory training and joins the team with a wealth of experience. Kirsty left the 9-5 office life 3 years ago and decided to work in the care industry and has never looked back.

“I have worked with adults and children during my time within the care sector. I love being out and about with the people we care for. The relationships I’ve built are priceless.

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym. I also like to travel as much as possible.”