Angie Ryan is the Manager of The Cambridgeshire Care Home.
Angie works very closely with her staff team to ensure that every resident feels completely at home. She believes in a real ‘hands on’ approach to her role, working with colleagues to create an environment that provides a full and rich quality of life for the elderly residents who they support.
Working as a Registered Nurse since the beginning of the 1990’s, it was a role as a Senior Staff Nurse on an elderly care ward that confirmed to Angie that she wanted to specialise in elderly care. She moved into nursing and residential care in 1997, managing a small nursing home and, since then, Angie hasn’t looked back. She has a degree in Gerontological Nursing, awarded in 2003, and has also completed the Registered Managers Award and several courses in dementia care.
Angie has worked at manager and regional manager level and more recently in a commissioning capacity. She has worked with the Jeffery family since 2008 and wholeheartedly supports the ethos of First Care Homes, being determined that she and her staff never lose sight of the fact that the residents they care for have all led full, meaningful and, in many cases, extraordinary lives. She firmly believes that moving into care simply represents another stage in an individual’s life journey.
The Jeffery Family – Founders of First Care Homes
The Jeffery family are founders of Caring Homes Group and First Care Homes.
Caring Homes Group
Caring Homes Group is a highly regarded corporate care home operator providing care and support across 2 specialist divisions, namely Caring Homes and Consensus Support. Founded in 1994 by the Jeffery family, Caring Homes Group is a quality accredited, multi award winning health and social care operator who provide care, support and treatment services to elderly people, younger adults with profound learning disabilities, adults with acute psychiatric illness and vulnerable families.
Helena was the driving force behind award winning and quality accredited Caring Homes when she founded the company in 1994 through the purchase of her first care home with her son Paul.
A registered nurse with a passion for delivering personalised care to elderly people, Helena worked as a retirement homes Manager ahead of starting the highly regarded care home group. Helena is passionate about quality person centred care, and ensuring that every resident achieves the highest possible quality of life.
As a result of her outstanding track record in delivering the best possible quality of life to elderly people, Helena was acknowledged with a National Award – “The Dame Vera Lynn Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Robert is Helena’s youngest son and has worked in the role of Support Services Director for Caring Homes Group over the past 14 years. Robert is the Managing Director of First Care Homes for the last 4 years including Whitegate’s residential home in Sussex and Park View care home in Ipswich.
Paul is Helena’s oldest son and a co-founding director of Caring Homes Group.
Recognised as one of the most influential people in health and social care in 2009 and 2010 by Health Investor and Caring Business, Paul Jeffery is regarded as one of the leading lights in the care home sector, 2 years ago this was acknowledged at the National Care Awards when he received the Care Entrepreneur of the Year Award.