Meet the Team – Residential Children’s Learning Disability Care Home

Meet our hard working, friendly team at Cameron House, a children’s learning disability care home in the London Borough of Redbridge.

They are all experienced and well trained in caring for and supporting children with learning disabilities including autism, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. Our staff focus on teaching the children important life skills including self-esteem, social interaction and independence.

Find out more about our supportive, safe and stimulating environment that is Cameron House.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our specialism in learning disabilities and our children’s residential care home, we’d love to hear from you. Our home is close to Essex – including the towns of Chigwell, Ilford, Woodford, Romford and Barking.

Alina Opris

Alina Opris

Registered Manager at Cameron House

I joined Lodge Group Care UK in March 2010 as a Care Coordinator for Cameron House Children’s Home. In October 2013 I became the registered manager for the home and have been since responsible for the overall management of the home. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and I am registered with HCPC and have over 6 years’ experience working in residential care. In addition to the social work qualification, I have also completed an NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, as well as an NVQ Level 3 in Caring for Children and Young People. I enjoy my role and gain real job satisfaction when I see the children and young people making good progress and becoming as independent as possible.

Rhonda

Rhonda

Support Worker

I started working for Cameron House children`s home in June 2015. I soon became a key worker for one of the young people. Since working here I have attended a variety of training, such as Health and Safety, Fire Safety, First Aid, also specific training relating to the young people that we look after, which includes Breakaway Training, Autism Awareness etc. Before joining the company, I worked as a tutor in a college and have a Level 5 certificate in Education. Last year I gained my Level 3 Qualifications in Health and Social Care. Since being in this role I have developed a close relationship with both the young people and the staff I work with.

Daniel

Daniel

Support Worker & Breakaway Trainer

I have been working at Lodge Group for the past ten years and I have my Level 3 in childcare and other certificates which I have accumulated over the years. On the side, I do security/close protection over the weekends which helps me to work with challenging behaviour. I enjoy the work I do because I like helping people and help them to reach their goals, taking on new challenges and setting the bar higher. I am looking forward to delivering the Physical Intervention/Breakaway training and teach the new staff members effective behaviour management strategies and safe behaviour management techniques.

Antonio Matarese

Antonio Matarese

Team Leader

I have been working for Cameron House for the past nine years as a Team Leader. I have gained a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and NVQ level 5 in Leadership and management. I enjoy working in this setting as I gain satisfaction when I see progress in their everyday lives and I enjoy helping people. The world of autism is extraordinary and teaches us to be better individuals. I enjoyed voluntary work in India working with Mother TERESA association dealing with all sorts of learning disabilities and helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction, counselling and working with homeless children and help them find accommodation, promote education alongside with social services and NGO. I love  cooking and was a chef and encourage young people to it a healthy and balanced diet.

Jessica

Jessica

I have been working at Cameron House for the past four years in which I accumulated knowledge on different levels and experience. I have gained my certificate of Level 3 in childcare and my degree in Psychology and social work which has helped me to work with the young people with a better understanding. The training I have done over the years add to my knowledge and help me work better with children with autism. I am creative and innovative and support residents to move forward and help them to be more independent in their everyday life. I also challenge staff to be more creative at their workplace which enables a better understanding and patience with young people in our care.

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I’ve been very happy with the care that CB has received since he moved there in March 2016. The staff are very approachable, and I am in regular email contact with the manager. I feel that all of CB’s needs are being met. Carers at Cameron House have attended all medical appointments, and have been very proactive in trying to control the seizures that CB has. CB is also given the opportunity to undertake lots of different activities, along with playing football which he enjoys most of all. It was CB’s birthday recently, and the carers took the trouble to buy some nice presents for him, which I was grateful for. CB always appears clean and tidy, and the carers have done things like give him haircuts.

Parent

I would say that I am really happy with the care OM receives at the Cameron house.  The staff and the manager are very knowledgeable, kind, patient, accommodating, listen to my wishes and requests. They do their best to meet OM’s challenging needs, encourage independence,  take to various activities that he enjoys. There is a great communication between us,  I am always kept informed and I feel that the whole team are aware if there are any particular issues.  I am especially grateful to the staff for meeting OM’s medical needs. They take him to appointments, make sure all necessary checks are up to date, and recently cared for him when OM’s had to have a dental operation under general anaesthetic.

Parent

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