Get to know us
Meet the people behind our exceptional care services in London and Essex.
Our frontline team
Our support workers and carers in London and Essex are quite simply a great bunch of people; hardworking, skilled and dedicated to their service users’ wellbeing. They’re always there with a smile on their faces. They are our frontline, the ones building lasting, trusting relationships with service users and earning the respect of our local community.
Meet some more of our team below.
Providing care in London and Essex you can rely on takes no less than a feat of organisation, dynamic thinking and an unwavering calm under pressure. And that’s what our team of administrators based in our Romford head office deliver day in, day out.
Meet our steadfast administrators .
Rhonda started at Cameron House children’s home as a support worker and soon became a key worker for one of the young people. She’s invested considerable time developing her skills while with Lodge Group Care, attending courses including autism awareness and breakaway training. She also has a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.
Here’s what Rhonda has to say:
“Since being in this role I have developed close relationships with both the young people and the staff I work with, which is incredibly satisfying”
I have been with Lodge Group Care since 2011. I have worked in health and social care for the past 2 decades.
I am passionate and driven to provide the best services possible to the service users we support.
I am one small part of a big team that makes being one of the best agencies in HAVERING possible.
I have been working at Lodge Group since 2015. These years have given me a lot of experience and knowledge working with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and autism (in adults and children). Over this time, I have taken further training in Autism Awareness, First Aid, Manual Handling, Epilepsy, Medication, Safeguarding children and adults.
I graduated with a BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care and have studied BTEC Level 5 in Leadership and Management, which has enabled me to gain admission into a university to further my ability to gain more knowledge on Social Work.
I find working in Health and Social Care sector satisfying and am passionate about changing the future and making a better life for young adults and children.
I have been a carer for many years after spending more than a decade bringing up my own children, I decided I wanted to give back to the community.
I was made a senior carer in my role at Lodge Group Care showed me that my hard work and commitment paid off.
I believe that to be a carer you need to be respectful, empathic, reliable, patient, sunny, practical, observant and caring.
It’s a pleasure looking after people in the community and lodge group care are a great company to work for
Aranza is a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT) and Physiotherapist (PH) with postgraduate studies in Autism, Learning Disability and Sensory Integration (Module 1,2 & 3). She joined the Lodge Group in the summer of 2015. She is the OT for the company and a member of the training department.
She is also the Supported Living Service Deputy Operations Manager.
She provides training such as Moving and Handling people, Autism awareness, Autism play, Ethos and Principles, Breakaway training.
Her role involves assessing our service users’ needs and develop an independent living skills programme to achieve progress with set outcomes. Aranza plays a vital role in empowering staff to support our service users to live a healthy lifestyle by participating actively in their local community and enjoying a meaningful lifestyle.
Jessica has gained considerable experience while working at Cameron House children’s home and has also attained a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and a degree in Psychology and Social Work. Jessica has also completed a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and became a qualified trainer and able to deliver in-house training for staff. As a creative individual, she helps residents move forward and become more independent in their everyday lives through a variety of innovative approaches.
Here’s what Jessica has to say:
“I enjoy challenging staff to be more creative at their workplace so we can better understand the young people in our care.”
Antonio has multiple qualifications to his name, including a Level 3 qualification in Childcare and an NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management. He was previously a volunteer worker in India with the Mother Teresa association. There he worked with people with a variety of learning disabilities, as well as homeless children and individuals with drug and alcohol addiction.
Here’s what Antonio has to say:
“I enjoy working in this setting as it is very satisfying to see the progress in our young people’s everyday lives.”
Alina joined Lodge Group Care as a Care Coordinator for Cameron House and went on to become its Registered Manager. She holds a comprehensive set of qualifications, including a Bachelor’s in Social Work, an NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care and a Postgraduate in Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Alina has also completed a Level 3 Award in Education and Training. She is also registered with Social Work England and has a wealth of experience in residential care.
Here’s what Alina has to say:
“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.”
Lodge Group Care began with the vision of our Managing Director John Timbs who has taken our care family from strength to strength since our founding in 2007. Here’s more about John.
John has dedicated his entire career to supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our society. In addition to managing Lodge Group Care, he is also co -founder of My Employment Ltd, a gov-tech startup that is set on revolutionising the way the health and social care sector recruits by enabling quick and easy portability of workers across the sector. He also sits on the board of trustees for Now! Charity, which supports residents in East Sussex facing disadvantages, such as poverty, a lack of qualifications or health issues.
“John has dedicated his entire career to supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”
Our leadership & support team
Home Care Manager
Occupational Therapist &
Supported Living Service Deputy Operations Manager
Care coordinator and client relations officer
Supported Living Service Operations Manager