Helen started in the care industry as a nursing auxiliary then trained as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health (RNMH). After taking a career break, she returned to work as a kitchen assistant, became a carer then a senior carer with the local authority. In 2002, Helen joined Richardson Care as a Senior Support Worker where she completed her NVQs. She later left to widen her experience and worked as a Manager in a care home for the elderly, which was owned by a large national organisation. In the five years that Helen was Manager, she turned the home around from having CQC notifications and being non-compliant in all areas to being fully compliant.
Helen returned to Richardson Care as Registered Manager at The Richardson Mews in March 2016. She says: “When I returned, it felt as though I’d come back home. It’s a very supportive environment and I feel part of a big family. I love my role here and it was good to come back with a new perspective and wider experience. My job has many aspects, but I most enjoy helping people develop to the best of their abilities.”