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 nursing 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 has received the Health Investor 2018 Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution by an Individual’. The Health Investor Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation as well as those driving improvement in the independent sector with the judges looking for organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to health and social care. Helena has already been the proud recipient of two further lifetime achievement awards – ‘The Dame Vera Lynn Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Care industry’s Care Training Excellence Awards and the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the prestigious National Care Awards in 2016.
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 by Health Investor and Caring Business. This was also acknowledged when he received the Care Entrepreneur of Year Award at the National Care Awards. Paul has developed Caring Homes Group from a single care home operation, in 1994, to a highly respected, award winning care and support provider. Encompassing elderly residential, nursing and dementia care, and specialist learning disability support services and accommodation, Caring Homes Group provides support to over 3,700 individuals across over 150 locations. Over the last 24 years, Caring Homes Group has been recognised as a leading provider and received numerous accolades, accreditations and awards. With recent acquisitions, coupled with several new developments, Paul continues to drive Caring Homes Group forward, whilst ensuring quality is a key driver of any care home or service under his leadership.
Tracey joined Caring Homes as Managing Director in February 2018 from Berendsen PLC, where she was accountable for strategic leadership of the healthcare business. Prior to this as Managing Director for Bupa Health Clinics Tracey operated as a member of the Bupa UK Board and led on acquisitive growth, transformation and modernisation. Tracey now heads up Caring Homes using her wealth of experience and capabilities gained in the social care sector with the support and considerable expertise of our Senior Operations Director, Julie Mason and Operations Directors. She leads on the implementation of our Well-Led Together Strategy which aims to improve what we do and how we do it, driving us closer to our goals.
Joining Caring Homes in 2006 with a background in nursing and hospital management within the private sector, Julie led in quality services and established a hospital accreditation service. With considerable expertise and experience in health services, the elderly social care sector, law and risk management Julie is a regular speaker at seminars. With a passion for delivering personalised care for older people Julie believes that every resident deserves the best possible quality of life and instils in each of our homes that this means more than providing great care; It’s about working with each resident and their family to truly understand them, their wishes, needs and dreams for the future.