Telephone: 01244 403146
Hi there! My name is Lorraine Kingham and I have worked in the care sector for 26 years, starting out as a carer, working my way up to supervisor, then into management. Although a manager for over 20 years, I still enjoy being hands on, as it helps build a good relationship with my customers and their families.
I have worked for corporate companies and franchises and have grown the businesses successfully, both financially and in reputation. However, the personal touch can often get lost on the way. I wanted to put this right by opening my own company – Belgrave Care. Along with my dedicated team, the 50 years of experience between us has enabled us to hit the ground running and I cannot thank people enough for their support.
My person-centred focus has been my driving force and, with my good sense of humour, I always say “If I can make someone laugh it makes my day” and I’m always there to listen.
I am also a semi-professional vocalist – and like to paint in my spare time, as well as being an animal lover.
“I would like to wish Belgrave Care a very successful venture and can say that having dealt with the Director Lorraine Kingham for a number of years in the caring profession I can honestly say the care she provided was excellent.”
Sandra Barnes, Social Care Assessor, CWAC
Hi! I’m Jane Burgess and since coming on board with Belgrave Care as a Carer and Communications Manager, I have never looked back. The company invests in its staff, encouraging them to develop their skills, so I was delighted to be given the trust and support to study and qualify for my NVQ5 in Care in Leadership for Health and Social Care.
This, in combination with several year’s work experience at the General Medical Council and Health & Safety Executive, has helped me to grow with the business, and to be given the opportunity to become Registered Care Manager.
I have taken to this role wholeheartedly as I am so proud to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic Belgrave Care team. I truly believe that if we look after our staff they will look after our customers.
I share the same vision as Lorraine, understanding people’s circumstances and doing what we can to help them stay more independent in their own homes. Every customer is different with their own individual needs so person-centred care is at the heart of everything we do.
Belgrave Care is committed to delivering an excellent service in a traditional way with staff who know what they are doing. Our senior carers are doing a fantastic job of supporting everyone in the field.
Our office is well located at 13 Hoole Road, Chester, where we welcome anyone who has any enquiries about finding care for their relatives and loved ones, or for anyone who wants to join our friendly team of carers.
I too love animals and am interested in current affairs, history, reading, writing and running.
I have worked within the care sector for over 28 years, starting as a carer and I then became a senior carer when I qualified for my NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Social and Adult Care. I have worked my way up in the care sector and became a Community Manager.
I’m so pleased I got the opportunity from Belgrave Care to become their Care Supervisor. I have also qualified in palliative care which I am passionate about and I am a dementia friend.
I have vast experience in care. I was first employed in the mental health sector when I was 18 years old as a Support Worker and I worked in that sector for 15 years.
I then stayed in the care sector gaining skills and knowledge as I carried on in my career, working with individuals with dementia, learning disabilities, drugs and alcohol and also with individuals who are homeless. I am enjoying bringing my knowledge to Belgrave Care and to help the business to continue to thrive.
I am married to a wonderful man of 20 years and I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My free time is spending the special moments with them watching them grow before my eyes, making every day special. My other babies in my life are my 2 dogs – Kia is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier which we rescued from a dogs’ home and Bentley is my chihuahua that my husband bought for me. I also have an African grey parrot called Malcay so you can imagine life is never dull in my home.
Hello there! My name is Clare Owens and I am the Training Officer for Belgrave Care as well as being a Care Worker.
I have worked within the health and social care industry since 1989 in various roles including hospitals, residential homes and in the community.
I have experience with a range of customer groups such as older adults, young people leaving care, adults with a learning disability and people who use mental health services.
I have experience across a wide range of roles including healthcare worker, supervisor, trainer, deputy manager and registered manager.
I strongly believe that learning and development never stops; no matter how long one has worked in a particular industry, there is always an opportunity to learn new things and share them with others to improve practice.
I love animals and my interests also include current affairs, creative writing, reading and music.
Entering our fourth year in Hoole
Belgrave Care has continued to go from strength to strength as it enters its fourth year in
business at Hoole Road, Chester.
Belgrave Care has hit the ground running with its customer-focused approach, delivering
care in the traditional way, and is going from strength to strength. With an expanding
customer base in Chester and surrounding areas, the firm is looking for more Care Workers.
Care Manager Jane Burgess said: “We’re delighted with the wonderful feedback that we
have received from our customers in the last three years and in recent months when no one
could have foreseen the huge challenge we were about to face with COVID-19. However,
before the lockdown started, Belgrave Care began to take extra measures to ensure that all
of our customers, carers and office staff are always fully protected. This prompt action has
helped to ensure that none of our workforce or customers have had COVID-19 to date.
“We provide domiciliary care for people so that they can be more independent in their own
homes. We’re now looking for more staff as we expand the business.”
Director Lorraine Kingham said: “I cannot thank people enough for their support as we
celebrate our fourth year at 13 Hoole Road. We have created a happy, supportive
environment for our Care Workers and we welcome anyone wanting a change of job to pop
in and have an informal chat with us.
“We are looking for people to join our team who want to make a difference to people’s lives
by being dedicated, caring, trustworthy and honest.”
Care Worker Samantha Shaw said: “I’ve been working for Belgrave Care for a few months
now. Not only do they look after their customers to a very high standard,
but their care staff
too. The office staff are always available to help in any situation and the support during
these difficult times of Covid-19 has been outstanding! I’m very proud to say I’m part of the
Belgrave Care family.”
Anyone interested in joining Belgrave Team can contact Jane Burgess by ringing 01244 403146 or emailing admin @ belgravecare.com