Board of Directors
Julie has overall responsibility for the business. She has worked as a care manager and safeguarding lead for a local authority and has been a senior manager with operational responsibility for service delivery. She has worked with older people and people with learning disabilities in both the public and private care sector.
John deals with the the business and finance side of the company liaising with the company's accountants, bank and other professionals as appropriate. John trained as a nurse for people with learning disabilities and worked in a variety of positions within the NHS including Charge Nurse. In Peterborough he worked as a Community Nurse and was promoted to Manager of Community Services for people with LD. He was subsequently seconded to manage a small cottage hospital and the generic community nursing services. He undertook a number of management courses both internally and externally which culminated in a Diploma in management studies. He left the NHS in 1991 to start his own business and has remained in the private sector since then
Paul has lived local to Peterborough most of his life. In 1963 he became articled to Earl and Lawrence, a firm of Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents, once qualified becoming a Partner with Dakings, a local firm of Chartered Surveyors dealing with general property matters including the sale and management of residential property together with professional valuations and surveys. Paul sold his interest in Dakings in 2006. Paul became involved in the care of people with learning difficulties in the 1990’s and became a Director of Conquest Care (Norfolk) Ltd in 1995. Paul has been a Director of Hereward Care Services Ltd and Augusta Care Ltd since 2002 and plays an active role in the management of both companies particularly in relation to property.
Emma WhiteOperations Manager
Emma has over 25 years experience, working as a manager in various roles supporting people with learning disabilities. She started her career working as a learning disability nurse, before working in residential care, day services, respite care and supported living. She joined Augusta Care in 2016, and has enjoyed seeing Augusta grow and develop over the last 4 years and strives to continue delivering a high quality service to people with a learning disability
Carol ClemensonService Manager
Carol has worked in Health and Social Care for over 25 years. She has been a Registered Manager of Learning Disability Care Homes, a Team Manager in our Supported Living services and now as a Service Manager. She has a level 3 diploma and specific training relating to learning disabilities.
Vallene CurtisService Manager
Vallene has worked in care for 19 years, 15 of those years for Augusta and the previous years in elderly care dementia/Alzheimer's. She is working towards her level 5 diploma.
Yvette GowlerQuality & Compliance Officer
Yvette has been working in Health and Social Care for 11 years. During this time she has been supporting individuals with complex health needs, individuals with learning and physical disabilities and supporting individuals who display behaviours which may challenge. Previously, Yvette has worked as a Manager for Supported Living services and as a Registered Manager for Residential services. Most recently, Yvette has been working as an Area Manager supporting and overseeing the delivery of quality support and care over both Residential and Supported Living services before joining our team.
Business & Finance Team
Michael BarnardBusiness & Finance Manager
Michael has worked in various roles within Business and the Health and Social Care industry over the past 15 years. He is responsible for ensuring financial efficiencies in line with the Company's business plan, reviewing contracts and streamlining financial processes.
Angela HellikerFinance Assistant
Angela has worked in accountancy and payroll for over 30 years and joined the Augusta Care team in 2017. Her job entails assisting the Business Finance Manager by processing data and troubleshooting accounts & transactions for the company. Angela is AAT Level 4, BTEC Business Skills and Pitmans Advanced Accounts qualified.
Karren TibbsTraining Manager
Karren has 7 years experience delivering training in the social care sector. She is passionate about providing a good standard of training at induction level and as our staff develop with the company. Karren works with our service users to deliver training which is endorsed by Skills for Care. Karren also holds a Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership.
John BrundleService User Training Champion
John has played a key role in the delivery of training since 2017. Initially, he helped to deliver Health and Fire Safety training and then he began to share his own experiences in Autism Awareness training. During the recent lockdown, John has continued to join and co-deliver the training on Teams and now also assists in the delivery of Infection Control, First Aid Awareness and Learning Disability Awareness. As well as helping to deliver the training, John plays an active role in updating the training resources. He also leads on different parts of the training sessions that he is involved in. John really enjoys contributing in the training sessions and is happy to chat to staff and his friendly approach makes new starters feel at ease. His participation has a real impact on staff, especially those who are new to their role as a support worker. John is an avid Peterborough United fan and has a keen interest in other sports, such as swimming and ice hockey.
Leslie HeslopHR & Office Manager
Bio coming soon!
Dominika NijakOffice Administrator Apprentice
Dominika has just started working in Administration as an apprentice at Augusta and is aiming to achieve her Level 3 Business Administration qualification. Beforehand she was studying at New College Stamford and worked towards Business Level 3 Diploma. Dominika has great interest in learning more about the business aspect of the healthcare sector to provide the best service possible, she wants to support the staff and health care workers in the process. She has great interests in arts and crafts and like to read in her spare time.