Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare

10 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8DZ

Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare
Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare
Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare

Gardiner's are now in their 50th year of providing domiciliary care to people in their own homes in and around Reading and South Oxfordshire.

Their experienced and friendly team are passionate about helping others and supporting them to continue independent and fulfilling lives in the comfort and familiarity of home.

If you are looking for someone to provide company and a little help around the house, or perhaps to with personal care or medication, Gardiner's can help.

Gardiner's take great care to recruit care workers with a passion for helping others. It is a family business with an enviable reputation locally. They frequently receive fantastic feedback from grateful services and indeed have been recognised by this website on several occasions for that.

Owner: Gardiner's Homecare

Person in charge: John-Joe Cottam (Managing Director)

Type of Service: Home Care Agency (Privately Owned)

Provides Carers directly to the general public: Yes

Number of Carers: 100

Services Offered: 24 Hour Care • Adult Care (18+) • Personal Care (on a contracted hours basis) • Personal Care Assessments • Risk Assessments in the Home

Care Offered: Call in Service • Cancer Care • Cleaning Service • Companionship • Dementia • Domestic Services / Home Help • Elderly Care • Food Preparation & Serving • High Dependency Care, two carers attending • Hospital Discharge • Laundry Service • Learning Disability • Medication Assistance • Palliative Care • Personal Hygiene Care • Physical Disability • Respite cover • Sensory Impairment • Shopping Service / Errands • Sit in Service • Transportation Service

Directions: Gardiner's office is in Caversham, very close to Caversham bridge. Access is via Priory Avenue (at the end on the junction with Church Street). Use post code RG4 8DZ on your sat nav.

Visiting: The Gardiner's office is open to visitors weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Parking: Gardiner's have a car park at their office which they try to keep free for visitors. Access is via Priory Avenue (at the end on the junction with Church Street).

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Reviews

10 Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare has a Review Score of 10 (10.000)

The Review Score of 10 (maximum of 10) for Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 30 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Home Care Agency / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Home Care Agency receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 5 for Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare is calculated as follows: ( (177 Excellents x 5) ) ÷ 177 Ratings = 5

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Home Care Agency to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows: 3 points for the first Positive Review, 0.5 points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews ie an Home Care Agency needs 5 Reviews to receive the maximum score of 5 points.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare is based on 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 + 0.5 = 5

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    30
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    30
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare

  • Client / Service User
    13
  • Daughter of Client/Service User
    8
  • Husband of Client/Service User
    3
  • Son of Client/Service User
    3
  • Father of Client/Service User
    1
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An excellent service kind and caring staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After the initial few weeks, we found that we were fortunate in picking a team of first class carers who cared for my wife's needs in a loving caring way. Anytime left was always used in carrying out domestic duties, i.e. bed making, washing, mopping the floors, hoovering but always getting approval first.
When they left my wife was always in a better frame of mind and looking forward to the next visit. An excellent provider of carers and organisers at every level. Thank you and keep up your excellent work.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Managing Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 28 Jun 2017:

Thanks for the feedback.

The care and friendship the carers involved have given to my husband and I was so much appreciated. My husband has Alzheimer's/mobility problems and it was taken care of with care and complete understanding. Always on time and if there was a problem due to traffic or expected to be late, I always got a call to explain the delay. When it became necessary for him to go into full-time care due to medical needs, we felt it was like losing friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Managing Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 11 May 2017:

Thank you Joyce.

The carers are always punctual, friendly and helpful. From experience, they knew how to deal with problems and had plenty of good, helpful advice. They were a great comfort during a stressful time.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 25 Apr 2017:

Many thanks for the feedback Mr Lee. I will be pleased to pass this feedback on to the team.

Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare team looked after our mum 24/7 when she became terminally ill. They were professional, kind and caring. They treated my mum as a person, not an invalid and fitted in well into her home. They also made it easier for us all in a very difficult situation.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As a family, we were struggling to cope as my mother's illness began to get worse. We contacted Gardiner's and a care manager came out to see us the next day to discuss our requirements. A care package was in place the following morning. A number of carers attended my mother. They were all excellently trained, always compassionate making her feel safe, secure and comfortable. Sometimes providing extra care (cover) at very short notice. Their help was invaluable during a very difficult time. I cannot rate their service highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Everyone from the above company from the office staff to carers are so kind and helpful at a time when one's life is turning upside down.
Nothing was ever too much trouble. We looked forward to the carers coming. I would highly recommend this company.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very pleased with the level of care provided, kindness and dedication of the carers and their organisation and the attention to detail.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Homecare to my partner. My partner was diagnosed with Alzheimers six years ago. Three years ago when I found looking after him full time rather difficult, we employed Gardiner's to give me some respite for a few hours. Gradually as the dementia progressed we finally had 24 hour care for several days at a time. Gardiner's have always tried to give us his regular carers who got to know him and he them. They are a very professional and helpful organisation who's carers are knowledgeable, kind and compassionate. I would recommend them highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 21 Jun 2016:

Thank you so much Frances - on behalf of all of the team we are so pleased to have been able to help both of you and to make such a difference.

I am very impressed with Gardiner's. Everything I want doing is done in a caring and professional manner. The carers know exactly what needs to be done and therefore I do not have to worry about things. I would recommend them to my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 16 Jun 2016:

Thank you Norma for your lovely feedback.

I am very happy with all the care I receive. All of the girls are lovely. The care is of high quality and the office staff are very helpful. I would happily recommend Gardiner's to my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 14 Jun 2016:

Thank you so much Thelma - it's great to read that feedback.

I am very happy with the service.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 09 Jun 2016:

Many thanks.

Excellent care! I am very happy with the care provided. All the carers do everything needed and always do it in a professional manner. Everyone is very good and helpful. Excellent overall.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 24 May 2016:

Thank you so much for the feedback.

Very professional and caring. I have been very impressed with the combination of professionalism and helpfulness of staff in the office and the kindness and efficiency of the carer who has been looking after my parents. They were not keen to accept help initially and she has completely won them over. It gives me considerable peace of mind to know they are being looked after so well on a day to day basis.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 10 May 2016:

Thank you so much Katharine, that is lovely to hear.

We are both very happy with how the care is going. The carers are very pleasant and always take time to sit and have a chat.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 10 May 2016:

Thank you very much Mr and Mrs W, we will be sure to pass your feedback on to the care team.

The service at Gardiner's is first class, all care workers are very hard working, very happy with all the care received and cannot imagine a way to make it better.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 09 May 2016:

Thank you Harry for your kind feedback.

Gardiner's agency and staff, carers and office, very caring and professional. Review carried out thoroughly and in a sensitive manner.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

John-Joe Cottam, Director at Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare responded to this review on 24 May 2016:

Thank you Ann for your feedback, I am glad that you are pleased with the Gardiner's.

The care I receive from Gardiner's carers is the best thing since sliced break and all is tickety boo.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Brilliant care! My mother is very happy with the care she receives from the "Dream Team". They are so warm and caring towards her. I could not ask for better carer's so nice to have peace of mind. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I would like to say a big thanks for the care that Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare have helped with my father over the last year or so. They managed to provide the same carer which was important in my fathers case, that carer was sensitive to my father enabling his needs to be met. At the end of our involvement with this care agency they proved to be extremely flexible in providing care at our request and showed a sympathetic understanding when my fathers condition grew to the point where he had to move out of the area. I would recommend this company to anyone as you will receive top quality care.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My wife is an Alzheimer's sufferer. I wanted her to stay in our home for as long as possible. Eventually it became clear that I needed some help in caring for her. Initially this was once a week but in early 2015 as her needs had become greater we started daily visits. Then in mid October we had to arrange for three visits each day. Gardiner's easily coped with these sudden changes of need. The carers were excellent invariably kind and helpful.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Gardinier's provides a good high quality service. I am happy that I generally get the same few carers even though I only have ad-hoc cover when family are away. Flexibility very good, I would recommend Gardiner's to my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very happy with the service mum gets. For myself being the daughter, I have peace of mind knowing she is receiving an excellent service! Your assessor has been very attentive to our comments. Your staff do you great credit.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother is very pleased with the care provided by Gardiner's she looks forward to the carers coming and says they are excellent. Thank you so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My mother's wonderful carers. Gardiners have been providing a morning care service for my mother for the last four - five years. Throughout that time the care has been first rate. There has been continuity, at least one of the carers has been there since the start and mum knows and likes them. They will always let me of my brother know of any concerns. I do not live particularly close and my brother works full time so we need the reassurance which Gardiner's provide excellently.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really appreciated the help and care received from the carers and office staff who we encountered. We could not give the staff high enough praise and many of them who came to us were excellent. We would like to see them all again. Many thanks for all you did for us as our needs evolved.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very happy with the care from Gardiners. Thank you all for your excellent service.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The carers who are supporting my mother are excellent. They are reliably on time, and work hard but also take time to provide a personal touch of companionship. I am extremely satisfied with them, and their management. My mother is much more relaxed and happy since we started using Gardiner's.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I feel Gardiner's do a good job and the carers are both good and friendly. The carers are reliable and always do as I wish. The carers are good company to me, I would happily recommend Gardiner's to my friends.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The care of my parents have received from Gardiner's nursing and home care has been of a very high standard. The staff are compassionate and often go beyond the call of duty. There has been the odd blip which is to be expected, but overall I would say that Gardiner's staff are exceptional.

How likely would you be to recommend Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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April 2014

UKHCA members

Recipient: Gardiner's Nursing & Homecare

Date: Tuesday 01 Apr 2014

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Staff Profiles

Annabel

Annabel Wickens

Job Title: Registered Manager

Joined: 2014

Description:

Annabel trained at University College Hospital and qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1981. From 1986 to 1996 Annabel worked for Marie Curie nursing patient’s at the end of life in their homes. In 1996 Annabel joined the palliative care team at Duchess of Kent House as a primary nurse in day therapy until 1999 when she moved to Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice as Day Care Manager and studied for her degree in Palliative Care.

In 2009 she became Clinical Governance Lead for the hospice and in 2011 this role expanded to cover Sue Ryder palliative care services in Berkshire West, South Oxon and South Bucks.

Annabel joined Gardiner’s in February 2014 as Nursing / Registered Manager. She is responsible for ensuring that we deliver a quality care service that meets all relevant legislation so her experience is of great value to our team. Annabel has also worked for Gardiner’s as a nurse in the past and chose our service to help her to care for a relative of her own.

John-Joe

John-Joe Cottam

Job Title: Managing Director

Joined: 2010

Description:

John-Joe is the joint owner and managing director of Gardiner’s Nursing & Homecare. He is the grandson of Gardiner’s founder Dorothy Gardiner. John-Joe studied Psychology at the University of Leicester before qualifying as a Charted Accountant in 2003.

John-Joe worked as an audit manager with many successful owner manager managed businesses until December 2009. In 2010 John-Joe joined Gardiner’s, taking over the running of the Gardiner’s Nursing & Homecare in April 2011.

Suzanne

Suzanne Screen

Job Title: Office manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

Suzanne is the office manager here at Gardiner’s. Her role is to help ensure that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes, this includes looking after our accounts and payroll processes. Suzanne is involved in many other areas of the business including marketing and social media.

Prior to joining Gardiner’s in September 2013, Suzanne was the Practice Manager at Caversham Heights Dental Practice for over 15 years, working with David Cottam, John-Joe’s father.

Danielle

Danielle Mason

Job Title: Care Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

Danielle worked as a paramedic for the South Central Ambulance Service from 2007 until she joined Gardiner’s as a care manager in August 2013.

Danielle has also worked with Reading Borough Council as a Housing support Officer and so has a broad range of experience in the care industry. Danielle is now a Care Manager helping to plan and deliver the care for her clients.

Carole

Carole Painter

Job Title: Care Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

Carole started working as a carer in 1996 for a local domiciliary care agency. In 2004 she left to work for Reading Borough Council as a Senior Home Care Manager. In 2009 Carole took a new role working as an Area Manager for the same local domiciliary care provider that she joined in 1996.

Carole joined Gardiner’s in August 2013. She holds NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care and NVQ level 3 in Care Manager and helps to train our nurses and carers with Moving & Positioning. Carole’s main role is as a care manager, helping to plan and deliver the care for her clients.

Paula

Paula Hayward

Job Title: Care Manager

Joined: 2010

Description:

Paula started working in care in 2003 for a local domiciliary care agency before joining Reading Borough Council’s Home Care team in 2004. Paula started at Gardiner’s as a carer in 2010. She kept working with the council until May 2012 when Paula joined our office team.

Paula is currently studying for (and has very nearly finished!) her NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care. Paula is now a care manager for Gardiner’s, helping to plan and deliver the care for her clients.

Brenda

Brenda Tripp

Job Title: Care Manager

Joined: 2009

Description:

After qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1986 Brenda joined the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Up until 2000 Brenda primarily worked in the Acute Medical Unit. After taking a career break to care for her mother and father, Brenda worked as Quality Assurance Manager for a local care agency and then worked with the Sue Ryder Day Centre team from 2004 until 2006.

Brenda joined Gardiner’s at the start of 2009 working as a nurse. At the end of 2009 Brenda joined our office team and she is now a Care Manager helping to plan and deliver the care for her clients.

Rhoda

Rhoda Shoniwa

Job Title: Senior Care / Nursing Supervisor

Joined: 2007

Description:

Rhoda trained as a nurse in Zimbabwe and qualified in 1988. She worked in a number of roles gaining experience in maternity care, infectious diseases, blood transfusion and achieving a degree in Counselling. In 2007 she came to the UK where she undertook her UK nursing adaptation course and joined Gardiner’s.

Since this time, as well as working for Gardiner’s, she has gained experience working for a nursing home and also an organisation that conducted research into blood investigations. Rhoda joined the Gardiner’s office team in February 2014. She provides support to our team of care managers, provides training and supervision for our nurses and carers as well as doing assessments and reviews for clients.

Juliette

Juliette Cottam

Job Title: Director

Joined: 2011

Description:

Juliette Cottam is the joint owner/director of Gardiner’s Nursing & Homecare. Juliette qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1997 and has gained a huge amount of experience including working with elderly clients. In addition to working for Gardiner’s, Juliette also runs her own Caversham based clinic.