Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare has appointed a new field manager, Kate Townsend.
Kate will be responsible primarily for staffing at the Stroud-based company, heading up the teams which deliver care across a 1,000 square mile area of Gloucestershire, Bristol and West Oxfordshire.
Kate joined DoCare in 2010. It was her first role in care, having previously been a horseriding instructor.
She said: “I always wanted a care role, but decided to wait until my children were a bit older and at secondary school. We have a lot of carers, doctors and nurses in our family, and I had also supported my father when he was ill, so I knew it was something I wanted to do.”
Kate joined DoCare as a support worker, became a senior and then a team leader. Although based in Cirencester, she has worked throughout the company’s geographical area. As field manager, she will still deliver some care, as well as conduct client reviews.
“I am very excited about my new role and I am really grateful to the staff for all their support. I’m still going to be delivering care, and seeing clients, so I will be out and about.”
She replaces Kerry-Ann Lees, who has left DoCare to take up a role in day care.
Una Mills, DoCare director, said: “As soon as Kate joined DoCare, we knew she had a real flair for caring, and also proved herself a very able manager during her time as a team leader. We are delighted she is our new field manager, and she is already doing an excellent job.”