Who are Tailor Maid Home Care?
Founded in 2010 by sisters Jennifer and Shirley, Tailor Maid Home Care is a care company designed to suit your needs. Tailor Maid Home Care is a family run business which demands high quality care from all its staff. We aim to provide a flexible, cost-effective service for all our clients.
Our Home Care management team have over 40 years’ experience in nursing, community – social work and administration.
We are fully registered by Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) and all our dedicated staff are fully disclosure checked and trained to National Care Standard
We value our staff and aim to make sure they are trained to a high level to ensure they can deliver the quality of care that you expect.
Meet the Team!
Here at Tailor Maid Home Care, we value our staff, and we value our clients. That’s why all of our staff receive training as part of Tailor Maid.
All Staff are required to complete their SVQ2 in Health and Social Care (with many continuing on to complete the SVQ3 Qualification), Palliative Care, End of Life Support, as well as Moving and Handling and Best Practice in Dementia Training courses. Additionally, all staff are being trained in Care About Physical Activity (CAPA), which is a new initiative designed to promote physical health and wellbeing. For more information on CAPA, see our CAPA page
The Office Team
Jennifer Woods is our Operations Director, set up the business in 2009 with her sister, Shirley Dickson. She is an Accountancy Graduate with many years’ experience in various accountancy and Auditing roles. Jennifer had a career break to look after her three children, and returned to work after having completed a Post-Graduate degree in Primary Education.
Along with her sister Shirley, they recognised a niche in the market to provide a tailored personalised approach to care having experienced services which were currently offered.
Jennifer is passionate about only recruiting caring staff whom she believes would pass her “mum’s test” – be good enough to look after her own mum. Hence recruiting reliable, caring ladies is a top priority at all times.
Shirley Dickson is our Care Director and co-founder. She trained as a registered nurse in Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Her career spans 25 years. She nursed in numerous hospitals including the Brompton in London specialising in Cardiothoracic care. She was promoted to Sister in the Western Infirmary Cardiac intensive care unit and laterally nursing in the Royal Jubilee in Clydebank. Shirley is passionate about care and her lead role as Care Director ensures that high standards are maintained at all times. The success of the business as a provider of Home Care in the community is contributed to Shirley’s passion for only providing “excellent care” as our testimonies demonstrate.
Cathy McCulloch is our Operations Manager. Cathy has worked in the Care Sector for many years and during her career worked as PA/Office Manager to many companies in Glasgow. Cathy is very organised and applies commitment to work under pressure ensuring every care package is covered with the most appropriate staff. She has built up excellent relationships with all the Tailor Maid Clients since joining the company in October 2012, and is always more than happy to help with any queries you may have.
Anna Harvey is our Home Care Supervisor who is responsible for Personnel and Staff Training. An Arts and Social Sciences graduate and qualified teacher, Anna oversees all new staff undergo induction and shadow training prior to commencing working with clients. Anna ensures that all staff are expertly trained to ensure we only ever a deliver first class standard of care. Anna is our Dementia Specialist and facilitates all in house training.
Clare Conlon is one of our Rota Coordinators. Clare has worked with Tailor Maid Home Care since October 2011. A language graduate from Glasgow University, Clare developed her skills over the years in various office positions laterally working with Tailor Maid which has given her the necessary background skills to fulfil her role in the office.
Cheryl Gerrie is our Home Care Supervisor and has worked for many years in the Care Sector. On completion of her studies, Cheryl worked in America for a few years, returning to work with supporting children with disabilities. After managing a children’s nursery for many years Cheryl transferred to Domiciliary Care and has worked for Tailor Maid since June 2012. Cheryl oversees all the Care Packages and ensures Best practice is always assured.
Gina Kingdom is one of our Rota Coordinators and our SSSC Coordinator. A graduate of Abertay University with an honours degree in Mathematics, she has worked in the public sector for many years as a data analyst and database coordinator. Gina joined Tailor Maid in March 2015 and enjoyed her time as a support worker before moving to her new role. As part of our office team, she brings all her previous experience and her understanding of the home care industry to her coordinator role.
Avril Blyth, one of our Supervisors, joined Tailor Maid Home Care in March 2016, and quickly established herself as an extremely reliable and trustworthy member of our team. Clients feel very comfortable with her, and she does her utmost to provide them with a tailor maid care experience to enable them to live in their own home while promoting their independence.
Avril’s previous experience was caring for adults with learning disability for over 13 years. She managed Service Users with a variety of complex needs such as autism, epilepsy, dementia, brain damage and MS. She then transferred her skills to working in a Care Home and enhanced her experience in dealing with outside Agencies such as social services and Health Personnel.
Since being promoted to Supervisor in August 2017, Avril has embraced her role in setting up our care packages and being that vital link with families as she understands first hand how all the packages in her group of clients are being catered for and can with the feedback from our carers improve the care to their changing needs.
Margaret Phillips, one of our Supervisors, joined the Tailor Maid team in July 2015. Margaret worked in the Police for many years and having taken early retirement to help out with her families business, she always felt a career in care was her vocation. Margaret very quickly established herself as a firm favourite with all clients, always going the extra mile. Having worked as a Carer for three years, we were delighted to promote Margaret to the role of Supervisor in August 2018. Well-respected by all of the team, Margaret splits her time between carrying out customer reviews and updating care packages and mentoring her team. Margaret always demonstrates best practice and is a fabulous role model for all our new recruits. She is currently undertaking her SVQ 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.
Maureen Carr, another of our Supervisors, first joined Tailor maid in October 2017, and was promoted to Supervisor in August 2019. Having worked in Finance for most of her career, when her family grew up and moved on to University she decided to take an Open University Course in Health and Social Care and achieved her SVQ3 Qualification. Edna, one of our clients, describes her “Maureen comes through the door with a smile on her face no matter the weather. She’s very capable, quickly and respectfully noting everything that is expected of her to do. We are lucky to have her.”