Rebecca was born and raised in Surrey. She started her journey in the care sector aged 18, leaving college with a drive to make a difference to young adults with learning difficulties.
“This was the start of the love I found in care work, moving into residential settings a few years after. I remember thinking “this is the best job in the world” and it soon became a life I couldn’t think of being any other way.”
After gaining her NVQ 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care, Rebecca earned a management position in a local care company. It was here that she gained years of experience working with older people and supporting people with brain injuries. Working closely with older people added even further to her love of care work.
In 2014, Rebecca welcomed her first son into the world. She then spent a couple of years pouring her love and dedication of care into her own family to create a warm and nurturing home environment. When she returned to the workplace, she retrained in HR and Recruitment so that she could help recruit the right people for jobs in care.
“I hold the role of Care Professional so dear in my heart. After all, I’d had years of different people alongside me. I know what it takes to be an exceptional Care Professional, so this is what I did for some time after gaining my CIPD qualification.”
Two children later, Rebecca and Jamie Harris, fellow director/owner of Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes made the big decision to move from their home to Milton Keynes and make a fresh start.
“Jamie came across to the Milton Keynes branch and took on the Registered manager role, and as I came off maternity leave I then joined in January 2021 as a HR & Recruitment Manager. We knew we were involved in something special, and in February 2022 we became the office Franchise Partners of the branch with fire in our bellies to create what we have always dreamed.”
Having worked with older people for a long time now, Rebecca understands the difficulties facing them and strives to create a positive environment for them to age well.
“For us, this isn’t, and has never been a ‘job’. It’s a vocation, a passion. Our wish is to spread that passion, break down barriers and make ageing a positive, enjoyable experience. Why not after a life of work and waiting to relax?
Getting older isn’t easy, so many people do not live near their family, and spend the majority of their lives working for a better retirement and a positive journey into later life. If we can help make that happen, that’s magic to me. To give a son or daughter peace of mind, knowing mum and dad are safe, or giving a client the confidence and ability to get out and about is priceless.”