Leicester East, Groby & Oadby

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Victoria Abel

Victoria Abel

Deputy Care Manager

We would like to introduce you to Victoria Abel, deputy care manager for Radfield Home Care Leicester East, Groby & Oadby. Victoria is responsible for assisting with the day to day running of the office in line with CQC regulations and supporting the Care Manager to ensure that the service is safe, caring, responsive and effective. Victoria is a key point of contact for carers, clients and their families and promotes individuals’ wellbeing at all times.

Victoria joined the care sector in 2018 as a Care Professional and immediately fell in love with the role, spending the next two years caring for people in their own homes. In June 2020 she moved into the role of Community Care Manager, where she was responsible for a large care team, ensuring their training was up to date.

“I also oversaw the management of over 30 customers, making sure that the day to day care plan was reflective of their care needs and completing their reviews when needed. I took customer enquiries and completed any assessments for all areas that the business covered if needed. I was also responsible for communicating with local authorities and the NHS, supporting complex and 24 hour care packages.”

In June 2022, Victoria had the opportunity to become a training manager, where she was responsible for training all new Care Professionals and guiding them through their probation. She would ensure all Care Professionals were up to date with their mandatory training.

Victoria’s depth of experience handling both client care needs and managing Care Professionals makes her the perfect fit for deputy care manager at Radfield Home Care Leicester, Groby & Oadby.

“Prior to adult social care I worked as a Learning Support Assistant in SCE (Service Children Education) in Germany, I supported children aged 3-4 including those with special needs and dealing with parents deployments. I was responsible for supporting nutrition and hydration, lesson planned activities, liaising with parents and discussing developments in the child’s learning or where they may need more support.”

Victoria has worked exceptionally hard over the years to accrue some of the industries highly sought after accolades, including:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.
  • HABC Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF).
  • Train the Trainer Basic Life Support, Medication, Moving and Positioning.
  • Dementia Care Train the Trainer.
  • Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care (RQF).Victoria
  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.
  • FAA Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work.
  • FFA Level 3 Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF).

Victoria’s combination of practical experience and academic achievements make her an invaluable asset to the team.

“I feel that I have a good knowledge base as well as a good level of compassion, empathy and understanding to help support clients in the decision making or for new potential clients to come on board with all the information needed. I even helped support my own elderly grandparents who had mixed dementia. I have good people skills and enjoy listening to their stories and spending time getting to know them.”