The New Client Team

The New Client team are led by New Client and Recruitment Manager, Emily Smith, who has been with us for 13 years.

The team are trained to listen, provide information about Christies Care and take the steps to set up live-in care at your pace.

Whether you need a Christies Carer from tomorrow or you would like to plan care for the coming weeks or months, this vital stage of the live-in care journey with us takes every aspect of the client’s situation into account:

  • their health needs
  • their mobility
  • their capacity
  • their family
  • their home situation
  • their social needs and interests

We always ask for your feedback on our carers, as having the right carers makes all the difference to our client’s wellbeing and happiness.

Our New Client team strive to provide person-centred care, making sure every consideration has been made to deliver safe and efficient live-in care for you.

EMILY SMITHHead of New Client Team
“I have worked for Christies Care since 2006. I enjoy the fact that in my role I’m always meeting and speaking with new people and no day is the same.

I have enjoyed working in various Departments across the company and am grateful to Christies Care for allowing me to progress since I have arrived.

As the New Client Team Leader I am proud of the service that my team strive to offer our New Clients.

I am lucky to work with such a passionate and driven team.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my two beautiful nieces. I attend yoga classes and volunteer my time to the local Brownie unit and Dance School.”

MANDY BOWENNew Client Co-ordinator
“I’ve been with Christies since early 2013. The best thing about my job is helping people live independently in their own home.

When my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer she made the choice that she wanted to remain in her home, however she was scared to be alone. I looked into Live-in-Care for her and this gave my mother peace of mind and allowed me to maintain my family life and be involved as a daughter not a carer. This worked well and my mother got her wish and was able to live in her own home until she passed away.

I have a young daughter so when I’m not working I’m with her, enjoying our time together.”

NICOLA PHILLIPSNew Client Co-ordinator
“I started with Christies Care in 2014, joining the Sapphire Team within Bookings then in 2015 I moved on to the New Client Team.

I absolutely love my job and working for Christies. I like that my job is so varied and no two days are the same.

My colleagues are so caring, kind, knowledgeable and compassionate and I enjoy coming to work each day.

It is a very satisfying job, allowing people to stay in their homes and remain as independent as possible.

I am a family girl and all of my spare time involves running around after my 10 year old and 18 month old daughters.”

KATE HARVEYNew Client Co-ordinator
“Hello, I’m Kate. I started with Christies in March 2015 as a Recruitment Co-ordinator and then moved roles to the New Client Team.

I really enjoy speaking to different people daily. My understanding of what is involved in care comes from previously being a Support Worker for adults with learning difficulties and personal experience with family members.

I know caring can be a challenging but very rewarding job.

I enjoy dancing, walks at the beach and time with my family.”

SAM DEARENew Client Co-ordinator
“Hello I’m Sam. I have worked for Christies since 2015, first within the carer support team and then moving on to working with the New client team.

It was, and continues to be, a great challenge.

Previously, I worked within the care sector as a support worker to clients with physical disabilities, dementia and learning disabilities.”

ELLEN LEWISNew Client Co-ordinator
“Hi, my name is Ellen. I joined Christies Care in April 2018 as part of the ‘Green Team’ in carer support before moving to the New Client team.

I have 4 years’ experience in the care sector, having previously worked in supported living, mental health services and domiciliary care.

Within my current role I enjoy being able to guide clients and/or their families through the process of setting up care and ensuring they are given all the information they need to make an informed decision.

When I am not at work I have a 6 year old daughter who keeps me on my toes.”

EMMA PAYNENew Client Co-ordinator
“I have been working for Christies Care since June 2010 and I really enjoy working as part of a team and speaking to clients and their relatives.

Although I have not had any care experience myself, when talking to our carers I always do my best to understand what they are going through and always ensure I offer the best support I can to both our clients and carers.

During my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.”