The senior management team comprises a Managing Director who is a qualified Social worker. At the time of setting up Benecare in 2007 the MD had 26 years experience within the public and private social care sectors including 13 years within private sector residential child care.
Our Operations Manager joined us after 18 years experience at senior partnership commissioning levels for a large local authority having come from the contracting side in the private sector for 17 years prior to that.
Trish Clinton has been with our company for a total of ten years and is now Business Manager. Trish has been an Ofsted Registered Manager in several of our homes over the years rising from Deputy Manager to Registered Manager very successfully. Prior to joining Benecare Trish was a Kent Foster carer for some years prior to moving into Residential work.
Lauren studied Public Service Management at Canterbury College where she achieved a Merit at Higher National Diploma Level and then went on to achieve a 2:1 BA Hons. After finishing university Lauren started a career with Kent Police as a Detention Officer working with people who displayed severe challenging behaviours in the custody suite. Working for Kent Police taught Lauren how to manage challenging behaviours including verbal abuse, physical aggression and dealing with people who had committed severe crimes and had high risk warnings.
Lauren began working for Benecare in January 2014, having been the Registered Manager of a sister home from 2017, Lauren achieved consecutive Ofsted grading of “Good” for the home. October 2020 Lauren became Benecare’s Responsible Individual for Benecare’s portfolio of homes. Lauren brings a passion to Benecare for ensuring our children receive the best care and outcomes possible.