At just 23 years old, Chloe Gregory appears to be the youngest registered Care Manager in the country after passing her ‘Fit Person Interview’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Chloe, who works for Voyage Care, recently passed the ‘Fit Person Interview’ after working in the care sector for the past seven years. The ‘Fit Person Interview’ is an assessment conducted by the CQC to check that a candidate has sufficient knowledge about CQC compliance and legislation, plus ensure that they are equipped to deal with different care scenarios.
Since starting at Voyage Care when she was just 17 years old as a support worker, Chloe has worked hard to learn how to provide the highest standard of care, and is now the Registered Care Manager of 703 Burton Road, a Derbyshire residential care home.
Chloe comments: “I’ve worked in care since I was 16 years old when I was a personal assistant to my cousin, who has learning difficulties. People have a lot of misconceptions about what working in care is like but it’s such a fulfilling career to know that I’m helping someone to live their best life.
“After a friend recommended Voyage Care to me, I joined and have never looked back. I’ve always been ambitious and the support I received from my managers really pushed me to unlock my full potential.
“When I first started, I didn’t have any care qualifications but with their help, I’ve worked hard to achieve my level 2 and then my level 3 in management of adult residential services. I’m now working towards my level 5.”
As Care Manager, Chloe is responsible for ensuring that the residential home is providing tailored and personalised care to each person that lives there. She will also make sure that the correct safeguarding is in effect and the team are constantly trained in providing the best support. It is a job with a lot of responsibility, but Chloe’s managers and support team are there to help at every step of the way.
According to Tonia Marston, Chloe’s Operations manager, Chloe appears to be the youngest care manager in the country:
“We’ve looked and it appears that Chloe is the youngest Registered Care Manager in the country, and definitely in Voyage Care. This is largely down to her focus and the time and effort she has invested to really understand how to provide the highest standards of quality care.
“At Voyage Care, we encourage people to challenge themselves and be the best that they can, and Chloe is a shining example of what you achieve with commitment and hard work.”
Voyage Care, which has 259 learning disability care homes throughout the UK, is currently recruiting for support workers nationwide and are keen to challenge the view people may have of the role. If you are interested in finding out more about starting your career in social care, visit careers.voyagecare.com