Who we are Our team Our team NEL Carelink is a charity registered with the Charities Commission (Number 1046115). This means that we are overseen by a Board of Trustees. Our current Trustees are – Chair & Secretary - Steve Wakefield Vice Chair - Cllr Margaret Cracknell – NELC Cllr Volunteer - Sylvia Leary Volunteer - Lesley Lee Harbour Place GY - Denny Batty Friendship at Home - Julie Rigby Our Trustees provide governance and ensure that we meet our charitable aims. Our Mission Keeping vulnerable people safe and well through innovative practices and technological approaches by providing a link to their wider community. Our Vision Enabling vulnerable people to lead safe and independent lives in their community Our Charitable Objects (the purpose of the charity) NEL Carelink uses practical and technological solutions to support vulnerable people to lead independent lives, feeling safe and well in their community The NEL Carelink Team We have a team of over 20 members of staff. Our team are based in Grimsby and are involved in the running of NEL Carelink. This ensures we can provide our installation and 24/7 monitoring centre. Our team include; Vickie Control Centre Manager Vickie oversees the running of Carelink. Clark Team leader Clark ensures the control centre is staffed and supports the team to meet our quality standards Jo Installer Administrator Jo manages all NEL Carelink enquiries from private customers or service providers. She arranges for Installers to visit people and manages any challenges customers are having with the equipment. Leighanne Project Officers Leighanne and Ceejay ensure all our administration is correct and up to date and help us manage various projects including our website. Becky Finance officer Becky manages our day to day finances. She is responsible for dealing with collecting payments for our services from our customers and paying our suppliers. Janet Installer Promoter Janet goes into the community talking to groups and individuals about the work of Carelink, promoting what we offer. JackieInstallerJackie goes out to our customers homes and installs our telecare equipment, assessing that it meets their needs and making relevant changes where appropriate. Operators Our team of Operators cover our control centre 24/7, 365 days including Christmas, New Year and Bank Holidays. They are there to answer every call and help our customers. Paul - "Hello, my name is Paul. In September 2021 I will be starting my 20th year with Carelink but still enjoy my job and there is always something new or interesting learn." Angela - "Hi I’m Angie, I joined Carelink in 2009 as a Telecare operator. Initially I thought it would be a stop gap until I found another job, 11 years later I am still here and loving it, being part of the Carelink team is like having a second family. The job is very varied from assisting emergency help to calling people for a friendly chat." Phil - "I have worked at Carelink for 3 years now. I enjoy helping people when they are at their most distressed." Kay - "I've worked for Carelink for 4 and a half years, I was a carer for 17 years before working here, and think that helps me support our Clients when talking to them." Sandra - "I have worked at Carelink for 2 years after being a nurse for 37 years. I enjoy working there as all the calls are different and you have to be on your toes with what help or advise is needed." Steve - "I've been with Carelink now for two years and I'm employed as an Operator/Installer. I really enjoy my work and take pride in keeping our client's safe at home." Tracey - "I have worked at Carelink for 18 months now and enjoy my job. The team are good to work with which always helps." Keata - "I have been at Carelink for 2 years, My favourite part of working at CareLink is being able to feel like I have been a help to someone." Lynn - "My name is Lynn , Ive worked at care link since June 2019, after working for many years as a home carer." Jo - "I joined Carelink in March 2020. I find the role very rewarding as we can support clients to remain in their own homes and continue to be independent." Ceejay - "I have been at Carelink since October 2021. I find my job very interesting due to the many different scenarios we come across and being able to work with the client towards a desired outcome is very rewarding."