Pineapple Care is a family run Care and Support Agency registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Having spent years working for and with large organisations and local authorities, Lavena Shovlar Managing Director decided that it was the right time to fulfill her lifetime ambition of starting her own care business. All three Directors have been working in the Domiciliary care / support sector at senior management level for over 10 years. Pineapple Care prides itself in supplying care and support workers to people living in the community and to those in residential and day care settings.Our aim is to help and assist service users in and outside of their own home, as safely and independently as possible, and with respect to every individual’s choice, well-being, privacy, and dignity, cultural, ethnic and religious beliefs.
Our objectives are to deliver our services in line with current legislation and the expectations of individuals, local authorities, our own and other relevant parties wherever possible. We are subject to regular inspections including announced and unannounced visits and must demonstrate our competence in providing a safe, professional and quality service at all times. A copy of our statement of purpose can be found displayed at our office and on our website; alternatively you can request a copy via e-mail or post.
Pineapple Care are committed to providing a high quality service and will always welcome any feedback or comments on the service we provide.We understand that receiving care and support, particularly for the first time, may be an overwhelming experience and cause anxieties to some service user groups. The service user guide is intended to provide you with an outline of what you may expect from us, and the service we provide.
Managing Director – Lavena Shovlar
Lavena has a vast amount of knowledge and experience within the care / support industry holding senior positions within the private sector and local authority.
Lavena started her career as a care / support worker, supporting older adults needing personal care, and working with younger adults with autism, and learning disabilities. Lavena achieved her Registered Manager’s status in 2006, and has since utilised her knowledge and skills to support and manage other Registered Managers at Senior Area Manager Level across Essex. During her career, Lavena has also managed services specialising in autism and learning disabilities.
Lavena will be working on a day to day basis with Nicola, to maintain high standards of care and support, and is ideally suited to this role having a wealth of experience in both care and general business management. Lavena has also owned her own recruitment business, and is passionate and enthusiastic about ensuring Pineapple Care Services delivers extremely high standards of care.
Tel: 01375 808303
Operations Director – Nicola Lloyd
Nicola has worked in the care industry since 2005. Nicola has experience in working in various departments covering all aspects of care and support delivery. Nicola has an excellent reputation working in partnership with local authorities and other professionals, and during her career has held various roles including being a senior care team manager within a large provider of care, and also working part time within a local authority. Nicola is passionate about delivering a high standard of care and support, whilst also ensuring that our staff feel valued and supported.
Nicola will be working along side the Managing Director and the Commercial & Finance Director, both of whom have a vast amount of Senior Management experience and knowledge within the Care industry, general business and also the local area where care and support is being provided.
Tel: 01375 808303