Meet our Training Team

Providing friendly expertise and support throughout your care training journey

Many of our award-winning training team have been carers themselves so they understand what it is like to be a live-in carer. They know that with good training anybody with the right attitude can become an excellent carer.

Helen Drain

Head of Training & Dementia Trainer

I started with Christies Care in May 2005, walking into Rose House not knowing what to expect – here I am today, thoroughly enjoying my ‘working’ days. I like the diversity of the work, the ever-evolving changes and being part of a great training team.
Meet our Training Team​ - Helen Drain
Sarah Hostler

Sarah Hostler

Training Co-ordinator

I have been with Christies Care for 3 years now, starting in Carer Support for 2 years before moving over to the Training department. The parts I most enjoy about my role here are getting to meet different people and developing my knowledge. This enables me to provide the best guidance to the carers that we train. I have experience being a carer. My first caring role was in a care home for people aged 50 and above, all of whom had learning disabilities. It was very daunting at first but with support and training I found it very rewarding. I then moved into domiciliary care as a pop-in carer which was as rewarding yet totally different – being a lone carer for the majority of the time, meeting new people, in new places with a variety of different conditions, some of whom had families closely involved others that didn’t.

Kerry Bayford

Training Co-ordinator / Administrator

I’ve been a member of the Christies Care training team since December 2013. Previous to this, I was a carer for 8 years. I really do enjoy being part of such a great team – everyone is warm and friendly. As a member of the training team I get to meet our wonderful carers and, although we run the same training courses from week to week, each session is completely different.
Kerry Bayford
Louisa Welton

Louisa Welton

Training Co-ordinator

I joined Christies in 2012 as part of our admin team, having spent the previous 20 years working in a laboratory (a complete career change).

I was excited to move to the training team in 2015 and feel I have finally found my true vocation in life. I find my role really rewarding, particularly the End of Life training, and every day is a new opportunity to make a difference. I love getting to know all our wonderful carers and helping to prepare them to make a positive difference to our client’s lives.

Chloe Salmon

Training Co-ordinator

I started working with Christies in August 2018 as part of the training team. I previously worked as a support worker and have experience with spinal injuries. I spent some time travelling and was lucky enough to spend time living and working in Australia before returning back to the UK and finding a career. I am looking forward to gaining new skills and furthering my knowledge in the care industry. I am also excited to be part of such a good team!
Chloe Salmon
Lizzie Richardson

Lizzie Richardson

Training Co-ordinator

I joined Christies Care in 2009, as a booking co-ordinator within the Emerald Team. After 6 months I joined the Quality team as the quality and safeguarding officer and stayed in this role for 5 years.

Upon my return from maternity leave in 2016, I joined the Training team as the Care Certificate Co-ordinator. Previous to joining Christies Care I worked as a booking co-ordinator and carer for 2 years, so I understand how rewarding and difficult it is to be a carer.

Tanya Howard

Training Team Administrator

I have been working for Christies Care for almost 11 years, having joined in May 2005. Over the years my role has been varied but very enjoyable. My work has involved me working very closely with our carers during their training and because I consider myself to be a people person I enjoy this part of my role very much. I have met many people from different countries and have learnt a lot about their cultures and how things in their country differ from here in the UK. Last year I joined the Training team as their Administrator and am enjoying being part of a very busy and professional team.
Tanya Howard