After a combined 28 years in the Care Industry, we began to appreciate that the principles of care which we see as the foundation of the relationship between the Client and the Caregiver are no longer valued. As the care industry becomes monopolised by large Corporate organisations it becomes increasingly difficult to deliver the personal touch.

Therefore, in order to offer a service that provides the high quality of care required by the Client, we decided to establish our own company designed to provide the Client with the opportunity to choose a Caregiver who best matches their requirements.

We ensure that every Caregiver meets the standards we expect through having personally interviewed each Caregiver, checking they have the right to work, have an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service Check and validated any references. Our aim is to bring a personal touch back to the Care and Choice process.

We do not expect our Clients and Caregivers to navigate a call centre environment. It is our promise that every Client and Caregiver is managed through the registration or recruitment process with our personal assistance if required.

Lynne-Sally-at-Care-and-Choice
Lynne Greene and Sally Joll

We believe that giving the Client the opportunity to view a selection of Caregivers who match their needs, rather than being sent a Caregiver who is available, but may not share any personal interest with the Client, fosters a trusting relationship from the very first engagement upon which a mutually beneficial partnership continues to develop.

Our primary objective is to put the needs of the Client and the Caregiver first and through a quality ongoing recruitment process increase the care choice that is available. We hope you share our vision and what it can deliver to you, either as a Client or a Caregiver, and look forward to welcoming you to care as it should be – “the Care and Choice way”.

Our Team

Issy Kenner of Care and Choice live-in care
Issy Kenner

I have been working for Care and Choice since 2019. It is such a pleasure to organise care for families, and to take the time to discuss it carefully with each client and carer.

I have two children, 3 and 6 years old, both keeping me busy! We love to go out on long walks together. I also enjoy painting, sewing, gardening and all things creative.

Annalisa Forsdike of Carea and Choice
Annalisa Forsdike

I joined Care and Choice in 2016, initially working alongside Sharon assisting with Client and Carer introductions and then moved to Recruitment in January 2020 having had 14 years experience in the field. I live with my long suffering partner, our two gorgeous girls and our Wire Haired Hungarian Vizsla, Bear. I love cooking, watching action and horror films and crime dramas on TV.

I love walking and spending quality time with my family. Family is very important to me. I am a bubbly person, quite often a joker but I have a serious side too and l understand, the importance of listening and making people feel comfortable and relaxed especially in my work, as I believe it’s the best way to get the most out of people.

Sharon Cullingford at Care and Choice
Sharon Cullingford

I was born and raised in Horsham, and recently celebrated my 50th birthday, albeit in a more limited fashion than anticipated, due to lockdown.

I consider myself very lucky to be able to live near my parents, and have a close knit family of 2 younger sisters and 5 amazing nieces, and my partner and I have been together for over 18 years.

I enjoy reading and watching television, particularly thrillers, science fiction and travel, and I used to love spending time with family and friends, however since lockdown I have enjoyed going out for regular daily walks in all weathers. I have always been an animal lover, and have a much loved and extremely spoilt house rabbit, who has free range of the home, and can often be found sitting or sleeping on my feet whilst I am working!

I have worked locally in various employments, and my initial experience in care began in 1997, when I started working as a care co-ordinator for a nationwide live in agency, which is where I met and first worked with Sally and Lynne.

I joined Care and Choice in 2015, and consider myself to be very fortunate to work alongside colleagues and caregivers, who have similar views and values in wanting to provide support for our Clients, enabling them to be able to remain in their own homes, and to be cared for with dignity, patience and understanding.

Tracey Bristow of Care and Choice live-in care
Tracey Bristow

I joined Care and Choice at the beginning of 2020, but have known the ladies for nearly 15 years having all worked together previously.  My previous roles have been varied and I’ve worked in the insurance, dental and pest control industries, all very different but all based around helping people.

I met my husband nearly 30 years ago and we have been married for over 20 years, we are both dog lovers and have previously had greyhounds and decided 2020 was the year we would get our whippet, however lockdown happened and we now have the most spoilt, needy, photographed dog in existence.

During normal times I enjoy going out or staying in and catching up with friends and my family.  I like to visit new places and exploring and am never happier than when I’m out in the open with my husband and my dog.  I am also a huge fan of motorbike racing, following British Superbikes and Moto GP and enjoy going to watch these live, often dragging my husband out of the house at 5am just so I can get my favourite parking spot at Brands Hatch.