Meet the Team
These are the fab people who make things happen at Open Arms. We’re a crazy bunch who are absolutely dedicated to our jobs (it’s not really a job being here as we have far too much fun)!! We refer to ourselves as a “nutty work family” and together rise to any challenge.
A completely useless piece of information: between us we have a HUGE 200 years plus of experience in the care sector! Makes us sound far too old……
Owner/Director of Open Arms with years of personal and professional experience in care, enjoys a challenge and gives it 110%.
Day service supervisor at the Profiles Building, she’s the bee’s knees and one of the most amazing people we have ever met; she keeps things on track and comes up with “ideas” constantly to keep us all out of mischief.
Gentle and one of the most caring people we’ve come across, Rene is our Dementia Champion who takes the lead in the service for some of our older community members; brings passion and compassion to the team.
Community and in house Support Worker: there is nothing which phases Karl, he’s so laid back he should be horizontal! BSL qualified as well as the other attributes he brings to the team.
Community Support Worker – Donna joined us a few years ago having spent years in the sector with other organisations. We couldn’t be without her straight talking and dedicated approach, an absolute diamond with the clients.
Community and in house Support Worker: Marie has a great rapport with her clients and brings a lot of experience to the table, together with her ‘can do’ approach she’s fun to be around a great source of entertainment.
A member of the team who brings not only a fab Scottish accent but also years of experience, knowledge and obvious dedication to add to the mix.
Community and in house Support Worker - A Selbian through and through, Sarah’s direct and hands on approach make her a favourite with lots of our community based clients. Sarah is our go to for information on who’s who in the area.
Community Support Worker: goes that extra mile every time and will help anyone. Ali’s kindness is well known in the sector as she has spent years working in the area and brings a practical solution to most problems with her.
Community and in House Support Worker (and the face of the Scrap Store): suffers much tormenting for his “serious face” but known for his “I am smiling” approach. Nothing is too much trouble for Rod when it comes to those he cares for.
In House Support worker, Sophie joined us as an apprentice after coming to get some work experience and has come a long way in the years she has been with us. Determined to succeed, Sophie encourages full interaction and participation (often leading the dance) every day.
Community Support worker – joined us a few years back as a volunteer but couldn’t imagine not being here now! Wayne’s a bit quiet (till you get to know him) but genuinely cares and does an amazing job.
Sami’s fantastic personality shines through ….. can’t imagine why it stands out so much. Great sense of fun and happy to get stuck in, Sami is another very welcome addition to the team 😀
In house Support Worker apprentice – told Tracey when he was 11 that he wanted to come and work at Open Arms and here he is! Caring and kind Peter has the makings of a brill support worker.
Jo brings a great smile and calm can do approach and years of experience with her - we’re so happy to have her on our team!!
We also have the “invisible” yet still here Shannon on the team. She’s away in Birmingham a lot of the time but still on the team and stepping in when she’s home as she can’t stay away! An absolute favourite with the team and clients she’s still helping out in the background