Defining the future of private Home care

Liberty Private Care was founded by husband and wife team, Andrew and Fiona Key. Together, they have more than 50 years’ nursing and care experience and have worked in the NHS, for care agencies, residential care and nursing homes, and ran a successful homecare company in north-west England. In 2022, they handed the reins over to new Group Managing Director, Scarlett Cabrini.

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What makes us different?

We provide care that bridges the gap between traditional home care and nursing. We’ve proactively worked with local and national bodies to improve care standards through innovation and training. Andrew worked closely with these organisations to help create and define the ‘Six Steps End of Life Accreditation’ for community care agencies, and Liberty Private Care earned this accreditation from the Countess Mountbatten Hospice in Southampton.

Andrew also helped to develop a Night Care and Integrated Triage and Response care team, so understands all aspects of complex care, and was a finalist at the Great British Care Awards in the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Care'.

Liberty Private Care has always been managed by people with hands-on experience in the social and healthcare sector. Scarlett has worked for a number of high-profile healthcare players in both the NHS and private sector, and has a good working knowledge of the CQC.

One of their carers also won the national Carer of the Year award in recognition of his work and the outstanding quality of care provided.

Meet a few of the team:

Scarlett Cabrini - Group Managing Director

Scarlett Cabrini has twenty-plus years' experience in health and social care across both the NHS and private sector, and joined us from a well-renowned franchised homecare company.

She's worked for high-profile healthcare players where she developed policies and procedures, structures for growth and resilience, and took new products and services to market.

With her experience, MBA and MCIPD, and good working knowledge of the CQC, Scarlett will be leading Liberty Private Care into the future; developing and mentoring both the business and its employees.

Scarlett likes to drink fine wine and good coffee in her downtime and is most often found with her head in a book or watching epic films.

Amy McCormick - Registered General Nurse

Since qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 2014 Amy has worked as a nurse in a number of settings and gained extensive experience in her roles as a Senior Nurse in two nursing homes, Triage Nurse for South West Ambulance Service and as a District Nurse in Dorset and Hampshire. She now brings that collective experience into home care as the Registered Manager of Liberty Private Care. Her focus is on delivering the best care and outcomes for all the clients and supporting those closest to them, helping to alleviate their concerns, especially when relatives either live a distance away or have busy family and professional lives.

Like Andrew, Amy also recognises and believes in the development of the skills and expertise of all the carers, encouraging and helping them achieve higher qualifications in care and engaging with various training sessions to enable the carers to bridge the gap between care and nursing, and liaise with others to positively affect the care they provide, therefore producing a consistent team of carers that want to stay with Liberty Private Care.

Occasionally during the summer and autumn, Amy can be found sea swimming in the morning – and may even catch a sunrise or two – or on a paddle board. Her two spaniels, Toby and Finn, enjoy wet and muddy walks in the New Forest and ‘help’ in Amy’s allotment, which began with six ex-battery hens that have now become 14! Amy loves being outside and having adventures in her campervan. She says: ‘I have been very fortunate in my travels and love to see new places and meet new people. My one aspiration is to visit Peru and Machu Picchu. When I do find time to read a book it is usually psychology based! I enjoy eating food and am a pretty good cook. I enjoy cooking world cuisine and love entertaining friends and family with a home-made meal.’

Kirsty McLean - Recruitment and Development Manager

Kirsty has worked in Health and Social Care for 20+ years.

Kirsty started working as a Care worker in Domiciliary then went into supported living and residential with Adults in various areas:- Dementia, Brain Injury, Drug and Alcohol, End Of Life, Learning Disabilities and Complex needs.

Kirsty's teaching career commenced Children with special needs, specialising with Visual and Hearing Impairments along with Learning Disabilities. She have also taught children with Emotional and Behavioural disabilities.

Kirsty has PTTLs, Train the Trainer, Cava (this enables me to access NVQ’s), NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care along with the L5 Leadership and Management.

Kirsty enjoys recruiting new staff and seeing them progress through the training and then out on their own.

In her spare time Kirsty enjoys Reading, Travelling, Gardening, Designing and making Cards and Gifts.