Get to Know Evoke Care
Established for more than 10 years, Evoke Care caters for vulnerable young people aged from 7 to 18 years with the belief that every child really does matter.
We promote a secure and loving environment in all of our children’s homes whether residential, semi-independent care homes or residential assessment centre. Every young person placed with Evoke Care is provided with an individual, tailored care package, with their own keyworkers to meet their needs. Young people also have a significant influence on their care plan and determining its priorities.
The team is highly qualified to manage different behaviours including autism attachment disorders, autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders offensive behaviour, anger-management, ADHD and self-harm.
The Evoke Care team works closely with each young person to ensure optimal progress that leads to a positive and lasting outcome. Where necessary, we also provide therapy by a trusted, external resource and this is part of each young person’s care package, if applicable.
We care for young people who
- Are victims of trauma
- Are suffering with low self-esteem/lack of confidence
- Are emotionally or behaviourally challenged
- Have sensory impairments
- Are difficult to place
- Are victims of domestic abuse or violence
- Are sibling groups
- Are high risk
- Are multiple absconders
- Misuse substances
- Have mental health issues
THE EVOKE CARE TEAM
Evoke Care is only as good as the team that run it which is why we carefully select the very best experts in the field. We choose those who have a genuine passion for childcare, along with plenty of energy and commitment to their work.
We strongly believe in investing in our workforce and our training and management systems are second to none, giving staff every opportunity to develop and grow professionally while employed by Evoke Care.
Registered Manager, Crescent House
Shubina is the Registered Manager of Crescent House in Norbury. With over 15 years of extensive experience in social care settings, Shubina brings a wealth of incredible childcare knowledge and expertise. Shubina has previous experience as a foster carer/social worker where she helped numerous children and young people find their feet with her love, care and support. The concept of making a difference to children and young people holds a place firmly in her heart.
Shubina has also been a social worker and a systematic practitioner; both roles gave her a thorough understanding of working with young people who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties. Shabina is also a fun loving and passionate person who thoroughly enjoys her role especially when she sees the results of dedicating her time to supporting young people so they have a positive experience. She places much importance in providing a loving, warm and nurturing environment with plenty of laughter, believing the true reward is watching her charges grow, develop and achieve their dreams. Shubina is completely focused on providing the best possible outcomes for the children and young people at Evoke Care.
Senior Support Worker/Deputy Manager
Christine has over 28 years of experience working in the Health and Social Care sector. She has worked in many different areas, including childcare homes with children with EBD, Autism, learning difficulties and other mental and physical disabilities. During her time in the Health and Social Care sector, Christine held senior posts for four years before moving onto Evoke Care.
Christine gained her HND qualification in Mental Health in 2009 and in 2014 achieved a BSC Honours working with Children and Family. Furthermore, Christine holds a Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership along with numerous certificates gained through online training courses.
Tamunobelebara is a bank support worker and has obtained a Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. Tammie worked as a nanny for 5 years and seeks to face new challenges using her tangible skills and is broadening her experience working with young people here at Evoke Care
Senior Support Worker
A resourceful and dedicated team member, and always strives to be a hard worker. An enthusiastic individual with extensive experience across diverse areas of caring experience and always takes the proactive approach when it comes to facing challenges. Holding a Level 3 Diploma in HSC Adults and Children, qualifications in Dementia awareness, First Aid, Health and Safety and more
Shantelle is a bank support worker at Evoke Care with 6 years of working alongside vulnerable adults with disabilities. She enjoys working with young children and would like to expand on her experiences, facing different challenges.
Winta is a Full time Support Worker that is a Level 3 Health and social care qualified alongside a psychology honours degree. She has worked with in different settings supporting children with special needs and shows passion to working with young people.
What we do
Being the Best at What We Do
We take staff training and development extremely seriously, constantly striving to build on our experience and give young people quality care. We understand how important training is so we heavily invest in all our staff because we are committed to maintaining a competent, skilled and motivated team.
Every month, each member of staff receives one-to-one supervision combined with their own personal development plan which is regularly reviewed. This gives our residents, their families and external carers peace of mind that we are always striving to be the best at what we do.
In-House Training Courses
Training is not just about attending an occasional educational course; it is an integral aspect of Evoke Care. Our senior staff are a role model for less experienced team members and are on-hand to teach, assist and offer guidance wherever possible.
All staff have structured training programmes in place so their objectives are clearly set out from the moment they join the team. Our day courses and workshops provide staff with invaluable knowledge on numerous subjects. These can range from psychological aspects to focussing on preparing the young people for their future, whether they return to their families, enter a different family or choose independent living.
External Training Courses
We also offer courses at local colleges/universities which complement our in-house training. We strongly believe that training is essential to keeping senior staff abreast of new developments in childcare and developing in their field.
Safety and restraint is an area that we place great importance on so we ensure all staff receive relevant training when they join us along with mandatory refresher courses throughout their employment. Members of staff who have not yet completed the Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care will be enrolled upon completion of their induction and foundation, in accordance with local and national legislation.
- Methods of Control and Safe Restraint (team teach)
- CWDC Induction
- First Aid (one day & 3 day)
- Administration of Medication
- Attachment Theory
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness
- Attachment, Separation and Loss
- Food Hygiene
- Health and Safety/ Fire Prevention
- Infection & Control
- Anti-Discriminatory Practice
- Equality & Diversity
- Assessment Techniques/Risk Assessment
- Basic Counselling Skills
- Log Recording and Report Writing
- Key Working
- Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour
- Working with Self Harm
- Sanction & Reward
- Attachment, Separation and Loss
- Reporting under schedule 5 of the Children’s Homes Regulations