CT Interview – Sally Roberts

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Blanchworth Care is a care provider which has maintained steady growth and earned an excellent reputation amid the turbulence of the last 10 years. Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON spoke to chief executive Sally Roberts.| Sally Roberts made her debut into the care sector 20 years ago when she established a 16-bed residential home in South Gloucestershire. She is now chief executive of Blanchworth Care, with 19 homes for 700 beds, and employing about 700 staff. Born in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Sally Roberts was educated in Salisbury and studied geography at Birmingham University before marrying James, a GP, and moving to Blanchworth in south Gloucestershire. “This was in the 1970s, when wives of GPs customarily provided the admin. support for the practice, and generally holding the fort when their husbands were out on call, and a lot of my time was spent renovating our Queen Anne house and supporting James in his practice,” said Sally. During this period, Sally did find the time to establish and operate an a

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