Meet the Team
Sally Ridley SEN, RGN, RM, BSC
Sally has worked as a nurse for over 30 years and during
that period she obtained a degree in disability studies and
holds a Leadership and Management in care award.
During her work as a nurse she specialised in the care of elderly, stroke rehabilitation, disabilities and brain injuries.
As part of her degree she brought in clinical supervision into a rehab area with the help of the Royal College of Nurses.
In 2002 she opened Nightingales Golden Care Ltd with just 2 members of staff and 2 service users to look after. Today
it has grown to provide care services to over 100 service users and employs over 50 members of staff.
She can be contacted on email
Ben has been involved in the care industry since 2002. He has worked from the bottom up as a Carer, Senior Carer, Quality Control Manager and since 2009 has been the Registered Manager for Nightingales Golden Care. He is responsible for recruitment, policies and procedures, quality control and the general day to day running of the business. He currently holds a Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care award. In November 2014 he won the 'Home Care Registered Manager Award' at the Great British Care Awards held in Brighton. He can be contacted on either 02392 704191 or email
Care Service Manager
Sam has been with Nightingales Golden Care since 2009. She has seen her role develop in that time from a Senior Carer, Coordinator, and now as the Care Service Manager. She is responsible for conducting assessments and reviews for our service users as well as moving and handling training, and medication training for our staff. She has completed her NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social Care for levels 2, 3, and 5. She can be contacted on either 07825 267240 or email
Accounts and Payroll Manager
Daniel has been working for Nightingales Golden Care Ltd since 2007. During that time he has progressed from his original role as Coordinator to his current role as the Accounts and Payroll Manager. He is responsible for invoicing, payroll, and the general day to day book keeping of the organisation's accounts. He holds his Association of Accounting Technicians Level 2 Certificate. He can be contacted on either 02392 704191 or email
Sue has worked in residential care homes and a staff supporting managerial role since 1998. She has working in residential care homes and as a carer in the community, Sue has worked her way up to H.R. Manager at Nightingales Golden Care. Sue is responsible for monitoring and supporting staff from induction, regular supervisions and arranging training and qualifications, carrying out regular reviews with existing service users and overseeing five disability groups. Sue has gained her GNVQ 2 distinction and 3 distinction in Health and Social Care and NVQ 4 Management.
She can be contacted on either 07825 267241 or email
Kayliegh has been with Nightingales Golden Care since 2015. She has been in the care industry since 2011 and during that time has risen from a Carer to a Senior Carer and is currently the Coordinator for Nightingales Golden Care Ltd. She is responsible for cooridnating staff rotas as well as matching staff skills and personalities to that of our service users in a way that provides continuity and support. She can be contacted on either 07857 002864 or email