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Public Service Award 2015
A&J Kohli Ltd t/a Bluebird Care Haringey
Managing Director and Registered Care Manager
Currently working towards a Level 5 Diploma in Health&Social Care
Applied Diploma in Corporate Banking - The Institute of Finance, Nov 2009
Healthcare Banking Accreditation – Institute of Bankers, Sep 2011
Women in Business Accreditation – Chartered Bank and Everywoman, Oct 2011
MSc in Clinical Neuroscience - Institute of Neurology UCL, Sep 2006
BSc (Hons) Medical Science - University of Leeds, Sep 2005
3 A Levels and 10 GCSEs
Since starting her own business in an industry that was alien to her, Jyoti quickly grasped the importance of adequate staff training. This lead to her developing herself into an accredited healthcare training provider with 13 Train the Trainer Qualifications in Health and Social Care Subjects. This hardwork was recognised at the 2014 Great British Care Awards where she won Care Trainer of the year for the South East region. She has now been shortlisted for the National Awards this summer.
Her business was also the winner of the 2014 Putting People FIrst Award in the South East regional Great British Care Awards, which now goes through to the National finals.
In 2013 she was a finalist in the Frontline Leaders Award category.
During the 1st year of trading, Jyoti was also nominated for a Spirit of Bluebird Care Award, which is a Franchise Internal award that looks to recognise businesses which have overcome adversity in order to succeed.
Prior to her career in home care, Jyoti was the face of NatWest Women in Business where she promoted the growth of Women Entrepreneurs by regularly speaking at Finance and Banking events. In order to gain a position at NatWest and RBS. Jyoti was selected from over 4000 applicants in order to win a much sought after place on their fast track graduate programme.
Before working in finance, Jyoti's goals centred around her desire to assist stroke victims in their recovery. This was achieved through her masters in Clinical Neuroscience during which she helped develop treatment options. These treatments showed positive results and were taken to a full PHd study which was funded by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in order to introduce the treatment into the NHS.
Jyoti makes a difference to the community in which she was raised by both strving to improve the quality of care for the residents of Haringey and also by creating local jobs for local people. She regularly goes over and above the criteria set out for care providers by the CQC by ensuring her staff are equiped to deal with any situation that may face them. Haringey Council have commended Jyoti on her approach to her work, especially in regards to the risk assessment of her business and industry.
Where Jyoti see's unfairness in the industry, she ensures she raises awareness and is never affraid to fight for her cause.
Jyoti regularly strives to contribute to society through a range of charitable causes.
She recently revisited the hospital where she herself stayed as a child in order to donate 50 Christmas presents. This was also attended by the Mayor and covered in local media:
This winter Jyoti is working towards the free hand out of blankets and fleeces to the vulnerable and elderly in Haringey in order to help prevent excess winter deaths. The North London Ambulance service and Meals on Wheels are both looking to support Jyoti with this cause.
Other charity work:
469ft Abseil in support of Ronald McDonald House - independently raised £1438
Charity Football Tournament in support of The Princes Trust - independently raised £2000
Million Makers Challenge in support of the Princes Trust - collectively raised £8000
Crisis Charity Shelter work
Race for life in support of Breast Cancer research - independently raised £500
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