Manoli Vachoumis – Deputy Manager
I started my career aged 18, as the youngest youth-worker in the country. I worked in this field for 20 years where I supported various projects including, drugs advice, sexting, safeguarding, self-harm, and many, many more.
After this, I began working with CYPs with challenging behaviour and took on a role in an SEBD school in Seaford where I worked for 13 years and held the position of senior houseparent. I then moved to Headstart Residential Care, working at Croft House, where I worked as a senior residential worker. After a short amount of time I was offered a deputy manager position, where I supported the launch of a new sister home, Oakfield House.
I’m now back at Croft House where I manage the day-to-day running of the home under the guidance of Caroline Melia, the registered manager.
I enjoy working with Headstart Care as it’s a close-knit team, where you are encouraged to express yourself as a person and get the chance to develop your career as far as you wish to take it.
Our Home is based in the seaside town of Bexhill-on-sea, the town sits along the South East coast of England in the historical county of East Sussex.
The Home provides accommodation for two young people of either gender.
Each young person has his or her own bedroom, which can be personalised to suit their individual taste. A communal and separate room allows for privacy and to entertain friends and family. There are a kitchen and communal dining area with a separate utility room and w.c. On the first floor are two young person’s bedrooms and the main bathroom.
The property is within walking distance to the local shops and amenities and local park. There are many activity centres within the surrounding areas and easily accessible transport facilities to the town centre and other destinations.