Sharon Shelley - Managing Director
My career working with elderly people started at the age of 12. I lived above a small elderly care home and would spend hours with the residents chatting and listening to their life stories. At weekends, I would chambermaid and help with the tea trolley. I attended university and attained my LLB 2:1 (hons) law degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. I went on to practice as a solicitor with the largest firm in the southwest but, after five years, decided to follow my heart: I left legal practice and purchased my first care home for the elderly in Liskeard. I have never looked back.
I am qualified and trained to Manager level and used to be a Southwest Link Worker for Dementia. My goal has always been to provide a home where my residents feel loved and not just cared for. I feel that my team and I have achieved that. Many of my colleagues have been with me for almost 20 years and they are as much a part of Sharob Care as I am.
I am very family orientated and have a wonderful husband and two beautiful, healthy children. I love animals and have 2 cats, 2 St Bernard dogs and a horse. I love baking, eating good food, and drinking good wine. I also enjoy going to see a good band and will support my father’s local band, Rickety Bones, when I can.
When I have some free time, I enjoy horse-riding, dancing, wild swimming and all things ocean. I am a qualified scuba diver and used to swim for Cornwall and England Army Cadets. I can swim further than I can run, and that is not far these days!