At the heart of our philosophy of care, is recognising each person as an individual, with our commitment to enriching their life.

Robin Sidebottom Chairman

Robin is a healthcare entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience working across multiple sectors of the care industry, including more than 13 years in a senior executive position within SME, PE and PLC businesses. He is also a member of the Executive team of Scottish Care – the voice of the independent care sector in Scotland.

Robin started his career as a support worker, working with adults with learning disabilities as they transitioned from hospital settings into independent supported living. His career then developed into management and senior management roles.

With experience in both growth and turnaround businesses, Robin has worked in domiciliary care, supported living, residential care, and complex care across the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland. His wider experience of the care sector includes roles in Germany and Poland.

Robin has a track record in recruitment and retention and sees workforce development as the key to continually improving the care sector. He works tirelessly to deliver strategies that reduce staff turnover and increase engagement, through a hands-on and integrated team led approach.

Tom Paramore Chief Executive Officer

Since starting his career in 1986, Tom has taken on several roles within the health and social care sector. He initially volunteered as a carer for elderly care, before he was inspired to complete his nurse training, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1990.

Once he had qualified, Tom worked as a staff nurse in intensive care but was drawn back to his first love, elderly care. He left the NHS and progressed to a career within the independent care sector, starting as a deputy home manager, then an operations director, working with both private equity providers and charity care providers.

Tom’s desire to move from an extensive career of operational roles to take on the position of Chief Executive Officer at Valorum Care, was based on his grass roots passion for quality care. He believes a passion for care is the fundamental principal behind everything, whether it is caring for the elderly, younger people with mental health or learning needs, or people with a physical disability.

Paula Waddington Managing Director

For more than 30 years, Paula has worked within the health and social care sector with involvement in both community and residential care. At the age of 19, Paula started her career as a care assistant for Leeds City Council, before progressing to a project manager role for the Council’s in-house home care service.

Over the years, Paula has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience thanks to her varied roles within the public and independent sector. This experience has become invaluable at Valorum Care, where Paula oversees an inclusive service which keeps everyone involved and informed throughout every step of their care journey.

Paula is passionate about ensuring care is delivered to the highest quality, and believes the knowledge, skills and experience she has gained over the years should be shared with colleagues so they can develop their abilities. Paula’s knowledge makes a positive difference to the way Valorum Care delivers care, which in turn benefits everyone.