Ingrid Clift is the beating heart and the driving force behind The Loop. In 2008 Ingrid and her husband left their families in South Africa for a new life in the UK. Needing work Ingrid fell into the care sector, not something that she had envisaged, however she soon caught the care bug.
Following a rewarding stint as a live in carer she went on to work at the Orpheus Centre, an inspiring performing arts college for young adults with disabilities. From there she joined Home Counties Carers. Ingrid played an integral role in helping to build the business, making Home Counties Carers one of the first independent companies to be rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
In 2017 Ingrid set up Blankets Without Borders, a community knitting initiative, which started out by producing blankets to donate to local organisations rehousing homeless people. The initiative has really mushroomed with hundreds of volunteers producing knitted wares for a whole variety of local organisations and elderly individuals in the community.
Through community connections and social media Ingrid and The Loop’s team of volunteers are talking to local charities, understanding their needs, and coming up with fun and different events to give them exposure. These events will give those local people wanting to give back the opportunity to get involved and help in their local community. Thus joining the loop!