I lead my professional Care Team in delivering the highest level of specialist care for up to 52 elderly people living with dementia.
I have a wealth of diverse experience, having spent the past 20 years working in the care sector. I initially qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990, before holding managerial positions within a number of charitable organisations and major private care providers. I have recently completed my Dementia Diploma at the University of Surrey, and am looking forward to using my advanced knowledge at Ferfoot.
This qualification builds on my passion for dementia care, which helps me strive to create an environment that is conducive with the different stages of dementia. I work hard to ensure that those in my care are always meaningfully occupied, engaged and fulfilled.
Away from work I’m quite a keen sailor, and have successfully qualified as an RYA sailing instructor; I have wonderful memories of teaching both disabled people and blind people how to sail. I also enjoy cricket, deep-sea fishing and live music – I also own a share of a racehorse!
I’m originally from Surrey, but chose to settle in the local area with my family and have now lived nearby for the past ten years. I love living in the countryside, with the Cotswolds just a few minutes from my door, whilst being within easy reach of a number of major cities like London.