As Home Manager of Sanford House, I lead my professional and compassionate Care Team in delivering the highest standards of nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 40 elderly people.
I have a wealth of experience and qualifications across a wide range of specialist areas – having worked in healthcare since the age of 16 – including mental health, dementia and palliative care. I started work as a nurse in 1971 and worked as a staff nurse for seven years on medical wards. I then moved into elderly care, working initially in the Health service as a ward sister and then in the private sector at both management and regional management level.
I completed my Registered Manager’s Award in 2005 and, keen to move to a large and reputable organisation, joined Caring Homes in 2010 as a peripatetic manager. I took over as Manager of Sanford House in April 2012.
Within my role, I’m passionate about working with people and improving quality of life for those around me. This is reflected in my ongoing commitment to charity fundraising, helping to raise thousands of pounds in recent years for charities including the Alzheimer’s Society, Marie Curie, Help for Heroes and Breast Cancer Awareness.
I live just a few miles from Sanford House, in neighbouring Lincolnshire. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking advantage of the many places of interest in and around East Anglia.