I started my career on an acute Oncology and Haematology ward after qualifying as a Staff Nurse, and have since worked in both the public and private sectors. I have experience working in gastroenterology, nurse consultancy, elderly care and continuing healthcare.
Before becoming the Manager at Brooklyn House, I had previously worked as a Nurse here. I always felt the home had a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with an excellent quality of care. Whilst working here I got to know and understand the Caring Homes approach to care and have fully embraced it ever since. As soon as an opportunity presented itself for me to return, I did so, starting as the Deputy Manager before being promoted to Home Manager.
Becoming the Home Manager at Brooklyn House is my biggest achievement so far, my goal is to take the home from “Good” to “Outstanding” with regards to our CQC rating and hopefully becoming one of the first homes in Norfolk to achieve this.
I enjoy the relationships I have built up with residents, relatives and my Care Team, knowing that we have made a positive difference to our resident’s lives. I love to sit with residents and relatives, learn about who they are and about their lives before coming to us. I always try to learn about their families, their jobs, their hobbies and interests – about what’s important to them.
Born and raised in Norfolk, I now live in Dereham – which is about 13 miles from Attleborough – so I know the local area very well. I enjoy horse riding, arts and crafts activities, as well as cake design and creation – which our residents all enjoy as well.