As the manager of Cotman House I enjoy nothing more than meeting new people and listening to the stories they have to tell. Everyone is different and this should be reflected in the care they are given. I want to ensure that both the care teams and residents at Cotman are happy living and working here, we are an extended family.
I have been a nurse for 31 years working in both the NHS and Social Services, with a background in Learning Disabilities and mental health. However for the past 13 years I have worked in the community as an area manager providing home care to older people. Whilst working with social services I was involved in supporting people to move on from a care home into individual housing to meet their needs. This was my stepping stone to working in care homes. Cotman House is a lovely home with a real family feel created by the care team and residents that live and work here.
Keeping a close relationship with the local authorities and doctor’s surgeries is very important. We continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging activities and events both in and outside of the home, involving members of the local community wherever possible.
I have lived in Brantham for 20 years and have three grown up children who enjoy my passion for cake making. I get to see my youngest over the holidays on his return from University and enjoy visits from all three of my children. I love the coast in Felixstowe so really enjoy the views over the sunny months, I also enjoy spending my summers at West Mersea.
Margaret came to live at Cotman House following a hip replacement operation in 2015. Having previously had two heart attacks as well as mobility difficulties, she was finding shopping and running her home increasingly arduous. She also knew that her two daughters were constantly worried about her living on her own. Now, instead of struggling...Read more