As the Home Manager, I have a qualified nursing background from The Royal Air Force and now have over 40 years’ experience. Once I left The RAF I worked in the NHS for 10 years specialising in Paediatrics and then going on to work exclusively in Paediatric Oncology. This was an extremely challenging role but I really enjoyed working with the families and not just the patient. Since the NHS I worked in the Social Care sector, both managing homes, and being a regional support for a group of homes.
My background ensures I have a wealth of experience in caring for people and managing care homes, and a desire to make life for our residents as independent and enjoyable as it can be. I am driven to provide outstanding care within a cheerful home for all who live here and for all who visit.
I love the challenge of every day being different and I particularly like ensuring that not only are our residents wellbeing and care of the highest quality but that I am able to support the families who visit the home. I am available and visible throughout the home at various times of the day, and ensure that I have conversations with the residents, families and the care team, listening to what is important to them.
I am a real advocate of leading by example, and I would never ask anyone to do something I was not prepared to do myself. I like to spend as much time on the floor of the home as possible with the residents and working alongside the team ensuring good practice and earning their respect as I know what it is like to walk in their shoes. Most people who know me would say that I am fair, firm and fun, I like to spend time coaching and mentoring staff to get the best out of them.