I’m a qualified Mental Health Nurse and previously spent 17 years working in Forensic Nursing. After which I went on to become the Hospital Director of Hart’s Leap Hospital for four years, which was my first role with Caring Homes. I then became the Home Manager of three of our sister homes, Dormy House, Kingsclear and Moorlands, before starting my role as Care Home Manager for Frethey House.
My role is to provide effective leadership in the home, protecting the safety and rights of our residents. I’m also here to support our Care Team, making sure they have access to the training and development opportunities they need to deliver the best standards of care possible. I enjoy striving towards making our home the best it can be, and am always pleased to seeing improvements coming together. I love getting to know residents and relatives, and building strong relationships is important to me. Ensuring our residents receive the best quality care we can provide, and being responsible for that is probably what I enjoy most about my job.
My strong leadership experience is one of the key things I bring to the home and I always do everything I can to improve engagement with residents, relatives and my Care Team. I ran a very successful and highly regarded hospital when I first joined Caring Homes, and went on to achieve a good CQC rating shortly after I became the manager at both Dormy House and Moorlands – these are probably my biggest career achievements so far. My biggest personal achievements include raising my son and travelling to see the world and I’m a huge fan of Take That so I love to attend their shows.