As Home Manager of Garth House I lead a professional team in providing the highest standards of care for up to 40 residents with varying needs.
I bring over 20 years of experience from various roles within the care sector, my mother was a carer and I visited a number of the homes she worked in while I was growing up, which is what made me want to have a career in care. I began my career as a carer after leaving school and whilst working successfully completed my diploma in Health & Social Care. In 2002 I trained as a nurse and after a number of years in 2014 I started a new role as a Clinical Compliance Coordinator. During this role I was able to spend time at Garth House where I fell in love with the home. Becoming the Garth House’s Home Manager was the ideal next step in my career.
What I love about Garth House is that we are one big family, I am welcomed with smiles from all my staff and residents every morning. One of the most rewarding aspects of my role is improving lives by supporting residents and their families. Every resident we care for has a history and a story to tell and learning about their lives is a wonderful privilege.
Supporting and developing the team around me is also very important to me, as I have had the opportunity to progress through Caring Homes, it means I can share my knowledge and experience and relate to the team and I also learn from them. As a team we share ideas on how we can make Garth House a better home for our residents.
Outside of work I am a family orientated person, I love spending time with my two children and they keep me active, they also enjoy coming into the home to visit and it is wonderful to see them interact with our residents.
When Charlotte first arrived at Garth House she was very poorly indeed. At hospital she had been diagnosed with cardiac and renal failure, along with a number of other serious conditions. Charlotte needed support from two nurses for all her care needs and had lost a great deal of weight. The local health trust’s continuing...Read more