I originally qualified as a Mental Health Nurse and spent 17 years working in Forensic Nursing. 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 two of our sister homes, Dormy House and Moorlands, before transferring to Kingsclear.
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 Dormy House – these are probably my biggest career achievements so far. My biggest personal achievements include raising my son and travelling to see the world.
I have lived in the area for the past 20 years, so I am familiar with the local community and have good contacts with nearby medical professionals and organisations.
One of the best things about our area is the accessibility of both town and countryside, so we get the best of both worlds – attractive scenery within easy reach of all the great amenities available in London.
I chose to work with Caring Homes because the company has a caring approach toward the people in our homes – putting the residents first is important to me, and that’s something I share with Caring Homes.
In my spare time I like spending time with my son, watching films and eating out in restaurants. I’m also a huge fan of Take That, and have taken every opportunity to see them perform live in concert!