As the Home Manager of Oak Manor, I lead a professional team in providing the highest standards of care for up to 61 residents with varying needs.
I have a qualified nursing background with over 12 years’ experience and started my nursing career as a Stroke Nurse at Ipswich Hospital. Over 5 years ago I moved into the care sector and became manager of a home providing nursing, residential and dementia care.
Between my time as a nurse and becoming a care home manager I got the opportunity to work in research looking at both the NHS and private sector, which has given me a great insight into both worlds. One of my greatest achievements was gaining my Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Anglian Ruskin University, not only has this helped in my development it has also given me knowledge that I can apply in my day-to-day working life.
I enjoy all aspects of managing a care home and work continually to maintain all aspects of care to the highest standards, while supporting my staff to develop and succeed in their roles. To me there is nothing better than seeing my residents with smiles on their faces and laughter throughout the home – I want it to feel like a ‘Home-from-Home’ atmosphere.