As the Manager of Wytham House, I lead my professional team in providing the highest standard of specialist dementia care set in the enviable surroundings of the Oaken Holt Estate. With a background in learning disabilities nursing, I bring a unique perspective to my role and work hard to deliver the highest level of person-centred care for those living at Wytham House.
I feel that the Caring Homes philosophy matches up well with my own beliefs on care provision, and I am committed to ensuring that all our residents continue to receive the high levels of care and protection they deserve.
I gained my qualification in Learning Disability Nursing from the University of Southampton in 2001 which provided me with the foundation for my subsequent work supporting people with complex health and psychological needs across a range of clinical settings. I have also achieved two management qualifications; General Management and the Adult Residential Management Award.
Notable career achievements include a role at Douglas House, the world’s first hospice for young adults, which was an ‘awe inspiring’ place to work and recently as Registered Manager at Mill House, a sister home specialising in residential, nursing and dementia care where I was proud to see the difference we can make to people’s lives. I look forward to bringing my extensive experience and enthusiasm to Wytham House to not only provide great care but to enhance the specialist offering at our home.
Prior to joining Caring Homes, I worked as an assessor for the Oxfordshire Continuing Healthcare department for nearly four years. As my role involved visiting many care homes and carrying out live case assessments, I chose to work for Caring Homes as I felt the company had the warmest family feel and where the care of the residents is always the main focus.
Having lived in the Cotswolds for over a decade, I take full advantage of the local area and lead an active lifestyle away from work. When I’m not letting off steam in the gym or at the local swimming pool, I can often be found supporting the local, national, cricket and rugby teams. I also enjoy travelling ‘anywhere near the sea’ and spending time with my family and friends.