Meet the team at Blenheim Court Care Home

1st April 2022

Samantha Booty

Home Manager

Favourite part of your job? The people - keeping the staff and residents happy

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Keep smiling - it's my favourite infection!

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Fantastic and hectic

What's your favourite song? Ain't no mountain high enough

What one place would you like to go travelling? India

What is your favourite meal/snack? McDonalds or a fry up!

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Lion, as its my zodiac sign and they're true to my nature

What is the one quote you live by? 'Live your best life'

Kelly Bessey

Deputy Manager

Favourite part of your job? Supporting everyone so that the staff and residents feel safe and secure

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Don't rush, take your time - quality over quantity!

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Scatty - but gets the job done

What's your favourite song? Hotel California

What one place would you like to go travelling? Australia

What is your favourite meal/snack? Lasagne with coleslaw, fries and garlic bread OR a roast dinner (every roast needs a Yorkshire pudding!)

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Wolf - loyal and protective

What is the one quote you live by? 'Treat others how you want to be treated'

Blenheim Court Head Chef

Nathan Jones

Head Chef

Favourite part of your job? Making delicious food for our residents

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? A smile goes a long way

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? To quote the Home Manager - 'The kindest person I know'

What's your favourite song? House of the Rising Sun

What one place would you like to go travelling? Rome

What is your favourite meal/snack? Biltong

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Tiger - it's my favourite animal

What is the one quote you live by? 'Don't be that person'

Receptionist at Blenheim Court

Jo Meckiffe

Receptionist

Favourite part of your job? Getting involved in all sorts - everyday is different

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Expect the unexpected

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Smiley and an animal lover

What's your favourite song? Do you wanna funk

What one place would you like to go travelling? The Maldives

What is your favourite meal/snack? Spaghetti Vongole

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Gazelle - I love to be active and jump around

What is the one quote you live by? 'Never Say Never'

Blenheim Court Head of Wellbeing Maz Jauncey

Maz Jauncey

Head of Activities, Health and Wellbeing

Favourite part of your job? Making the residents smile

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Don't rush and always smile

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Crazy fun and always the first one on the dance floor

What's your favourite song? Difficult, music is something I love right now! It would have to be 'Silence' by Marshmello

What one place would you like to go travelling? New Zealand - I really want to see the hobbit houses

What is your favourite meal/snack? Macaroni Cheese

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Dolphin - in the water and free to roam

What is the one quote you live by? 'Time is short - always live, never regret'

Blenheim Court Rosie Chaplin Administrator

Rosie Chaplin

Home Administrator

Favourite part of your job? Everyday is different

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? It can be challenging at times, but its always extremely rewarding and well worth it

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Sarcastic

What's your favourite song? 'The Devil went down to Georgia'

What one place would you like to go travelling? Dublin

What is your favourite meal/snack? Anything with cheese!

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Sloth - they take their time

What is the one quote you live by? 'When you get tired, learn to rest, not quit'

Blenheim Court Sophie Taylor Customer Relations Advisor

Sophie Taylor

Customer Relations Advisor

Favourite part of your job? Listening to everyone's stories

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Enjoy every single second of it, life is so precious

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Always smiling and very excitable

What's your favourite song? 'Send me on my way' by Rusted Root

What one place would you like to go travelling? It's too hard to pick one place, I want to see the world!

What is your favourite meal/snack? You can't beat a lasagne with caesar salad and garlic bread

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Dog - because I can get over excited but also love a good walk

What is the one quote you live by? 'Be mindful, be grateful, be true, be kind and be positive'

Blenheim Court Wellbeing Coordinator Sandra Gard

Sandra Gard

Wellbeing Coordinator

Favourite part of your job? One to ones with the residents

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Wear comfy shoes!

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Talkative and jolly

What's your favourite song? 'Sweet Caroline'

What one place would you like to go travelling? Kenya

What is your favourite meal/snack? Fish and Chips

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A cat - because they're cuddly

What is the one quote you live by? 'Treat everyone as you would want to be treated yourself'

Blenheim Court Carer Emily Wareham

Emily Wareham

Carer

Favourite part of your job? Seeing the residents happy

What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting work in a care home? Expect the unexpected

How would your friends/colleagues describe you? Joker, fun and loving

What's your favourite song? 'Kickstarters' - Example

What one place would you like to go travelling? Bali

What is your favourite meal/snack? Monster Munch

If you were an animal, what would you be and why? Dog - because i'm a great friend

What is the one quote you live by? 'Don't let sadness stop you from your happiness'

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