Meet the team
The Home Manager runs all aspects of the home, taking care of the business side of things and ensuring their home provides a high standard of care. While each Manager brings their own flair to the role, they do all have some qualities in common, especially their leadership and organisational skills. The role is very varied, involving plenty of resident interaction alongside the more administrative work to keep the home running smoothly. Our Managers typically hold, or are working towards, a relevant qualification and have proven experience in caring for older people. ‘I enjoy making our residents lives happy and comfortable, I like to know that I have made a positive difference to people’s lives’ – Kelly Crellin
Deputy Home Manager
The Deputy Home Manager shares responsibility with the Home Manager for running the home. Deputy Manager’s will each bring their own skill set to the home, some offering more assistance with the business side of things while others focus largely on care. However, whether they look at it from a business or care perspective, the focus of the Deputy is always to ensure that their home is offering the very best quality of life for our residents. Experienced and either holding or working towards their qualifications, Deputy Home Managers are capable and driven to providing the best of everything for their residents.
Keeping the team of House Keepers running as it should is the House Keeping Manager. Supervising and organising their teams is just part of it as these Managers work alongside them to keep the home clean and inviting. The comfort of residents is the most important thing to our House Keeping Managers which is why they work so hard to create an environment in which residents can’t help but feel at home. Multi-tasking and communication skills are some of the most important of the House Keeping Manager’s qualities as they and their team create a home where resident’s dignity is never compromised and independence is always encouraged.
‘I enjoy working and being with the residents and the challenges I find in my role. I like the teamwork aspect to my work with other staff’ – Caroline Perkis
compromises on quality. They oversee every aspect of the catering operation, manage budgets, monitor performance and make sure we meet the diverse dietary needs of our residents. Chef Managers bring relevant qualification and experience with them to the role, but each one quickly adapts to the needs of their particular home and keeps the kitchen running without a hitch to provide residents the with varied, healthy and delicious meals that help to make the home their home.
‘I enjoy the different challenges I find in making different foods depending on what residents prefer or need’ – Andrew Wright
Activity Care Worker
The Activity Care Worker is creative, outgoing, caring and enthusiastic, traits that serve them well in providing the varied activity programmes to stimulate and entertain their residents. Challenges are a fixture of the job but the rewards are undeniable as the Activity Care Worker gets to bring new experiences to the residents and plays a large part in creating the friendly, open and supportive environments that are so important to a happy home. Training is comprehensive, so with or without prior experience, the Activity Care Worker is more than able to keep their residents active and happy in a fun and friendly setting.
‘I enjoy organising various activities, especially one to one sessions, so I can get to know our residents as individuals’ – Suzanne Byfield