I am a trained, registered nurse and have specialised in caring for the elderly for nearly 25 years. I believe strongly in treating people as I would want to be treated, and I carry that through the way I manage my team and how we care for residents and support their families.
Before joining Weald Heights in October 2016, I had managed a care home with 62 rooms for a decade. I helped it to acquire an excellent reputation and long waiting list and set the standard in care in many ways. I’m aiming to achieve the same things at Weald Heights.
Care UK is a great place to work: it’s a well-respected organisation with a vision for elderly care. It also believes in properly training, rewarding and appreciating its people, and in supporting its homes to forge strong ties with their local communities. I’m looking forward to working with a skilled and passionate team to become a beacon of superb care in Sevenoaks, in Kent, and across the South East of England.
I have a nursing degree and have worked in the UK’s care sector since 2009. I started out as a care assistant and I’m proud of the fact that, eight years later, I’m a deputy manager in a fantastic care home. I love seeing the work I do making a difference to people’s lives – it’s very rewarding. It’s always a good feeling going home knowing that I’ve done my best.
Weald Heights is a beautiful home, and we have a great team of people looking after lovely residents. While I’m just starting out at the home, I’m looking forward to being part of its success.
Customer Relations Manager
I decided to join Care UK as I find the care industry a rewarding place to work and was delighted to see Weald Heights being built in my local community. I felt that I had local knowledge of the area and the experience necessary to form part of a valued team.Prior to my role at Care UK, I worked in Human Resources Management and then worked as an Activities Coordinator, and In House training for other care homes. In my role as customer relations manager you need to be versatile, empathetic, caring and ensure that you can meet the individual needs of the resident and their relatives.My favourite part of the working day is seeing the residents enjoy their new home, whether it is taking part in an activity, talking to care team, or by being involved with things around the home but most of all to see them smile and laugh.
I am an experienced activity coordinator with 12 years’ experience and am thrilled to be working for Care UK as their Lifestyle Lead at Weald Heights. Care UK puts so much emphasis on providing fulfilling activities for residents, as part of the care we provide – it is an inspiring approach.
I love being with people and I am happiest just being with the residents, enjoying the activity we are doing. I am really enjoying supporting all our residents to get the most out of every day and I am looking forward to doing more of the same
As an experienced Head Chef Consultant, I’ve been involved in many interesting catering projects. I wanted to work in a Care UK home because as a large and innovative care organisation, it’s really pushing the boundaries in care sector catering, particularly with its ‘Dining with dignity’ approach. I’m keen to keep up with the trends in the sector, and this is the place to do it.
Lunchtime is the best part of the day because I love seeing the residents enjoying the food that my team and I have prepared for them. It’s always rewarding to get their feedback and know that we’re giving them the dishes and food experiences that they enjoy.
I’m passionate about great food and great service, and it’s amazing to work in a company where so many people feel the same way. Food, nutrition and hydration are vital to residents’ health and wellbeing and I’m proud of the part I’m playing in ensuring Weald Heights residents are treated to the very best every day.
Clinical Lead and Infection Prevention and Control Champion
I joined Weald Heights as clinical lead because Care UK is renowned for its expertise and high standards in care. It’s the leading care provider, in my opinion.
My experience as a qualified nurse enables me to be part of a strong clinical team that ensures a high standard of care for all residents. As the IPC champion I establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents and colleagues are kept safe. I ensure that all colleagues have received the latest training in infection control and are on hand to ensure the team work to the highest standards.
Across my roles it’s my responsibility to ensure that residents receive the best of care, and that colleagues are supported through training and problem solving. I always aim to be understanding, empathetic and a good team leader. I enjoy working as part of a bigger team and interacting with residents and colleagues.
I joined Weald Heights in 2018 – I was working as an administrator in another care home before I moved here. I liked the sound of Care UK: it treats colleagues and residents very well. It was a good move for me.
This role is about being efficient and friendly. Being fair and helpful, whether I’m supporting residents and their families or colleagues, is key, as people can be under pressure.
Weald Heights is an extremely welcoming home, and it’s a great place to work too. I’ve got some fantastic colleagues, and I love being around the residents as well. I look forward to the afternoons here. By that point I’ve ticked quite a lot off my list, and I can spend some time chatting with the residents.
I’ve been working as a housekeeper for seven years and through sheer dedication to the role I’ve worked my way up, until, five years ago, I had the opportunity to run my own department.
I pride myself on being very organised, making sure that my team and I are always on top of everything we need to do each day. Working at Weald Heights is a fresh and exciting challenge, and I’m looking forward to learning more and going above and beyond for the residents, my colleagues and the home as a whole.
Canine Relations Manager
Hi everyone. I joined Weald Heights by popular demand, when a number of residents said they'd love to have a dog around the place. My mum, whose owner works at Weald Heights, had me and my brothers and sisters soon after.
I was naturally the cutest of the bunch so it only took Maria, the Home Manager, to see a picture of me to know that I'd be a perfect companion for the residents, and a natural asset to the home.
I've settled into care home life very well. There's always a lap to sit on, someone to make a fuss of me, and a treat to enjoy. As I relax and get used to everyone, I'm also letting people see my more mischievous side. I like to keep everyone on their toes!