Carla Dixon Peart
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. I have worked in many different areas of nursing, and have specialised in elderly care for the past 15 years at Beritaz Care. Following my General training in Jamaica. I have recently undertaken further training in Management. In my 15 years with Beritaz Care, the company has helped me to develop both as a person and professionally. I have been supported through my role as a Nurse to become Deputy Manager and now Manager. “I love working in this field because I am passionate about what I do and I feel as a company Beritaz Care have that passion in achieving a high standard of care for the people we care for.”
Susan joined the Ashton Manor team in May 2016 as Support Manager. She has a background in care and was previously managing a care home for adults with learning disabilities. She takes a real pride in her role and is passionate about promoting a positive and can-do attitude amongst the team so that everyone works together to enrich the lives of our residents delivering the sort of care that they themselves would want for their own family members. Susan says that one of the best things about working for Ashton Manor, part of the Beritaz Care family of care homes, is their culture of thinking ahead. She admires the fact that they are always thinking about continuous improvement of the service.
I have been a registered Nurse for many years. I have worked in various parts of the world, including four years in a hospital in India, and five years as a hospital nurse in Saudi Arabia. I joined the Nursing team at Ashton Manor in 2009. “The purpose of nursing is to promote health and healing and to prevent disease, illness, injury and disability. I enjoy my work. My company gives me full support to achieve my goal. I am very happy to be part of Ashton Manor Nursing Home.”
I’ve worked in Ashton Manor since 2005. In that time I’ve achieved NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Health & Social Care, and been appointed as the home’s Stroke Champion. “Ashton Manor Nursing Home has helped me to achieve my goal to become a Senior Health Care Assistant. I enjoy my work, and I feel that I have always done my best in caring for residents. I enjoy doing the little things that really count.”
I’ve spent over 20 years in the catering industry, and been head chef at Ashton Manor since 2013. I hold an NVQ Level 2 in Professional Catering, and I’m fully trained in Health and Safety in the Workplace and Health & Nutrition. As head chef, my job entails catering to special dietary needs, some of which are a bit ‘out of the box’ but we work alongside the management to get this right. “I enjoy my job and get great satisfaction when receiving good feedback from residents and families. The company is consistently giving me opportunities to improve with different courses available.”
I have been working at Ashton Manor since 2016 as the homes administrator. I have got to say working at Ashton Manor is the best job I have ever had, I wake every morning looking forward to going to work. Every morning I am greeted by happy cheerful staff, Ashton Manor feels like an extended family, it’s warm, welcoming, interesting and a lively place to work.
Everyone works hard, supporting one another to ensure the residents are well cared for and a family environment is created.
Mr & Mrs Kumar the owners of Beritaz Care are really approachable, caring and look after their staff. You get recognised and thanked for your hard work and commitment. 2019 was some year for me; I was awarded Ancillary Worker of the Year at Surrey Care Associations Annual Social Care Awards and nominated Ashton Manors Employee of the Year Award.
Senior Health Care Assistant
I trained in hotel management in my native Slovakia, which gave me skills that have proved useful working here in the care home. I decided to become a care assistant after I spent more than a year caring for my grandmother in Slovakia; I also worked in a hospice. Both experiences have shaped my attitudes and approach, as well as my capabilities. I’ve worked in Ashton Manor since 2005. During my time here, I’ve gained NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Health & Social Care and Nutrition. I completed my Level 3 in 2019, after being promoted to Senior Care Assistant in 2014. “I feel the company gives us all the support we need to succeed. I love working with people. I always enjoyed helping and being part of their lives. I decided to be a carer and I am finding this job fulfilling.”
Senior Care Assistant
I joined Ashton Manor in 2014? I only planned to stay for 3 years but here I am still and proud to be part of the Ashton Manor Team. Before coming to England I had never worked in care and had 0 knowledge, I didn’t know what to expect and my English was very poor.
I needn’t have worried, from the get go I was greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome. The caring, considerate managers and the values of the home make you want to do well. Within a year I became a senior, my English improved and I was given extra responsibilities. I am now a Team Leader and looking forward to starting my Nurse Associate Apprenticeship soon.
The residents are great and because we use a person centred approach, respect them, consistently meet their needs and provide friendly, caring, trusting and peaceful environment they feel safe.
Kitchen Assistant / Chef
Hi I’m Tina and I have been working at Ashton Manor Nursing Home since November 2011 in various ancillary roles, mainly as one of the kitchen assistants but sometimes covering the chefs when they are on leave and occasionally the laundry. I have previous experience in working in these types of roles having worked for the NHS, mainly in elderly care.
Ashton Manor is a great place to work, it is family orientated, and everyone works well together as a team. The managers are very helpful and supportive but the biggest reward I receive each day is being with the residents, chatting with them and seeing them smile back at me.
My first introduced to the team and residents at Ashton Manor was when I came for a week’s work experience at the age of 15 (2017). After a successful week, Carla the Registered Manager told me I’d be welcomed with open arms, should I wish to apply for a job. I joined at the age of 16 as a Care Companion.
Since working at Ashton Manor I’ve been supported to grow as an individual, as well as in confidence in my job role. I really enjoy coming to work, the management and staff support is second to none, our work environment is a truly caring one… the residents never fail to put a smile on our faces every day!
During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve been kept up to dated, had wellbeing meetings arranged for us and provided with additional training.
I have always been interested in care inspired by my mum who encouraged me at a young age to do voluntary work in a care home. I have worked in the Health and Social Care sector for 10 years, previously working in various roles from a care assistant to an activities coordinator.
I really enjoy working at Ashton Manor, the team is great, there is lots of support for one another. At Ashton Manor and Beritaz Care we are really cared for, this has been so particularly throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, and we have experienced ongoing support and kindness from all departments.
Ashton Manor has a knowledgeable staff who I am constantly learning from. With their support I have been encouraged and given the opportunity to complete my Level 3 Team leader apprenticeship. But most importantly the support we give our residents is at the heart of what we do.