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Christine Da Silva, home manager

I’ve managed care homes for various companies, including Bupa, from those with 30 beds up to a 169-bed nursing home. I joined Care UK because I wanted a different challenge and to work for a renowned company known for providing good quality care.

It’s been a rewarding challenge starting up a new home: it’s a new environment for everyone – staff and residents alike; we have brand new teams and need to get used to new systems. It all takes a bit of time. However, when everything comes together it’s very satisfying.

I’ve been managing homes for a while now, but one thing I’d say to someone who is just starting out in a role like this, is always be prepared. Each day is different – and you learn something new every day.

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Changes to fee structure

Changes to fee structure

September 14 2018

Care UK has recently implemented a number of changes to the overall fee structure for residents who fund their own residential or nursing care without financial support from their local authority.

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Double hat-trick for Colchester-based Care UK as top sector leaders are announced

Double hat-trick for Colchester-based Care UK as top sector leaders are announced

August 15 2018

Care UK colleagues from deputy manager to managing director have been named as six of the country’s leaders in care – in a list containing only fifty people.

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Care UK team joins prestigious national companies shortlisted for a national facilities management award

Care UK team joins prestigious national companies shortlisted for a national facilities management award

August 1 2018

Time, investment and dedication have seen Care UK’s Colchester-based facilities management team reach the finals of a nationwide competition to find the team who have made the greatest impact on their organisation’s performance.

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