I’m a registered nurse and was a clinical lead before moving to Care UK in 2016. The best part of my job is the residents – I love spending time with them and having a laugh with them - it makes my day.
While it’s vital to be a skilled nurse or carer, having a good heart and really caring about people is just as important. I feel honoured to be here, caring for residents and making them feel special, at a time when they most need and deserve it.
I love working with people – I used to be a beautician and there are some similarities between that job and this one. You need to be able to communicate well, to listen to people and to understand their needs.
I moved to Care UK because I enjoy working with older people. It hardly feels like a job, spending quality time with them doing different activities and things they enjoy. However, I do have my work cut out as there are lots of residents to keep happy! I make sure that I divide up my time so that everyone is given equal attention.
Before coming to Woodland Hall I was a customer representative in a building society, but I wanted to experience working in the care sector. While I’m used to working with different people, the care side of what I’m doing now makes my role much more rewarding.
I learn something new here every day and I’m using my existing skills to benefit the home and the team. I’m also enjoying meeting our residents’ family members and getting to know them.