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We’re a large and diverse team at Ambleside, but we’re all passionate about your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing. Take a look at our colleague profiles to find out more about some of the care home team.
I’ve worked at Ambleside for nearly ten years. Before joining the team, I was a Team Leader at another local care home, but I was keen to have a change and work in a bigger care home. I’m so pleased I made the move to Care UK, and becoming Deputy Manager at Ambleside has been a highlight of my career so far.
Residents are at the heart of everything we do at the home. I’m passionate about making their life enjoyable and rewarding, and supporting them to maintain their independence. The highlight of any day is speaking with residents and finding out about the activities they have been enjoying, and learning more about their life.
Being positive, a good listener, honest and fair are all-important as Deputy Manager. I’m here to support the team, the residents and their loved ones in any way I can.
In my free time it’s my children who keep me busy, I have three boys! I enjoy walking and watching films too.
I spent 16 years in the UV Printing Industry, then ran my own marketing consultancy. It was another CRM who gave me a push to apply, I am so glad I did. Everyday is different, you start to build some wonderful relationships from the very first point of contact. I see it as a real privilege to help families, friends and future residents make that sometimes very difficult decision to make a move into a home. We have many who come for respite stays, it's amazing that the families always stay in touch afterwards.
Outside of work I love to go sailing or spending time away racing with Europe’s most successful off road race team.
My work background is pretty varied, I led the housekeeping team at Stratford-upon-Avon School for many years, and, prior to that, I worked in journalism. I joined the Ambleside team in 2017. I’d seen the care home being built and was interested in a new challenge and in working with older people. I’m a caring person and I’m so glad I made the move into the care sector. I love my job!
Every day is different in this role. I enjoy listening to residents’ stories, and it’s wonderful when I’m able to fulfil a wish for them. However, it’s equally as rewarding simply giving them my time. I love making them smile.
I’ve been Lifestyle Lead since late 2021 and am proud of the way I’ve steered our activities programme, taking it from strength to strength. Of course challenges pop up, but this role has shown me how adaptable and creative I can be, and what a wonderfully supportive team there is here at Ambleside!
Outside of my job I have seven grandchildren who keep me busy! I also like to unwind by doing jigsaw puzzles. They’re great for destressing after a long day.
I joined Ambleside in 2015 when a close friend encouraged me to go for it! With dementia coach champion training, I felt this stood me in good stead for the role. This role requires you to work hard, work for residents first and foremost, and to know your job role responsibilities well.
I’m most happy when I see residents taking part in and enjoying activities, smiling and laughing. I enjoy encouraging other team members to engage with residents so they can see the benefits, and I love to come in and organise my shift. I love to take residents out in the minibus on our many outings!
In my spare time, I enjoy long walks with my dogs and my grandchildren.
I joined Ambleside care home in 2017 as it was close to where I lived, and I had a history in private housekeeping. To be a good housekeeper, you need to be organised, have an eye for detail and not be afraid of hard work!
I enjoy caring for staff and residents, so this is an ideal work atmosphere for me. I enjoy chatting to residents about their life history and seeing a lovely smile on their faces!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking long walks, reading and visiting the theatre!
I joined the Ambleside team in 2019, having been a Tesco home delivery driver for a long time. I fancied a fresh challenge and the chance to stay in one place! I enjoy completing hands-on tasks, and I felt Id be able to contribute a lot to the home, the residents and the team. In my second month in the job I received the ‘Going the Extra Mile award, which is given out to colleagues each month – that was a genuine highlight!
Every day is different and the atmosphere in the home is amazing. Theres always plenty to do too. I like all aspects of my job, whether its chatting to residents and their families, catching up with paperwork, or finding new ways to support my colleagues. I like ticking off the tasks Ive done around the home; it means that Im doing my bit to help, and the home is safe for everyone.
Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family.
The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.
Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.
From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.
All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes.
Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.