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Anning House

Trusted to care in Weymouth, Dorset

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Meet our friendly care team

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Anning House, our experienced team of dedicated professionals all undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.

Michelle Harwood

General Manager

Michelle Harwood

I trained and qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse but have a lot of experience of working in older people’s care.

I think someone in my role should be passionate about delivering great care, and about understanding each resident’s needs, as well as those of the home team. That way you can ensure harmony in the home. A strong and supportive management team is a must too.

One of my favourite parts of the day is when I have the chance to chat to the residents as well as the team. As well as having a laugh and learning a little more about people, I can check that everyone has everything they need to have a good day.

I’m very proud of the team we have here at Anning House, and I’m looking forward to working with them to find new ways to enhance the care we provide, and to make the home feel like a genuine family home.

Sharon Hoskins
Administration Manager

I started working here in August 2013 I was employed first as one of the reception team and was then promoted to Administration Manager in January 2019.

I am responsible for the recruitment of all team members, payroll, finance support, billing, and all aspects of administration. I have a team that work below me which includes three receptionists. I love helping people and think the little things make a big difference. It is a pleasure to work with the team here.

Paul Bartliff
Admissions Advisor

I decided I wanted a change from working in financial services, having worked in that sector for many years.

I also wanted a career where I could continue to work with and help people, and the opportunity with Care UK was the perfect fit.

I always like the very first few minutes of every working day, opening emails and wondering what challenges the day will bring. To be good in this role you need to be able to listen to and understand people; what they like and dislike, and what drives them as people. To understand people is to be able to help them.

Outside of work I am a keen rugby supporter - I gave up playing following injury a few years ago but do try to get to a few games every season. I am also running the London Marathon so most of my spare time has been training for that.

Clare Hughes
Lifestyle Lead

I’ve had a varied career, having previously a Weapon Systems Engineer for HMS Submarines for 16 years.

When I was working as an engineer I volunteered to take adults with learning difficulties to Adult Education evening classes. I absolutely loved it and realized that I have a lot of patience and am a real ‘people person’.

I also enjoy crafts, am very empathetic and easily relate to a variety of people. I had been made redundant so I had the opportunity to do something different. The home had a recruitment open day so I popped along, had an interview, and got the job! The role is physically and emotionally challenging but I love it and I’m very proud to be leading activities at Anning House.

My favourite part of my role is interacting with residents, and I was also chosen to be our home’s Dementia Care Champion and Trainer.

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Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Carers

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. 

Nurses

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Home support roles

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. 

Infection control

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.