Trusted to care in Epsom, Surrey
Our people - whether they work in management or maintenance, or our lifestyle or catering teams - love making a difference to residents' lives. Each of us knows that a friendly chat here and a kind word there can change a person's day for the better. Come and meet some of our colleagues.
I joined the Appleby House team in 2015.
I actually started here as a nail technician after qualifying as a beauty therapist. I loved spending time with the residents and enjoyed chatting with them while giving them a pamper. Appleby House is a tremendously friendly and welcoming place to live and work and I wanted to be part of this amazing home on a permanent basis.
I’m passionate about supporting residents to lead a fulfilling life. I love making the residents smile, whether that means having a cup of tea with someone or starting a spontaneous singalong. It’s those moments that make my role so rewarding!
This home and the people in it are like my second family so it was such a joy when Appleby House was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. This incredible rating is testament to the hard work of every person who works here, and how they live and breathe quality care as well as Care UK’s values. It’s always wonderful when we win awards for our activities too!
Outside of work I love spending time with family, riding my bike and doing creative pastimes, like making, building and painting things. I also enjoy reading and listening to music.
I’m an experienced chef and have worked in restaurants all over the UK.
I was keen to join the team at Appleby House because it’s a wonderful home and I wanted to develop my skills in care sector catering.
A good head chef needs to have strong management and organisational skills, and be adept at working under pressure. Communication is important in this role too: being able to work well with other teams is key, as is understanding residents’ needs and tastes and gaining their feedback.
I enjoy coming to work every morning and seeing the smiles of the residents and my friendly colleagues. I’m looking forward to developing the food and dining experience for residents at Appleby House and continuing to grow my skills.
What I love about working at Appleby House is the way that every member of the team is involved in care.
We are actively encouraged to get to know the residents and bond with them and involve them in the tasks that we do, to give them a sense of independence and meaning.
The best part of my role is talking to residents and getting to know their quirks and individual stories. I’ve even taken on the role of Dignity Champion at Appleby House, to ensure that all residents are always treated with dignity and respect. I’m looking forward to continuing to improve what we do here so that we provide the highest standards to the people we care for.
The great reputation of Appleby House goes before it, and Id heard a lot about it before I even applied to work here.
While Ive worked in care home administration before, Ive not worked anywhere like Appleby! I get to meet a huge variety of people on a daily basis; I interact with lovely staff and residents – I love it all.
Theres a very special atmosphere here. Its all about positivity, and it shines from everyone, from Shona, the home manager, down. Theres a strong family feeling: residents are treated like part of a big family. Its a very happy place to work and to be.
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.