Our team at
Appleby House

Trusted to care in Epsom, Surrey

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Meet our friendly care team

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.

Shona Bradbury

Home Manager

Shona Bradbury

I joined as home manager in early 2014 and today I'm as committed to making this home the care home of choice for people in the Epsom area as I was back then.

As home manager Im passionate about providing the best possible care to residents to enhance their lives. I love involving residents and my team in how things are run. I believe my role is to lead by example to create a good culture at Appleby House. Its my job to motivate staff and promote their development through training and supervision. I thrive on working with my team to drive improvement – stretching them and seeing positive change happen.

I have to say that the best part of the day for me is walking around the home talking to residents and staff. We always have a good laugh and its the time when I get the inspiration to make any changes that are needed. 

What I dont need to change at Appleby House is the terrific atmosphere: its so friendly and welcoming, and new visitors are always struck by that. We also offer a huge range of quality care services – particularly around dementia care – which sets us apart from our competitors.

I was over the moon and unbelievably proud when we achieved an outstanding overall rating from the Care Quality Commission in 2019, with outstanding ratings for four of the five areas the inspectors look at (we're the only care home in Surrey currently to achieve this). We really are the 'Appleby Family' and this achievement reflects the incredible outcomes that we create for residents and their families. It also demonstrates the passion, vision and love that colleagues, residents, relatives and our friends in the community have for the home.

Tracy Judd
Lifestyle Lead

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.

Maya Manoj
Head Chef

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.

 

Ann Taggart
Head Housekeeper

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.

Lesley Dady
Business Administrator

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.

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.