Trusted to care in Church Crookham, Hampshire
It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one, and at Bourley Grange 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.
I decided to work for Care UK because I love making a difference in the lives of residents and the atmosphere around the homes is second to none.
In my role I need to be compassionate and empathetic. It is quite a change to move into a care home, so understanding and helping residents and families in that time is vital.
My favourite part of the day is the afternoon, when usually the residents gather in the café for a coffee/activity and we can have a good old catch up!
I’ve been part of the Bourley Grange team for nearly ten years.
My husband is in the armed forces, so we moved around a lot, and I’d worked as a kitchen assistant for the Forces Children’s Trust in Germany before I joined the home. I’d always wanted to work in older people’s care but the forces lifestyle meant I didn’t have the opportunity.
Every day is different when you work in a care home, but it’s always rewarding! In this role it’s important to be flexible, positive, able to multitask, and to be a good communicator.
I enjoy making the residents and their families happy, giving them the advice and information they may need, and offering a listening ear. I also enjoy helping with activities when I can, which is always huge fun.
When I’m not at work you might find me running, doing dancing, or taking part in different sports. I also like to unwind in front of Netflix, and with my family.
I was a Unit Manager before I joined the Bourley Grange team as a nurse.
I had a great welcome from everyone here, which made me realise what a great care home I’d joined. It feels like one big family.
Teamwork is important in a care home. To work well as a nurse it’s important to listen to the team, as well as residents and their families, and to respect everyone. The residents truly make this job rewarding and I enjoy any time I get to spend interacting with them and learning more about their lives and interests. That’s the great advantage of being a nurse in a care home as opposed to a hospital.
As a new member of the team, I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone better and to lending my skills and experience to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of the people we care for.
I joined the Bourley Grange team because I was keen to join a professional team that’s committed to the highest standards of care.
Care UK’s approach to care – where residents are at the heart of everything we do – was also hugely appealing and echoed my own personal values.
I’ve worked as a nurse in the NHS on a surgical ward, but working as a nurse in a care home is fascinating in a different way. For a start, you have a chance to truly get to know the people you’re caring for, which isn’t possible in a hospital.
I’m enjoying learning something new every day. The Bourley Grange team works closely with multidisciplinary teams in the community which I love. This helps me to expand my knowledge of different disciplines as well as of the care sector as a whole.
I love every day in this role. I’m passionate about supporting residents to enjoy the best quality of life and helping them to experience joy and meaning in each day. It’s a privilege to be able to support older people in this way.
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.