Trusted to care in
Larbert - Falkirk, Scotland
It's the people that make our care home in Falirk the warm and welcoming place it is. Although we all come from different backgrounds and experiences, we work together as a team to ensure residents make the most of every day.
I started working at Caledonian Court as a bank staff nurse.
I’d been a general nurse and worked in endoscopy before moving into working in care homes. When a permanent role came up, I applied and became a Suite Manager, and have progressed from there.
I’ve learnt so much here, including new clinical skills as well as leadership skills. I’ve learnt that, in order to develop, it’s important to be prepared to adapt and reflect on your practice. I love the way working in a care home enables you to get to know the residents. Having come from a surgical background where you don’t get to know patients, it was a refreshing change.
The residents always surprise you, when you talk to them, you’ll learn things about them and see things in them that you haven’t before. I’m looking forward to continue making a difference to their lives and driving the home forward with a great team committed to the highest standards.
I joined Caledonian Court in 2021 after looking for a change of direction in my life – it was the perfect choice.
I love being able to lead activities that cater to all residents’ needs, and making sure their days are filled with fun and happiness. Making positive change to residents’ lives is such a rewarding part of my role, getting to know all about peoples’ backgrounds as well as keeping them focussed on the future and striving to achieve personal goals.
In my personal time, I love spending time with my dogs, I enjoy playing golf and I love listening to music.
Back in Poland I was a school teacher, I worked in a bank and I owned a wellness studio.
I started cooking when I moved to Scotland. It’s become one of the biggest joys of my life.
Cooking brings me huge pleasure and I’m proud of the cheffing skills I’ve developed during my many years of working for Care UK. One of the highlights of my career was winning Care UK’s ‘Chef of the year’ competition a little while back.
I think that passion and a positive attitude is important in everything, and particularly working in a care home, where what we do has such a big influence on residents’ daily experience and quality of life. I aim to be positive and enjoy every moment and I take pride in giving the residents of Caledonian Court a positive experience with every tasty dish I make.
I first started working at Caledonian Court as a Lifestyle Coordinator doing work experience and was offered a weekend job here.
Over time I’ve moved into the Business Administrator role, taking on more responsibility. That’s the great thing about Care UK, the organisation supports its colleagues to learn and progress and experience different roles.
The best part of my day is interacting with the residents and their loved ones, that always brightens my day. Each day brings new challenges, which offer more opportunities to learn new things. In this role it’s important to have good tech skills, as well as communication and problem-solving ability. Looking ahead, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop my skills at Caledonian Court, progressing my career and meeting new people along the way.
I joined Caledonian Court in 2021 when I was looking for a new challenge.
I’d worked as a Head Housekeeper elsewhere, as well as a senior support worker. I’d heard Caledonian Court was a good place to work, with a great atmosphere, so I wanted to experience it for myself.
Teamwork is a vital part of work in a care home. Each of us has an important role to play in ensuring residents receive the best care and service, and that’s what I instil into each member of my team. Our work in ensuring the home, and residents’ rooms, are always clean and fresh, and that residents’ laundry is done well and returned promptly, directly affects the experience of residents, visitors and family members. We also have a key part to play in infection prevention and control.
Away from work I like to unwind with a glass of work and a good book. I enjoy walking and getting away from it all on holiday.
Having a good range of practical skills is key to success in this role.
You also need to be friendly, helpful and unfazed by a challenge as you never know what each day will bring. That’s part of the fun though!
All of the team here strive to make Caledonian Court feel like a family home, everyone knows everyone else and will do anything for anyone. There’s a lovely atmosphere here which makes it a great place to work and live. I always remember that Caledonian Court is residents' home and we're here to serve them. My job is to ensure it’s well maintained and safe for residents to live in.
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.