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Catherine Court

Experts in award winning care in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Experts in award winning care in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire|With 40 years’ experience,
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Meet our friendly care team

The team at our High Wycombe care home are dedicated to delivering the very best quality care and experiences. Everyone, from our chef to our lifestyle coordinators, carers to clinicians works hard to ensure residents feel safe, secure and cared for at all times. Explore these pages to learn more about our skilled team.

Corina Andreescu

Home Manager

I have been working in the healthcare sector for over 20 years in the UK.

I have a nursing background in my home country, and I worked as a dental nurse and in leadership positions in dentistry for 15 years. Since 2018, I have worked in the care sector as a registered manager of residential and nursing homes. I decided to work for Care UK because it is an established care provider with a very good reputation that takes pride in its values and vision.

I have been a registered manager with the Care Quality Commission since 2010, and I am currently studying to obtain my BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management.

In a Home Manger role, a person should be very kind, caring, patient and nurturing towards all residents and colleagues. When I’m able to inspire others and reflect my kindness through everything I do, I feel proud of my role at Catherine Court.

My favourite part of the day is spending time interacting with the residents. I even participate in some of their daily activities and help the team whenever I can.

I have had many achievements throughout my career that I am proud of, however the highlight was when I managed to turn around a care home from being closed by CQC (rated Inadequate overall) to Good, in just six months.

When I’m not working, I absolutely love spending time with my cat, Alfie. I also like photography, reading, painting and travelling, and I have a keen interest in holistic therapies and spirituality.

Alin Petrescu
Deputy Manager

I joined Care UK in 2023, my previous role was a Senior Nurse and Clinical lead.

To be successful in this role you need to have a good approach to your colleagues, personal skills and a positive attitude.

My favourite part of the day is going around in the morning, chatting to each resident and having a cup of tea. I enjoy being part of a really good team, who are dedicated and committed to providing the very best care.

Ingrid Jackson
Lifestyle Coordinator

I have been a part of the Care UK team since 2014, previously working in the care sector.

There are a lot of skills that are needed for this role, including good communication, understanding, and caring. Most importantly, to have a passion for making a difference to peoples lives.

My favourite part of the day is seeing the residents enjoying the activities whether that be seated chair exercises or enjoying a baking class.

My biggest career highlight is becoming Lifestyle Coordinator at Catherine Court, I thoroughly enjoy my role and the team I work with.

Rita Leon
Lifestyle Coordinator

I’ve worked for Care UK for a long time – first as a Care Assistant in one of the London homes and then here at Catherine Court. Care UK is a great company to work for, so, when I moved out of London, I was keen to stay working within the organisation.

A big highlight for me was being given the opportunity to move from working as a carer into the Lifestyle team. I love spending lots of quality time with residents and their families. I was also very proud when I was nominated for an activities role.

Coming into work each day, I never know what the day will bring, but whatever we have planned, it’s our goal to make residents smile and to support them to enjoy a meaningful, fulfilling life.

Outside of work I enjoy walking my dog, socialising with friends and going into London to see my family. I look forward to my holidays too!

Susan Cook
Team Leader

I have a care background: prior to joining the team here at Catherine Court I cared for young adults with learning disabilities. I was keen to work with older people living with dementia, as that’s a big interest of mine, so I made the move to Care UK.

I’m passionate about ensuring that every person we care for has their needs met and is supported to live a fulfilling and rewarding life. The key is knowing each person very well so you know what that looks like for the individual.

Care UK has a superb reputation for its dementia care and for its innovative approach. It partners with leading academics in dementia research and this means we’re at the forefront of thinking and developments in this field. Everyone in the team is supported to develop their knowledge and skills around dementia care, and that gives us the confidence to deliver the best care to our lovely residents.

Looking ahead to the future, I’m looking forward to getting to know the residents and their families better, to continuing to work with the great team at Catherine Court, and to continuing to enhance my knowledge of dementia.

Cerys Irons
Business Administrator

This is my first full time job since leaving university and it requires all sorts of different skills. Having patience and people skills is important, as is the ability to multitask as there’s always plenty happening.

I’ve started an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care since starting at Catherine Court and I’m enjoying developing my skills and I’m looking forward to progressing my career.

I think my favourite time of the day is afternoon tea time. It’s a chance for everyone to get together and have a chat about what they’ve been up to. It’s lovely seeing the residents relax and enjoying themselves.

In my free time I like to take my dog for walks and to keep fit at the gym. I look forward to seeing you at Catherine Court very soon.

Sarune Oganauskaite
Receptionist

I’m proud to work in care, I find it rewarding helping residents live a fulfilled and joyful life. The morning is my favourite part of the day as I get to go around the home and catch up with colleagues and residents.

To be successful in this role you need to have good time management and be able to have a variety of tasks on the go. I enjoy supporting the team and most importantly greeting people who walk into the home with a nice bright smile. In my spare time I like to travel and experience different cultures.

Hazel Casemore
Head Housekeeper

I was a store cleaning manager before joining the team in 2022. I was keen to work within a care home as I wanted to make a difference, and I feel I do that here at Catherine Court. 

To be a Head Housekeeper, you need to listen and gain the trust of your team. We have very high standards and it’s important we work together to ensure these are maintained. The best part of my day is when I get time to chat to the residents.

In my spare time I enjoy line dancing. I have written three new dances and have had them published online.  

Simon Francis
Maintenance

I joined Catherine Court because I like helping people, and I worked as a Care Assistant before taking a maintenance role. In this role you need to be able to work well in a team and be patient. You also have to have good maintenance knowledge and be good at working things out.

The best part of my day is spending time with residents, talking to them and seeing that I have put a smile on their faces. I love knowing that I make a difference in someone’s life, and I feel proud when I can work out a solution for the problem in hand.

Outside of work, I ride motorbikes and have a couple of horses. I also enjoy doing a bit of fishing.

Humphrey
Canine Relations Manager

My mum, Alana is the Home Manager at the home, I came to work with her one day and didn’t want to leave, so we made the decision that I should work here on a permanent basis as part of the team.

My job is to put smiles on faces and to share the love. I visit all floors within the home and I can even come to your room if you wish. I have so much love to give that I just to share it with anyone I meet. I love a stroke and cuddle, but if I sit longer enough will I get an extra biscuit or three.

I am here to be your furry best friend, you can even take me for a walk – perhaps to the shop to share a fresh pack of digestives.

I am cheeky. What can I say? It’s a gift I have. See you soon!

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.