Trusted to care in East Kilbride, Scotland
We support residents at Cathkin House to keep busy and enjoy rewarding lives. Some residents make cakes and biscuits for everyone to enjoy, while others help to keep our gardens looking good. We're often popping out to a local pub for lunch, or for an outing to a local park or one of the museums in Glasgow. We also have great links with the local community, including schools.
I studied drama at university, which has given me the tools to come up with new and exciting ideas for activities.
It’s also taught me the value of team work. I joined the Care UK team in 2020 as I was keen to do a role that was fulfilling. I used to work in hospitality but I was keen to do something where I could make a difference.
I enjoy seeing the residents having fun, laughing and smiling – I go home knowing I’ve done a good job. It’s a huge highlight for me getting to know the residents, learning about their lives. I’ve learnt so much.
I’m looking forward to finding out more about everyone we support, and coming up with new ways for them to thrive and live independent lives at Cathkin House.
It is a pleasure to be able to do a job I love so much.
In 2005 I joined the team at Cathkin House but before becoming a lifestyle coordinator I worked as a carer. I love my job - every day is joyful.
Knowing I made a small difference in someone’s day makes a huge difference in mine. It can be challenging at times but with patience and care, I always get the job done. Outside of work I like to spend time with my grandchildren. I also enjoy many hobbies such as painting, drawing and dancing – I’m even teaching myself how to tap dance!
I love working in social care – in fact, I was a Senior Care Assistant for many years.
I’ve also worked as a Chef for East Renfrewshire Council. That’s the role I was doing before I joined the team at Cathkin House.
I love every part of my day at Cathkin House. Being with residents, making them happy and supporting them to lead a meaningful life is incredibly rewarding. I’m passionate about helping people to lead a fulfilling life – it’s my mission!
One of the best parts of my role is meeting new people and getting to know them, whether they’re residents, colleagues or residents’ relatives. In this role you can truly make a difference to lots of different people’s lives. It’s extremely rewarding.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and taking my dog for walks. I also love cooking, baking and DIY.
When I first came to interview at Cathkin House I was made to feel instantly at home and very welcome.
Thats what I like about it here; the home has such a lovely atmosphere and it is a great place to work.
Being promoted from nurse to unit manager has been a career highlight of mine. It can be challenging at times but my team here are fantastic and a great source of knowledge. I enjoy looking after and getting to know the residents, its the smallest things like a morning greeting that can make my day extra special.
I enjoy my job – no day is the same. When Im not at work I love to spend time with my husband and our grandchildren.
I’m a qualified Nurse, and was a Staff Nurse before I joined the Cathkin House team in 2019.
I’ve also worked in palliative care.
I’d heard about the home and its commitment to person-centred care, and I was keen to get involved. I love having the chance to take time out and chat to the residents to get to know them better and enhance their quality of life. It’s not something you have time to do when you work in a hospital.
I’m looking forward to being a role model for the team and working with them to provide the very best personalised care to Cathkin House residents.
I joined the Cathkin House team in 2017.
I used to be self-employed, but I wanted a maintenance job with a little more reliability. I also thought that working in a care home would be a challenge, and something a bit different.
In my role I think it’s important to respect everyone, and to be kind, as well as be prepared to turn your hand to all sorts of tasks. Every day is different here, and I love supporting the residents in any way I can. I take pride in doing a good job for each person we care for, and in supporting my colleagues whenever they need me.
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.