Our team at
Cavell Court

Trusted to care in Cringleford, Norwich

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Meet our friendly care team

Our team is made up of skilled and experienced managers, carers, nurses and support teams who are dedicated to your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing. Each is passionate about older people’s care and about making each day the best it can be.

Karen Curle

Home Manager

Karen Curle

I first became a Home Manager back in 1987, and I’ve worked in the public and private sector in older people’s services in organisations large and small.

I enjoy supporting the team at mealtimes. It’s my chance to fetch and carry for colleagues, or to simply sit and support a resident to enjoy their meal. People are relaxed and keen to chat, so there’s a nice atmosphere. I feel privileged to have the chance to share a story or a smile and to enhance a person’s day.

Away from work, I love cooking a delicious meal from scratch. I used to live in Italy where food is such a big part of everyday life. There’s nothing better than getting friends and family together to laugh, have fun and enjoy great food.

Robin Bedford
Deputy Manager
I started working at Care UK in 2015.

I started working at Care UK in 2015. I was looking for a change in career and Care UK’s focus on providing the best quality care whilst fulfilling the lives of older people encouraged me to work at Cavell Court, which is a beautiful home.

I first joined as a Care Assistant, having never worked in the care industry before, and have received an incredible amount of support, encouragement and training which has enabled me to develop and become Deputy Manager in five years. I have never looked back and would not have achieved all that I have without a fantastic team to work with.

To be a successful Deputy Manager you need to care about what you do and about the residents that you provide care for. You also need to be organised and have a structured approach, leading by example and supporting your team to provide person centred care.

My favourite part of the day is interacting with the residents. When you work in care it is not just a job, but you become part of a family and developing relationships with the residents is the reason I do what I do.

I am looking forward to continuing to develop in my role and to improving the care that we provide for our residents. I love that there is always something to learn, and every day presents new challenges which allow us to make changes that improve the lives of the residents.

When I’m not working, having two children doesn’t leave much time for unwinding and I’ve always been useless at sport. I enjoy cooking, walking the dogs, films, reading and listening to my extensive collection of music.

Sam Woods
Customer Relations Manager
I joined Care UK in 2014, as I wanted to work for an organisation that lives by its values and puts people, both residents and employees, at the heart of everything they do.

I joined Care UK in 2014, as I wanted to work for an organisation that lives by its values and puts people, both residents and employees, at the heart of everything they do. 

I think it’s important to be a good listener in this role, never make assumptions and ask the right questions, in order to understand what people are looking for in a care home. I really enjoy meeting new residents and welcoming them into our beautiful care home. My favourite part of the day is getting to know each resident and learning about their life experiences.

At Cavell Court, I’m keen to dispel the myths and misconceptions that many people still have about care homes, and to let people see for themselves the expertise of our team, the high standards we all adhere to and the quality of activity based care that we provide. Our aim is to promote independence and support residents to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Steven Potter
Head Chef
I first joined Care UK in 2020.

I first joined Care UK in 2020. Before I joined Cavell Court I worked in various roles within the care, education, and residential sector of the catering industry.

Working as a Head Chef, you need to have a good understanding of flavours and textures and the importance of this within a care setting. I’m looking forward to developing dining with dignity in the home and seeing how we can focus on this as a team.

In my free time I am a keen gardener and until recently I had a productive vegetable patch. I also enjoy staying at old style British seaside resorts and admiring the past glamour of once grand hotels.

Dawn Watson
Receptionist and Administrator
I have two decades’ experience of working in care homes, as well as in the recruitment of nurses and care assistants.

I have two decades’ experience of working in care homes, as well as in the recruitment of nurses and care assistants. I’ve even commissioned and run a small residential home. I also worked in the Family and Children department at Norwich Crown Court.

I joined Cavell Court in May 2018. I enjoy the atmosphere of care homes, and getting to know residents and their families, and I was keen to work in a new home that was doing great things.

Day to day, I love welcoming visitors and new residents to the home and helping them to get settled quickly. I enjoy spending time with residents and learning more about them. Seeing the people we care for looking happy, making new friends and enjoying their life at the home brings me a huge amount of job satisfaction.

Clifford Maidstone
Maintenance
I joined the team at Cavell Court in 2021.

I joined the team at Cavell Court in 2021. My background has always been in construction, but recently it has been focused on property and garden maintenance.

To do well in this role, you need to be adaptable, knowledgeable, kind, and considerate. I always recommend to new starters to ask plenty of questions when they join, as there is so much to find out.

So far, my biggest challenge has been getting all our compliance checks and tests completed as well as any repairs that crop up.

The best part of my day is when the hot trolleys come off the suites, it’s then my time for some extremely nice food as our chef create some fantastic meals at Cavell Court.

When I’m not working, I enjoy the countryside and nature. I’ve also been a Beaver Scout leader for over 25 years.

Stacey Thorne
Head Housekeeper
I first started as a carer in the home in 2020 and I then developed into my current role as Head Housekeeper.

I first started as a carer in the home in 2020 and I then developed into my current role as Head Housekeeper. I’m really looking to developing my career further and I’m pleased to have been enrolled onto an apprenticeship course.

I decided to work for Care UK because it’s a company that values its employees and residents one of the UK's leading care home providers. We have a fantastic domestic team and without their support it would not have been possible.

To work well here, you need to be passionate, motivated, and able to prioritise and be extremely organised as well as being proactive. One of my favourite parts of my job is at mealtimes as it's a pleasure to see our residents enjoying their meals. I really enjoy chatting and assisting with our residents and helping colleagues.

When I’m not working, I very much enjoy socialising with friends and family for days out, drinks and meals too. I unwind by visiting the coast with my dogs.

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 residents 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 residents enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.


All our teams get to know residents 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.