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Our team is very professional, but we’re fun too. We’re also single-minded in our determination to make each day the best for your loved one. We love making a difference to people’s lives and we know that it’s easier to do that when we work together. We love the time we spend with the people we care for.
I joined Cheviot Court in 2005; I’d been working in domiciliary care, caring for people in their own homes. I started at the home as a night carer, so I’m proud of the way I’ve worked my way up to be deputy manager.
I enjoy the fact that every day is different: there are always new challenges. The best part of my day is still seeing the smile on a resident’s face when they’ve enjoyed an activity or have shared a happy memory or story with you. Those are the important and memorable moments.
I’m a social person and I enjoy getting together with friends and family in my free time. I also have grandchildren who I love to spend time with and care for.
I used to volunteer to help on trips and activities at Cheviot Court, and I enjoyed the experience so much that I applied to join the team. I became part of the home team in 2017. I previously worked in the retail sector for nearly 20 years.
In this role it’s important to be fun and positive, patient and respectful, bubbly and caring, and, above all, to be interested in people – I’m always learning new things about people I thought I knew well! The best parts of the day are when any activity goes really well and residents are getting into it and smiling and laughing. It’s the best feeling.
I love the live music we host, the parties we have, and our great relationships with residents’ loved ones. When families take part in our activities and parties it makes Cheviot Court feel like a big family home.
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and watching live music.
I come from a retail administration background, but was keen to join the team at Cheviot Court in order to do a role where I could make more of a difference to people’s lives. Lots of the skills from my previous roles come in handy here, but it’s also important to have empathy and be friendly and approachable when you’re liaising with families and residents.
This is such a rewarding role – I would definitely say that working for Care UK is one of the highlights of my career. It has been a big learning curve for me, never having worked in care.
The best part of the day is seeing residents enjoying the many activities that our talented lifestyle team organise each day. Hearing laughter, singing and music around the home makes me smile. I’m also enjoying learning residents’ life stories.
I’ve worked at Cheviot Court for many years, I actually started here when I was 17, and I was initially a domestic. I then moved into care and have worked my way up. There’s a very warm and welcoming atmosphere at the home. It’s like a home from home, not just for the residents but for colleagues too!
I enjoy caring for older people and I’ve enjoyed developing my knowledge, skills and confidence with the support of the great team here at the home. There’s always something new to learn, and I’m proud to have got to the level of Senior Carer.
The best part of my role is spending time with the residents. I’ve got to know them all very well having worked here for so long. They’re fantastic people and they appreciate what we do for them, which makes everything worth it.
I’ve been at Cheviot Court since it opened in 2004. I started as a domestic and then became housekeeper. I’d been a laundry assistant and supervisor in a nursing home before I moved here, so I was familiar with a care home environment, which was helpful.
I enjoy everything about my job: working with my great team and doing whatever I can for residents. There’s a strong family atmosphere here and you get very attached to the residents – you learn how they like things to be done. Our team has the chance to make all the difference to residents: having a chat or encouraging them to keep independent by putting laundry away or wiping a windowsill down with a duster. They’re little things but vital for helping a person to continue to lead a normal life.
I used to work as a Care Assistant and have been part of the Cheviot Court team since 2016. Moving into doing maintenance was quite a change, but it’s been a great experience.
I enjoy the variety and autonomy of this role, every day is different and I work all around the building, so I see all the residents and have a chat with them. This role is equally as rewarding as working as a carer. I am still making a difference to people’s lives.
This role involves much more than maintenance. You need to be sociable and positive and prepared to turn your hand to anything. It brings with it a huge sense of achievement.
In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with family and friends, relaxing in the garden, watching shows and bands, and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.