Trusted to care in Donnington,
The dedicated and experienced team at Chichester Grange provide your loved one with care that’s completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.
I used to work in corporate sales and marketing, however, when I took a year off to care for an older relative, the experience put me onto a new path.
I decided to bring my skills and experience to Care UK so that I could help families at a time when they really need help and support.
One of the biggest challenges for me in making a career change was educating myself about dementia. There’s so much to understand about it and the different forms it takes, and how to help people to live well with dementia. I’ve loved it though – I’d say making the move to care has been the highlight of my career – and I really enjoy any chance I have to chat to the residents and learn more about them.
A large part of my role is showing families around the home, and it’s got to be my favourite part of what I do. Chichester Grange is a brand-new home, with a very friendly family atmosphere and we’re all very proud of it.
I wanted to join Care UK as I saw this as a huge opportunity to work in a higher position and I love how the company puts the residents at the heart of everything.
Before joining the team here at Chichester Grange, I previously worked as a laundry assistant, a housekeeper supervisor and in accounting.
To do well in this role you need to be good at planning and be organised. You also need to be hard working, have a good attention to detail and work well in a team. The best part of my working day is meeting with my team to discuss our goals and thoughts. I also like the end of the day when everything is done, the home is nice and tidy, and our high standards are met.
Outside of work I enjoy walking, reading, and spending time with my family.
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.