Our team at
Church View

Trusted to care in Seaham, County Durham

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Meet our friendly care team

We’re a close-knit team at Church View. Most colleagues, like our residents, come from the local area, so we’re really like one big family! We think nothing of going the extra mile for your loved one, helping them to make the most of each day. Find out more about us on these pages.

Michelle Daglish

Home Manager

Michelle Daglish

I joined Church View in 2014.

Before that I was a support manager for another care provider, working across various homes. However I missed being based in one home where I could make a difference to the residents, relatives and team.

We have a lovely home here, and I like nothing more than to get out and about around Church View, seeing residents and spending time with them. We also have a good team, and I’m proud that we continue to have a ‘good’ rating from the CQC. I believe in constantly improving what we do for the benefit of residents and their families, and I’m looking forward to enhancing the home even further, going from good to great. 

I spend my spare time with my family. I have two grandchildren and am guardian for my great niece. I also like to head off on holiday for some winter sun; Goa is my favourite! 

Anne Curry
Lifestyle Coordinator

I used to be a support worker and nursing assistant in the NHS.

I joined Church View in 2013 to enjoy a different set of challenges. I’m so pleased I made the switch because I’ve learnt a lot here, and met some fantastic people.

One of the highlights of my role is being able to sit and chat to residents and learn more about the things they’ve done – you can always learn something new about someone you thought you knew well, and it’s all useful in helping us to tailor activities to people’s interests.

We work hard to bring residents interesting and different activities to do, and we’re always open to new ideas. We’ll give anything a go. Seeing residents laughing and enjoying themselves, and forming friendships, is the best part of my role.

Sharon Mitchell
Administrator

I’ve been part of the Church View team since 2016.

Before joining the team here, I worked in retail. I enjoy the fact that there’s always a lot to get my teeth into here. I enjoy coming to work every day. While my role means that I need to be organised, it’s also vital that I’m approachable and show empathy. Each day is different, whether I’m supporting the managers, relatives or colleagues, but one of the best parts is getting to spend time with residents. It’s a pleasure to know that I am part of the great team here at Church View, and doing my bit to support residents and their families.

My dog Benji is a big part of my life. I’m able to bring him to work, and the residents love giving him a cuddle. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time going long walks with him. 

Benji
Canine Relations Manager

I have the best job of anyone at Church View.

I get to visit all the residents every day and collect cuddles and titbits as they chat and stroke me. I’m here to provide a service, and I think I’m pretty good at what I do.

I started working here in 2018 because my mum is the administrator here. The residents love dogs at Church View, so it made sense for me to join the team too. 

My day generally involves making my way around the home and checking in on all my friends to make sure everyone’s happy. I’ll then have a sleep, then a nap and maybe a little doze after that – I like to mix things up a bit. 

Outside of work, things can get a little more active, with long walks, trips to the beach and ball games in the field. When it all gets too much, I like to unwind in a sunny spot in the garden with my favourite bone. 

Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Careers

If you are keen to be part of a growing organisation that’s focused on delivering high quality care while having fun in a family atmosphere, get started with Care UK today.

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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.