Trusted to care in Seaham, County Durham
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
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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.