Our team at
Clara Court

Trusted to care in Maidenhead

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Meet our friendly care team

Led by our home manager, every member of our team is willing to roll up their sleeves to help colleagues. Each of us loves what we do and we wouldn’t do it anywhere else. Residents enjoy continuity of care from people they know and trust. Find out more about us on these pages.

Gladys Chironga

Home Manager

Gladys Chironga

I’ve been at Clara Court since 2009, when I joined the team as a care assistant.

Another rewarding part of my role is empowering colleagues to ensure that residents live their lives in the way they want. I enjoy engaging and motivating colleagues and seeing them develop and succeed.

Each day is different in this role. I enjoy having the chance to continue learning and developing my skills, and I love spending time with residents, supporting them to continue to live happy and fulfilling lives. 

Iftekhar Ahmed
Deputy Manager
When I found out how great an organisation Care UK was, I knew it was the perfect place to learn and progress.

When I found out how great an organisation Care UK was, I knew it was the perfect place to learn and progress. I had been a full-time student when I started and I’ve worked through the ranks at Clara Court to Deputy Manager. I enjoy learning something new each day, completing my deputy manager programme, and supporting and leading my team.

My favourite part of the day is when I go into each room and see that my colleagues and residents are happy. It makes me feel good to tick off my daily targets and have meaningful one-to-one conversations with the people we provide care for.

My interests are spending time with my family, taking my children out and helping with their school projects. My perfect way to unwind is in front of the TV watching a good film.

Victoria Laycock
Lifestyle Lead
Since receiving my level 3 qualification in Health ' Social Care I have wanted to help others.

Since receiving my level 3 qualification in Health & Social Care I have wanted to help others. Joining Care UK has allowed me to bring joy to peoples’ lives. I really enjoy the positive team spirit from my colleagues and I’m grateful for residents’ positive response to us. No two days are the same at Clara Court, so I am always kept on my toes – which is why I love what I do.

As an outgoing and bubbly team, we help provide fun and creative projects for everyone to enjoy. I try to provide the best care possible while bringing a smile to people’s faces. At home I keep myself busy playing board games and I welcome the creativity of knitting and crocheting.

Zineb Soussi
Head Chef
I started working for Care UK in 2006, and I’ve worked as a senior carer and team leader.

I started working for Care UK in 2006, and I’ve worked as a senior carer and team leader. I’ve always been passionate about food, and being creative with food, so I made the move to head chef. I love it!

I particularly enjoy going around the home and chatting to residents about what they’re enjoying on the menu, and what else they’d like to try. It’s the best feeling seeing them smiling and looking forward to meal times. I know we’re doing something right. 

There’s such a great atmosphere at Clara Court, which is helped by the fact that everyone supports each other to do their best work. Colleagues are happy, residents are happy and relatives too. 

Caroline James
Business Administrator
I’ve worked at Clara Court for over ten years.

I’ve worked at Clara Court for over ten years. I first applied to join the home because I’d heard a lot about it. It has a superb reputation. I love that I get to meet a huge variety of people each day, and work with a great team of people to support wonderful residents and relatives. 

There’s a special atmosphere and positivity that shines from our colleagues, from the top down. Everyone at Clara Court is treated like part of a family. My own progression to become the home’s business administrator has been possible with the support of the great management and team. So it was fantastic to see our team achieve an ‘outstanding’ in our latest CQC report.  

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.