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Colne View

Trusted to care in Halstead, Essex

Trusted to care in Halstead, Essex|With 40 years’ experience,
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Meet our friendly care team

The Colne View team is made up of people from different backgrounds and cultures. We’re a diverse and fascinating team and we’ve lots of stories to tell. We support each other to deliver the best of care to residents – in fact, we’re like one big family. You can find out more about us on these pages.

Monica Boldeata

Home Manager

Monica Boldeata

I have worked for Care UK since 2014.

Working my way from General Nurse through to my newly appointed role as Home Manager at Colne View. Having previously been at Colne View as Deputy Manager, I am looking forward to getting to know the staff and residents once again and the new opportunities that lie ahead.

My favourite part of the day is when I get to chat with residents, relatives and colleagues. I am very passionate about delivering person-centered care, every member of the team brings something different and supporting them to achieve their potential is important to me.

Krystyna Jones
Deputy Manager

I’ve worked my way up the ranks over the years, progressing all the way from Domestic Assistant to Deputy Manager, which I see as a huge achievement. In this role, you need to be a good leader and full of energy. You also need to have a strong personality, be able to think on your feet and have good clinical knowledge.

Monitoring and supporting the Nurses and Team Leaders at Colne View and working alongside the Home Manger to deliver outstanding care are the most important parts of my role. Seeing my colleagues develop new skills and deliver a high standard of care, which puts smiles on residents’ and their families’ faces, makes me proud of what I do.

I love working for Care UK because they make you feel supported and give opportunities to everyone who would like to progress. My favourite part of the working day is walking around the home to meet colleagues and residents.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling.

Kim Richardson
Senior Customer Relations Manager

My career with Care UK started when my dog, Lady, was called in to become the Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog for Colne View.

It was during this time that I really got to know the residents and became involved with the activities within the home, subsequently joining the team as the Activities Coordinator for Colne View. I’ve since progressed in my career, becoming Customer Relations Manager, and more recently being promoted to Senior Customer Relations Manager.

Prior to joining Care UK, my background was mainly in the retail sector, although more recently I worked as a freelance photographer alongside my role as Activities Coordinator. I am therefore delighted that my role as Customer Relations Manager combines all these roles.

I’m passionate about supporting people living with dementia in my role. As well as championing dementia at Colne View, I am the chair of Halstead’s Dementia Alliance and part of making Halstead dementia friendly.

To carry out my role, you must be able to communicate well with people and have good listening skills. You need to have a clear understanding of the needs of residents to ensure they are happy and all their needs are met.

Dawn Burford
Lifestyle Lead

I’ve been part of the Care UK team since 2019. I was originally at Manor Lodge in Chelmsford but I moved over to join the Colne View team in January 2022.

Before joining Care UK I worked in the retail sector for 26 years. When I felt the need for a change, I was inspired by a friend who was working at Care UK who said it was a great place to work. I already had some experience in planning and organising events, so I thought I would apply for a lifestyle role, and here I am!

There are a lot of skills that come in handy in this role, including patience and positivity, being organised and creative. It’s helpful if you don’t take yourself too seriously too!

I love the mornings here. There’s a great sense of excitement about the day ahead, and I enjoy saying hello to the residents and my colleagues, and getting ready for the first activity. Some of the most popular activities we organise are the animal visits. We’ve had penguins and pygmy goats in the home. The look on everyone’s face was priceless when these little cuties showed up!

Timea Varga
Business Administrator

At Colne View, no two days are the same, and you never have a boring day. I joined Care UK because of the good career opportunities that were available, and starting at Colne View has been the highlight of my career so far.

My role involves interacting with residents, their family members and colleagues in the home. To do well in this role, you need to be willing to learn new things and have great customer service skills. I always feel fulfilled when I’m able to help my colleagues and the residents at Colne View.

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading a good book or going for a fishing session with my husband.

Andrea Lewis
Head Housekeeper

I joined Care UK because I wanted to get into the care industry. I love interacting with the residents every day and seeing them smile.

I was proud to be promoted to Head Housekeeper. In this role, it’s important to have good leadership and organisational skills. Hearing people say how clean and tidy the home is makes me proud of what I do.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading, listening to music and cooking.

Peter Birsan

This job demands a combination of things: understanding, and needing to comply with, certain regulations, the ability to bring a variety of skills and a desire to be helpful to other people. I used to be a police officer, so it’s a familiar mix for me!

I am happiest when I’m really busy, and there’s plenty here to keep me occupied here at Colne View. Care UK is very quality focused, and I work closely with any contractors who support us to ensure they understand the importance of doing a quality job for our customers. I’m also focused on continually improving the quality of life for residents here in any way I can. 

Canine Relations Manager

I’ve been working at Colne View since 2015. It’s my job to make sure that everyone feels loved. This mainly involves cuddling, visiting and greeting people, and then lying on my back having my tummy rubbed. As you can imagine, it’s pretty exhausting. 

I like to start the day with a tour of the home, making sure everyone’s happy and everything’s in place. I might inspect the chews that residents and families have brought me, and greet visitors as they arrive. Then there’ll be a bit of lying down and sleeping.

I like a lap. If I think I’m likely to get a cuddle, I’ll sit on your lap for ages. Colne View is quite a big home, and it’s important that I get around to as many residents as I can each day. I’ve worked out that, if I sit on the lap of a resident who uses a wheelchair, I can get around quickly and have a cuddle at the same time. Not just a pretty face, eh?!

Our experienced teams

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.

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.