Trusted to care in Hendon, Greater London
The Elmstead House team is passionate about enabling every person we care for to live fulfilling lives, with superb care and support. Your loved one is free to do as little or as much as they wish – we will support and encourage them to take part in activities, outings or to enjoy the entertainment we organise. However, we always respect their choices and decisions.
I joined the Elmstead House team in 2010.
I wanted to make a difference to older people’s lives.
I always strive to do my best for residents and relatives, going the extra mile for them whenever possible. I love supporting different people and working as part of a big home team. There’s always lots to learn from other people and always something happening at our Hendon care home.
The proudest moment for me was becoming Head Housekeeper here at Elmstead House.
Away from work, I enjoy going out with my family and spending time with them.
I was a school site manager/caretaker for 16 years, but a change of direction in my career, and a relocation, led me to move my skills to the care sector in 2019.
I love the challenge of ensuring that the home is the best it can be at all times. I also enjoy the variety and hands on nature of my role – making things good again and having to turn my hand to anything. It’s helpful to be able to work well under pressure, to think logically and to be friendly, and a good listener.
Being able to spend time chatting to the residents is one of the highlights of my job, and helping them in any way I can. I was honoured to receive the Going the Extra Mile award from my colleagues after just two months of working here.
When I’m not at work I enjoy travelling, DIY (obviously!), walking and music – I like remixing music when I can find the time.
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.