Trusted to care in Dorset
We’re a large and diverse team at Ferndown Manor. Each of us is dedicated to your loved one’s care, health and wellbeing – and to making each day happy and full of meaningful experiences. Take a look at our colleague profiles to find out more about some of the Dorset care team
Before working here at Ferndown Manor I recruited temporary healthcare staff for different settings. I felt I wanted to use my relationship building skills in a care setting, so here I am. I also have personal experience of finding long term care for a loved one. I know how hard it is and what an emotional experience it can be.
I really enjoy getting to know colleagues and meeting new people. I’m looking forward to being part of the growing team at Ferndown Manor, building our community and meeting and exceeding the expectations of residents and their families.
I have over 30 years’ experience in my role, and I am dedicated to maintaining the highest standards. In my new role at Ferndown Manor, I hope to make a difference at the home and help to brighten the residents’ daily lives.
I have a strong background in dementia care, and have done advanced dementia training at the University of Worcester. I’m excited to join the Ferndown Manor team. The home, and Care UK itself, has a great reputation for delivering quality care, including superb dementia care, in great surroundings. The organisation is also very supportive of its people, enabling them to develop their skills and careers.
I enjoy getting to know each of our residents and this starts from when I do their assessment with them and their family before they join us. It’s an opportunity to put them at their ease and start forming a lovely relationship with them where they can trust us.
Being part of the Ferndown Manor management team is a wonderful and exciting opportunity to implement positive change and help the home achieve what it absolutely deserves – an overall ‘outstanding’ from the care regulator.
After seeing the lease of life my own grandmother found when she moved into a care home, I look forward to being able to share the same sense of joy to those living at Ferndown Manor. I have worked in the opening of a kitchen as part of a new build before, which has given me valuable experience. I am committed to delivering highest standards of meals for residents.
Before joining the Ferndown Manor team I was an administrator in the NHS. I’ve also worked in domiciliary care. I’d heard about Care UK’s reputation for care and for the great opportunities it offers people who are committed to a career in care, so when this role came up I was keen to apply.
While all the usual administration skills are useful in my role, it’s vital that you have a passion for helping people, and for the care of older people. The whole team at Ferndown Manor is committed to supporting residents to enjoy every minute of every day, and that’s the same for me as it is for a carer or member of the lifestyle team.
I’m a keen gym-goer, and try to get there every day after work. Energy is something we all share at Ferndown Manor – we’re extremely motivated to deliver great care and customer service and we never tire of seeing the superb things relatives say about the home on carehome.co.uk!
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 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.
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 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.
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.