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Stella Barnes

Home Manager

I’m a Registered Nurse and experienced Home Manager. I joined the Foxbridge House team in 2020: Care UK and the home itself has a great reputation. There’s also an impressive support network for colleagues here. Care UK wants its people to succeed and flourish.

One of the best parts of my job is meetings residents and relatives. Everyone is different and we take pride in providing person-centred care that ensures everyone has a tailored experience here and enjoys a fulfilling life overall.

I’m committed to my team’s success. We have great people at Foxbridge House who are determined to do their best for residents, relatives and for each other. It’s a great feeling to go home at the end of the day knowing that we’ve done the best job for the people we care for.

Linda (Linnie) Kempton

Lifestyle Lead

I haven’t looked back since I joined Foxbridge House in 2013. I thought it would be lovely to have a new, fresh start in a new build care home. I worked as a care assistant and I’m a moving and handling trainer now, so I have a number of strings to my bow!

To be a good activities coordinator you need to enjoy your role as well as being with people. I love singing, entertaining and making people happy, and I love spending time with all the residents and seeing them smile, it’s so rewarding. 

James Gardener

Maintenance

I’ve been part of the Foxbridge House team since 2018. I was keen to do a job where I could help people, and this was a great opportunity to do just that. I was a primary school Site Manager before I moved here, but many of the skills needed are the same: organising and prioritising tasks, and getting into a routine so you don’t miss anything important.

The best part of the day for me is the morning. I like to come in and say hello to all the residents who are up and about. It’s a great way to start the day. I enjoy listening to residents’ stories about their lives. They offer great insights and we care for some truly remarkable people.

Debra Holland

Head Housekeeper

I worked in hospitality before I joined the Foxbridge House team in 2013. Moving into the care sector was a complete change for me, but I have never looked back.

The residents and their families are what make this job for me. I take pride in building a good rapport with people and I’ve got to know many of the residents really well. Talking to them, making them smile and learning more about their lives makes my day.

No two days are the same in this role, which is why I enjoy it. There’s always a new challenge to tackle and that keeps us all on our toes. But, together with my team, I work hard to ensure that everything is in place to make each resident comfortable and happy.

Matthew Westwood

Head Chef

I joined the Foxbridge House team in late 2019. I’d spent many years working in large hotels and busy restaurants in London and in the Caribbean, and I wanted to try something a bit different that would bring me a greater sense of job satisfaction. While it was great working in this places, I do see my role as Head Chef here at Foxbridge House as a career highlight.

I enjoy every opportunity I get to be ‘front of house’ – meeting and chatting to residents and getting their feedback about the dishes and menus. There’s a lot to juggle in this role: as well as having a good knowledge of food and nutrition, you need to have a good understanding of the individual residents, and their dietary needs and preferences.

It’s hugely satisfying when my team receives praise and thanks from residents and their family members. It’s a great feeling to think we’re doing our best for the people we are caring for.

Michael Kenny

Customer Relations Manager

Most of my working life has been spent dealing with customers on a personal, face-to-face level, from serving passengers on commercial flights or private jets, or supporting landlords and tenants with their properties. While I’ve not worked in the care sector before, this role enables me to continue doing the customer-facing work that I love.

I wanted to join Care UK because they are a leader in the care sector and its vision of care and service echoed my own values and approach. I always enjoy my morning walk around Foxbridge House because I can say hello to the residents. There’s no better way to start the day, and it always makes me smile.

I’m confident I can make a difference to the lives of the residents and their families, and to the lives of prospective residents and their loved ones. I’m very excited to be a part of the Foxbridge House team.

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