Trusted to care in Orpington
There’s a strong family atmosphere at our Kent home - colleagues and residents feel like one big family. We all come from very different backgrounds, but we support each other every step of the way. Every Foxbridge colleague is passionate about the people we care for. Take a look at our colleague biographies to find out more about us.
I’ve worked in a range of sectors, including publishing, automotive and financial services, but when I saw this opportunity come up, I was really excited about the idea of working in care. Care UK’s values chime with my own. I’m passionate about delivering excellent customer service, improving people’s lives and making a difference.
There’s a brilliant team here at Foxbridge House, and I’m enjoying getting to know everyone, including the residents, as well as potential residents and their families. When families come to us looking for care, they’re often under a lot of pressure, so I get a huge sense of satisfaction from listening to their needs and providing advice and information.
In my free time I love walking (I aim to do at least 13,000 steps a day!). I also started baking during the first lockdown. I’m a Sunday school teacher and I like helping in the community too wherever I can.
The Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion’s role is to establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents and colleagues in the home are kept safe. They ensure that all colleagues are well trained in infection control and are on hand to ensure the team are working to the highest standards.
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.
I joined the Foxbridge House team in late 2019. Id 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. Theres 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.
Its hugely satisfying when my team receives praise and thanks from residents and their family members. Its a great feeling to think were doing our best for the people we are caring for.
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.
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.
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.