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It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Foxland Grange, our experienced team of dedicated professionals, all of whom undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.
I’m a trained nurse and used to work at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
I’ve also worked in community nursing roles, as well as in care homes. Working at Foxland Grange has been one of my goals for a while, so I’m delighted to be here and part of the fantastic team.
In this role it’s important to be approachable and friendly. You need to be a good communicator and able to work in a team. A passion to know and understand the people you care for is a must too as Care UK’s ethos is all about delivering person-centred care.
One of the best aspects of what I do is being able to get to know the team, the residents and their families, and to develop strong relationships with them. I see it as a privilege to have the opportunity to do this.
I joined Foxland Grange in January 2012 and brought passion, fun, and enthusiam with me.
I have been patient services team leader in Bridgnorth and an Activities Coordinator for another group of homes. My aim is to make a difference to each resident's day and nothing makes me happier than when I see residents smiling, happy, and can hear laughter.
I qualified as a nurse back in the early 1990s, and I have been working at Foxland Grange since 2008.
I started out in a nursing role before moving into my current role. I always knew I wanted to work with older people but it was a great experience to have worked in intensive care, in GP surgeries and in emergency care.
I love the mornings here at Foxland Grange. It’s a new day, we’ve got the day ahead of us, and it’s lovely being able to greet residents and see their smiles. One of the most rewarding parts of my role is forging strong and positive relationships with residents and their families, and the team I work with. It’s not something that was possible in the nursing roles I used to do.
I enjoy meeting new families and supporting new residents to settle in. Seeing them happy, and with all their needs met, and seeing the families relieved and happy, gives me a wonderful feeling.
Outside of work I like to unwind by going cycling, being out in nature, and spending time with my family.
I’ve worked in the health and social care sector for ten years, in residential care homes, learning disability services, nursing homes and more.
I started out as a healthcare assistant. I can’t imagine working in any other sector – this is my passion!
I enjoy working for Care UK - everyone makes a difference in a Care UK care home. The organisation’s values of caring, passionate and teamwork, are very clear and we all live and breathe them. I look forward to every day here at Foxland Grange. When I walk in and see the team and the residents smiling and already enjoying themselves, I know the day is going to be a good one.
I’m enjoy getting to know the residents of the home, as well as their families. Everyone has lots of stories to tell and I love hearing them.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family. I also enjoy fundraising for charity – I’ve done a skydive, so who knows what I might do next!
I joined the team back in 2018 – my best friend worked here and said it was a great place to work.
I’d been the chef and manager of a local pub, but fancied using my skills to make more of a difference to people’s lives.
I can’t imagine working anywhere else now. I really care about doing a good job for the residents, and food and nutrition are so important to their health and wellbeing. I enjoy chatting to them about the food we serve – what they’re enjoying and new things they’d like to try. I love learning more about the lives they’ve led.
I’m really proud to be Head Chef at Foxland Grange. It’s a big step up for me, but I have a great team, Care UK is very supportive, and I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and to delivering a first class food and dining experience to residents.
Away from work, I’m interested in photography and videography, and I also like to go swimming a couple of times a week. You can also find me walking my dog, Lilly.
I have served in this wonderful community since 2006 and my aim is to ensure that customer service reflects the 'old-fashioned' service which residents are used to from years' gone by.
My career originates from the hotel industry where I spent many years as a Functions Manager/Wedding Coordinator where customer service is crucial. Front of house here at Foxland Grange provides a central point for residents to visit if they need simply pointing in the right direction or to book a hair or chiropody appointment. Residents also stop by for a general chat or even sit at the desk and help with some duties which gives great purpose. I have a team of lovely well trained concierges to ensure the desk is manned each day from 8am – 8pm. We offer a secure environment and are stationed near the main door to ensure all visitors are greeted and looked after to a high standard. We promise to continue high end customer service throughout. To be excited to come to work is something I always wished for and my wish has been granted.
I joined the team here in 2013 before moving into the sales department in March 2019.
Foxland Grange is a great place to work, with a lovely team who are friends as well as colleagues. I love the interactions with residents and hearing their life stories.
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.