I joined Care UK in 2001 from the teaching profession. I liked Care UK’s ethos and what the company had to offer. I’ve worked hard to get a good team around me – having a team I can trust makes my job a lot easier – and many of the residents’ relatives have been great in supporting us to get the home to where it is.
Day-to-day I love chatting to residents and listening to their stories, as well as finding out how we can make their daily lives even better.
I achieved my Nursing Diploma in 2007 in Romania and joined the Care UK team in 2014. I was delighted to be a part of a big organisation, with its opportunities to develop my skills and continue learning.
Each day I continue to build relationships with residents, deliver effective care for physical and emotional needs, and provide both knowledge and support to my colleagues. I love working with such a wonderful team and learning from each other. I am so proud to share Care UK’s ethos of treating residents as individuals, showing total compassion and treating people with dignity.
I feel so lucky to work with such amazing, kind-hearted colleagues and the difference we can make to someone’s life. Everyone we provide care for at Franklin House is like one of our own family.
I’ve worked for Care UK for ten years, and before I moved here I was doing a similar role in another care home. I’ve worked in the care sector for a long time, including as a healthcare assistant and a physiotherapy assistant.
One of the biggest challenges in this role is ensuring that you are providing activities that are tailored to residents’ needs and interests. Nevertheless, the best part of my day is spending time with the residents, learning about their lives and sharing stories.
I used to work in the hospitality trade but, when I saw the head chef role advertised here, my friends told me to apply. Franklin House was known as a nice place to work, and Care UK a supportive company to work for.
This role demands a wide range of knowledge and catering skills, from understanding older people’s nutritional needs, food presentation, baking and cake decoration to fruit carving. It keeps me on my toes. What’s great is that the residents and colleagues really appreciate what my team does. We also recently got a five star rating in an environmental health check. That, and our ‘good’ rating from the CQC, were the icing on the cake.
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