Our team at
Gracewell of Weymouth

Part of the Care UK family

Part of the Care UK family |Trusted to care in Weymouth, Dorset

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Meet our friendly care team

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one, and at Gracewell of Weymouth our experienced team of dedicated professionals all 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.

Samantha Hansford

General Manager

The team and I consider it a huge privilege to care for older people and are proud that their families trust us to care for them

This is a lovely friendly and happy home, with a great family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you here soon.
Rachael Craig
Activities Lead Coordinator
I joined here in 2013 as a Kitchen Assistant and moved to the activities department in 2015.

I joined here in 2013 as a Kitchen Assistant and moved to the activities department in 2015. We run a wide range of activities to include all residents, such as a Gentlemen’s Club, baking, bird watching, games, singing, and arts and crafts. I really enjoy my job and it is so rewarding when you see the residents having such a great time, knowing that you can make a difference in someone’s life. I was a Heart & Soul winner in 2016, for Enhancing and Enriching people’s lives in care.

Sharon Hoskins
Administration Manager
I started working here in August 2013 I was employed first as one of the reception team and was then promoted to Administration Manager in January 2019.

I started working here in August 2013 I was employed first as one of the reception team and was then promoted to Administration Manager in January 2019. I am responsible for the recruitment of all team members, payroll, finance support, billing, and all aspects of administration. I have a team that work below me which includes three receptionists. I love helping people and think the little things make a big difference. It is a pleasure to work with the team here.

Esther Sheppard
Home Admissions Advisor
Working here is not just a job for me.

Working here is not just a job for me. Being able to help residents transition from home or hospital into a care home environment and into the next phase of their life is a huge responsibility and extremely rewarding. I have been working here since September 2015 and I love being able to bring the home to more families.

Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Carers

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. 

Nurses

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Home support roles

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. 

Infection control

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.