I had previously worked for Care UK in 2016 when I managed a home in London, but since relocating to Essex I’m pleased to have joined the lovely team at Haven Lodge in 2020. I have a background in nursing and am proud to have worked as an A&E nurse for the Royal London Hospital.
To be good in this role you need to be caring and have a good clinical background. My favourite part of the day is my walk round in the morning as I get to say hello to everyone. I’m so proud and grateful to my staff who are working hard to make everyday a good day for each resident. Haven Lodge is a community that I’m glad to be a part of.
Outside of work I like to unwind with music, I enjoy live music and am currently learning to play the violin. I also like to read and do Pilates.
I first joined Care UK in 2016 as a nurse and I returned in 2020 as a Deputy Manager. Before I worked here I studied nursing and worked as a community nurse while also volunteering in the same hospital.
To work as a deputy manager, firstly you need to be caring, compassionate and dedicated to your residents. You also need to be approachable for staff and flexible with your schedule.
One of the things I enjoy most in my job are my morning walkarounds seeing the residents in the lounge enjoying their coffee and having a chat with me.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and I also enjoy taking walks in the evenings.
I joined Care UK in 2002, having previously been a manager of a community care business.
I love every aspect of my role and enjoy being part of a team who strive to make a difference to the lives of the residents and their families. My role involves being approachable, adaptable and able to work well under pressure. I also need to be able to communicate well with people as my role includes speaking on the telephone to people, as well as face to face meetings.
All the team are happy and enjoy the role they play at Haven Lodge to fulfil the lives of the residents - it feels like we are one big happy family.
I joined Care UK in 2005 having previously been working as a chef in a new restaurant. Although successful in my previous role, I decided I would like a role that benefitted the community -and as I lived locally, thought this role was perfect for me.
I am really passionate about what I do, am hardworking, committed and accommodating. I love to be proactive and find out what residents like and go out of my way to ensure their needs are met – I just want to make the residents happy by giving them what they ask for.
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, so I love making it for the residents as well.
In my spare time I love sports, travelling and going on holiday.
Hello, my name is Teddy! I am a Yorkshire terrier cross and I love spending my time with my mum Lisa at Haven Lodge care home. The staff and residents are very lovely, they voted to name me ‘Teddy’. Probably because they like to give me lots of fuss and cuddles.
My favourite toy is my squeaky monkey which I often carry around the home with me. I also enjoy taking walks by the beach here at Clacton-on-Sea, but I have to be careful of the many seagulls that fly around. They tend to give me a bit of a fright.
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