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Kingsleigh

Trusted to care in Woking

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Meet our friendly care team

Our people make Kingsleigh the superb home that it is. Whatever role each of us does, we get to know residents so that we can have meaningful interactions with them. We have the training and experience to calm and care for people who are living with even the most advanced dementia. You can learn more about us on these pages

Kelly Kelleher

Home Manager

Kelly Kelleher

I started my career as a care assistant and I joined Care UK in 2006.

Since then I’ve worked hard and moved up the ladder to become home manager. I was the deputy manager at Broadwater Lodge, another Care UK home, for seven years before moving to Kingsleigh and was part of the team when it was rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

I’m a real people person with a passion for helping others. So it’s probably no surprise if I say that my favourite part of the day is ‘tea at 3’. This is when all team members down tools to have a cup of tea and a catch up with residents. We have some lovely conversations. 

I’ve worked my way up the ranks, and I want to help other colleagues to do the same. I’m looking forward to being able to develop others in their roles and empower them to make a difference in residents’ lives. 

Kelly Johns
Lifestyle Coordinator

My career with Care UK began in late 2016 when I joined as a care assistant.

However, when this role came up, I thought I’d try for it – and here I am. From the first time I visited Kingsleigh I was made to feel so welcome. I knew that this was the place for me.

My background is in hospitality: I’ve managed pubs and planned events, so I’m a naturally friendly person who has a smile for everyone. I love any time I can spend with the residents, particularly in the late afternoon when there’s time to have a cup of tea with them and hear more about their lives, their families, and the things they’d still like to do. What I enjoy the most is making residents’ wishes come true – no matter how big or small the wish is. 

Nicola Cooper
Lifestyle Coordinator

I joined the Kingsleigh team having worked for years with children and young adults with special needs.

I was keen to have a different challenge and work with a different generation. Many of the skills I’ve gained over the years have been useful for my role here, including being a good listener, being empathetic, having patience and being spontaneous and a good problem solver.

I love making a difference to people’s days, seeing them laughing and smiling. It’s a good feeling to go home at the end of the day knowing that you’ve had a positive impact on residents. 

I learn something new every day in this role and there’s lots of training we can take advantage of. It’s a big ‘plus’ to be able to grow within a role and it fires me up to do more for the people we care for. I’m always looking around for new ideas of activities we can do every day at Kingsleigh. 

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.