Trusted to care in Hampton, Greater London
I wanted to join Care UK because I had heard great things about its standing in the care sector, the great care it provided and the way it supported its colleagues with training and development.
I love my role. My day is full of smiles and laughter. It’s important to be able to think outside the box in this job. You also need to be well organised, creative, caring and proactive.
While it can be a challenge to spend one-to-one time with everyone in the home, I do my best; we also do some great group activities too. I enjoy the feeling of knowing I’ve made a difference to someone’s life, and put a smile on their face. That means a lot to me. I enjoy being part of the Laurel Dene family too.
Away from work I like to spend time with family. I’m also a keen cook and pianist. I’m also currently doing further study. There’s always lots to keep me busy.
I joined the Laurel Dene team when I was looking for a career change from the retail sector.
I applied for a Care Assistant role because I’d heard good comments about the home from people in the community.
It’s important to be flexible in this role and take on board ideas from other colleagues and the residents themselves. After all, this is their home and they call the tune! I enjoy doing group activities with the residents. The games are great fun and seeing the look of achievement on a person’s face when they win is great. I enjoy working with colleagues at Laurel Dene to help make residents’ lives fulfilling. To see them smile and laugh, and to know they’re happy is a great reward.
In my spare time I’m a Beaver and Cub Scout leader. As well as teaching children new things, it’s a great opportunity to learn with, and from, them. I enjoy seeing friends when I can too.
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.