Trusted to care in Bookham, Surrey
It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Liberham Lodge, our experienced team of dedicated professionals, all of whom 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.
I started my career as a nurse within a private hospital.
Throughout my time there, I found my passion for palliative care. I then went to specialise in this area at a local hospice where I worked in the community as a palliative care nurse specialist. It was through this role that I started coming to the home. Since the first time I walked into the building I felt welcomed and part of the team. I supported the home here for over a year as a community nurse specialist and then joined the team as a Clinical Nurse Manager before being promoted to Deputy Manager.
As the Home Admissions Advisor my role is to help prospective residents and their families through understanding what’s important to them as well as showing them the benefits of our beautiful home and how we offer solutions bespoke to each resident.
It’s a pleasure to be working alongside such a fantastic team. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and discovering new places to eat out. I’m also a keen walker often taking on various treks for charity. I look forward to showing you around the home.
I joined the home in March 2020 as Head Chef, and I am really excited be part of such a fantastic team.
I have worked in the catering industry for 15 years and have been a Chef Manager for eight years. Nutrition, hydration and dining are such an important part of the resident's day, and I, along with my team, want to make this experience the very best. I also enjoy taking time out of my day to chat to the residents, finding out about their favourite recipes and how they spent time in the kitchen.
Having worked in the education and care sector for most of my working life, I am thrilled to have become Administrator here.
I have met an amazing working team and delightful residents and I feel at home. As I am a keen walker I take every opportunity move around our home and get to know the team and residents. I was a Teaching Assistant for 16 years, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I used to work in catering but made the move into the care sector in 2017.
My role is so rewarding, working with older people, engaging them in fun activities and seeing their smiles always makes my day!
We’re dedicated to providing rewarding and meaningful activities to all the residents of Liberham Lodge, including those people who are living with dementia. The secret is understanding each person’s interests and background, so we can personalise what we do to their unique personality and hobbies.
When I’m not at work, I like to unwind by doing crochet designs and going for nature walks. I look forward to welcoming you to our Leatherhead care home very soon.
I have strong empathy for all of the residents here and I feel I have a very rewarding role.
I take great pride in ensuring that our home is presented to a very high standard, keeping resident's rooms and communal areas clean, tidy and safe. Myself and my team enjoy being with the residents every day, getting to know everyone individually to ensure we can deliver a truly personalised experience. I am very fortunate to work in such a beautiful home.
I am experienced in maintenance and worked in other care settings prior to joining the Liberham Lodge team.
This is a great environment to work in, what you do is important and I enjoy seeing the residents and supporting them in any way I can.
On top of having excellent maintenance skills and knowledge, it’s important in this role to be positive, flexible, detail-focused and reliable. You also need to be kind and empathetic.
As well as supporting the residents, I get a great sense of achievement from helping the team here at Liberham Lodge. I also enjoy delivering relevant training, and mentoring my coworkers. There’s always a different challenge to tackle each day at our Leatherhead care home, and that keeps me busy. It’s very rewarding when a new resident moves in, and I help to set up their suite as they would like it. That can make all the difference to a person settling in quickly.
I was born in 1930 in South London and spent wartime years in North Devon, my father was an army officer and my mother was a civil servant.
My educational years were spent at Effingham and Brixton. I then, for a large part of my career, was a Senior Marine Economist. I also spent one and half years in the Royal Navy for my national service. I had a wonderful marriage to Barbara for 59 years, sadly Barbara is no longer with us.
Liberham Lodge became my home in December 2017 and soon after I became resident ambassador. I am often asked to meet with potential new residents and their families to talk about what it’s like to call here home and give insight on daily life here. I also assist the team with interviewing new members of the team, and I feel my opinion is valued and the voice of us as residents is really taken into account when making decisions.
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.