Trusted to care in Islington, London
The dedicated and experienced team at Muriel Street will provide your loved one with care that’s completely tailored to their individual needs and wishes.
I’ve worked for Care UK for a long time, but I find every day still brings fresh challenges and new things to learn.
There’s always plenty to do in my role, and it’s important to be a good leader, to be approachable, to be committed to the highest standards, to be flexible and to have a sense of humour!
I always look forward to the afternoons at Muriel Street. I’ve generally completed the tasks on my list and met various deadlines, and I liked to go out on the floor to see the residents and ensure the team are all okay.
Quality care is my passion, and that’s what keeps me motivated every day. I love being able to make a difference to older people’s lives and to ensure they’re 100% satisfied. I’m always striving to gain superb feedback from residents and relatives about the home and the care we provide.
In my free time I enjoy visiting the museums and galleries around the capital, and eating out in new places.
I joined the Muriel Street team in 2022.
I’d been an Executive Assistant but had a complete career change after the pandemic. I wanted to help improve older people’s lives, and what better place to do that than here?
I always aim to bring a positive attitude to everything I do, and it’s important to be an effective communicator. It’s vital to be adaptable and to have a caring nature in this role as well. Working here has opened my eyes to so many new things, and I find my role truly rewarding as I’ve developed some wonderful relationships with the residents, their families, and my colleagues, and I love being able to improve the daily lives of the residents.
The Muriel Street team is very diverse. We’re from very different backgrounds, but we all get on very well, and we’re all committed to residents’ wellbeing – we have an important shared goal.
In my spare time, I’m a professional DJ and a holistic therapist. These interests keep me pretty busy.
I’m an Registerd Nurse, I qualified in the Philippines in 2007 and became registered in the UK in 2016.
I wanted to join Care UK because it has a great reputation for delivering high quality care – they believe in strong systems and regular auditing and they have a very clear care ethos, which puts residents at the heart of their care. This is so important.
I look forward to the mornings here at Muriel Street when I plan the day with the team. Towards the end of the day it’s time to reflect on how things could have been done better, or what we’ve done well.
I always enjoy meeting new residents and their families, learning about their lives and how we can support them with personalised care. Another great part of my role is being able to support colleagues to learn, stretch themselves and progress up the ladder. I’m always learning so much from everyone.
Outside of work I enjoy socialising and eating out with my friends, and enjoying everything London has to offer, from theatres and art galleries to walking in the parks.
I worked as a second chef in a restaurant before joining Care UK in 2017.
I am so proud to have worked my way up to the head chef by transferring my 5 star restaurant experience into the care home. My biggest challenge was learning how to modify diets and creating a diverse menu. But I love when I see the people we provide care are happy and enjoying their food.
I work with such a great team who share a passion for cooking and who bring their patience and understanding to the kitchen. My favourite mealtime is breakfast, when the atmosphere is completely relaxed.
I used to work in administration at Public Health England.
When I was looking for a new role, I thought I’d like to stay in the health and social care sector. At the time I wasn’t familiar with Care UK, but when I read more about the organisation I was convinced it would be a good company to work for. I joined the team in 2018.
I take pride in being calm, well organised, detail focused and polite at all times. I like the feeling of achieving all my tasks and resolving challenges for residents, colleagues and relatives. The best day is when everything runs smoothly!
We’re a strong team here at Muriel Street and I think we have the best management team! Having clear, kind and strong support and direction makes all the difference.
In my free time you can find me swimming, playing tennis with my kids, watching movies or travelling around the country exploring new places.
I used to work as a Sales Assistant, however, seeing my grandmother receive care made me want to make a difference in other people’s lives.
I achieved my NVQ level 3/5 in Health and Social care and BA in Healthcare Management. I have now been at Muriel Street since 2012 where everyone is still so supportive.
My biggest highlight was working my way up from Team Leader to Unit Manager Care/ Training Lead. My role requires being a good listener, showing kindness to everyone and being a fantastic team player. Each day I love spending time with the residents. I enjoy one-on-one time and listening to their life stories.
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.