Trusted to care in Weybridge, Surrey
Our team is single-minded in its determination to make each day special for residents at our Weybridge home. We love making a difference to people’s lives and working together to do our best. Above all, we love the time we spend with the people we care for.
I work with a wonderful team at Norfolk House and I get great job satisfaction from seeing our team providing the great standard of care that our residents deserve.
We strive to provide fulfilling lives for residents – so when I see residents are happy, it makes me happy too.
What’s great about working for Care UK is that they enable you to take your career in different directions, depending on your interests. I’m a registered nurse but have been able to develop to deputy manager, and I’ve had the opportunity to manage the home too.
Ever since I was young I’ve wanted to work with older people, making a difference to their lives every day.
My very first job was as kitchen assistant here at Norfolk House. I learnt more about care and developed my skills and I’ve worked my way up. I was very proud to become the home’s in-house moving and handling trainer: it boosted my confidence hugely, particularly as I’d started out with no experience!
By far the best part of my day is any time I can spend with residents, getting to know them and their life stories better – whether that’s in the group activities or during one-to-one sessions with them.
I’ve always wanted to make a difference to people’s lives, and working for Care UK in this role enables me to do just that.
I also really enjoy the direct contact I have every day with local people as well as with residents and their families.
I’ve been working for Care UK for six years and by far the best reward of working here is seeing the difference you can make to others’ lives – even the smallest gesture can make a resident happy and getting a smile from them in return makes my day.
I was a Care Assistant before I moved to Norfolk House in 2016.
Working here has given me the chance to grow and develop, and becoming a Unit Manager was a major highlight for me. I enjoy using my initiative, and, in this home and in this role, I have opportunities to do that.
Every day brings something new with different things to keep me on my toes! What I enjoy is that there’s always a chance to learn and put my knowledge and skills into practice – whether it’s getting to know a new resident, finding out more about a person who has been with us for a while, or getting involved in a GP round.
I’m a keen traveller, so, when I have time away from work, I like to get away and explore the world. I love to spend time with my family too.
I’m a qualified nurse – I come from Italy – and I joined the Norfolk House team back in 2016 when a friend recommended the home as a great place to work, with a supportive team and lovely residents.
I haven’t looked back since!
I’ve had great opportunities here, developing my skills and progressing to be a Unit Manager while supporting my team to progress too. I love spending time with residents and listening to their stories. When I see them happy and smiling it makes me happy too.
I like to spend my free time with my family, cooking delicious meals and listening to music.
I’ve had a very varied working life but my passion is for care.
I’ve cared for adults with severe learning difficulties and I then moved into older people’s care working in activities.
As time has gone on, I’ve developed a huge interest, and passion for, dementia, and I’ve done a lot of training in the subject. I believe wholeheartedly in supporting people who are living with dementia to get the most out of each day, and I bring that passion and commitment to my work at Norfolk House.
When I’m not here at the care home you can find me in my role as a Purple Angel with the group in Shepperton – we support people who have been diagnosed with dementia and are still living independently at home.
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.