Trusted to care in Slough, Berkshire
We’re a large and diverse team at Oak House but we all share a deep commitment and passion for older people’s care. We work closely with residents and their families to ensure that Oak House offers the best care, support and facilities so that residents enjoy superb quality of life.
I previously worked for the community of Slough and as a care assistant before I made the decision to join Care UK.
I decided to work within this industry as I wanted to help support others and provide quality care.
I take pride in keeping everyone happy by arranging fun group activities or more personal one-to-one time with residents. It warms my heart to see the activities bring happiness and a sense of achievement to the people we provide care for. I have gained great relationships and I go home with the feeling I have achieved something positive every day.
My role requires a positive mindset, kindness and understanding for individual needs. Great teamwork is key in care, as well as staying organised and having a creative side to plan high quality activities and events.
I joined Care UK in 2013 as a Care Assistant.
I became a Senior Carer and then a Unit Manager. Care UK is one of the best care providers and I feel that working here is a privilege. Colleagues go the extra mile to fulfil the lives of residents, and they’re rewarded with great training and career progression.
I love seeing the Oak House residents happy. The first thing I do at the start of my shift is to go and say hello to everyone. A resident’s smile brightens my day. I enjoy my job so much. I feel that I can make a difference to people’s lives: we have a laugh together and it’s always my goal to make their day as good as possible.
In my free time, I like being with my Mum, who has been the biggest role model in my life. We like going out to eat – and shopping!
I wanted to join Care UK and Oak House because the organisation has a great reputation for care and for supporting its colleagues to progress.
Since joining the home I’ve got involved in colleague recruitment, which is something I really enjoy. It’s an opportunity to build a professional relationship with every new employee who joins the home. I see their application through from beginning to end.
Ours is a big care home and there are lots of systems to learn – I’m proud of myself that I’ve learnt the ins and outs of two payroll systems! There’s always something new to learn, which I enjoy, whether it’s all about running staff rotas or doing fire training. I love the variety of each day and juggling multiple tasks.
I have two young golden retrievers, so they keep me busy outside of work. I also enjoy cycling and walking in my spare time, as well as eating out.
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.