Trusted to care in Shinfield - Reading, Berkshire
I have worked in Care since 2012, when I started as a care assistant.
I have since worked my way up to a senior team leader and maintenance. I am also a certified professional chef. I enjoy all aspects of running the home and I’m equally happy working in all the departments.
In 2017 I finished my university degree in Management Business Administration. I am currently a Project Manager responsible for building a dental Surgery.
All my previous experience help me to deliver excellent care for residents, and to give the best guidance and support to the team where I can. I am passionate about helping others.
My philosophy of life is to treat everyone with respect and dignity and to see the value in everybody.
In my spare time, I enjoy sports, especially Japanese jogging and exercising at the gym. I live a lifestyle of maintaining a healthy nutritional diet and keeping myself fit.
I joined the Parsons Grange team because I wanted to work for a transparent, ethically driven company that puts people’s needs first.
Care UK does that both for residents, relatives and colleagues.
I love doing a job with meaning, and I worked in a healthcare-related role before I joined the team here. I’m actually undertaking counselling training, including training to be a Samaritan in my spare time. I think it’s important to be a great listener and show empathy for people. I have a genuine desire and belief in doing the right thing for people. I think all of those qualities stand me in good stead in this role at Parsons Grange.
I love seeing other people succeed and enjoy their life to the full – however that may look for them – so I enjoy see residents enjoying each day here. It’s a great feeling to leave the home at the end of the day feeling that I’ve made a positive difference to someone, whether that’s a resident, a family member, a colleague or one of our friends in the community.
My wife and I moved from America to the UK so we could be close to her relative with dementia who was living in a care home.
When we would visit, I could see how well she was treated and how good the food was. This inspired me to make the change from working in restaurants to working in a care home.
Before joining Parsons Grange, I was a Senior Sous Chef at the Frontline Club in London. I wanted to work for an organisation where I could help people and now, I look forward to coming into work every day. My drive and passion for cooking helps me bring a smile to the people we care for.
I love working in care homes – I was a Senior Nurse in another care home before I joined the Parsons Grange team.
I enjoy getting to know residents well and supporting them with their emotional and physical needs. The key attributes that a good Nurse needs are to be caring, compassionate, to have empathy, professionalism and excellent communication/people skills. Flexibility is key as no two days are the same!
I'm also the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) Champion for Parson's Grange. It's my job to establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents, colleagues and visitors keep safe.
I enjoy working in the close-knit Parsons Grange team. We work together well to support residents and deliver care that’s personalised to their needs and wishes. It’s very rewarding getting to know residents’ families too, and we work with them and the resident to ensure the care and experiences we’re providing are fulfilling their needs and wishes.
I’m a Registered General Nurse and joined the Parsons Grange team because I was keen to develop my experience in social care.
When you work as a nurse in a care home, you can get to know the people you care for really well and make a genuine difference to their life.
I was also keen to work in a new home as part of a new team with the opportunity to set a high standard of care from day one.
In my role I think it’s important to have compassion and empathy, to treat people with respect, to have excellent attention to detail – and to be able to make decisions quickly.
In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, the cinema and eating out, and having nice holidays!
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.