Trusted to care in Ipswich, Suffolk
The Prince George House team support each other in the same way they support our residents. We’re a close-knit team that feels more like family. Whatever role we have in our Ipswich home, each of us is committed to quality and to ensuring everyone here is happy.
I joined the team at Care UK after working for 15 years in the banking sector.
Moving into the care sector was a complete change – and a steep learning curve – but Ive never looked back. I was keen to make a difference to peoples lives and I love the fact that my role at Prince George House enables me to do that.
Moving to a care home can be an extremely difficult and emotional time for families, so Im proud to be able to make that journey a little easier. My role involves meeting and guiding potential residents and their families through the process of choosing a care home.
There is a fantastic atmosphere here at Prince George House, and the team work tirelessly to provide the best care for residents.
I’ve been working at Prince George House since 2013.
As well as enabling me to further my catering career and learn new skills, it’s been fantastic to have been in a role where I’ve been able to help and support the residents. I’ve worked my way up from kitchen assistant to second chef, and now head chef, which I’m proud of.
I know how much the residents look forward to meal times and I enjoy sending out the meals knowing that there’s a big expectation from them! I enjoy hearing their feedback and when I can I like to get out of the kitchen to chat to them. I’m always keen to ensure we’re giving them what they want, and that’s the best way to find out.
I have worked for Care UK since 2016.
I started my care career after 14 years in retail, as I wanted to try something new and find a new passion. This is when I took the leap into care in an independent home and then I was given the opportunity to work with Care UK, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
At Prince George House no day is ever the same, and it’s great to be part of a team that supports each other and is like one big family. One of my favourite parts of the day is watching and listening to all the laughter and singing from the coffee shop throughout the day due to all the different activities that take place. It’s so wonderful to see so many residents getting involved and how this brings a wonderful energy to our home.
In my spare time I love to travel and see new countries, I absolutely love exploring and some of the residents have even given me advice on different places to travel. I also love spending time with my family especially my nieces and nephews.
I spent many years working in an accounts department before I took time out to care for my children.
When I was ready for a new challenge, this seemed like a good opportunity. It was a challenge getting back into the workplace and learning new skills, but I’m so pleased I took the step.
I enjoy meeting new people and helping them and keeping busy. No two days are the same at Prince George House. One of the highlights of what I do is chatting to the residents and their relatives. It may seem like a small thing to have a cup of tea and a chat with a person, but it can make their day.
I enjoy hearing positive feedback from relatives. It gives you a boost knowing that people appreciate what you’re doing for them and their loved ones. The smiles on the faces of residents make everything worthwhile.
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.