Trusted care in Bath, Somerset
It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Rush Hill Mews, our experienced team of dedicated professionals, all of whom undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.
I started working as a Nurse in 1993 and have worked in a variety of roles, including as a Clinical Lead, Nurse Manager, Deputy Manager and General Manager.
I was keen to join Care UK because it has a great reputation. I also know some of the team at Rush Hill Mews and they always have good things to say about it.
As a Deputy Manager I think it’s important to be kind, caring, empathetic and committed to delivering the highest standards of care. That means going above and beyond to ensure residents are happy. It also means supporting the team to develop and progress.
I’m looking forward to working with the management team to create an ‘A Team’ at our Bath care home. We’ve got a superb team and we want to support them to be able to deliver their best work. We’re in the process of establishing systems to support the team to meet all our goals.
Outside of work I’m working on a novel. I also enjoy cooking, watching movies and dining out.
I joined Rush Hill Mews in 2021 from another care home provider where I was a Deputy Manager.
I started out in care in 2017 as a support worker. I wanted to join Care UK because it’s a well respected provider, delivering great care and offering superb career opportunities.
Empathy and a caring nature are vital when you do this job. I never forget what a huge decision it is for families to decide to move a loved one into a care home. There are many different emotions involved, so understanding and compassion go a long way.
Lunchtime here at our Bath care home is probably my favourite time of the day because it’s fantastic to see residents socialising together and enjoying the great food that our kitchen team serves up. When I can I also take part in activities, and help to arrange events that we host at Rush Hill Mews.
Away from work I enjoy losing myself in a book, going for long walks and catching up with friends and family.
I came to this home having spent nine years previously in a similar role within the care sector.
Prior to that, I lived in Malta for five years where I managed a huge portfolio of off shore trusts. My pride and joy are my family - my beautiful wife, and my two equally beautiful daughters! Since joining the home, I truly feel like I have gained another family. This was particularly evident during the commissioning of the home when it opened, and further reinforced by the recent Heart & Soul Awards.
I started out in care as a Care Assistant, which was a great foundation for this role.
I’d cared for my mum for ten years. When she passed on, I thought I’d like to use my experience to help other people. At that point I’d been out of the workplace for a long time, so finding my feet took me a while! However, here I am, and I received a ‘Team Member of the Year’ award in 2021, so I couldn’t be happier.
Providing activities that are personalised is so important. If something is too easy or too difficult for a resident, or if it doesn’t interest them, it can be frustrating for them. It’s important to understand different people’s abilities and interests, and to tailor things accordingly. Knowledge of the residents, patience and understanding are key.
Interacting with residents, making them smile and helping them to see what they’re capable of are just some of the highlights of my job. I enjoy what I do so much that you can usually find me planning new activities for the residents in my spare time! Other than that, I enjoy reading and captaining a ladies darts team.
I have 25 years' experience as a chef, with a diverse career that has involved opening a Four Diamond restaurant in the Caribbean.
Then moving on to become the private chef for the Governor of Bermuda, during which time I prepared meals for dignitaries from around the world, including The Queen, Prince Phillip and Princess Anne. Up until I became Head Chef here, I worked at The Latymer, a Michelin starred restaurant that featured on MasterChef. I have worked at the home since it opened, and I pour my heart and soul into every dish I create. The residents are always extremely appreciative and it is my pleasure to serve them.
I’ve worked in the care sector for a while and was a Care Aassistant before I moved into housekeeping.
Even though I’m not delivering hands on care these days, caring is still a large part of what I do. I always chat to the residents when I’m cleaning their rooms and I find out what they’ve been doing and how they are. Those little interactions can make all the difference to their mood and whether they have a good day.
We’re a small housekeeping team, but we’re full of passion for what we do, and for ensuring that residents have a lovely clean and tidy home to enjoy. If a resident wants to help with dusting or tidying the lounge, we’ll support them to do so as it’s a great way for them to feel valued and to stay independent.
My job keeps me busy, and in my free time my garden and grandchildren keep me occupied too! We look forward to welcoming you to Rush Hill Mews very soon.
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.