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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.
joined Rush Hill Mews in 2022 after volunteering with the Activities Team whilst my partner’s mum was a resident.
Before this, I was a primary school teacher for more than 20 years.
I really enjoyed engaging with the residents and working alongside such a great team as a volunteer. When a job came up, the Activities Lead encouraged me to apply, and I’m so pleased I did!
It’s important to have a good sense of humour in this role. You need to be patient and flexible and to enjoy chatting and getting to know really interesting people. My favourite part of the day is always the time I get to spend with the residents, particularly when we have visiting entertainers in and are all joining in together.
I look forward to continuing widening the opportunities available for residents, helping them enjoy their hobbies and interests and introducing them to new ones.
Outside of work, I unwind by walking by the sea, knitting, reading and supporting my partner with his hobby of photographing and writing books about buses.
I worked in the hotel industry for more than 30 years before joining Care UK.
It’s a great care provider to work for, and I’ve enjoyed the new experience of working with older people.
The most important part of my role is creating new menus filled with dishes that will make residents, their families and my colleagues happy when they dine at Rush Hill Mews.
I work hard to learn new skills and adapt to any challenges. You need to have good experience, knowledge and skills to be a Head Chef. Working at Rush Hill Mews has been a fantastic opportunity for me, and I’m proud to be the Head Chef.
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.
It’s my role to make sure the home is safe and secure at all times.
I was proud to get this role at Rush Hill Mews as I believe Care UK is a good care provider to work for, and knowing I can make residents happy by doing a job for them is fulfilling.
Residents and team members can approach me about any job that needs doing in the home, and I’m happy to help. I enjoy coming back to the home every day to pick up where I left off the day before.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
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.