I am a trained, registered nurse and have specialised in caring for the elderly for nearly 25 years. I believe strongly in treating people as I would want to be treated, and I carry that through the way I manage my team and how we care for residents and support their families.
Before joining Weald Heights in October 2016, I had managed a care home with 62 rooms for a decade. I helped it to acquire an excellent reputation and long waiting list and set the standard in care in many ways. I’m aiming to achieve the same things at Weald Heights.
Care UK is a great place to work: it’s a well-respected organisation with a vision for elderly care. It also believes in properly training, rewarding and appreciating its people, and in supporting its homes to forge strong ties with their local communities. I’m looking forward to working with a skilled and passionate team to become a beacon of superb care in Sevenoaks, in Kent, and across the South East of England.
I have a nursing degree and have worked in the UK’s care sector since 2009. I started out as a care assistant and I’m proud of the fact that, eight years later, I’m a deputy manager in a fantastic care home. I love seeing the work I do making a difference to people’s lives – it’s very rewarding. It’s always a good feeling going home knowing that I’ve done my best.
Weald Heights is a beautiful home, and we have a great team of people looking after lovely residents. While I’m just starting out at the home, I’m looking forward to being part of its success.
I decided to join Care UK as I find the care industry a rewarding place to work and was delighted to see Weald Heights being built in my local community. I felt that I had local knowledge of the area and the experience necessary to form part of a valued team.
Prior to my role at Care UK, I worked in Human Resources Management and then worked as an Activities Coordinator, and In House training for other care homes. In my role as customer relations manager you need to be versatile, empathetic, caring and ensure that you can meet the individual needs of the resident and their relatives.
My favourite part of the working day is seeing the residents enjoy their new home, whether it is taking part in an activity, talking to care team, or by being involved with things around the home but most of all to see them smile and laugh. I enjoy meeting prospective residents and their families and showing them our beautiful home. It is lovely to see them on their first day and introduce them to all the team that make Weald Heights a very happy and special place to work.
My biggest career highlight is seeing residents gain confidence, improve their wellbeing and maintain their independence in a safe and welcoming environment.
I am an experienced activity coordinator with 12 years’ experience and am thrilled to be working for Care UK as their Lifestyle Lead at Weald Heights. Care UK puts so much emphasis on providing fulfilling activities for residents, as part of the care we provide – it is an inspiring approach.
I love being with people and I am happiest just being with the residents, enjoying the activity we are doing. I am really enjoying supporting all our residents to get the most out of every day and I am looking forward to doing more of the same
I’ve been working as a housekeeper for seven years and through sheer dedication to the role I’ve worked my way up, until, five years ago, I had the opportunity to run my own department.
I pride myself on being very organised, making sure that my team and I are always on top of everything we need to do each day. Working at Weald Heights is a fresh and exciting challenge, and I’m looking forward to learning more and going above and beyond for the residents, my colleagues and the home as a whole.
I joined Weald Heights in 2018 – I was working as an administrator in another care home before I moved here. I liked the sound of Care UK: it treats colleagues and residents very well. It was a good move for me.
This role is about being efficient and friendly. Being fair and helpful, whether I’m supporting residents and their families or colleagues, is key, as people can be under pressure.
Weald Heights is an extremely welcoming home, and it’s a great place to work too. I’ve got some fantastic colleagues, and I love being around the residents as well. I look forward to the afternoons here. By that point I’ve ticked quite a lot off my list, and I can spend some time chatting with the residents.
Hi everyone. I joined Weald Heights by popular demand, when a number of residents said they'd love to have a dog around the place. My mum, whose owner works at Weald Heights, had me and my brothers and sisters soon after.
I was naturally the cutest of the bunch so it only took Maria, the Home Manager, to see a picture of me to know that I'd be a perfect companion for the residents, and a natural asset to the home.
I've settled into care home life very well. There's always a lap to sit on, someone to make a fuss of me, and a treat to enjoy. As I relax and get used to everyone, I'm also letting people see my more mischievous side. I like to keep everyone on their toes!
My name is Stuart Jackson and I am delighted to be Head Chef at Weald Heights. I have an NVQ2 in Catering and Hospitality and am excited to join the team and experience a different side to catering. I have experience as a Head Chef in a renowned hotel and also a countryside pub. I believe that it is essential in my role to be approachable, understand the needs of the residents and inspire my team in their work. My biggest challenge was catering for 300 people on Christmas day with just 4 chefs. I won a competition (out of 320 chefs) and received national recognition in the company’s restaurants throughout the UK. On a personal note, I have a wonderful, supportive family and love spending time with my wife and daughters. I am looking forward to meeting our residents and their families and showcasing my expertise within the home.