Trusted to care in Sevenoaks
Weald Heights is a large care home, so we have a big team to keep everything ticking along smoothly. Our colleagues are from diverse backgrounds and cultures, but we all share a common aim: to deliver superb care and meaningful experiences to residents. You can read our short biographies to find out more about us.
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
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.
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 as clinical lead because Care UK is renowned for its expertise and high standards in care. It’s the leading care provider, in my opinion.
My experience as a qualified nurse enables me to be part of a strong clinical team that ensures a high standard of care for all residents. As the IPC champion I establish and maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness so that residents and colleagues are kept safe. I ensure that all colleagues have received the latest training in infection control and are on hand to ensure the team work to the highest standards.
Across my roles it’s my responsibility to ensure that residents receive the best of care, and that colleagues are supported through training and problem solving. I always aim to be understanding, empathetic and a good team leader. I enjoy working as part of a bigger team and interacting with residents and colleagues. Mine is a great role – really rewarding. It’s lovely to see residents enjoying independence and wellbeing in a safe environment.
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!
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 residents 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 residents enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.
All our teams get to know residents 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.