Trusted to care in Eastcote, Greater London
Many different people work at Whitby Dene, from lifestyle colleagues to carers, housekeepers and maintenance crew. We’re all passionate about supporting residents to enjoy the best of care. Find out more about the dedicated team at Whitby Dene.
I joined Care UK in 2020 as it was a great opportunity to join a new care home.
I am currently studying my Level 5 Management of Health and Social Care qualification so working here is the perfect way to achieve this. I have previously worked as a Duty Manager in another care home and I love the challenge and versatility working in a new environment.
It feels like such a family here as the team are so welcoming and supportive. It’s lovely just chatting to residents about anything and putting a smile on their faces makes my day – it’s why working here is so rewarding.
When I am not spending time with my young son you can find me wine and gin tasting or shopping. I love interior design, anything to do with the theatre, or watching a good film at the cinema.
Joining Care UK in 2006 allowed me to work in a place where I can help to make a difference and build on my career.
I have been in the care industry since my first work experience and since then have earned my N.V.Q. 2 Health and Social Care and NAPA qualifications.
This role has taught me the value of patience, care and really understanding an individual and their needs. As a team we learn to listen carefully and to provide any suggestions for the best outcomes. It is so rewarding to see the residents smiling and enjoying their time with us. If I’m not cracking jokes I’m either helping with organised activities or just having a catch up.
The biggest highlight for me at the home is to see someone’s wish come true like having their first driving lesson, flying in a plane, or meeting the pope!
After taking a career break I was eager to find a role where I can incorporate my love for food and use my previous experiences and achievements, like my Level 2 Healthy Eating qualification.
Moving up from Kitchen Assistant to Chef I am able to share the importance of each individual’s tastes and dietary requirements to ensure that every experience is positive.
It is so rewarding to see how happy people are and if there are any problems my team and I are on the ball to get things sorted out. I love how everyone is always smiling and how the day can suddenly end up in a sing along.
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.