I used to work in the community as a care assistant, but applied to join Whitebourne because I fancied a change and I wanted to work in a care home. I joined the home in 2017.
I help to plan and organise activities such as Revitalyz exercise classes, arts and crafts, film afternoons and pamper sessions. Residents always have something to look forward to each day. Recently we’ve had visits from the donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs from a local farm!
I love seeing residents smiling and laughing as a result of the activities we do with them. And I – like the rest of the team – was very pleased when we recently gained a ‘good’ rating from the CQC. The CQC inspector specifically mentioned in their report about how we provide residents with a multitude of activities to take part in, and they praised us for the innovative ways we make residents’ wishes come true. I was very proud to read that!
I’ve been the administrator here at Whitebourne since 2009 – a role combining administration with care was ideal for me. I just love my job; I’m a very sociable person and this role is great for someone who likes meeting people, who is helpful, adaptable and patient. I always look forward to each day, and the interactions with residents and their loved ones.
We have around 70 colleagues who work at Whitebourne, and we work well together. Helping to coordinate their work is a challenge and a highlight of my role.