Professional Care Workers’ Week

While clean attractive and comfortable surrounding are the lynchpin of a great experience for care home residents, the most important aspect will always be the team that supports them to get the most out of their life.

To mark Professional Care Workers’ Week we thought we would do something to mark this important event in the social care calendar.

We unveiled an amazing new buddy scheme designed to help new members of the care team find their feet in our care homes and shining  a spotlight on a cross section of our amazing, compassionate and talented colleagues who work for Care UK. 

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Buddy programme for new care home team members off to a flying start

Care UK launched its Buddy programme for new recruits during Professional Care Workers’ Week – and it is already making a positive impact with the target for...

Buddy programme for new care home team members off to a flying start

Find out more about just some of the talented team at Care UK

Meet Louise

Home manager Louise has devoted her career to care and is an excellent example of how a person can work from an entry-level role in care to senior management level.

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Meet Iain

Head Chef Iain joined Care UK after 27 years in Michelin-star restaurants and five-star hotels. He worked with high profile chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Paul Bocuse in France and was head chef for Raymond Blanc.

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Meet Lenny

Head Housekeeper Lenny lives and breathes Care UK’s ‘whole home’ approach, chatting to residents as he cleans, making them tea, or finding ways to make their wishes come true.

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Meet Shelley

Shelley’s grandmother had been a resident at Armstrong House, and Shelley was inspired by the care team during her visits to her Nana. A trained hairdresser, but keen for a new career challenge, Shelley went to see Shirley, the Home Manager, to ask about joining the team.

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Meet Caroline

How do you keep 80 care home residents and the people who look after them positive, buoyant and entertained through a global pandemic? It’s a big challenge, but one which has been smashed by Caroline, Lifestyle Coordinator in one of Care UK’s Ipswich homes.

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Meet Hayley

Hayley started at the care home in spring 2020 – in the middle of the pandemic. Although new to care, she has taken to it like a natural.

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