What I do: I feel so very fortunate to be leading the team here at Netley Court, the environment and its surroundings is so beautiful but moreover to work alongside such passionate and dedicated individuals who strive to care for the residents with the love and kindness we would expect for our own family is something that should be cherished.
I am very motivated and driven to ensure that I promote the highest of care standards and to be able to advocate for a generation that have given and contributed so much in their lives is nothing short of a privilege.
My experience: I started a career in nursing in 1990 and from 1994 when I qualified as a Registered Nurse, I worked in Care of the Elderly and Elderly Rehabilitation units.
In 1999 I began work in the Nursing Home sector where I have worked ever since initially as a nurse and a Deputy Manager and then from 2011 in Management roles.
About me: I have lived my life in the West Midlands and Shropshire but relocated to Hampshire in November 2021.
I enjoy walking with my 3 dogs and I love spending quality time with my husband, my 3 sons and my family and friends. My husband and I very much enjoy our holidays abroad and in between those we escape for weekends away in the UK in our beloved campervan.
My ethos both in and out of work is that ‘life is for living’.
What I do:
As an Assistant to the General Manager my role is to assist in the management of the care and the wellbeing of all our Residents and Care Staff.
I started as a care assistant when Netley Court opened in April 2015, I then progressed to a senior care assistant in October 2015. As I have developed some skills I was given the opportunity to become a Deputy Manager in August 2019. Cinnamon Care have given me the skills and opportunity to grow and develop.
About me: I have 4 children and 2 are still at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and also enjoy a good book.
What I do: I feel honoured to be the Home Admissions Adviser for Netley Court; I love helping new people and families every day. My job is to introduce potential new residents to our home and to ensure that Netley Court can provide exactly the right level of individual care they need and deserve.
I know how difficult and emotional these decisions can be and I have great understanding and empathy for all the family members involved once they start this new journey. I aim to make their move from home or hospital to Netley Court as seamless and as stress-free as possible for all concerned.
My experience: I have over ten years’ care sector experience, starting my career as a Domiciliary Care Provider.
About me: Being with my family is how I like to spend my free time, particularly with my grandchildren and dogs. From time to time I test out my gardening and DIY skills.
What I do: I was promoted from Dementia Lead to Deputy Manager in December 2016, and I am thoroughly enjoying my role and the challenges it brings. It is hugely rewarding to be part of a fantastic team and a privilege to help provide excellent person-centred and holistic care.
My experience: I have eight years’ experience in the care industry and began my career as a Care Assistant. I was promoted to Senior Carer and became the Deputy Manager at a residential care home before moving to Netley Court. Although I studied Social Care at University in Southampton and this has been a huge benefit in my job role, my passions lie within the care sector. I was privileged to be a finalist in the Great British Care Awards.
About me: In my spare time, I like spending time with my friends and family, going to the gym, playing netball and holidaying. My best holiday to date was travelling around Europe on a motorbike!
What I do: I am responsible for the food beverages at Netley Court. I work as part of a close team in the kitchen preparing and cooking the varied menus that provide the nutritional content to keep our residents healthy and happy. I like to see things done correctly and food attractively served.
My experience: I have been working as a Chef for some 30 years. After leaving college I worked in hotels then moved to contract catering for events such as Last Night at the Proms at The Albert Hall, Wimbledon, Silverstone F1, Twickenham and many other sporting events. I had the honour of being selected for a team of chefs to cook for Her Majesty the Queen at the opening of the National Welsh Museum. I worked at Winchester Cathedral as Head Chef before becoming Head Chef at Netley Court
About me: I am a family man with a wife and two sons. I enjoy eating out and trying new foods, and I love going on holiday abroad and in the UK. In my spare time, I enjoy watching football and playing golf.
What I do: It is my privilege to provide the home and residents with administrative support on a daily basis.
My experience: As a certified bookkeeper and with over 35 years of experience providing administrative support, I have worked in many sectors including finance, private healthcare and residential care, of which residential care is my favourite.
About me: With three adult children, two dogs, a cat and a husband, I’m kept busy for most of my free time.
What I do: I give all I possibly can to make Netley Court a safe, clean, homely and happy environment for all our residents and staff. I keep Netley Court to a very high standard of cleanliness and make sure that all faults or issues are dealt with quickly with least amount of disruption. My father had early onset Dementia and I know how upsetting and difficult it can be to have to move a relative into a care home. Because of this, I am passionate that I do as much as I possible to ensure that the residents feel comfortable and happy. I love my position at Netley Court and truly feel that the residents and staff become like a family. Netley Court is a wonderful place to live and work.
My experience: I have been in the building trade for over 25 years. I have a great knowledge of my job and Netley Court, and I’m embracing my two roles in Maintenance and Housekeeping in the company. I was the first employee on the Netley Court site and I was responsible for overseeing the handover of the building in 2015.
About me: I am a happy person with a positive outlook on life. I love spending time with my family, I enjoy traveling and I love watching and playing sports. I am a qualified FA coach and I coach an Under-14’s football team. It takes up a lot of time, but I enjoy every minute.