What I do:
I am the General Manager of Rectory Court, as such I have the overall responsibility of the home with the support from my team. My role can vary from day to day and no two days are ever the same .
I have been working in the care industry for over 30 years, starting as a care assistant then going back to further education to become a manager first for Suffolk County Council and then into the private sector. I have a passion for Dementia care and hold an advanced Dementia training qualification in addition I have a Dementia mapping qualification which I undertook with Bradford University.
I am 55 and have been married for over 30 years to Adrian a teacher, I have two sons Tim and Tom both currently studying at university. I am a highly competitive person who likes to succeed. I love to shop and find a bargain!
What I Do:
As the deputy manager here at Rectory court, I support our manager in the day to day running of the home. I also have the privilege of mentoring and leading the highly skilled and passionate care team here at rectory, to provide our residents with high quality care tailored to meet their individual needs. I enjoy getting to know our residents and their families, hearing their history and stores which are as unique as they are.
I have worked in various care settings over the past 15 years, each one providing me with further knowledge and skills in care. I studied at Kingston university and gained my nursing degree in adult nursing. I enjoy working alongside my team coaching and mentoring them, enhancing our staff to deliver person-centred quality care.
I have 5 children and a grandson, all of whom keep me very busy when I am not at rectory. Family is very important to me and I am so proud of the lovely people my children are growing up to be. I love animals and have a dog who is very demanding!
If I do get any time to myself I enjoy watching a soppy romance film or reading a good book
What I do: It is my privilege to be a member of the Cinnamon team as a Residential Service Advisor. I share in the journey of moving families towards the next chapter of their lives supporting each step of the way. We offer a lifestyle full of compassion and joy and enable our residents to live their lives to the fullest.
Experience: I have had the pleasure of being involved in residential real estate and interior design for over 20 years and celebrating that exciting time with families. Volunteering has also been a large part of my life in a health care environment supporting individuals and their families by offering support, guidance and friendship.
I have recently moved from Western Canada to enjoy a lifetime with my partner and with family and friends. We enjoy taking long walks in the Woodlands, picking new National Trust destinations each weekend to tour, and trying new recipes.
What I Do:
I’m the head chef here at Rectory Court I started as a 2nd chef and was delighted to become Head Chef; my role now is to work closely with my team and all our residents to provide a nutritional and healthy menu with the odd treat. I liaise with our residents to find out their likes and dislikes and provide an alternative meal of their choice, if they wish. Me and my team will always aim to please and provided a good dining experience.
I have 6 years of experience working in catering and have enjoyed every moment, learning new things all the time. I have a BETEC level 2 in hospitality and catering and NVQ level 2 in kitchen services and food safety.
When I’m not working I spend time with my three sons and visiting my family, I like socialising with my friends and having a good meal out with somebody else cooking.
I am extremely delighted and honoured to be part of the team at Rectory Court working as the Home Administrator as it affords me the privilege of being part of the exceptional delivery of care to our residents and the success of the home as a whole.
As the Home Administrator, I provide general Administrative support to the team, dealing with diverse finance and HR related queries as well as delivering the Cinnamon values through effectively fostering a positive and welcoming environment for residents, relative, friends and the team.
I hold a B.sc degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. I have always worked in a customer facing role for over 25years, working in the Banking industry carrying out various financial and administrative roles. I also have experience from working as a Human Resources assistant within the NHS.
I have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives. I volunteer at the Erith Food bank and I spend my free time coaching and mentoring young adults as a Sunday school teacher in my local church.
My family is highly important to me. I have three wonderful sons and a lovely husband, so I am always busy serving. I love meeting people, cooking and travelling.