Home Director of Pine Martin Grange
I have over 30 years of experience supporting older people who have varying needs including Nursing, Physical Frailty, Mental Health or those ladies and gentleman living with Dementia, working my way up from a care assistant to care management. I have been awarded the South West Care Home Manager of the year at The Great British Care Awards in 2014.
I started working to achieve my Care in the Community badge as a Girl Guide. I have a Registered Managers Award, NVQ level 4, City & Guild Foundation Certificate in Community Care, as well as a Diploma in Elderly Care. I also have the NVQ Assessors Award. I have managed Care Homes since 1999, which includes turning around poor performing Homes to achieve a Good rating from The Care Quality Commission. I have also trouble-shooted Homes to turn them around including inducting and training up incoming Home Managers.
I am very passionate and love my role; I love a new challenge and have a strong drive to succeed. I am enthusiastic and display commitment. I demonstrate and lead by example. I direct, support and manage individuals to stimulate a positive "Person Centred“ culture. I believe that a Home should work within a larger team structure, where ALL teams show the same empathy and understanding whilst providing good quality care in a homely atmosphere.
My absolute belief is that all our ladies and gentlemen who live in our Care Homes are individuals, with their own individual experiences of life, their own needs and feelings, likes and dislikes. They deserve the best, the opportunity to lead fulfilled lives, be part of, be amongst, an opportunity to live their life the way they choose.