I have been in the care industry since I was 16 years old working in a variety of different roles. I chose to come and work at Woodlands Care Home about 2 years ago. Woodlands is part of the Brookvale group and whilst at university I worked part time in another of Brookvale’s homes, so I was familiar with the values and ethics of the company. My time in the care industry has shown me both the good and bad side of care and after years working as a social worker I decided that I wanted a role that allowed me to develop my skills and knowledge as a manager but still allowed me to be hands on and play an active role in the day to day care and support of the residents.
Brookvale Healthcare has allowed me to grow as a manager and supported me to enhance my skills and knowledge as a manager. They have given me access to training opportunities like no other. The operational director gives me enough freedom to run the home accordingly and make decisions about what the home and residents need, but all the time offering support and guidance at every step.