David joins Fairmile Grange with a huge amount of experience working within the private sector and has successfully run several large care homes, more recently in Jersey.
David has over 30 years’ experience within the care sector and began his career as a registered nurse. Following ten years in the Royal Air Force, David trained as a nurse in Norwich and followed a career in Accident and Emergency nursing. He joined a hospital in Saudi Arabia where he was responsible for the running of the Emergency Room and the hospital cardiac arrest team. He later returned to the UK and became a staff nurse within a renal unit. He went on to be an inflight nurse with the Air Ambulance before he moved to the elderly care sector.
“I have worked in care management for nearly 15 years and have led in the role of Home Manager within a variety of care homes. I am delighted to be part of the Encore team and am looking forward to helping to grow and develop the Fairmile Grange team, as well as being actively involved in supporting residents and their families.”
Min has more than 20 years’ experience in nursing; both within the NHS and private sectors. She obtained her first nursing degree at the University of Southampton. Min strongly believes in delivering the best quality of care to residents.
“I am extremely passionate about ensuring we provide and promote excellent care. I strive to live and breathe the company values to be joyful, creative, spontaneous and be part of family, by helping to support and motivate all our team members to achieve the highest standards of care and companionship. I believe passion and compassion is paramount in each member of the team, and this is my top priority when recruiting new staff.”
Kim has been a registered nurse for many years. Kim’s experience includes working with terminally ill patients in the community, where she worked in a local hospice for 18 years. Kim became a “Diversional Therapy Nurse” during her last 4 years at the hospice; working closely with the patients on creative projects, as well as facilitating groups to support them and their carers through their cancer journey. Most recently, Kim was the Activity Co-ordinator for a large residential home and it was in this role that she realised the elderly care environment was the place for her.
“I am passionate about improving the wellbeing of those in care homes. I love getting to know our residents and their families, and I’m always looking for exciting and stimulating activities to enhance the everyday.”
Carol started her career in nursing and continues to be a Registered Nurse, however, Carol has been working within property sales since 1991, in both mainstream, newbuild and for the previous 7 years, in retirement property. Carol enjoys working with residents and their loved ones to make informed decisions and the right choice for them for the future.
“I am often the first point of contact with prospective residents and their families, and it is my job to understand the residential and care needs they are looking for and provide them with all the information, guidance and support they need. Fairmile Grange is full of caring and compassionate people but as well as that, there is always laughter and happiness – and I am delighted to be part of such a special team.”
Mariette has worked in the care sector in various roles since 2006. She was appointed to the Homecare Division at St George’s Care as Administrative Assistant in 2008 and was later promoted to Care Co-ordinator. In 2010, Mariette became Accounts and Payroll Manager and has since achieved the Level 3 Payroll Management and Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualifications.
Maddie has a great deal of experience in her role and has worked as a receptionist since 2013 within a care home environment. Maddie joined the team in 2016 and always ready to greet guests with a smile and her bubbly nature.
“I love getting to know our lovely residents and their relatives. I really enjoy meeting and greeting guests and assisting with any queries. I meet so many wonderful people in my role – it’s an honour to be part of the team and to welcome visitors and residents to Fairmile Grange.”
Elzbieta (affectionately called Ella by her team) has over 10 years of experience working in the Healthcare sector as a Housekeeper. She is a registered Dignity Champion with a great passion for creating a compassionate and efficient care service. Ella has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Management.
“As the Head Housekeeper at Fairmile Grange, I take pride in creating a friendly and welcoming home environment for our residents and their families. I enjoy working alongside my team to make sure that our residents feel happy and comfortable.”
Ian has many years’ experience in the Facilities Management sector, working in Supermarkets and schools as a M&E Engineer. Ian ensures he is always up to date with current Health & Safety Legislation and carries out all periodic testing in the care home.
“I take great pride in carrying out my duties within the Home. I appreciate it is home to our residents, so I carry out my duties the same conscientious and considerate manner as I would do in my own home.”