Sebastian has worked within the healthcare sector for the past 13 years, during which time he has gained valuable experience and advanced qualifications. In the last seven years Sebastian has undertaken several senior roles, including management positions in various care organisations.
“Residents are at the very centre of our family. Everything we do is with their wellbeing and happiness in mind. Each member of our team is dedicated in giving the best care and making a positive difference in residents’ lives every day.”
Elizabeth is a highly professional, confident and ambitious Registered Senior Nurse with over twenty years’ experience in a variety of nursing roles, including senior nurse, staff nurse and managing teams at work. She has been part of the Hamble Heights care team since 2013 and was named Employee of the Year in 2015 for her outstanding performance in her role as Senior Nurse.
“As an experienced nurse, my main passion and focus is the happiness of our residents. I am always available to reassure family members about the care of their loved ones. I am very proud to be part of such a committed team.”
For many years, Vanessa remained at home to look after her son who has severe learning difficulties. Her son moved into care during the week and returns home at weekends, which is when Vanessa felt compelled to work in the care sector to help adults with learning difficulties. It was within this role that Vanessa found an aptitude and delights in planning activities for residents. Vanessa joined Hamble Heights as Wellbeing Coordinator in 2014.
“I love seeing residents enjoy and connect with activities. I am always looking for new inspiration and new ideas to implement to make life more interesting and more vibrant for residents.”
Cindy worked at a pawnbrokers for 5 years as an assistant manager before joining Hamble Heights in 2014. Cindy chose to work in care because she wanted to make a real difference in people’s lives. Whilst her role as Senior Carer has its challenges, Cindy believes the rewards she gets for seeing residents happy and flourishing far outweigh them.
“Every day I go home knowing I can be proud of my job and that I’ve helped someone to empower themselves, which is an incredible feeling.”
Kathryn brings over 20 years’ administration experience. Kathryn has always carried out voluntary work for the elderly care sector and special needs organisations. As a talented pianist, she provides entertainment for our residents every week, playing the piano and encouraging sing-alongs.
Jan has worked in administration for the whole of her working career; most significantly as a Mortgage Processor. Jan joined the Hamble Heights team with her sister-in-law, who became a carer and Jan took the role as receptionist.
“No two days are ever the same on reception, which means my work life is always interesting! I very much enjoy welcoming guests and working alongside our Hamble Heights family.”
Colin brings over 40 years’ experience of building and grounds facilities management within housing associations, schools and care.
“The role of facilities manager is never dull. There are different challenges every day, however, the reward of seeing our residents happy and enjoying life in a safe environment is incredibly satisfying. It makes every day feel worthwhile, knowing that we can make a positive difference in residents’ lives.”
Glen joined the Royal Navy in 1976 as a chef and for 21 years provided catering for royalty, VIPs, officers and crew. Once he left the Navy, Glen became a Bakery Manager for 18 years. He also has experience as a Head Chef in the restaurant and hotel industry. Glen has since found his niche as a Head Chef in care homes.
“I really enjoy interacting with residents and their families to find out their favourite dishes and incorporating them into my menus.”
Carol has been Head Housekeeper at Hamble Heights since December 2017. Carol decided to join the team after the positive stories her daughter had told her about working at Hamble Heights as a carer.
“I really enjoy getting to know the lovely residents, who always have great stories to tell! We are such a close-knit team that it feels like an extension of my family. My daughters and grandchildren love coming to the events we hold for residents and relatives, as well as the community. I feel privileged to work here and hope to continue for many more years to come.”
When we went to the animal shelter in search of a home cat, we instantly knew that Buddy was the one for Hamble Heights!
Buddy is very popular with residents and the whole team. He has a lovely temperament and enjoys nothing more than a good cat-nap in an armchair. He can often be found in reception, waiting to welcome guests and relatives into the home. He’s also a dab hand at riding in the lift and will jump in with staff to visit residents on all the floors.