Residents are very welcome to contact me for further information about Bedford Court and Philip Close. They are both fabulous for different reasons. Olive Lodge has some extremely caring and supportive staff. The care home has a lovely feel to it, as there is a real sense of community. Philip Close, the retirement community, is well linked with us. The team there provide support to many of our residents, joining in some of the activities within the home and some of the excursions out. They play an important part in keeping our residents engaged with the local community.

I enjoy the variety in my role – meeting residents, families and staff on a daily basis. I love hearing the stories many of our residents share with me. I also greatly appreciate the warmth and care that our staff provide to our residents, enabling them to live their life as fully as possible in the home.

I have managed outreach teams in former roles and have worked in partnerships for many years, providing support to vulnerable people in our communities.

I am qualified with a Psychology Honours degree, Post Graduate Certificate of Education and a Masters of Business Administration. In addition, I have taken on courses including the leadership and management run by Creating Spaces 4U. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn some real practical skills for strong leadership.