Meet the Ashminster House Care Home team
Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:
Hi, my name is Syndie, and I am the General Manager here at Ashminster House.
I qualified as a nurse in 1996 and came to work as in England in 1999, joining Barchester in 2012 and working my way up from a registered nurse (mental health) to unit nurse manager and now deputy manager. I lead our dementia nursing unit and used my skills I have developed to ensure our residents receive the best care they can get so they are settled in their home.
I have undertaken many areas of training to boost my skills, including leadership training and mentoring, where I mentored a team leader for her Care Practitioner Award. I like to keep up-to-date with Incontinence and wound care training, venepuncture, peg feeding, diabetes and epilepsy, syringe drivers and catheterisation, which ensures residents can be treated within our home for many ailments without the need for outside intervention.
Having worked with acute dementia for many years, I know how to run a dementia nursing unit to a high standard, and pass my knowledge on to our staff to ensure every resident is well cared for.
I still cover nursing shifts to ensure I know what is happening within our home, and after 20 years of nursing, I strive to ensure our home is one of the best in the sector.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my daughters and socialising with friends.
Sabrina began working at Ashminster House in 2008 as a care assistant.
She has developed her skills and successfully gained both Level 2 & 3 Health and Social Care vocational qualifications, and has also now completed our in-house care practitioner programme.
Sabrina currently leads our very homely residential dementia unit with her team.
In her own time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her family.
I have worked at Ashminster House since 2003, first as a carer then progressing to activities coordinator, which has know as 'Head of Lifestyle'. I have a wealth of experience in my role, as well as NVQs in Health and Social Care, Activities in the Care Setting and Dementia.
I am passionate about fulfilling residents' lives by getting to know each individual with a person-centred approach, learning about their experiences and helping them to express themselves, such as through reminiscing with items of old.
My interests outside of work include antiques, dogs and spending time with my family.
I started working for Barchester at the end of March 2022. Previous to this role I worked as a Receptionist and then in the HR Department for a large electrical repair company based in Ashford.
My main role involves preparing contracts for new residents, payroll and accounts but I can do many other ad-hoc duties throughout the day. Previously working in the local community as a carer has helped me to understand the needs of the residents better and I enjoy getting to know them and helping to make sure their time at Barchester is warm, welcoming and fun whilst also creating a homely atmosphere for them.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, seeing friends and family and taking my beloved French bulldog on nice walks in the countryside.
I began working at Ashminster House in October 2021. My responsibilities consist of greeting families, friends and members of the community into the home, answering the phone and a variety of much more. I enjoy interacting with our residents.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, dining out and socialising with my friends.
I am the Head Housekeeper for Ashminster House and joined the team in May 2022. My role is varied and includes making sure high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the home. I have a passion for cricket and enjoy spending time with family.
Dean has worked for Ashminster House since January 2014. He began as a Kitchen Assistant and with dreams of becoming the Head Chef he commenced with a NVQ to better his skills and give him the qualification required to be able to take the position. In January 2021 Dean's dreams came true and he was offered the Head Chef position which he accepted without hesitation. Dean is passionate about the role and has a great rapport with the Residents in our home.
I started work at Ashminster House in February 2020. I have experience working in Nursing Homes and Hospitals as a Maintenance & Installation Engineer. I am a Qualified Plumber and I enjoy my job very much. When I am off duty I like to spend time with my family and produce rock music as an amateur musician.
I began work at Ashminster House in February 2015 as a care assistant whilst waiting to be registered as a nurse with the NMC. I have since been working as a Registered Nurse at Ashminster House and recently promoted to Unit Nurse Manager on the Memory Lane unit for people living with dementia. I am very passionate and dedicated, I enjoy working with my team to provide person-centered care to Barchester standard.
Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and going on nature walks.
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