Meet the Brampton View Care Home team
Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:
Hello. I am Marion, the General Manager of Brampton View Care Home which I joined in 2020.
I feel very lucky to have worked in health care for most of my adult life. The majority of my career has been in the acute sector delivering surgical nursing care, before progressing to Head of Clinical Services and then to Hospital Management.
I have previous experience within the care home sector, which has been the most rewarding of the healthcare specialities I have worked in, and I am delighted to have joined the Barchester team in Northampton.
I am passionate about enriching the lives of every resident we care for, and I know that at Brampton View we deliver high quality care and experiences for our residents.
My vision for Brampton View includes constantly striving for the highest quality care possible, delivering activities to support good physical and mental health, serving nutritious and delicious food, creating a sociable community, and responding to every resident's individual needs and preferences, within a safe, homely environment.
I look forward to welcoming new residents, and getting to know them and their families.
I am Paula and I came to Brampton View as Deputy Manager Clinical Lead in 2019. I trained to become a nurse at Canterbury Christ Church University. My career since then has focused on community nursing, particularly palliative and end of life care.
My daily purpose is to ensure the Nursing Team at Brampton View delivers up-to-date clinical support and appropriate interventions for all residents who need it, and that all documentation meets or exceeds requirements to record the care given by the Brampton View team. I also oversee our wonderful Health Care Assistants to ensure personal care is maintained.
I believe it is important that the Nursing Team is available on the phone to update family members on the current wellbeing of their loved ones. I am delighted to support all residents and be part of such a professional, caring and friendly team.
Hi. I am Di, the Activities Coordinator at Brampton View. I worked as a Health Care Assistant for 14 years before my current role and have completed training in wellness and activity for older people. I joined Brampton View in 2009 as a Senior Health Care Assistant and became Activities Coordinator a year later.
I ensure that residents have opportunities to socialise, learn, craft, stay active and have fun. With the support of my activities colleagues, we plan a range of daily activities here at Brampton View as well as outings and lunches out when we are able to. We also like to bring the outside in and welcome visitors to entertain us or bring in animals for us to meet. We try to offer a range of activities that enrich residents’ lives, prevent feelings of isolation and look after the mind, body and soul. We are always happy for family members to join in our activities with their loved ones.
At the moment, due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, some of our external activities are not able to take place but we still have indoor activities planned every day of the week and we use the gardens when the weather is good.
I enjoy spending time with residents and hearing their stories. Outside of work I have always enjoyed crafts, cooking and word games, and it is a pleasure to be able to do these simple but meaningful activities with residents too, or just have a chat and a cuppa with them.
I am Ian and I take great pleasure in serving delicious, attractive, nutritious meals and snacks to residents at Brampton View. My experience includes working in several hotels and restaurants to Rosette standard. I have been the catering manager in a state secondary school and an independent primary school. My training is to Level 3 standard and I have also been a college lecturer.
I am delighted to have joined Brampton View in 2020, managing the catering team of 13 chefs, hosts and service assistants.
I enjoy cooking great food for great people and will always go the extra mile to cater for individual food requests and celebrations. I believe it is important that I get to know residents and their families.
When I am not working I enjoy being outdoors - either fishing or playing golf - and I like to help Macmillan Cancer Support.
Hello. I am Jo, Brampton View’s Administrator. I work full time to oversee all aspects of the home’s administration and finance. I also work alongside the Reception Team and help deliver training within the home.
I joined Brampton View as Administrator in 2018 before it became part of Barchester Healthcare. I have previous administration experience with a domiciliary care organisation and within the learning disability sector. I have completed NVQs in business administration and customer service and also have experience as a retail manager.
My role at Brampton View is very varied - I support the home’s General Manager by responding to care enquiries, processing invoices, assisting with staff recruitment and payroll, and any other general administrative duties for the home.
I strive to make our enquiry and admission processes as reassuring and positive as possible for prospective residents and their family members, from their first contact with Brampton View and throughout their relationship with us. We want all our permanent and respite care residents to feel happy with us. We also want their families to feel confident their loved ones are getting the care they need and are being treated with dignity and respect.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Hello. I am Colin and I oversee all the planned and reactive maintenance that needs to take place in a large care home like Brampton View. When I left school I trained to be an electrician and since then I have studied management at the University of Northampton. I worked in the construction industry for several years before joining a care company and have remained working in the healthcare sector for over 20 years. I joined Brampton View in 2015 as Head of Maintenance.
On a day-to-day basis I liaise with Brampton View’s General Manager to plan the day’s work for me and my two colleagues in the Maintenance Team, as well as looking at ongoing and longer term projects. I also liaise with outside contractors who do work on the premises from time to time, or who visit us to service and maintain equipment.
My role includes regular testing of systems such as fire alarms, heating and water. I am also responsible for internal decoration and repairs, maintaining the outside areas of the home, including the gardens, and arranging repairs or replacement of equipment.
I like to ensure residents have a say in aspects of Brampton View that are personal to them, such as the décor in their own rooms. I enjoy making the home a safe, happy, secure environment for residents which helps to give peace of mind to their families.
Outside of work I enjoy a game of golf and I like gardening. My main hobby, however, is my love for Jaguar cars and I have owned quite a few over the years.
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