Meet the Collingtree Park 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:
Hello. I’m Natalie and I have worked at Collingtree Park since 1997 when I joined as an occasional care assistant. Since then I have been promoted through several roles including Senior Carer and Home Trainer. I became Deputy Manager in 2013 and am proud to have been the General Manager since 2018. I strive to maintain and exceed the high standards of quality and care we all aim for at Collingtree Park and I use all my years of experience to ensure this. Having previously been a Home Trainer I believe it is very important to give every team member the knowledge, skills, confidence and support they need and deserve in their roles. I get to know every resident well, including their care needs and preferences, so that we provide a personalised service to them and their families.
Hello. I'm Nikki and I have worked at Collingtree Park since 2014. I am proud to be part of such a great team, delivering high quality personalised care for every resident. I joined the team as a Senior Carer, was promoted to Team Leader in 2015 and then to my current role as Deputy Manager, working very closely with the General Manager and Team Leaders to ensure standards are maintained. I believe in a whole person approach to care and my experience and qualifications in healthcare are very important, but I also consider the social and active elements of daily life for residents. I always love getting to know new residents and their families.
Hello. I am Debbie. I have worked for Barchester Healthcare since 1999 and I am Head of Collingtree Park's Memory Lane community for people with dementia. My aim is to provide exceptional care to residents and inspire my team of dedicated carers to help me deliver high standards. Collingtree Park is residents' home and I believe they have the right to dignity and personal choices in their daily lives, including the activities and social events available to them. I am a hands-on manager and I like to spend as much time as possible with the people we care for, as well as getting to know their families so we can support them too.
Rachel Lonergan & Stacey Briggs
Hello. We are Rachel and Stacey and we are Care Assistants. We love our work, making sure that every resident receives high quality care and stimulating contact with other people. The care teams at Collingtree Park are highly trained and focus on each resident's individual care plan. We support the whole wellbeing of residents including their physical and mental health. We work closely with other staff, including the Kitchen Team and Activities Coordinators to make sure good nutrition and daily opportunities are part of residents' lives. We love meeting families, too, so please speak to us when you visit.
Rachel completed a work experience placement in the care sector and decided to make it her full-time career so joined our home in 2018 and has since gained an NVQ2 in Adult Social Care. Stacey has experience of working in schools and has picked up her care role quickly since she joined us in 2019.
Hello. I’m Michelle and I have worked at Collingtree Park since 2017 and thoroughly enjoy my role as an Activities Coordinator. I enjoy working with older people, chatting with them, playing games and seeing them smile and laugh. I like to provide a choice of events, activities and entertainment so that there is something for everyone. I feel a real sense of purpose in my role and am an organised and methodical person. I am compassionate and caring too, and I love talking about different topics and getting to know residents and their interests.
Hello. I’m Yvette and I have been an Activities Coordinator since 2019. I enjoy working with older people and strongly believe we should treat each resident as we would our own parents or family members. I am always friendly and positive with residents and I use my listening skills to understand how they are feeling, what they enjoy and how I can enhance their day. I have a passion for arts and crafts and I encourage residents to get involved in activities that are stimulating and fulfilling. I also believe it is important for families to know that their loved ones are enjoying various activities in the company of other people.
Hello. My name is Tracey and I am the Administrator at Collingtree Park. It is my role to support the General Manager by maintaining the administration and finance systems within the home, in accordance with Barchester's high standards, and to comply with regulatory and statutory requirements. I love working at Collingtree Park, playing my part in making a difference to residents' lives, and getting to know them all and their families.
Hello. I am Julie and I have worked at Collingtree Park since 1996. I was promoted to Head Chef in 2016 and I am proud that we have been awarded 5 stars for hygiene. My passion is providing excellent, nutritious, homemade food that residents enjoy. I make sure there is a variety of meals every day including traditional meals, world favourites and lighter dishes. There are always three courses with plenty of choices and we provide for everyone's dietary needs and food preferences. The kitchen team also makes sure residents have lovely cakes, biscuits and special treats for birthdays and other occasions. I am pleased to work with skilled and efficient catering colleagues to deliver excellent food every day.
Hello. I'm Sue and I joined the team at Collingtree Park in 2013. I am responsible for managing the Housekeeping and Laundry Teams. I ensure we have detailed schedules and procedures to maintain the hygiene, cleanliness, infection control and presentation of our home at all times. I also make sure all linen and clothing is laundered promptly and professionally. When I am not at work I like to spend time with family and friends. I also like travelling to see my sons and grandson in the USA.
Hello. I am Simon. I joined the Collingtree Park team as a Maintenance Assistant in 2014 and was soon promoted to Head of Maintenance. My main responsibility is to keep the home in full working order. I ensure the décor, furniture and equipment are always attractive, comfortable and safe. I carry out inspections and safety drills to comply with Barchester and statutory policies relating to equipment and the whole home environment. I manage the maintenance and gardening team and liaise with external contractors. I support residents and families in personalising their bedrooms by putting up pictures and arranging furniture, especially when new residents move in. I have helped to set up the indoor visiting suite and I always have projects in progress in my workshop. In my spare time I enjoy watching and playing football, swimming and cycling.
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