Meet the Edgbaston Beaumont Care Home team
From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:
Hi, my name is Carolyn, and I am the General Manager here at Edgbaston. Welcome to our website!
I have been working within the care sector since 2009. I started my career as a healthcare assistant on an intensive care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Here I found my love for nursing and took the leap back into the education system, where I attended university and gained my BSC Hons Nursing Degree.
I have worked in various nursing fields, which is where I discovered my love for caring for older adults, and I have acquired tremendous knowledge and understanding of the care sector. I have gained valuable insight into both the challenges and the rewards of delivering high standards of quality and person-centred care.
My Barchester journey started as a Registered Nurse within a nursing home setting caring for older adults with dementia and complex care needs. I was then promoted to Clinical Development Nurse, where I was responsible for looking after 10 Barchester homes, ensuring high standards of care and staff development were being delivered, maintaining the best possible experience for our residents.
I began my transition through the General Manager pathway as acting GM in a 30-bedded nursing home. It was such a positive experience and I enjoyed how my vision and values could be translated throughout the rest of the team and positively influence the care provided; and so I was honoured to be able to become the registered manager here at Edgbaston Beaumont.
As General Manger, my aim is to ensure that my team continue to deliver a high standard of person-centred care to our residents, ensuring they are at the heart of everything we do!
I started working here at Edgbaston over 10 years ago as the weekend chef and immediately decided that this was the place I wanted to settle, and was promoted to Head Chef over 5 years ago. I am responsible for the day-to-day operation of the kitchen and restaurant, including training, ordering and menu planning, and finding out about residents' likes and dislikes. Often, after lunch, you will find me chatting to residents and visitors to get some feedback about the food and services we deliver. Individual nutrition and dietary needs are very important to me and I take great pride in knowing that the food we serve helps to improve residents' well-being here at the home. I also love catering for parties and special occasions.
I have been the Second Chef at Edgbaston Beaumont since 2006, joining the Barchester family after completing my training at the Barchester Chef Academy when I arrived from South Africa.
I am fondly known at Edgbaston as 'The Mary Berry of the Beaumont'. My passion and unique talent for baking delicious cakes and sweets for my residents every day is passed down from my grandmother, who was affectionately known as 'Mary Sweet', and I know each and every day she looks down on me with a big smile, knowing that I am using her baking recipes to provide those who live here with a selection of homemade treats every day.
Sean has been working for Edgbaston Beaumont for 6 years. He began working for the home as a Maintenance Assistant and has recently been promoted to Head of Maintenance. Sean is responsible for general maintenance around the home, driving the mini bus and taking care of safety throughout the home. Sean enjoys talking to the residents and is very passionate about his work.
Hello, I am Sarah have worked in administration for over 20 years for Housing Association's. I am excited to be part of the team and work in an environment that I am passionate about and thoroughly enjoy.
I’ve been a qualified nurse for 23 years, my move to elderly care was in 2019 when I made the move to a nursing home. I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed it, and realised that this was where I wanted to be for the rest of my career. Caring for the elderly can sometimes be challenging, but is incredibly fulfilling. I enjoy talking with residents, hearing about their lives and their families, and offering them support during the latter stages of their lives. Knowing I’ve made a difference to someone is very rewarding, and being able to use the clinical knowledge and experience that I’ve acquired during my career means I can care for my residents with confidence, and always to the best of my ability
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