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 Adam, and I am the General Manager here at Hollyfields. I hope you find what you're looking for on our website!
I started my career in the care sector in 2001 as a housekeeper in an elderly rehabilitation hospital. I found a passion for caring for individuals and was given an opportunity to work with adults with learning disabilities. It was this start that inspired me to deliver person-centred care and dedicate my career to supporting those and their loved ones in living a happy and fulfilled life.
My 7 years working with learning disabilities lead me to train as a nurse. I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in May 2010 and spent 4 years working with adults with enduring mental health & personality disorders in a medium secure setting. I gained a wealth of knowledge from this sector and developed my passion for coaching and leading a team.
I moved in to the elderly care sector in 2014; first starting as a Unit Manager and working my way up to General Manager. I have helped shape and improve services that I have managed which has been inspired by residents, loved ones and staff members.
I joined Barchester & Hollyfields on 31st July 2017 and have been pleased with the support and dedication from the team.
I am the Home Administrator here at Hollyfields and I have worked for Barchester since March 2009. I work with two assistants who are extremely helpful and, between us, we deal with every aspect of administration for both residents and staff. In addition, all residents and company accounts form part of my job role. I find my job very fulfilling and rewarding.
Hi, my name is Michael Butler and I am the Activities Coordinator at Hollyfields. I joined the team back in July 2007 and have held this position since then. During my time at the home, I have become NAPA-qualified, been a finalist for Activities Coordinator of the Year twice in the Barchester Care Awards and reached the finals at the Great British Care Awards (West Midlands) in 2014 and 2017. In 2015, I won the award for Barchester's Charitable Foundation Champion and since then, I have become a trustee for the Foundation.
My role as Activities Coordinator involves providing those we support with a meaningful and bespoke activities programme and to help improve their well-being, promoting independence on a daily basis. My role also involves engaging residents with their local community, either through community groups attending the home or through residents enjoying trips out.
Our activities programmes are based on residents' interests and include occupational therapy, sensory stimulation, cognitive activities, arts and crafts, food-based activities and outdoor community events.
My name is Sarah Finch and I am the Head Chef here at Hollyfields. I started my career with Barchester as a Care Assistant and worked my way up to Head Chef eventually. I have my NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery.
I cater to the needs of residents, adhering to all dietary requirements, and compile nutritious menus based on their likes and dislikes.
I have a good team that work alongside me, including my Second Chef, and a team of trained Kitchen Assistants who have helped maintain the highest score (5) for our food hygiene inspections over the past few years.
My role is the housekeeper and with my team I ensure the cleanliness of the home is maintained. My team also encourage residents to assist them with everyday chores to maintain resident wellbeing. I audit cleaning schedules, COSSH, and Risk assessments for my area. I work closely with all other heads of department to ensure that everyday is unique for residents. I have been working for Barchester for 14 Years and started as a care assistant.
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