Meet the Snowdrop Place 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 Sarah and I am the General Manager here at Snowdrop Place. Welcome to our website!
I have worked within the care sector since 1991 and I am very passionate about my role and responsibilities. Right from the beginning, I knew that this was where I belonged.
My career began as a Care Assistant in a small residential home, and I worked my way up to Senior and then Deputy Manager. After spending 26 years in this one home, I decided it was time to spread my wings and was lucky enough to be offered a Deputy Manager position in a much larger residential home. It was only a matter of weeks before I was promoted to General Manager and I devoted the next 15 months to improving the home and leading and developing the team.
Over the years, I have completed an array of training and qualifications up to and including an NVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care, and I continually look for ways I can improve my knowledge, skills and my own personal development.
I joined Barchester in July 2018 as the General Manager of The Fernes, and I really enjoyed getting to know the company, my home, my staff team, the residents and their families and friends. I spent just over two years there as the General Manager before transferring to Snowdrop Place in November 2020 before the home's opening.
I aim to ensure, as a team, that we deliver a high standard of person-centred care to those we support, placing them at the heart of everything we do and meeting individual needs with the passion and commitment they deserve.
I am very proud of everything I have achieved, but one of my greatest accomplishments is improving one of my previous home's CQC ratings from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good' in all 5 KLOE’s within 10 months of commencing my employment.
I feel honoured to have spent my entire career doing what I love the most and feel that there is nothing more rewarding than going home at the end of the day knowing you have made a difference to a person’s life.
I would like to give you some background on myself so you are familiar with my past and present journey:
I started my career as a care assistant. I knew the moment I started my career that it was a perfect job role for me. As I gained more confidence, I decided I would train to become a senior care assistant.
I studied for my NVQ level 2 in health and social care and took training for medication competency. I really enjoyed this role and found myself striving for more, so I decided to complete the NVQ level 4 in adult care and train as a care practitioner in a nursing home. This role gave me lots of further knowledge, including clinical knowledge. I enjoyed this role so much that I decided to study for a nursing assistant diploma.
I have great experience with the elderly and dementia care, and I have a great passion for delivering excellent care. I always found geriatric care was something I really loved.
I have huge enthusiasm towards making other people’s lives as happy, safe, fun and comfortable as I possibly can. I find I am at my happiest when I am helping others.
I hope to meet you and your loved ones and be able to show you how great care is achieved.
Throughout my career, I have worked as a carer in a care home environment and supporting people in their own homes.
I very much valued my time as a carer, as it is extremely important to me that our elderly generation have people giving them the care they deserve.
I later became a property manager; I wanted to learn new skills and grow in my career. In 2014, I came back to the care sector, as I decided to combine my care and property experiences together to become a Home Services Advisor.
Making the decision to move into a care home is not always an easy one, and It is my job to ensure this process is as smooth as it can be at such an emotional time. I believe that this transition can be the start of a wonderful experience and I take pride in supporting people to make that step.
In my role, I will be supporting the staff with payroll and HR queries, as well as overseeing the employment of new staff. I will also be setting up the new admissions and help with the continued support of residents and their loved ones throughout their stay with us.
I worked for Bourne Leisure for 25 happy years, providing head office support for all the hotels based in the UK. I took voluntary redundancy when they relocated their Head Office to Hertfordshire. I was then asked to help set up a new office for a care home in Emsworth. At first I was apprehensive, as my whole career up to this point had been about fun and happy times.
After 2 weeks at the care home, I realised it was very much the same, and I loved it! I was really sad to leave, but I had completed my contract and the office was set for someone else to take over. I am not sure when, but I then found myself in the construction industry, again by chance. This has given me another string to my bow, but contract managers take a little more persuasion to follow company policies! Tea and cake were my main bargaining tool.
I have worked in the Admin Industry for over 20 years. I want to be able to make a difference during my working day so working at Snowdrop Place will help me achieve this. I am looking forward to spending time with our lovely residents and helping them with their needs. I am so excited to be given this opportunity and work as part of an amazing team.
I have been a chef for over 10 years. I have quite a varied catering background within the sector: I started off working in rosette gastro pubs and bistros while doing my apprenticeship. I then went on to work within events catering all over Hampshire, where I got to work in some extraordinary venues, such as the HMS Victory and the Spinnaker Tower, all while cooking for some extremely prestigious clients including royalty!
I have a huge passion for cooking; I enjoy foraging wild foods and outside cooking. I am also an amateur chocolatier, so I love the sweet stuff! I am really looking forward to cooking for our residents, providing them with high quality, nutritious meals every day.
Hi, my name is Paul, and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Snowdrop Place.
I love working in the care sector and supporting our residents daily. I am really passionate about the work I do. I am married with 3 daughters and I have 4 beautiful grandchildren. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, we go for walks, bake and play games. We also love to laugh a lot!
I have worked in care for many years and I have completed my NVQ level 2 and 3. I really hope to go forward and progress in my role further with Barchester. I enjoy working in care as each day is different and each day brings different rewards and challenges.
I bring to the team many years of experience in health and social care and my determination to deliver personalised care for each of our residents. My aim is to empower our residents' daily living, along with supporting our team of care assistants in providing outstanding care.
I am really excited to be part of the team at Snowdrop Place. I have worked I the care sector for 10 years, gaining lots of valuable knowledge that I am really looking forward to using within my role here while supporting our residents.
Hi, My name is Sarah and I am part of the Life Enrichment team at Snowdrop Place.
Hi, My name is Michael and I am part of the Life Enrichment team at Snowdrop Place.
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