Meet the Southerndown 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:
Hi, my name is Lorraine, and I am the Senior General Manager for the Cotswold region and General Manager here at Southerndown Care Home. Welcome to our website!
I have been privileged to work across the care sector with older people and adults with learning disabilities. I have worked in quality and compliance roles, as well as in management. I qualified as a nurse in 1998. My ultimate goal has always been, and always will be, to enhance and enrich the lives of those we have been trusted to care for and support.
I’m a nurse by background, and like most nurses, I started my journey in the NHS. I joined Barchester because I believe very much in; 'Celebrating Life'. I live this core value in every aspect of my life and work. I am dedicated to putting our residents at the heart of everything we do.
It is important help people live a life that is meaningful to them. I am excited to help our residents achieve this. My experience in quality and compliance work means I am always keen to achieve and improve the highest standards of care. I am a great believer in consulting our residents so that their experience with us can be the best.
Hello, my name is Rosalynn and I’m the Deputy Manager here at Southerndown care home. I joined the team in May 2021 having been the deputy at our sister home in Tewkesbury prior to their closure for full refurbishment.
I worked as a movement clerk for the British Army before deciding to career change and become a nurse. I have been qualified since 2015 and have worked within the care industry for over 11 years, working within the NHS as a staff nurse at Gloucester Royal and Bristol Royal Infirmary, before joining Barchester Healthcare in 2019.
Since joining Barchester I have worked in several homes and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. I believe we can all learn something new each day and should always strive for excellence in all we do; to keep improving and evolving. I am looking forward to getting to know our residents more and supporting the Southerndown team. This is such a beautiful home and great environment to work in, enabling us to deliver the best care and support to residents and their loved ones.
Letty is our Head of Unit. She is a strong leader who supports her team to deliver the highest quality of care, with dignity and respect at all times, where resident choice is paramount.
She loves her job and always does her best to ensure every day is a happy day, and that the staff are always smiling, singing and most of all caring!
I have worked at Southerndown since 2000. As you can tell, I love my job. In my time at Southerndown, I have worked in all departments across the home.
As Team Leader on the Memory Lane Community, I have direct contact with our residents, their loved ones, family and friends.
I am very approachable, knowledgeable and friendly, so please feel free to ask me anything. I look forward to seeing you and getting to know you all.
I have worked at Southerndown since 2007. I began as a Senior Carer and have progressed to become a Team Leader. I love spending time with our residents. Myself and my team offer high standard of care and respect to those we support.
I have worked here at Southerndown since 2011. I am currently in the position of Team Leader, which I really enjoy. I have a passion for my job, and I am dedicated to my work. Southerndown for me feels like an extended family.
Amando has been managing the Memory Lane unit since 2007 and is a dedicated specialist in dementia care. Amando leads by example and ensures his team deliver high class quality care, with all the family or friends involved and supporting.
Memory Lane is where we learn all the special recollections of all our residents and use them to help make each day a good day and a happy day!
Here at Southerndown I am responsible for all the administration within the home, both for the residents and the staff, supported by my dedicated colleagues Eva and Ruth.
Relatives often pop in to see me and I enjoy listening to them learning more about the residents- which helps me develop a more special understanding of them personally.
It's never quiet here and there is always something happening and joining in with the fun is key to making the day go well for everyone.
I enjoy the work I do, as both a Care Practitioner and a Dementia Champion in our purpose-designed dementia building.
As part of the Barchester 10-60-06 initiative, I am involved in making our residents feel at home and their lives at Southerndown memorable and meaningful.
Our residents' families are always welcome to come and have a chat with myself or my knowledgeable colleagues if they have any concerns or suggestions on how to improve life at our homes.
I Joined Southerndown in 2007. I began as a Care Assistant and, with support from the home, I progressed to Care Practitioner.
I love spending time with the residents, as all too often in this busy world we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear or the smallest act of kindness, all of which can brighten someone's day. This is the ethos which I install in my team.
I have worked at Southerndown since 2013. I enjoy providing many various activities for our residents, such as gardening groups, trips out in the mini bus, quiz days and art therapy, amongst the many things we enjoy to do.
I also hold a bi- monthly Memory Café, named G.E.M.M.S, with my colleague, Graeme McFetridge, which all family and friends are welcome to attend.
I look forward to meeting you all.
I have been with Southerndown since 2001 and Head Housekeeper since 2007.
I love my job and enjoy seeing the residents happy, my team work well together and ensure attention to detail is paramount. It’s sometimes the little things we do that makes such a big difference to quality of comfort for the residents in our care.
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