Meet the 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:
Hello, my name is Richard and I am the General Manager here at Tennyson Wharf care home. Welcome to our website!
To introduce myself, I have been working in the care industry since 2004 and I have worked in the housekeeping team, kitchen and as a carer and senior carer before working my way to work in management. I therefore have a very good understanding of every aspect of the care home and this allows me to manage a home more effectively. Since 2004 I have completed a Masters degree while working as a Commissioning Support Manager. My career history in care is varied with a lot of my work involving working with struggling homes to bring them back to Good CQC and full occupancy. I also have spent time working as a regional director supporting three homes to develop their standard of care.
I feel passionately about providing outstanding care for our residents as well as engaging activities for a great quality of life. My door is always open, you are always welcome to come and see me to provide feedback or just to have a chat and a cup of coffee.
Louise has been a support worker for over 20 years. Louise loves working with elderly residents and particularly loves working at Tennyson Wharf.
Drina has been a support worker for over 20 years. She has worked for Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as a Support Worker, Senior Support Worker and, most recently, as the Head of Community for Keats Lock. Drina has always worked in a senior care position and has completed her Level 3 NVQ. She thoroughly enjoys her role supporting one of our Memory Lane communities and is currently working towards becoming a Care Practitioner.
Grace Divine Jesson
Grace is a RGN with us at Tennyson Wharf. Grace joined our team in July 2018 but has been a nurse for over 27 years! Grace's wealth of experience has been a huge asset to our home.
I was an Administrator for over 30 years. More recently, I have cared for my partner’s mum, who lived with us at home, and have undertaken care in the community. I love making a positive contribution to enhancing the lives of the elderly, and find it both rewarding and a joy. I feel it helps to have an outgoing, friendly, approachable disposition, and be thoughtful and creative.
Jo is the lead activities co-ordinator and has worked at Tennyson Wharf since 2015 as a Care Assistant. In 2018 she moved to the activities team, and she bring a wealth of knowledge into her role.
Jo brings great enthusiasm and spark to Tennyson Wharf. Jo and her team are delivering an amazing, vibrant activities programme to cater to all tastes and abilities, and it is their passion to ensure that residents, family, friends are left happy and content and very much looking forward to the next activity!
Kasia is a Care Assistant at Tennyson Wharf, she joined the team in 2018 and has loves working here! Kasia mainly works on our memory lane community and has lots of experience caring for residents who are living with dementia.
Susan is a Care Assistant here at Tennyson Wharf and has been working here as part of the team for over a year. Susan used to be a chef but moved into care to have more contact with the residents!
Tracy has worked at Tennyson Wharf as a Care Assistant for over four and a half years! You will usually find Tracy helping the residents on our memory lane communities - she loves her job and we love having her as a part of our team!
Dawn is our Head Chef who joins the team here at Tennyson Wharf with a wealth of catering experience. Dawn was military trained and latterly worked in the RAF as a chef. She is passionate about delivering freshly prepared, nutritious meals with a person centred approach. In her spare time Dawn enjoys keeping fit by running and visiting the gym, and she also has a young family to keep her busy.
Antonio is our Head of Maintenance and he comes to us with fourteen years of experience in the care industry. His keeps residents and visitors safe, whilst making sure that the home is consistently at its highest standard of repair. In his spare time, Antonio enjoys running and plays tennis.
Kelly has worked in the care sector for over 15 years in the roles of a support worker and as a housekeeper. She has been at Tennyson Wharf as the Head Housekeeper since 2015. Kelly and her staff strive to maintain a high standard of cleanliness for residents at all times.
What happens now?
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