Hi, my name is Clare and I am the General Manager here at Westlake. Welcome to our website!
I have been a qualified general nurse for over 30 years. For the first 13 years of my career, I was primarily hospital-based, having worked not only in the UK as a ward sister, but for 8 years in the Middle East in acute care.
I have worked since in regulation as a home inspector and have enjoyed the opportunity to work in social care as a nurse, manager and mentor.
Having experienced successful roles in both regional and operational positions, I found my niche was having a more hands-on approach in the position of a registered home manager, where I could both nurture my team and deliver great outcomes for those we support.
My passion is to always strive to ensure anyone in our care receives the safest and highest quality support, and I'm excited that Barchester has given me the opportunity to do this.
I'm looking forward to supporting and leading a great team to achieve the outcomes we all expect in a way that allows residents to retain their dignity and independence as much as possible.
I'm proud of my nursing registration and being a trainer and assessor. I am passionate about ensuring that people live well with dementia and hold a trainer certificate in dementia care. I have led successful teams that have been nominated nominated in various categories for a National Care Award, in addition to winning an internal award for 'Best Care Team'.
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