I joined the Helping Hands in May 2021 and I’m loving being part of a strong, cohesive and knowledgeable team.
I am from a family of nurses and as a teenager my parents owned and ran a Residential Home for the Elderly, in which I had my first job. The standards of care that they gave the residents provided me with a solid focus on how care should be delivered.
I am really proud to be part of a team of dedicated carers and indeed all our colleagues, whilst always remaining focussed that the wheel of success would not turn without everyone’s valuable contribution.
Initially Helping Hands approached me and encouraged me to apply for this role; I’m so very pleased they did as this is the role I have been looking for. My main objectives within this role are to be a valuable member of the Clinical Team and deliver sound training and support to carers and colleagues to continue the high standards of care. I love the variety of being able to work from home but also getting out and about around the region and I really am looking forward to meeting more of my colleagues and our customers.
I started working towards my Diploma in Adult Nursing in 1992 and qualified in 1996. In 2005, I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Specialist Community Public Health and then worked as a Health Visitor until 2015, I also have diploma modules in teaching, asthma management and health promotion.
After leaving school I achieved my City and Guilds in Bakery and Confectionery, but that is a whole other tale!
Whilst at college in 1988, I began working part-time in a Nursing home; I then had a variety of care roles until I qualified as a Nurse in 1996, including as a live-in carer. As well as being a Health Visitor, I have worked for NHS Direct as a Quality and Audit Nurse, the ambulance service, GP practices, GP out of hours as a Triage Nurse and held deputy manager posts in care homes. I firmly believe there is always scope to learn and enhance skills and I love that I am able to do this on a daily basis.
Qualifications and Professional Development
Diploma in Adult Nursing
NMC registration 1996
BSc (Hons) in Specialist Community Public Health
Diploma modules in teaching, asthma management and health promotion
City and Guilds in Bakery and Confectionery