Hello, my name is Debbie and I am the Home Manager at Holmwood Care Centre. I have been working in care homes for 34 years. I started my career as a care assistant, and then went on to become a qualified nurse. Shortly after, I became a home manager. From a young age I have always enjoyed looking after and caring for elderly people.
Here, at Holmwood, we have a friendly and dedicated team which feels like one big family. Each day is unique and rewarding.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends as well as going on long walks with my dog.
Hello, my name is Carol and I am the Deputy Manager. I qualified as a mental health nurse following working within the care home sector as a care assistant. I have a keen interest in dementia care. I have worked in care for 21 years and have gained many skills along the way. I am passionate about making a real difference to people’s life and reassuring that their needs are fulfilled.
I enjoy working at Holmwood as it has a homely feel and a friendly, compassionate team.
In my spare time, I like swimming and reading and enjoy spending time with my family.
Hello, I’m Kim. I have been the Administration Manager at Holmwood for 18 years and have previously worked in Personnel Admin before taking time off to have a family.
I enjoy working in an environment that is challenging and rewarding, which is why I love Holmwood! The residents are wonderful here and I love being a part of their lives every day. There is a good team at Holmwood with quite a few members of staff who have been here for a number of years. This makes for a solid base for our work at Holmwood.
I look forward to continuing in my role and ensuring that Holmwood is a happy home for everyone.
In my spare time I enjoy being with my family.
I have always shown my caring side even as a girl when I used to do errands to the local shop for my elderly neighbours at the age of fourteen. I always knew that I would work within a care setting. The opportunity arose to work at Holmwood and I grasped it with both hands. I have worked at Holmwood for fifteen years now and have loved every minute, no two days are the same! I have met so many wonderful people here and have seen so many positive changes within the care sector. I love what I do and know that each day is special to those I meet and care for.
The best part of my role is being able to make a difference to our residents’ lives. It may be during an activity, a sense of achievement or a smile, laugh or a few kind words of reassurance to make someone feel special within our Holmwood family.
Head of Housekeeping
Before progressing to Head of Housekeeping at Holmwood, I was a laundry assistant for over 2 years. I always enjoyed my position at this care home and was keen to progress!
I have a fantastic team, staff and residents are always smiling and supporting each other.
Every day is unique and rewarding. I will be happy to stay here for a long time!