I have been Deputy Manager at Tendacare for over 22 years. My original ambition was to be a teacher and, years ago, I graduated from St Andrews university in Scotland with a degree in theology. However, I felt I did not possess the skills to make a good teacher so eventually decided to train as a nurse. It was while working in the community that a mutual acquaintance introduced me to Sue Smith and the rest, as they say, is history.
My main role at Tendacare is the allocation of care visits to staff and matching their skills and personalities to the expectations of our service users, in order to make each visit a worthwhile and enjoyable experience for both sides. I believe in leading by example and so often escape the office to cover visits myself which always reminds me how much I enjoy caring for people.
I am part of a great team of managers, care co-ordinators and dedicated and hard-working care staff. I am so proud of all of them and the real care and attention they give. No one is a number at Tendacare - we are all individuals - staff and service users alike.
When not immersed in work I like nothing more than spending time with my family and occasionally relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.
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