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Our staff consists of a very well trained, experienced and cohesive team. Cavendish has very low staff turnover, thus limiting the use of agency staff which results in a familiar face to our residents and staff that are able to forge a strong and caring relationship with our residents.
Bev has worked in care for over 30 years, having started her career as a Care Assistant, working her way up to Manager in 2008. Prior to joining Cavendish, Bev was the Registered Manager for six years in a home similar in size and service to Cavendish.
Always welcoming a challenge and having a thirst for learning new skills, Bev has first hand experience and knowledge from working with/in, amongst other areas, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Domiciliary, elderly, dementia, palliative care and end of life.
Bev is passionate about Dementia, high care standards and a person-centred care based on a whole home approach.
Mia Williams brings with her hospital experience having previously worked for the Gloucester Royal Hospital.
In addition to being a senior carer, Mia assists the manager with the day to day running of the home and provides cover in her absence thus ensuring the home has Manager/Senior Lead cover 24/7.
The management of the home is of the highest quality. The manager and senior support staff do much more than their job to ensure the residents and those who are their relatives are well informed and kept at ease. What I would have heard from other sources, this care home is vastly superior in nearly all respects.
The building is old and takes a lot of cleaning and maintenance but this is carried out to a very satisfactory level. I feel completely confident that the residents, some of whom must be very difficult are treated with dignity and as far as I can see, want for nothing. The senior staff should get a special mention showing both enthusiasm and dedication, my experience has been satisfactory at all levels.
Jacky Barnett began working for Cavendish as a Care assistant in 2000, progressing to Senior carer until 2005 when she left the home to live abroad.
Upon returning to the UK in 2010, within two days of arrival, Jacky returned to Cavendish as a Senior carer. In 2014 she became the activities manager and in 2016 was runner up for the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association award for activities and in 2017 won the award.
Jacky puts her formal training into practice by engaging with the residents one to one as well as small groups and providing activities, sights and sounds that stimulate their senses consciously and subconsciously.
Lorraine Hopkins started working at Cavendish in 1994, when it was a 13 bedroom home and has grown with the home.
Lorraine manages housekeeping yet makes time to be involved in providing care and assisting the activities manager. With almost twenty five years service to Cavendish, Lorraine has a very good and close relationship with many of the residents and it is not unusual to see Lorraine visiting residents or assisting with outings on her days off.
Cavendish is very grateful for the last twenty five years super service and look forward to another twenty five!
Cavendish requires all seniors to have a minimum level 3 qualification and be proficient in performing a medication round. Cavendish ensures that it has a senior on duty 24/7 and that they have access to the manager or senior lead at any time of day or night.
Cavendish requires all carers to have a minimum level 2 qualification and sufficient training to work as a carer. Most of our carers have been with Cavendish a number of years and provide a very effective and thorough level of care.
Housekeeping staff work relentlessly keeping Cavendish clean, neat and tidy, germ free, yet retaining a homely feel. Our team has been with Cavendish for over ten years.