Staff Details: Paula has worked at Brandon House since our start up in 1986, initially as an apprentice. She has over the years worked as Care Assistant, Senior Care, Deputy Manager and for the last 14 years as our registered manager. She has obtained NVQ in Social Care certification at all levels up to Stage 5. Holds qualifications in staff training, first aid, manual handling, dementia, palliative care and staff management.
Staff Name:Pamela Golding
Staff Role: Deputy Manager
Staff Details: Pamela has worked for us for thirteen years originally as a Care Assistant. She has progressed to her current position achieving certifications in Level 4 NVQ in Social Care, Dementia, Palliative Care, First Aid, Lifting and Handling Tutor and Medication. She has an infectious personality and manages our team of 22 carers to ensure that our residents receive the five star treatment that they deserve.
Staff Name:Sarah Parsons
Staff Role: Care Assistant
Staff Details: Sarah is one of our Care Assistants who has worked for us for 7 years. She holds certificates in NVQ 3 in Social Care, Lifting and Handling, Palliative Care and Dementia. Sarah has an extremely caring attitude to her duties and treats all clients with the utmost courtesy and nothing seems too much if it helps the person she is dealing with.
Staff Name:John Etheridge
Staff Role: Chef
Staff Details: John has worked for us as a chef for 4 years. He ensures that our clients receive excellent quality food for all meal times. He insists on using produce from whenever possible, local suppliers in the area. He prepares the menus four weekly in advance and offers alternatives to anyone who prefers something different. He has always worked in catering and holds all the necessary qualifications.
Staff Name:Melanie Padelo
Staff Role: Senior Care Assistant
Staff Details: Melanie has been with us for 8 years as a Senior Care Assistant. She operates mainly on our night shift together with a team of Care Assistants looking after our residents. She ensures that this important period is adequately staffed and all clients are comfortable and safe. She has obtained NVQ Level 3 in Social Care, medication, food hygiene and palliative care.
Staff Name:Louise Bentham
Staff Role: Activities Co-ordinator
Staff Details: Louise has been with us for several years now and has proven to be extremely adept at motivating clients to participate in various activities. These include games, art work, craft work and singing. She also encourages individuals to visit local places of interest, churches and coffee bars, for example.