My name is Sharon Payne and I am the General Manager of the home. I have been working at Nazareth House for nearly 2 years.
I am proud to say that I have been working in health and social care since 1981 and still hold the same enthusiasm for the work and everything that it entails from the day I started working in care. I have undertaken many training courses for my continuing professional development and hold a Level 5 in Leadership/Management. I strive to forge relationships with outside professionals such as General Practitioners, Adult Social Care and not forgetting the relatives of each and every one of the residents.
The home has a wonderful reputation and that is largely due to the effort and dedication of the people who work alongside me. I am proud to work at Nazareth House and it is with care, dedication, passion and working as part of a team that I am able to make a difference to people’s lives.
I am well supported by my deputy Gemma who has been working in care for the last 18 years. Gemma holds an important role within the home, not only does she support me in the day to day management duties she oversees the shift leaders and care staff and ensures the safe running of the home in my absence.
Our Senior Receptionist is Charlotte and she has worked at Nazareth House for the last 6 years. Without Charlotte the home would not function fully. She holds a very important role within the home. Not only is she “front of house” greeting and meeting everyone who arrives at the home, she also carries out administrative duties.
Our Catering Manager and Head Chef is Marcia she holds lots of experience and is supported by chefs Richard and Donna and 6 catering assistants. We have received 5 stars from the local environmental health inspectors. We hold a reputation for excellent traditional home cooking and provide seasonal menus throughout the year for each and every resident. There is nothing these guys cannot cater for!
Jane is our head of the housekeeping team. Five housekeepers who ensure the home is kept to a high standard of cleanliness support her. We have an excellent reputation for hygiene and cleanliness and everyone who comes into the home comments on the welcoming smell to the home.
The Direct Care Team
Nazareth House has a variety of care staff ranging from Shift Leaders to Care Assistants who ensure to maintain a person centred approach to the duties of caring for the residents of the home. There main role is to meet the personal care needs of all residents, ensuring their self-respect and dignity is kept at all times and to empower the residents to fulfil daily tasks that are appropriate for them to undertake.
Jade is solely responsible for arranging activities within the home. She does a sterling job organising entertainment and is always looking for new and interesting sources of leisure activities within the home. Singing, Bingo, Armchair Exercises, Arts and Crafts and Pamper Sessions are some of the many things Jade does within the home with residents. We are proud to say that Jade has most recently set up a “Tea Room” where residents can go to reminisce about the memories so many of them have about their families, early childhood and adulthood etc.
Scot is the homes Maintenance man and ensures that the home is kept in a good state of repairs. He also ensures the home is functioning in line with all health and safety guidelines. The home is also lucky to have Eric who is solely responsible for the upkeep of the homes garden and surrounding areas. Eric does a fantastic job in making sure the home is aesthetically inviting and will often spend time in the homes orchard picking apples and plums for the catering team to use in the residents meals.