Regional Housing & Support Manager
Community Engagement Manager
Care Home Manager
"Abbeyfield & Wesley is a unique housing association, bringing together housing and support in a way that ensures older people have social connections to combat loneliness and can thrive in a welcoming and supportive environment."
"My job is all about people - applicants, residents, their families and staff, working to make sure that we provide the best lifestyle we can to meet residents' needs.
I joined Abbeyfield over 15 years ago, having previously worked in the bank, been a mother and run a maternity business. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and this personal experience has given me a particular empathy with residents and their families living with dementia."
"Joining Abbeyfield in 2013, my job gives me the wonderful opportunity of seeing residents and volunteers develop friendships, skills and confidence as they share in interests and activities. Fostering community connections with local schools, colleges, churches and organisations, through employer supported volunteering, work experience placements or supporting community events means they also get involved with the great work we do. And offering Dementia Friendly Communities workshops is one way Abbeyfield & Wesley can promote better understanding of the condition and of how to support those living with it - and that's good for everyone."
"Having previously worked in commercial Employment Law and Human Resources for over 10 years, I wanted to join an Association that really made a positive impact on the wider community. Joining Abbeyfield & Wesley has been one of the most worthwhile professional experiences I have had. The Association epitomises exemplary standards of support and care for elderly people in our communities and constantly strives to improve dignity and respect whilst tackling issues such as loneliness and neglect. As a smaller Association within the charitable sector, I have been amazed at the scale of impact and incredible service Abbeyfield & Wesley are able to offer and this is solely down to our dedicated and enthusiastic employees and volunteers who commit themselves to the support, comfort and wellbeing of every single one of our Residents."
"My entire career has been working in care, with both older people and those with learning disability. There are many challenges working in a dementia carehome, but with the excellent staff team and design of the physical environment in Palmerston, we can provide truly person centred care and ensure that residents with dementia are respected as individuals, feel valued and retain a sense of identity."