Windsor Court Care Home Staff Studies

 

Hi I am Sylwia and I have been working at Windsor Court Care Home for 6 years now and have enjoyed every minute of my time here.
I originate from Poland and came to England 9 years ago with my husband and my young family. Prior to moving to England I had been working in care for 17 years as an activities therapist, whilst experienced I still had a lot to learn especially grasping and understanding the English language. I am pleased to now say with the support of Windsor Court my English is a lot better and I am continuing to do what I loved to do, that is care for people with passion, dignity and kindness.
I started working on day shifts but found this didn’t suit the medical condition I have, the home was happy to continue to support me and listened to me when I said it would be better to work on nights. I have been working on nights for nearly 5 years now and it suits me very much.
So what keeps me working at Windsor Court? It’s the people, the residents, the staff and the continued support of the manager Lesley who I find very approachable. Everyone is very friendly and we all get on well together. I have been supported to develop my understanding of English and my knowledge in care. I have achieved a Diploma 2 in Health & Social Care/working with the elderly.
The training is very good, I love the training we receive, the trainer is very good and supportive, and she will give you extra time in her own time to make sure you have understood the lesson.
I am very proud and happy to be part of a team of people who really care for the residents.

 

Hi I am Marilyn and I have been working at Windsor Court Care Home for approximately 13 months, I previously worked for another home managed by Beritaz Care for 7 months.
Prior to moving to Bournemouth I worked in Devon as a Live in Carer for an elderly lady, whilst I enjoyed working with her it was lonely and isolating at times. I was looking for a life after work and to settle, Bournemouth was just the ticket!
When the opportunity arose to work in a care home with a team of people it was a no brainer and I jumped at the chance. I haven’t looked back I really like working as part of a team at Windsor Court.
The team at Windsor Court is great at all levels of responsibility, everyone is supportive on one another and we encourage each other to always be at our best which has added benefits for the residents. The management team is approachable and encourages you to do well. I am currently completing my Diploma 2 in Elderly Care and hope to start my Diploma 3 in the New Year.
I am interested in becoming a senior carer and steps have already been taken to support this, I now administer medication and hope to learn more about the role in the New Year, this has been a big confidence booster for me.
The residents are great, you never get bored every day is a different day and I learn something new from or about our residents every day.
If you are interested in care as a career why not join us!