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Eastgate care: About our staff

  • Our staff are our greatest asset, we invest time, money and effort in recruiting the right people. But it doesn’t stop there: we encourage and support new and existing staff to develop their skills and knowledge, which benefits everyone;
  • The staff obtain skills and qualifications which help them progress in their careers.
  • Our residents benefit from improved care and support from well trained staff.
  • We are better able to deliver excellent care and retain staff, by working together to progress their careers.
  • Staff Vacancies – we are always interested to hear from suitable candidates whether or not a vacancy is currently being advertised.  A care home needs numerous skills, not just nursing.  For example catering and cleaning staff are vital to our success and the well-being of our residents too.  And then there are admin and property management & maintenance roles. 
  • Management Team – Over 30 year’s experience as care providers and in business locally.
  • Training – We pride ourselves on developing our staff. This enables us to provide a career not just a job.

Our Staff – simply the best!  It’s not just about doing the job well but doing it with warmth, sympathy, good humour and kindness too.

Alexandra House manager

Lorraine Abiss

Lorraine is Eastgate’s Operations Manager and is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years’ experience, following work within the NHS gaining her advanced management qualifications. Lorraine is the Registered Manager and supports Caroline in her daily running of the home.

Caroline Carraher – Assistant Manager

Previous work experience in customer service, in a wide range of businesses helped make Caroline a great assistant Manager at Alexandra House. ‘My background in customer service was great preparation for this role, organising and providing assistance. Pairing up with an experienced team of caring staff, provides the ultimate combination for management at Alexandra House’
When you walk into Alexandra House you immediately feel the warm welcoming air, it is a very homely place.

Coordinator helps find Homes

 Fran Elvestone

If you need assistance, Sales Coordinator Fran can help; advise about assessment, room availability and liaise with the care home manager.

Frans career began  in the care sector, following her degree in childhood studies, joining Eastgate care gave a real insight into care of the elderly. Fran has performed a range of support functions to management across the five care homes, giving her in-depth knowledge of the business, in addition to understanding individual’s needs, assessment and placement. This puts Fran in the ideal position for liaising between families, placement services and care homes.

Leisure activities include dog walking (a favourite among Eastgate staff) & warm climates!

‘Most satisfying is meeting new families, getting to know them, finding a place for their relative, then seeing how at ease they are, once their loved one is settled’

Melbourne House Manager

Alicja Szefler

Alicja, a Registered Care Home manager, has 12 years of Intensive Care experience from her native Poland and is putting it to good use here at Melbourne House. She is melding her team together with her excellent ‘hands on’ approach, enthusiasm and relationship skills, to develop the great reputation of Melbourne House. Alicja loves being a nurse and despite the amount of administration that comes with the management role, she maintains her daily contact with residents and staff, to ensure she makes Melbourne house a Home, where all staff take responsibility, improve service levels to offer high quality care for the residents.

A staff member says; ‘I’m always in a dilemma on Christmas Day, now I work at Melbourne House with The A Team ! It’s been a long long time since I felt this comfortable at work and genuinely happy’

Park House Manager

Manager Park House Bulwell, Janet

Sue Young: acting manager

Sue brings her very important personnel skills, knowledge of care home management and staffing to support Park House

Gemma Stevenson:  Head of Care 

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Manager at Canal Vue

Paula Butler

Paula is from Nottingham and has trained and developed her career with Eastgate Care, starting from Care assistant to her current role as Manager at Canal Vue and now has reached her 20 year service award with the company. Flexibility in the job in the early years enabled Paula to bring up her family and each new role presented a challenge and an opportunity to progress with the support and encouragement of the team.
Paula’s priority as a Manager is to ensure individuals’ care, safety and needs are met and to support them if they require assistance to maintain their independence, within a safe environment whilst maintaining dignity and respect.