Camie, Activities Coordinator

‘’Hi, my name is Camie.

I have worked as a lifestyle coordinator since 2019 in another beautiful care home in Essex.

Prior to this I worked as a Health Care Assistant for nearly 5 years. When we moved to a lovely village close to Kempston I wanted my journey as an activity coordinator to continue which is why I joined Baycroft Kempston.

I am friendly, positive and I love to work as part of a team. In my spare time I love baking, hiking and I love history.

I want with all my heart, to improve people’ lives and to develop their interests and abilities leading them to a higher quality of life.

I encourage our residents to be as active as possible which maintains a good physical and mental wellbeing.

I help them to feel comfortable at all times and to feel proud of themselves.

I bring my joy as I truly believe that here is where my passion lies, with people.’’

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Eleanor, Home Administrator

''Hi, my name is Eleanor, and I am the administrator at Baycroft.

I have an HND in business and over 20 years’ experience in various administration roles.

I am also a mother of four, so I always have my hands full.

Organisation is key in both business and home life; I really enjoy being an administrator.''

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Michelle, Laundry assistant

''Hi my name is Michelle and I am the laundry assistant for Baycroft Kempston.

I have lived in Kempston all of my life and remember Baycroft being built.

I enjoy interacting with the residents and making sure they are happy.

I like making sure that their clothes are always looking like new as it makes them feel nice.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, day trips to the beach, playing my Xbox and doing diamond art.''

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Mertilda, Care Assistant

"Hi, my name is Mertilda.

Before I joined Baycroft, I used to work for an agency as a carer, working a few shifts here made me want to become a permanent staff member. Everyone has made me feel very welcome.

I am very hardworking and I always try to provide the best care possible for the residents.  

The home itself is very welcoming and the residents enjoy living here, which is what we all want."

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Alison, Care assistant

''Hello my name is Alison and I work at Baycroft Kempston. I really enjoy working here as a Care Assistant.

I’m very passionate about caring and giving 5 star care to all of the residents I look after.

I see all our residents as my family just like my nana or granddad.

When I am given a smile by one of the residents it makes me so happy and I know that I’m doing my job properly.

In my spare time I like listening to different genres of music from classical music to Adele!

I have a German shepherd and I like going on long walks with him and getting some fresh air and seeing the beautiful spring flowers along the walk.''

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Georgia, Care assistant

''Hiya my name is Georgia and I’ve been working at Baycroft Kempston since August last year.

I enjoy coming into work to interact with the residents and to make their home a forever happy place.

When I am not working I like to spend time with my niece, family and friends making forever memories.''

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Tendai, Clinical Deputy Manager

''My name is Tendai and I am the New Clinical Deputy Manager at Baycroft Kempston. I have been a Registered General Nurse for 7 years and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse for 9 years. I have experience in Community and Acute care at Senior level. I have worked effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team whilst achieving a collective objective goal of caring for patients/ clients.

Baycroft Kempston is a warm and friendly home where everyone is made to feel loved, safe and comfortable which is always extended to resident’s friends and families. All staff, not just the care staff give care that is bespoke for each resident. Activities of daily living, likes and preferences are tailored around each resident.

As the Clinical Deputy manager at Baycroft, I strive to do the best for residents, their families/friends and my dedicated colleagues. I aim to make Baycroft a home from home, so our residents are stimulated, and all their healthcare needs are met by giving the high standard of care whilst staying with us.''

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Kerry, Head Chef

''I am a passionate and positive chef who beams pride and professionalism in all I do.

I have been a Head Chef for 25 years and am lucky enough to have worked in kitchens across the world including Sydney, Australia and Phuket, Thailand. I have cooked for several high-profile celebrities including Sir Elton John and Princess Diana.

My versatility has been an asset throughout my career and I have adapted to different environments having worked in hotels, gastropubs, high end restaurants and now Baycroft. I even spent 6 months cooking at Yarlswood Detention Centre!

I have mentored students from various local colleges and won a national purple umbrella award with my last apprentice. I also earned and retained a rosette for 3 years whilst working at a busy local hotel where I trained ‘Masterchef - The Professionals’ finalist, Louisa Ellis straight from catering college.

These rewards are nothing in comparison to the feeling I get from delivering high quality, delicious dishes to the residents of Baycroft Kempston and seeing their smiling faces when they have enjoyed my food!

Above all, I am fanatical about cooking and want everyone to enjoy whatever dishes my team and I create!''

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Christy, Lifestyle & Wellbeing coordinator

''My name is Christy and I am a Lifestyle and Wellbeing Coordinator at Baycroft Kempston.

I have over 9 years' experience of working within the care sector organising and carrying out activities.

I am married with two children, and love spending time with my family in my spare time.

I also enjoy walking my dog, reading, and doing different crafts.

What I enjoy most about my job is spending time with each resident, building relationships, and finding meaningful activities that improve their wellbeing.''

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Ana, RGN

''Hi, I am Ana and I have being working as a nurse for the last 10 years.

I am enthusiastic and hardworking individual.

I love working for Baycroft care homes as everyone is caring and kind.

We work as a team and our main priority is the safety of our residents.''

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Michelle, Receptionist

''My name is Michelle and I have been a receptionist here at Baycroft Kempston since we opened in November 2019.

Before coming here, I used to volunteer at Bedford Central Club doing Bingo and organising weekly bands to come sing and I’m a people person so I love it when my Bistro area is full of residents enjoying themselves with the various activities we have going on whilst enjoying our delicious cakes.  I also enjoy puzzles and crosswords so you will often find me helping residents with their jigsaws.  

My hobbies include reading (thank you Kindle Unlimited), eating Yorkshire pudding, walking my husky and going away in my caravan and I’m lucky enough to have visited some amazing places which have been recommended by some of our residents who love telling me of their adventures.  I love star gazing with my Astrophotography mad son and I am often found at 3am outside in the garden with a blanket!

I absolutely love my job here at Baycroft and I am lucky enough to work with such amazing & caring people and consider myself very lucky to be working here.''

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Iain, Maintenance man

''Hi, my name is Iain and I am the handyman here at baycroft. My hobbies are varied and include music and socialising when possible.

I have worked at Baycroft since April 2021 and have found it to be a very enjoyable place to work, with friendly staff, approachable and understanding management and great residents.

Baycroft for me is an ideal place to work and I am pleased to say I do so with a smile on my face every day.''

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