Being direct-employees means continuity of care and facilitates a "family" atmosphere. The home has a comprehensive training programme and a high proportion of its staff have achieved NVQ qualifications.
Alison Ruddock RGN
Alison has been qualified as a Registered Nurse since 1984 and further qualified as a Registered Midwife in 1986. Since 1996 she has held various management roles specialising in care of the elderly and dementia and was subsequently promoted to Regional Manager. During her career she has managed a number of care facilities ranging from 31 – 90 beds to more recently having responsibility for service users and high volumes of staff. Post registration she has continued her professional development and holds the Registered Managers Award and NEBOSH Health and Safety level 1.
Terry is a Registered General Nurse and has worked within the health care sector for twenty years both in the private sector and the NHS. He was part of the first Stroke Team in Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and worked there for several years as the Neuro Sciences night co ordinator specialising in spinal injuries, brain injuries and neurology including MS, MND and CJD.
Terry was instrumental in commissioning a new care home in Hertfordshire, one of the first of its kind, caring for clients with respiratory difficulties including ventilated clients and tracheostomies. He soon managed his own care home specialising in dementia care and was a trouble shooter within the company gaining lots of experience with external bodies, CQC, and Adult Protection.
Terry has recently moved from London to Kent and is fully committed to Hawkinge House and is looking forward to exciting times ahead. Terry believes passionately in an open door policy and is always available to discuss any issues and support families and relatives wherever possible. He enjoys cooking and running and has ran the London Marathon.
Jamie has worked within the care sector for several years and progressed within his most recent company to deputy manager of a care home specialising in dementia care. He had sole responsibility for the management of the finance department including invoicing, and payroll.
Jamie has been instrumental in turning around a failing care home and tight financial control undoubtedly contributed to its successful future.
Jamie also comes from a caring background and has lots of experience working with clients with dementia. He has, in partnership, developed therapeutic programmes to promote positive lifestyle choices.
Jamie is committed to providing an efficient and transparent service and will support clients and relatives through, what can be, very confusing and difficult times.
He has many interests but primarily enjoys all kinds of sport especially football and plays for his local football team. Jamie is a family man with three beautiful children.