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our home manager at Ivybank House Care Home

The best in the business

All our brighterkind Home Managers are highly qualified and extremely experienced. At Ivybank House we have one of the best in the business. 

 

Name of Home Manager 

Marta Szemborska

Why did you decide to join brighterkind?

I really love the brighterkind values – especially ‘Do it from the heart’ as this is very important when working in care.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy looking after people as well as working with my team. There is a great atmosphere in our home; you can tell that every member of our team really cares about our residents.

What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?

I love to read books and spend time with my family. I love to learn each day and try new things.

Are there any highlights in your career you are particularly proud of?

Being able to bring a smile to people’s faces, no matter what job role I have, makes me feel proud every day.

What do you feel is your biggest achievement outside of your career?

My family.

Please tell us about your qualifications and work experience...

My entry into the care industry was a spontaneous decision, and I am very proud of where this has taken me.

I joined Ivybank House in 2016 as a Care Assistant. Each day in this role, I was gaining new experience and knowledge which eventually led to other job roles in the home. I progressed to Senior Care Assistant, to Deputy Manager before becoming Home Manager. At present, I am working towards a Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification.

What top tips would you give someone when looking for the right care home?

You need to get a feel for the atmosphere of the home. Visit if you can, talk to the team members and if possible, speak to residents.

 

Name of Deputy Manager 

Rosie Simpson 

Why did you decide to join brighterkind?

I love the brighterkind values, especially ‘make every moment matter’. Having worked in another brighterkind home, I found there is always support from the team, both in the home and across the region.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy ensuring everyone is happy, both the residents and our team, as well as helping all members of our team to excel in their roles. I also like working in care as no two days are the same.

What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?

I enjoy supporting people and making a difference. In my spare time, I enjoy spa days and trips with my family.

Are there any highlights in your career you are particularly proud of?

Whilst working in another brighterkind home, Westbury Court, we hosted own World Cup competition with the residents which was a fantastic event, and this made BBC Wiltshire.

What do you feel is your biggest achievement outside of your career?

My marriage, two children and setting up two businesses with my husband.

Please tell us about your qualifications and work experience...

I previously worked in another brighterkind home, Westbury Court, for 7 years, before joining Ivybank House as Deputy Manager this year. Whilst working for brighterkind, I have completed my NVQ 3.

What top tips would you give someone when looking for the right care home?

Always visit the home if you can to meet the team and get a feel for the atmosphere in the home. Don’t be afraid to ask too many questions.

 

To contact our home manager, call 01225 837 776 or email IvybankHouse.Reception@brighterkind.com​.

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