Potters Grange is a beautiful, purpose built care home with nursing, but as lovely as our environment is, it’s the staff which brings this home to life, giving it it’s distinct personality and vitality.
We are one team made up from many disciplines, skills and backgrounds, but together we make Potters Grange a very special place.
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Hello my name is Evan and I am the General Manager of Potters Grange. I am a registered adult nurse and have been working in the Health and Social Care Industry for the last 11 years.
I began my career in nursing in the Philippines as an Adult General Nurse before moving to the UK.
I have a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in different health and social care sectors including; Nursing and Residential Homes, Mental Health services, Research Centre and Hospital wards (A&E, Rehab unit, and haemodialysis).
I have always built a close and strong working relationship with residents, always thinking of them as an extension of my own family. I believe kindness and warmth should always be the centre of the care that we provide.
People may forget the things that you have said and done, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
I enjoy supporting people and supporting my team, to ensure that the service we provide is to the highest standard
I am very excited to lead the Potters Grange team and together we will deliver our care ethos by providing a non-judgemental, non-biased, person centred care to all residents.
Likes: warm caring people, cycling and basketball, seaside holidays
Dislikes: Aggression and rude drivers.
Hi, I'm Maria! I did my 4 year Nursing degree in Spain and came over to London to work after completing my degree. From then I worked on general wards, on the maternity and recovery ward, in A&E and also ITU.
I really enjoy my job and believe that working with elderly people can fill our lives with wisdom and help you be a better person.
Likes: The sun, good food (I love a Sunday roast), having good people around me and trips with my husband and dog. oh, and KINDNESS.
Dislikes: Rude and disrespectful people and cold weather.
I previously worked at The Marbrook Centre in St Neots for the last five years
which is a Neurological Rehab Centre before joining Potters Grange as
Receptionist. I am here to support each and every resident and their families in
any way I can.
Outside of work I enjoy my garden very much and love growing some
vegetables and planting my pots. I live alone with my daughter and my
gorgeous white long haired cat Bob who is a real character. I love eating out
and meeting up with friends and big family get together are always a blast!
Likes: kindness, caring people, manners, all the different seasons, Indian food and animals
Dislikes: Arrogance, rudeness, dishonesty, Bacon and the rain!
From a young age I have always had a keen interest in cooking and used to bake every weekend with my father, so from an early age I knew that I wanted to be a Chef.
At 15 I enrolled in culinary school and completed my NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery and ABC Level 2 in Patisserie. A year later I started my career in hospitality as a Pastry Chef, working in a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant Here I would help with developing new and unique recipes to feature on the menu, as well as prepare desserts for weddings and other events for up to 400 covers.
At the age of 18 I moved into care as a Deputy Chef Manager, here I learned quickly and made my way up to Head Chef in under a year. I developed menus for the Home and for the Day Center, incorporating the dietary requirements of all residents and customers, into daily meals. This meant working a lot with the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) scale for modified foods and thickened liquids, as well as fortifying foods for those needing to increase or maintain their weight.
As a Chef, I always want to learn new things, so I decided to take the plunge back into hospitality as a Sous Chef, so I could widen my experience. I stayed for 2 years gaining more experience, when I saw the advert for a Head Chef at Potters Grange, a role I instinctively know was perfect for me.
As Potters Grange is home to a maximum of 20 people, this family like understanding makes it a lot easier to meet every individual’s needs and requirements, which means residents not only get the meals they like, but they are cooked just the way they like it as well!
Hi, I'm Carol Pintus, I am originally from Italy, so always very bubbly and most of all family oriented , which I feel is a must in this sector.
I have lived in London for the past 32 years and I have been working in social care for the past 10 years, first as a personal carer, and for the past 7 years as an Activity Coordinator in care homes.
I have a background of Fine Art and I specialise in upcycled workshops, which makes my position more exciting as I am always elaborating new ways to keep all our lovely residents entertained.
I also freelance as a Community Artist, so I have experience with people of many backgrounds and abilities.
I find people fascinating and believe we are always learning from others.
As Head Housekeeper for Potters Grange, I lead a team that prides its self on its high standards of cleanliness and attention to detail.
I have worked in housekeeping for around six and half years and enjoy it very much as I love to be around people.
I enjoy spending time with my daughter eating out, which we do most weekends, as she is an ambulance driver and works very hard all week.
Dishonesty, Diets and saying goodbye to my daughter.