Members of Staff
Our home is run by a team of 60 staff covering all aspects of care, we also have a voluntary full time chaplain living on site.
Our staff receive regular training which we believe is vital to enhance the knowledge and skills of our team. All our care supervisors are NVQ level 3 qualified and most of our care staff have an NVQ level 2 or 3 qualification. Other staff training includes fire, first aid, safeguarding vulnerable adults, care of the dying, infection control and any further training which can help in personal and professional development.
Our Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees consists of qualified professional people who willingly give their services on a voluntary basis. They are responsible for the governance of Corton House Ltd in accordance with its Rules and Strategic Goals. Our Board has a wide- ranging and diverse background. If you feel you have skills which could enhance our team we would love to hear from you.
Lisa started her career as a care worker when she was 18 in a local nursing home which had 28 beds. She then worked with adults with learning disabilities. As she was unsure where I wanted to progress her career in care she also completed part-time working in homecare and quickly took on the role of senior carer. She worked her way through homecare to being a coordinator and then a branch manager, managing a homecare branch which completed complex care at home for adults and children. To broaden her management skills she also worked in a recruitment office for care workers and recruited all over Norfolk for care homes and nursing.
She returned back to homecare opening new branches in Norwich and Newmarket for a company until they were registered and taking on clients. She was then offered a position at Manorcourt where she was the area manager / registered manager for West Norfolk. She internally transferred in this company to become a regional manager in the care homes covering Norfolk. Deciding she wanted to develop her role in service quality and compliance she moved to Kingsley where she worked alongside multiple sites as a service-quality manager completing audits and preparing for CQC inspections. After 12 months here alongside doing this she opened Kingsley Homecare registering the branch and developing the business in Manchester. After a long time of working regionally and across the country the opportunity to work closer to home at Corton House became available.
Tom’s career started at PKF Gt Yarmouth, working for two years in Accounts Preparation whilst completing his AAT qualification. He moved directly onto his ACCA qualification, as he moved across into Financial Audit; simultaneously PKF merged with BDO. More change followed soon after as the regional offices were merged and the Norwich office become his permanent place of work. Over the next six years Tom progressed through the audit ranks at BDO, completing his ACCA in two and a half years with first time passes throughout. In this time he continued to develop his skills, lead audits across a huge variety of clients, markets and industries, as well as project managing Audit Teams. Tom worked with clients of all sizes and functions, and some highly recognisable names within Norwich. During the latter stages of his BDO career, he also took on the role of a Lead Tutor on numerous national training courses for new BDO graduates and starters.
In early 2019 a change of career loomed, as Tom decided to make the popular move from Practice accountancy to Industry. Tom started his role at Corton House in June 2019, taking on the responsibility of the Accounts function and recruiting his new team.
Qualifications - Deborah joined Corton House as our activities co-ordinator and part time Senior Carer, later becoming a full time Senior Team member. She has been the In-house manual handling trainer since 2001. Deborah became the In-house trainer in November 2011 after being Joint Head of Care with Bridget for over five years. She is NVQ 5 qualified , an NVQ Assessor and has completed Leadership and Management training. She also supervises Health and Safety. Deborah became a dementia coach in November 2013 with ongoing training through 2014.
Year started employment - 2010
Qualifications - Maria has been a qualified yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga for 10 years. She specialises in yoga for the over 60's and for people with Parkinson's Disease. She also has a qualification in Psychology. She has completed several courses since joining Corton House including Dementia and Care of the Dying. Maria has recently completed her NVQ level 3 in Health and social care.
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