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Meet team members Craig and Michelle

Married couple Craig and Michelle Horner had never worked in care before joining Bramley Court Care Home in 2016.  Both discovered their passion for caring following their son Samuel’s diagnosis with autism. Frequent hospital visits and contact with medical staff, having had a profound impact on their outlook on life.

Within five months of Michelle joining as a carer (having applied quickly and easily online) Craig followed suit. Giving up a successful career as a Business Analyst to pursue his passion for looking after others.

Shirley Love, Deputy Home Manager comments:

“Craig and Michelle are naturally compassionate people with big hearts. They take great pride in delivering exceptional care and that has been recognised and rewarded. Our team is our most valuable resource. We will always support new recruits, and seek to nurture skills and identify opportunities for career development.”

The pair were an instant hit with residents, their families and other team members – both receiving nominations in the annual Heart of Gold Awards. An initiative that recognises and celebrates team members who go the extra mile. Craig was crowned Bramley Court’s Heart of Gold winner in 2017. An accolade of which he’s rightly proud.

“Knowing that I am valued and making a difference to the lives of our residents means everything to me.  It’s an honour and a privilege to do this job. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Within a year of joining, Michelle was promoted to Senior Carer, taking on responsibility for Moving and Handling best practice.

“I’ve learnt so much through the training I’ve received and it’s given me so much confidence. I feel very fortunate for the support I’ve had from the team. You really can learn and grow here.”

Craig also progressed quickly to the position of Senior Carer, before successfully applying for the role of Administrator in 2018. Now, as the home’s first point of contact for residents and visitors, Craig relishes his role of making everyone feel happy, safe and welcomed.

Bramley Court Care Home provides award-winning residential, nursing and dementia care in a happy and homely environment. All new recruits complete a unique induction programme and receive on-going training, to support career development.