We are incredibly proud of our team at Foxburrow Grange , they truly work hard to achieve the highest quality of life and environment for both our residents and fellow team members. Our ethos is very much that of a community and here to support each other, which includes the families of residents. We think its important you get a chance to put a face to the names at Foxburrow Grange, so below are a few of the key staff within the home and an summary of their role.
Lola’s career in healthcare began in 2001 when she took her first role as a support worker in domiciliary care. Lola did not expect to enjoy it as much as she did or to find it as fulfilling; it gave her a real sense of helping people.
Lola continued to work in the sector, taking on many roles within care, from support worker, senior support worker, and then Deputy Manager. At this time, she then moved into the training of the staff and covered a large region of the country.
In 2010, Lola became a Home Manager and then progressed to Operations Manager. In August 2020 she joined Outlook Care as interim Home Manager and was appointed as Registered manager soon after , Lola has brought so many skills to the role and thoroughly enjoys working within the Home and the organisation.
Originally from West Sussex, where she met and married her husband (a soldier), Lola followed him with their twin sons on various postings including Germany and Northern Ireland before settling in Colchester in 2001.
Lola is known as the mad Schnauzer lady, as she has two very spoilt miniature schnauzers who visit the home, and the residents also spoil them.
Laura has been a qualified nurse in learning disabilities for 14 years. She has trained to level 5 in Makaton, which allows for signs and symbols to help people communicate and supports the development of spoken language.
When Laura qualified, she worked as a staff nurse in a secure hospital and worked her way up to ward manager. She stayed there for eight years before spreading her wings and becoming a deputy manager in a locked rehabilitation service, before she was promoted to service manager.
Laura joined Outlook Care, working at Foxburrow Grange, in April 2020 as a full-time nurse. She has loved getting to know the service, the residents, and the staff teams.
Laura progressed into the role of deputy manager , she has brought both her skills as a nurse and as a manager to the role.
Laura has a dog called Simba, who she says is very handsome! She always get lots of kisses from him when she gets home!
Sue has worked in the care sector for the past 30 years, starting her career as a carer in a residential home. Sue then progressed to become a Care Coordinator in a Day Centre where she worked for 13 years.
Furthering her career in care and working on her qualifications, Sue advanced from support worker to senior to Deputy Manager and finally to Home Manager.
Sue has been at Foxburrow Grange since September 2020 and has thoroughly enjoyed her work.
Sue has three beautiful children and a grandchild , Sue also has a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog who is called, Bubba, she and her partner love spending time with the family in their spare time
Mandy has worked at Foxburrow grange for 6.5 years , she manages the housekeeping team who are so proud of what they achieve within the Home.
Mandy said that, "Everyday is different but there is nothing more enjoyable than seeing the residents smile and enjoy living at Foxburrow grange, it is like home from home and I want to ensure that myself and my team meet the needs of the residents".
In her spare time, she loves to garden and decorate her home, and to build things. This all keeps her remarkably busy and there is nothing that she likes more, Mandy said “I feel I have the best of both worlds”.
Emma is originally from Transylvania and moved to England seven years ago. She has had various roles in care homes and became the Montessori Wellbeing Coordinator in December 2021.
Emma is passionate about her role and by making our residents feel involved and valued , she has used the Montessori approach to introduce activities that stimulate and motivate our residents to do what they thought they couldn’t do .
Emma has received really positive feedback from everybody involved at the home and from external visitors , this continues to motivate her to do even more within her role.
She has established a full programme of activities ; all are aimed at making each day better than yesterday for the residents who live at Foxburrow grange.
During the Montessori training , a sentence was mentioned by Anne Kelly which has become Emma’s motto : The more you do ,the better you get - Emma uses this to encourage the residents to do a little more every day.