Meet Our Team
I started my career in the healthcare sector over 26 years ago, having previously run my own business as a restaurateur. I have gained valuable skills and knowledge working in a variety of care setting. I have managed both residential and nursing homes in Essex and Suffolk over the last 13 years. I am passionate about my role as a home manager and feel privileged to work with the elderly. I thrive from enhancing their quality of daily living and promoting a family ethos together with the team at Allonsfield House. I enjoy classical music, jazz, art, cooking, reading, travelling and spending time with my grown up family and walking our dog Stanley and I like fast cars!
I started working at Allonsfield in February of this year as one of the Hospitality Hosts. I have spent most of my career working within the hotel industry, and more recently within the mental health sector. I bring a diverse set of skills and abilities to the home together with knowledge and experience.During the pandemic I have not been able to completely fulfil my job role, but this is giving me the opportunity to spend valuable time getting to know the residents and the home. I value working together as a team, making a positive contribution to the residents dining experience. I have a caring nature which drives me to contribute in making Allonsfield a home for every resident. I enjoy exercise, gardening, reading and cooking.
Erica joined Allonsfield House in September 2020. Prior to this, she worked for Ipswich Borough Council in the community response team and as an assessor for qualified education. Erika has a positive attitude and is a very friendly, approachable person. She enjoys keeping fit and playing team sports. Prior to Covid 19 she regularly trained with local ladies netball and touch rugby teams. Erika also enjoys taking her dog for long walks along the beach.
Dance is my passion, I had amazing teachers who help me to express Ballet and Peruvian Folklore. Whilst studying Education, I was always encouraged to be creative with my teaching, and using the Psychology skills that I learned. I have applied all this knowledge into my days working with residents in care homes. It makes me happy to see the residents singing, making rhythms with their hands or feet or dancing, sharing their abilities. We are very lucky to be able to talk with seniors, who bring their history to life with their memories from when they were young.
Sally Ann has been head housekeeper at Allonsfield House for 11 years. She is well organised and efficient and particularly enjoys interacting with the residents and making them smile. Sally Ann is very helpful to all staff and always makes new employees feel very welcome. Sally Ann always has a smile to make people feel very relaxed, she ensures that Allonsfield has a safe, warm and welcoming environment and strives to make the place feel like home from home.