Barchester The Fernes, Fareham, Hampshire
Barchester The Fernes, Fareham, Hampshire
Barchester The Fernes, Fareham, Hampshire

Barchester The Fernes is a care home in Fareham, Hampshire and opened in July 2016.

This purpose-built care home has been specifically designed to provide high-quality residential care to older people, including individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The home provides first-class residential care in a warm, homely and friendly environment. A team of qualified and dedicated staff focus on the individual needs of residents and are committed to providing professional and respectful care with the resident at the heart of everything they do.

The home has a dedicated Memory Lane Community area providing high-quality care for people with dementia including Alzheimer's disease. Within the community, memory boards with small reminders and items such as photographs will be used to help each person reminisce.

Group: Barchester Healthcare Ltd

Person in charge: Catherine Bezer (General Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council (click for contact details)

Type of Service: Care Home only (Residential Care) – Privately Owned , Registered for a maximum of 52 Service Users

Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability

Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Hearing Impairment & Deafness • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Admission Information: Ages 55+.

Single Rooms: 52

Rooms with ensuite WC: 52

Facilities & Services: Respite Care • Convalescent Care • Own GP if required • Own Furniture if required • Near Public Transport • Minibus or other transport • Lift • Wheelchair access • Gardens for residents • Bar/Cafe on premises • Residents Kitchenette • Phone Point in own room/Mobile • Television point in own room • Residents Internet Access

Directions:

If using a Sat Nav, please use the postcode for Catisfield Memorial Hall PO15 5NN , The Fernes is located next door with access to the home from Samuel Mortimer Close

Visiting:

Your welcome to visit any time

Parking:

There is a parking area

Latest Care Quality Commission* Report on Barchester The Fernes: click here

* Care Quality Commission is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

Bed Vacancies

4 Bed Vacancies

posted 30 Oct 2017

We currently have availability. Please contact us to discuss your needs further, we would love to welcome you for a visit.

Reviews

9.9 Barchester The Fernes has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.912)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Barchester The Fernes is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 22 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Barchester The Fernes in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Care Home / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Care Home receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.912 for Barchester The Fernes is calculated as follows: ( (238 Excellents x 5) + (21 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 260 Ratings = 4.912

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Care Home to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Care Home with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Barchester The Fernes is based on 17 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 10.4 positive Reviews (52 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 17 Reviews ÷ 10.4 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    22
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Barchester The Fernes?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    21
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Barchester The Fernes

  • Daughter of Resident/Service User
    6
  • Son of Resident/Service User
    6
  • Resident / Service User
    4
  • Friend of Resident/Service User
    2
  • Sister of Resident/Service User
    2
  • more

The staff treat my father with dignity. They are kind and understanding. He is always dressed smartly and well groomed.

The ancillary staff are equally good keeping home spotless and providing delicious meals.

This summer we have sat in the developing garden and relaxed in the comfortable garden chairs enjoying the weather.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 29 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments

The staff, management and home have been excellent and accommodating to me. I moved both parents in but my very awkward father wanted to go home. It was very difficult for me but the staff were excellent and helped me deal with it a lot. Mum is very happy there comfortable and safe with excellent care. Many thanks

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marieke Meijer, Home Services Advisor at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 13 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted that mum has settled in so well. We aim to give the best possible person-centred care here at The Fernes.

Barchester The Fernes is an excellent modern care home - more akin to a five-star hotel overlooking countryside at the rear and close to the shopping centre of Fareham and Whiteley. Very clean, helpful staff and almost too quiet!

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 07 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your kind review David. We strive to be the best at The Fernes and I am very proud of what we have achieved in such a short time.

It is wonderful, caring, friendly and excellent service.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Marieke Meijer, Home Services Advisor at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 07 Jun 2017:

Thank you for your kind words. We aim to deliver the highest possible standard of care at The Fernes and we hope your visits are an enjoyable experience every time.

I am very impressed with everything at The Fernes. I spoke to them and asked questions many times before deciding that this was the best place for mum.
The staff are extremely caring attentive to residents, treating them with dignity at all times. When mum became unwell they acted very quickly and this probably helped to save mum's life.
Everyone is so helpful and professional, the building and facilities are first class.
I have had many experiences with other homes both, professionally and as the daughter of a resident, and I have seen no other home that meets the standards of The Fernes.
If you want a loved one looked after and cared for, don't hesitate to choose The Fernes.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 31 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your comments, our aim is to provide the highest standards of care at The Fernes which can only be achieved with the support and advice that is given by yourself as a relative.

All of the staff are, "people people" and nothing is too much, kind, and care for the guests as individuals.
The home is welcoming and more like a bijou hotel rather than a care home.
Highly recommended.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 29 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your kind comments, I am very proud of our team at The Fernes and appreciate your fantastic review which I will share with them.

We looked at many homes for my mother, but they were mostly dull and not colourful. The Fernes is more like a 5-star hotel with such friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. Food is superb, they have everything on offer for my mother, even the hairdresser is on call. I did not feel guilty for one minute leaving her there as I knew straight away, this was an amazing, caring and friendly home. Thank you to all. You do an excellent job and it's much appreciated.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Catherine Bezer, Gebneral Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 21 Mar 2017:

Thank you so much for your positive review, we are committed to providing a high level of care at The Fernes.

After moving here one month ago from my own home, I have been met by much kindness, care and the freedom to partake or not in various activities and outings in the minibus despite needing a wheelchair. You are encouraged to bring things in such as pictures to hand or other small items of furniture. Good size bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 21 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your comments we value your opinion and endeavour to maintain high standards at The Fernes.

Facilities second to none. The introduction of the resident was done with care, sympathy and dignity. The resident's physical condition has improved immensely in the few months of occupation. Carers are friendly, cheerful and attentive.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 20 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your positive comments our aim is to give the highest standards of care at The Fernes.

Excellent. All staff are cheerful, helpful and friendly. Rooms warm and comfortable.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Good

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Catherine Bezer, General Manager at Barchester The Fernes responded to this review on 31 Mar 2017:

Thank you for your positive comments, our aim is to give the highest standards of care at The Fernes and always appreciate your feedback.

I was very pleased to have moved my mum to The Fernes. She settled in quickly and feels at home. She is able to get around the building with her trolley quite easily as there is plenty of space. The staff are very approachable and have encouraged mum to take part in a variety of activities. Living a long way from the Fernes makes it doubly important that I have confidence in the care offered - and I have no doubts about that at all. Thanks and keep up the good work.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My mother has been in The Ferms for a number of months now and has had excellent care from attentive, positive and patient staff. The home actually feels like home as attention to detail is such to give a warm feeling. Staff and management are very approachable and are all very aware of the care plan specific to my mother and her needs, something I find reassuring and a good indicator of just how professional and ultimately caring all the staff are at The Ferms. They are excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Being at The Fernes makes my visits to mum a quality time with her. From a relative's point of view, I enjoy coming here. The staff are so kind and caring. It is a very happy place and laughter can be heard whenever I visit. My mum's needs are well understood. The home is spotlessly clean it reminds me of a five-star hotel. I am always made to feel welcome and I am updated on a regular basis about how mum is doing. Mum has begun to engage more and enjoys being out and about in the mini bus. Nothing is too much trouble and mum's individual needs are catered for. She can definitely retain her own individuality. I know she feels very safe here. A wonderful place not at like many care homes I have visited. Well done to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My sister gets very agitated at times and the staff deal with her in a kind and understanding way. I think she eats too much, but this is top of her priority.
Unfortunately, she feels everybody steals from her and doesn't believe when she is told the opposite.
She does not believe that the care home is now her permanent home, even though she knows she can no longer cope living on her own.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My sister has dementia and is frequently stressed but the staff excel in distracting her from the worries of the moment and assisting her to focus on sometimes else. In fact, every service and member of staff in this home is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Barchester The Fernes has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. It is tastefully decorated and homely. All management and staff are friendly and caring. They treat all residents with dignity. The en-suite rooms are spacious and very comfortable. There is a homely lounge and comfortable seating areas with refreshments. The whole place is extremely clean. Residents can have refreshments in their rooms if required. There is a beautiful dining room where food is plentiful, well cooked and plenty of choice. Any special dietary needs can be met. Each week there are several activities on offer. There is a security door with a code. I think Barchester The Fernes is value for money. This relates to the ground floor. Other 2 floors are of equal standard.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My father got a wonderful, warm welcome when he moved to The Fernes. He settled in remarkably quickly, as a result of the amazing care. His dignity and individuality are respected at all times by every member of staff. My father has put weight on since arriving, as the food is excellent. Best of all he has found his smile and sense of humour again.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When reviewing care homes for mum we were looking for her safety and health firstly. At The Fernes we found everything and everybody very inviting and caring. The home is exceptionally clean, light and inviting. The staff are really caring, catering for everybody's needs.
The rooms are spacious, excellently decorated and very clean. Mum was very nervous when she arrived but within a short time, the staff put her at ease and now she is very much at home. Nothing is too much trouble. We can't praise the home enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very professional, friendly, clean, nothing is much trouble. My mother's appearance is evidence of her improved well-being.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We moved my mother and aunt to this fabulous home and have marvelled at the professionalism care and overall standard ever since. The care and attention to our family, lovely nutritious food, the dignity shown to the residents is great. To see my mum and aunt eat wonderful food was just wonderful- with nice cutlery, glassware and paper cups and saucers made me tearful with joy for them. The staff are happy, courteous, helpful and dedicated to their changes. Wonderful! Wish all "homes" operated like this one.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Being made comfortable, and helping in the situation in which I find myself. I find the staff very helpful and kind.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Good

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Good

Rooms: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I entered Barchester The Fernes on the 27th July this year. I was welcomed on my arrival and installed in my chosen room. It was beautifully set out very much to my liking. The staff are good and make me feel very much at home. My surgical needs are instantly dealt with, the food is excellent and very much to my liking and choice. At night it is so reassuring to know there is someone on hand if you feel unwell.

How likely would you be to recommend Barchester The Fernes? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities: Excellent

Care / Support: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Treated with Dignity: Excellent

Food & Drink: Excellent

Staff: Good

Activities: Good

Management: Excellent

Safety / Security: Excellent

Rooms: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles

Catherine

Catherine Bezer

Job Title: General Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

I am delighted to be appointed the new General Manager for our new build in Fareham.

I have been in nursing for 28 years and have worked both in the NHS and Private Sectors. Twelve years ago I moved into care home management which I have been doing ever since.

I have a wealth of experience in the delivery of nursing, residential and dementia care and I am looking forward to establishing a new team to lead, inspire, mentor and develop.

My career in nursing has been predominately in general medicine including respiratory, heamotology and palliative nursing care as well as acute stroke management and rehabilitation.

My passion within a care home setting is to ensure that residents receive the highest standard of quality care and keeping that focus at the core of how I lead my team. I love to lead by example which makes me a very hands on manager and ensures that I am continuously involved in both the management and delivery of the care.

I have established myself within both the care sector and the local area during the past 8 years and it’s a place I am proud to call home. My engagement with healthcare professionals as well as in the local community has allowed me to develop some very strong and valuable relationships which I believe will heavily contribute in my role as General Manager at The Fernes.

Sarah

Sarah Wookey

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Deputy Manager here at The Fernes. I have worked in the care sector for the past 16 years and in that time I have become passionate about delivering high quality services.

I love working at The Fernes and enjoy getting to know the residents. Our care team has been selected for their skills and passion for high quality care and I look forward to leading them and growing together so that The Fernes not only becomes our work place, but also the home we share with residents.

Jenine

Jenine Ramsay

Job Title: Administrator

Joined: 2016

Description:

I am proud to be part of a company that leads the way in what it does, invests in its people and has a fantastic reputation. I am eager to contribute to the Barchester ethos and make a difference to The Fernes Care Home.

Luke

Luke Roberts

Job Title: Head Chef

Joined: 2016

Description:

I started working at HMS Collingwood at the age of 16, initially in the kitchen and as a Academy Chef Student. At HMS Collingwood I was part of a team of 8 chefs and we catered for 400 - 800 personnel.

I also traveled the country doing various catering events and working with well known chefs such as Albert Roux, I worked in the Knorr Kitchen in Leatherhead, with Marco Pierre White.

I was in the final 8 of chef of the year with Compass and a bronze award at the West Sussex Culinaire and entered the competition with Hotel Olympia which is a world renowned competition.

I started at Barchester just before The Fernes opened and was fully involved in setting up the kitchen and designing canapes for our VIP Opening in September. Within the first 6 months I was promoted to Head Chef.

Kat

Kat Claridge

Job Title: Head of Lifestyle

Joined: 2016

Description:

My Role at The Fernes is to offer activities for residents to enjoy, getting everyone involved and making our home community and atmosphere as positive and welcoming as possible.

I am going to be getting to know every one of the lovely people that live here personally, finding out their likes and dislikes, and making sure that there is always something for them to be doing. I want to focus on our care home being very much their home away from home, encouraging them to help make their own breakfast if they want to, helping to fold and put away their clothes - and even helping out in the garden tending to plants; day-to-day 'normal' things that they would otherwise do if they weren't living in care. This is their home, so I want it to be somewhere that they enjoy spending their time.

I come from a customer service background and I very much enjoy trying any and all hobbies, so my knowledge and experience will definitely help me in this job

John

John Wright

Job Title: Head of Maintenance

Joined: 2016

Description:

At The Fernes, I utilise my personal and practical skills to fully benefit the residents - to ensure that I can do whatever I can, together with my colleagues, to make their time with us as pleasurable as possible.

In addition, I enjoy working with a team who all share the same aspirations and ethos as myself.

Emma

Emma Pulman

Job Title: Housekeeper

Joined: 2016

Description:

I started at The Fernes before the building was completed and was fully involved in setting up the housekeeping and laundry areas at The Fernes. Within two months I was promoted to Head of Housekeeping and together with my team we ensure that our residents are as comfortable in their new home as they can be, taking away the worry of laundry and cleaning.

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