The fantastic people who work at our Dorset care homes

Published: Thursday 11th June 2020

We are incredibly proud of the amazing care teams at our care homes in Dorset. Every day they work tirelessly to care and support people, creating safe, yet relaxed and homely environments for all their residents.

As you can imagine, the members of our care home teams have a variety of backgrounds. But they share the same key core skills and qualities, such as being compassionate, friendly, trustworthy, patient, kind and reliable. Ultimately, they care about people, and it shows.

Here we’d like to introduce you to Callum and Paul – fantastic care team members from Trafalgar and Blenheim, two of our comfortable and affordable care homes in Dorset. Both of these care homes provide affordable high-quality residential, end-of-life and palliative care for older people with dementia.

Callum and Paul filmed their videos in May 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. All our care teams follow the Government guidelines on hygiene, infection control and PPE, which is why they’re talking to the camera through their face masks.

Trafalgar Care Home in Weymouth

Callum is the deputy manager at Trafalgar Care Home in the traditional seaside town of Weymouth, close to the beach and the historic harbourside.

“Although I may be the deputy, first and foremost I’m a care assistant. It’s what I’ve been doing for eight years. It’s what I love and what I’m passionate about.”

Trafalgar Care Home in Weymouth - Callum

Our care workers really are multi-skilled. In the video you can see Callum turning his hand to hairdressing and manicures. It’s the personalised care like this – making sure that his residents look their best and feel cared-for and valued as people – that shows how much Callum loves his job in care. And you can see how much the residents love him!

Blenheim care home in Dorset

Paul is the manager of Blenheim Care Home in Bournemouth, tucked away in the leafy suburb of Talbot Woods, within easy reach of the town centre.

“I came into care because my great-nan and grandad lived with dementia and I wanted to help people who were the same. If you’re thinking of going into care, I’d say go for it. At the end of the day you can go home knowing that you’ve done a great job to look after the people that need looking after.”

Part of Paul’s job is making sure the residents have interesting and enjoyable activities to keep them engaged. In Paul’s video you can see a socially-distanced singer entertaining the Blenheim residents from outside their lovely conservatory.

Blenheim Care Home in Bournemouth - Paul Beasley

As well as Trafalgar and Blenheim, we have seven other care and residential nursing homes in Dorset.

When they join Agincare our care home team members go on an intensive two/three day induction before starting at one of our care homes. This is then followed by a 12-week induction, competency and training period.

And our staff training doesn’t stop there. At Agincare we give our care team members lots of development opportunities. Callum from Trafalgar is about to start a team leader apprenticeship.

We’re always looking to add great people to the care teams at our care homes in Dorset and beyond.

If you are looking for work in a valued frontline role, or to further your career in care, find out more about care jobs with Agincare and apply online or call us with any questions on 0808 301 7171.