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Meet our staff

What makes George Brooker House special is our loyal team of dedicated people.
They provide the highest standards of residential and specialist dementia care within a real ‘home from home’ environment.

Professional team

Many members of staff are long serving employees of the dementia care home , which is a testament to the fact that they are happy in their work and genuinely care about our residents. Every hour of every day, house staff are working to make sure each resident receives quality care to meet their individual needs.

Our professional team is led by Margaret Strong, the house manager. She has a care team leader, finance officer, lead senior and dementia care coach to support her in the day-to-day running of the home. Daily hands-on care is carried out by our senior carers and care assistants who are all professionally qualified in caring for both the frail and elderly, and for those residents with dementia.

Catering and support staff

The house has a professional catering team who provide nutritious, freshly cooked meals daily for our residents. Additionally, a well-organised domestic staff ensure optimum levels of comfort and house cleanliness. They work on a daily basis, cleaning residents’ bedrooms as well as all communal areas throughout the home. The maintenance officer ensures that the house is well maintained and a safe environment for residents and staff. We also employ a gardener who tends to the garden on a regular basis, keeping it tidy and seasonal all year round.

Volunteers

We welcome and are thankful to our volunteers, who give their time to make a positive difference to our residents’ daily lives. Whether sharing their skills, lending a hand, fundraising or simply being there to chat with residents, as a charitable organisation we are most appreciative of their efforts. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in volunteer work at the home. No matter how much - or how little - time you have, you can make a difference.

Relatives' Group

We are looking to set up a Relatives' Group, which will meet on a monthly basis, for the welfare of house residents. The group will regularly coordinate activities and entertainment, and assist with fundraising for the residents’ fund, which is used to organise special events and outings. 

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Margaret Strong

- Home Manager

I have worked at George Brooker House for 25+ years now and have worked my way through the ranks to become home manager. I have a great passion for ensuring that our residents are provided with holistic care and that they live happy and meaningful lives. I apply the reasoning of what would I expect for my mum and dad in enabling the home to carry out this personalised care.

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Josie Sangby

- Chef

I am the Chef for George Brooker, which is a very warm and happy place! I always cook with love by home cooking.

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Mick Witham

- Maintenance officer

I enjoy keeping the house maintained and modern whilst still keeping that 'homely feeling.'

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Emma Watkins

- Care Team Leader

I get great job satisfaction from knowing that the residents are happy and that I get to be actively involved in their care. This enables the residents to feel safe and relationships are based on trust.

Activities

ActivitiesOur kind and caring staff have a real affinity for older people, and strongly believe in supporting their independence and freedom of choice, and nurturing their physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

You might like to take a look at 'A Day in the Life' on our member society web page.

We organise many gentle yet stimulating activities which are especially suitable for our elderly and sometimes frail or confused residents. They are encouraged to take part, but the essential thing is enjoyment so nobody is pressurised into doing so.

Regular activities include:

• Music and movement
• Reading and poetry
• Reminiscence sessions
• Gardening
• Cooking/baking cakes
• Art and craft/pottery
• Games afternoons (board games, bingo and playing cards)

In-house entertainment and events include:

• Birthday celebrations with home-baked cakes
• Themed menus for important festivities and calendar events
• Visiting performances: pantomimes, theatre productions and musical entertainment

Day trips and outings include:

• Cinema afternoons
• Shopping trips

Contact the house

Address:

100 Dagenham Avenue
Dagenham
RM9 6LH
United Kingdom

Telephone:

0208 984 8983