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Meet our staff

The staff at Winnersh are crucial to delivering our ground breaking service. Here are some of the key people in the team.

"Our team will be caring, dedicated and specialised in their field of expertise. Whether that is our care team, activities team, kitchen team, house keeping team or maintenance they are all here to support you in what ever way you need."

We encourage visits to Winnersh so you can meet our team and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on, stay for lunch and ask any questions you may have. It is important to us that you make the right decision and are happy with your choice of new home.

"I've always enjoyed working with older people. I like being able to ensure that their needs are met and that they receive top quality care at all times."
– Gabriela Smith, Care Home Manager

We’re very proud of our home and the real community feel where people enjoy interacting with their fellow residents, families and friends. We love meeting new people and find helping them through the process of change really rewarding.

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Gabriela Smith

- Care Home Manager

Gabriela has been working in care since 2005, and worked her way up through the ranks from Care Worker before first becoming a Registered Manager in 2011. She has worked for a number of care companies including private, social services and not-for-profit care homes and managed two domiciliary agencies. Gabriela holds Level 5 in Health and Social Care, Level 3 in Dementia Leadership, Level 3 in Palliative Care, Level 2 in Mental Health, Level 2 Nutrition and Health, Level 2 in Principles of Dementia, Emergency Aid and other. Gabriela runs all aspects of the home, taking care of the business side of things and ensuring home provides a high standard of care.

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David Labbett

- Chef Manager

I have catering experience across a range of different sectors and bring passion for great food to Abbeyfield Winnersh. Starting my career in restaurants and hotels, I soon focused more towards catering within the NHS and care home environment. I found working in a care home hugely satisfying and firmly believe that high quality catering using fresh produce can really make a difference to quality of life. I am very privileged to be working along side a great team, and feel honored to welcome in all new residents as the service develops.

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Sheila Stevens

- Administrator

I joined Abbeyfield Winnersh in July 2016 as an Activities Coordinator, which was a role I enjoyed as I had plenty of interactions with our lovely residents. I moved across to the role in January 2017, where I run the day to day admin for the home. I really enjoy this job as it still allows me to have the day to day contact with our residents, their families and visitors.

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Employee of the Month

- Jocelma Unwin & Jo Jungius

At Abbeyfield Winnersh, we have started an Employee of the Month scheme to recognise members of staff who have gone above and beyond in their role. Winners for April were Jocelma Unwin, Care Assistant and Jo Jungius, Activities Coordinator. They were both presented with a certificate and bottle of prosecco by House Manager Gabriela Smith. Congratulations to them both!

Activities

Coupled with the specially designed environment, activities at the house are also designed to be dementia friendly. 

activities at abbeyfield winnersh dementia care homeActivities at Winnersh dementia care home:

• Visits from a range of entertainers including singers, musicians and dancers
• Visits from a local childminder with the children for singing and playing musical instruments
• Workshops such as sewing and jewelry making
• Fitness programmes 
• Tea and chat afternoons with volunteers 
• Garden parties and summer fetes

These are just some of the activities on offer at Winnersh, our activities team will really get to know you, find out what hobbies you do and what interests you, they will then in turn provide you with some help to continue these activities. We have also ensured that there will be one to one time with this team, to provide the support you need, whether that is doing your nails, booking hairdressing appointments or simply there for a cuppa and a chat.

Click here to download a list of our upcoming activities

Contact the house

Address:

Woodward Close
Winnersh
Berkshire
RG41 5NW
United Kingdom

Telephone:

0118 9774246