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NAME :
Collette Conway

CURRENT JOB : Manager of Gorsey Clough Care Home

YEARS WORKING IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE :
17 years

HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW ?
 
I started work as a care assistant in a residential home and then trained and qualified at North Manchester General hospital as a registered mental health nurse where I worked on the wards for several years. I thought I would like to work on the quieter side of mental health so decided to work in the private sector in Rochdale. I moved to Gorsey Clough in 1995 became a sister, and in 2002 I became the home manager.

WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
Managing and implenting change and  improving the perception of mental health in the elderly.

WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR INSPIRATIONS?
Other people who work in Social Care and their enthusiasm to enhance the quality of lives for people who require full time care.

HOW HAVE YOU MADE THE TRANSITION BETWEEN JOBS/ROLES?
At first it was difficult and awkward  to be in an office environment but I have found that I am still able to mix both roles as a manager and nurse. 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO PROGRESS THEIR CAREER IN CARE?
I think  my advice would be to take advantage of any training opportunities offered and try to put into practice what you have learnt.




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