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NAME : Monica Crossley
 
CURRENT JOB : Service Manager Older People's Residential Care

YEARS WORKING IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE : 31

HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW ?
I trained as a nurse and worked as a care assistant and worked my way up through the organisation to become a manager. I did my CSS and NVQ4 in Management.

WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES?   
My biggest challenge has been managing establishments where there has been up to 400 staff and balancing changing priorities whilst always striving to give good quality service to those adults needing care in Bury.

WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR INSPIRATIONS?
Working with people with dementia and introducing dementia care planning and mapping.

HOW HAVE YOU MADE THE TRANSITION BETWEEN JOBS/ROLES?
Through clarity and understanding of what is required.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO PROGRESS THEIR CAREER IN CARE?
I think if you want to progress you need to know the market.I also think you need to respect people as individuals and that changes will always benefit service users and self.
                                                                                                                                                      





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