Sunrise of Bassett’s Director of Community Relations celebrates a decade of service

Santa Bukovska started working for Sunrise Senior Living UK in June 2010.

She began her journey at the Sunrise of Westbourne in a Lead Carer role for three years. This is where Santa built close relationships with many residents, which inspired her to help more families.

Santa joined the sales team at Sunrise of Westbourne as a Sales Assistant in 2013. She worked alongside a very experienced Sales Director, Wendy Blow. Caring is one of Santa’s passions in life, she spent lots of time with her grandparents growing up and loves spending time with older people.

Santa said:

I never thought I would have the opportunity to support so many families through sometimes difficult, stressful and emotional decisions. Nothing is more rewarding than making a positive contribution to the daily lives of all residents.

Santa added:

My role is supported by a dedicated team who are passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care. I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey with Sunrise so far, working in a care home can provide an excellent starting point for a long and varied career. There are excellent prospects for career development and advancement into management roles.


Kim Harding, General Manager at Sunrise of Bassett, said:

I have worked with Santa since joining Sunrise of Bassett as General Manager. Santa has provided ongoing support to me in ensuring that residents who move into the home are treated with kindness and respect. Not only does she demonstrate these qualities with residents and their families but her team members also.

I am very fortunate to have Santa as part of the team and I am absolutely thrilled that she has achieved 10 years of service working for Sunrise Senior Living UK – this recognition is justly deserved.


Assia Begum, Community Relations Associate at Sunrise of Bassett, added:

Santa has been an incredible Manager to me. She works so hard and has so much dedication for her work. I am so proud to have her as my line Manager. One of the many things I have learnt whilst working with Santa which I will always remember is her drive, passion, enthusiasm and loyalty. “I know I can go to Santa with any queries I have, even when she is on holidays, nothing is too much trouble for her.

“Santa you have been such a significant part of our team and we couldn’t imagine our workplace without you.


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