Sunrise of Bassett
Meet our team
One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible.
Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.
Kim Harding, General Manager
I have worked in the Care Sector for over 30 years and for the past 20 years I have been in management roles ranging from Home Manager of Nursing Homes and Regional roles for other Corporate Care Providers. I have 'grown up' in care and was able to develop professionally and achieve professional qualifications throughout my career in order to achieve my personal objectives and goals. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to join the team at Sunrise of Bassett and Sunrise Senior Living. The Company's Mission, Principles and Core Values truly resonate with me, as this needs to be at the heart of everything that we do in order that we provide our residents with the best of everything.
Sunrise of Bassett is a place that is not only a Home to our residents but our staff also, we are all one family and one team supporting each other every step of the way. I feel incredibly proud and blessed that I am able to work in such a friendly and welcoming environment.
Joanne Brown, Deputy Manager
I have been in the Care sector in various roles since I was 18 years old, during this time I have seen the best of mankind. My love has always been talking to people and finding out their life history as we all have a story to tell, and working within the Sunrise settings I have been able to meet some fantastic individuals with amazing stories. I am qualified as Nurse, Midwife and Paramedic, and this training has enhanced my insight into what the residents don’t always tell us, as they are concerned that they are a nuisance or don’t want to bother us; my answer is, and will always be, if you have concerns then I have concerns, we need to protect and reassure our older members of society as one day it will be us. We are a family and we look out for each other.
Santa Bukovska, Director of Community Relations
I have been part of the Sunrise family since 2010. Caring is one of my passions in life and having care background is a great addition to my role as it involves supporting all new perspective residents and their families through sometimes difficult, stressful and emotional decisions. My role is supported by a dedicated team who are passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care. Nothing is more rewarding than making a positive contribution to the daily lives of each and every one of our residents.
Malgorzata Sokolska, Activities and Volunteer Coordinator
I have been with Sunrise of Bassett since September 2011, starting off as a care manager, I have always been involved in supporting our residents with their daily activities. I really enjoy coming to work each day knowing that I am able to make a difference to our residents lives nurturing their mind, body and spirit. I have always felt passionate to encourage equality within our community by finding the residents activities suited for their individual needs by adapting activities, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and talents.
We arrange various special events, entertainment and trips out of the community each week. We also encourage and support our residents to plan and organise their own activities whether it be hobbies or interests we will ensure a successful experience.
Justyna Wawro, Memory Care Manager
I started my journey with Sunrise Senior Living in 2012. Over these past couple of years I have built up my knowledge and gained experience in dementia care. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Winchester and in the mean time I have worked for the National Health Service. My new role as a Memory Care Manager at Sunrise of Bassett allows me to make a difference for residents, families and my fellow team members.
Irina Mindova, Assisted Living Coordinator
I am delighted to be the Assisted Living Coordinator here at Sunrise of Bassett. I qualified as a Nurse in 1991. I have worked 10 years in the Emergency department in a very busy hospital in Burgas, Bulgaria. For the past 15 years I have been working in the private sector in several roles such as RGN, Head of care, Senior Nurse and Deputy Manager. I am looking forward to working with the team here and supporting them to deliver person centred care that each of our residents receive and deserve.
Nicola Lewin, Dining Service Coordinator
My journey as Dinging Service Coordinator at Sunrise of Bassett started in July 2019. I am very privileged to have joined a professional team of Chefs, Dining Staff, Catering staff, and the whole of the Bassett team, who have helped me to settle into my role. In My 36 years as a Chef and Catering Manager I have never worked in the care sector. I am enjoying learning new skills every day. I have however worked in many different areas of the hospitality industry. Won awards, cooked and served for Royalty. I spent 12 years in Spain as Head Chef for a very busy Fish and Steak Restaurant, so with that in mind I hope to share my knowledge and experience to enhance what is already and exceptionally first class service.
By providing an exclusive, comfortable environment for residents to enjoy high quality, fresh, flavoursome, nutritionally balanced food. I look forward to the challenge, and achieving all my goals with Sunrise.
Alisa Kuksinovica, Head Housekeeper
I joined Sunrise of Bassett in April 2013 as Housekeeper and a year later moved to the role of Head Of Housekeeping, a job that I thoroughly enjoy. I have a dedicated team of housekeepers and laundry assistants that provide excellent service and hard work in order to serve the residents and ensure that the community represents caring and compassionate care within a beautiful environment. I’m very proud to be the leader of a successful team where everyone puts their heart and soul into everything they do in their day-to-day duties, making a real difference to the lives of people we serve.
Gill Meehan, Lead Concierge
I have been with Sunrise for nearly 3 years and have a strong customer service back ground. I enjoy being part of Sunrise of Bassett as a Lead Concierge, interacting with our lovely residents as well as meeting their families. I work with a very friendly and supportive team. I enjoy coming into work, which is really important to me.
David Dallimer, Maintenance Coordinator
I joined Sunrise of Bassett in August 2020, after completing 22 years service in the Army. I must admit that working as a Maintenance Coordinator was not my first choice when I left the Army, but I can honestly say it was a best choice I made. I was welcomed with open arms and been made to feel very welcome by both residents and staff and I’ve really enjoy having conversations and getting to know everyone.