Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 101
H EL E N L ENNOX
Pop into Gracewell
Healthcare in Sutton
Coldfield and see
how welcoming it is
HOME ADMISSIONS ADVISER,
GRACEWELL OF SWAY
When Helen left school, she
knew further education wasn't
for her - she wanted to get
out into the real world. After
various jobs, including setting
up a lettings agency, she became
disillusioned. She knew she
was a people person whose
driving passion was empathy
and listening to others.
When Gracewell offered her
the position of home admissions
adviser at its luxury home in
the New Forest, she embraced
the role. It involves helping
seniors choose the right care
options for their needs.
Helen has since realised how
much loneliness there is among
the elderly. "I relish building
close friendships with residents
and giving that older generations
a new lease of life," she says.
The dining room
at Sunrise Senior
Living at Elstree is
calm and elegant
"Care is first
wide range of career options, from carers
and roles in administration, to nurses and
managers of large homes.
You'll feel challenged and needed in a
welcoming and supportive environment,
and be offered competitive reward
packages and sector-leading development
programmes. These help you to deliver the
best possible service while developing your
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own skills. Sunrise and Gracewell reward the
shining examples of best practice, hosting
their own annual Heart & Soul Awards to
honour outstanding team members.
Above all, you will receive the gratitude
of residents at their luxury communities
across the UK.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 0808 178 2621
If you are looking for a home for yourself
or a senior relative, feel free to pop into a
Sunrise or Gracewell community for a cup
of tea to see the high standards for yourself.
In the meantime, two stars from Sunrise
and Gracewell share their experiences as
employees above. Having come from very
different career backgrounds, they show
how diverse skills can transfer to the care
sector. Their stories will inspire you.