A Caring Team

We handpick our colleagues carefully to ensure that every member is friendly and approachable and will fit into the Haven Team.

A Caring Team
Claire Blake
Manager
My name is Claire Blake and I am the manager for The Haven. I have worked at The Haven for the last 15 years and completed my levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 NVQ as well as attending many other training courses and conferences. I enjoy managing The Haven as it is a small home and I am able to get the know the residents and spend time with them which is what I enjoy the most. I have always had a passion for care and worked as a career from the age for 18, working my up to Senior then Deputy Manager and now Home Manager. I feel privileged to have a career pathway that enables me to meet and care for our residents, their family and friends.
A Caring Team
Emma Maddox
Deputy Manager
My name is Emma Maddox, I have worked at The Haven Residential Home since April 2014 which I started as a Care Assistant. Caring is something I have always been passionate about and I knew I wanted to help vulnerable people. I was prompted to lead care in 2015 after completing my level 2+3 in health and social care. I had an opportunity to be acting Deputy Manager whilst Claire Blake was on maternity for which I had to complete my level 5 in leadership and management. I have now completed this and have become the Deputy Manager at The Haven. I am very proud with what I have achieved at The Haven over the past few years and I am very keen to keep learning and supporting our residents and great team.
A Caring Team
Geoffrey Mason
Chef

My name is Geoffrey Mason, and I have been at The Haven for over 10 years. I have NVQ Level 2 in Hospitality & Catering, and Business Administration Level 1 qualifications. With over 25 years experience in catering, mostly at nursing & residential homes, I very much enjoy cooking, and know the residents, and their needs, through daily contact with them. My interests include playing snooker, listening to relaxing music, and cooking!
I am a family man, and it is with much joy to work at The Haven, like I am part of a big family home.

Join our Team

It takes special people to provide special care. If you’re patient, kind, approachable and love building a rapport with your charges, then we’d love to hear from you!

Find out more

"I feel my mum is much happier since being at The Haven for 15 months. All the staff give 100% of not more." – Susan C