A NEW home manager with a lifelong passion for helping the elderly has been appointed to the top job at a Kirklees care home.
Vicky Robinson will take the helm at Aden Lodge Care Home, in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield.
The 40-bedroom home provides a range of care, including residential, early onset dementia, respite, short and long stay and end of life.
Vicky’s first care home job came at the age of 14, when she worked in the kitchen at weekends.
At 18, she started working in pubs, rising to manager before leaving at 26 to pursue higher education.
She gained degree in Business Management from The University of Bradford, during which time she worked as a “nannie sitter”, taking in the elderly to care for them while their families went on holiday.
After graduating, she took a job as a personal assistant in a care company, before being appointed at Aden Lodge Care Home.
Vicky said: “I have been passionate about elderly care since I was a child.
“When I was six, my auntie owned a care home down south and I would visit her every week for four years.
“During my visits I would sit and talk to the other residents, sometimes reading to them as well as playing piano and have a good singalong.
“I believe our elder generation have earnt the right to live in retirement with dignity, and respect while also having fun.
“I’m delighted to be appointed home manager at Aden Lodge Care Home and I look forward to ensuring we continue to provide the highest levels of care.”