The day to day management of the home is vested in the senior management group, made up of the three partners and the Registered Manager.
The senior management group are supported by a team of over 60 members of staff, who collectively offer the residents full care and accommodation needs. Many of these employees have been associated with the home for several years, and examples can be cited for internal promotion and staff development.
Tremendous loyalty and commitment to the home is evidenced at all levels. All involved in the home recognise that the primary purpose of the home is to offer the residents the opportunity to enhance their quality of life and to do this by providing a safe, manageable and comfortable environment.
Marcus joined Lavenders full time in 1995. Prior to Lavenders Marcus worked in Information Technology as a senior manager for service based company in London. Marcus has a strong Business and Finance background and was one of the first people to successfully complete and gain an NVQ4 Care Registered Managers award. He is principally responsible for the finance and administration of Lavenders. Marcus lives in West Malling, is married and has two sons.
Candyce joined Lavenders in February 2002. Candyce has widespread experience within Residential Care Homes and the Community Care Sector. Prior to Lavenders, Candyce worked as a Senior Paramedic for the Kent Ambulance NHS Trust for thirteen years and was the first female Paramedic in the country to be seconded to the Air Ambulance Service.
Candyce’s main duties are to assist the Partners with the smooth running of Lavenders and to supervise the care and housekeeping staff. Candyce lives in Maidstone and is married with three children.
Emma joined Lavenders in April 2015, and supports the Partners and the Registered Manager in the main office.
Adele joined Lavenders in November 2010 and is responsible for organising the extensive and varied activities that take place including live musical performances, interesting slide shows and talks, art classes, card/board games and quizzes.
Dean joined Lavenders in January 1994 and is responsible for the upkeep of the beautiful gardens. Dean is happy to assist Residents with putting up pictures and shelving etc.