New deputy manager joins residential team
This month, we welcomed David Gill to our management team. He has joined the organisation as Deputy Manager, and will be supporting Mary Heap at our Francis House residential care home. We caught up with David to find out a bit more about him and what he hopes to achieve with us.
Welcome to Lisieux Trust, David! What does your new role entail?
I will be supporting residents, and the day-to-day running of Francis House.
Where have you joined Lisieux Trust from?
Before joining Lisieux Trust, I had been working for Precious Homes as a Team Leader.
Do you have any industry awards/certifications?
Yes – I was nominated for an award at the Great British Care Awards.
How did you first get involved with the learning disabilities and autism sector?
I found a job opportunity as a Support Worker whilst looking for something I could do that was important. I wanted a role somewhere I could potentially make a difference and do some good.
What do you like most about working in the care industry?
It is an honour. Some people in the industry are inspirational. They’re heroes.
What was your first impression of Lisieux Trust?
Everyone is very friendly! I feel as though I have found a company whose ideals match with mine.
I get the impression Lisieux Trust is serious about the care provided and the way employees are treated.
What has surprised you most about working with Lisieux Trust so far?
Everyone seems to know everyone!
What are you enjoying most about being at Lisieux Trust so far?
The staff are very knowledgeable and excellent at what they do.
What are some exciting plans you’ve got in the pipeline?
I love activity planning and I hope to open the people we support up to new experiences. I especially want to encourage our residents to stay active during this pandemic, which is an exciting challenge.
If you could give residents and tenants any piece of advice, what would it be?
Get yourself out there – there’s a lot of beautiful things in the world to see and experience, and nothing should hold any of us back from those things.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy watching football, playing video games, walking, listening to music, going to gigs, and travelling.
What football team do you support?
Aston Villa UTV!
What is on your bucket list?
I’d really like to do a tour of Europe.