This month we move into an exciting new chapter for Edensor Care Centre as we welcome our new Registered Manager, Sabina Mach.
Sabina has taken some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about her passions for and extensive experience in the care sector, her thoughts on her new role, future plans for Edensor, and also what motivates her.
Sabina travelled from Poland to the UK 15 years ago with the intention of undertaking a summer job in Essex, but ended up enjoying it so much that she hasn’t ever left! Sabina’s story is of hard work and dedication, and being promoted up the ranks from Domestic to Care Home Manager is recognition of her longstanding commitment to the residents and families at Edensor and her supportive and motivational nature to fellow staff.
How did your upbringing shape the person you are today?
My upbringing in Poland taught me the huge importance of family, treating others with respect and dignity, as well as compassion - values which I have held dear throughout my life and apply to my work each and every day at Edensor.
When did you join Edensor?
I joined Edensor in February 2010 (prior to Diagrama running the centre) as a Domestic. My sister already worked at Edensor at the time which helped me settle in.
How did you move up the ranks to eventually become Care Home Manager?
I worked really hard in my role by listening and learning on the job and became a Care Assistant in 2011. This allowed me to improve my communication and language skills further and I got to work with residents and their families. I also completed Level 3 NVQ in health and social care in 2012. Then, I became a Senior Carer at a relatively young age of 22. At this point I was managing staff and planning tasks for residents, which I absolutely loved doing. Diagrama Foundation took over the management of Edensor in 2016 and I took up a Coordinator position in 2018.
At the beginning of 2023 I was promoted to my current role of Care Home Manager.
What motivates you?
I am always motivated by how to make things better at Edensor, and make it a great place for residents to enjoy life. It can be a challenging job, and I am driven by my own positive attitude towards my work after a challenging few years during the pandemic. I’ve always known that I was part of one big team that work so well together, and that makes me feel extremely proud. It’s all about making the residents at feel happy and comfortable – which makes my day. I love to build personal connections with residents and their families. I can often be found at Edensor even on my days off, providing extra support to the team and making sure the residents are happy.
What do you think are your strongest skills?
A real planner, I am always thinking ahead to what can be done and what more can be achieved at Edensor to benefit all the residents and staff.
What are your goals for the future of Edensor?
I am a huge advocate and fully on board with the Montessori approach which works to empower residents and enhances their quality of life. People in our care do as much for themselves as possible through a range of meaningful activities to remain independent for as long as possible and maximise their enjoyment of life based around things they enjoy. That is certainly how I see the future of the care centre and its development and we have lots of exciting plans over the coming months and years. We’d also love to build on our strong community links and continue to make Edensor somewhere the schools and groups as well as friends and family are always welcome.
Anything else you’d like to mention?
Yes, come and meet our team and our residents! We’d love you to pay us a visit to see the fantastic care we can provide for your loved ones at Edensor. To book a visit to Edensor or to find out more about the services we can offer - call 01255 423317.