Our five-minute interview with Home Manager, Gez Ossai.
Read Gez Ossai's Interview
Tell us a little about yourself
I live in Gloucester with my partner, three stepsons and my two-year-old son.
How did you get to work in care?
Back in 2002, my wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away the following year. Within that 12-month period, she was subjected to weekly chemotherapy treatment and fortnightly drainage of ascites. The nurses at Cheltenham General were so attentive and empathetic whilst carrying out their duties and I thought ‘I’d love to do something like that, I bet I’d be good at it,’ despite having trained and worked as an accountant.
After a time, I saw an advert for a carer in Oxford, applied and following the usual checks, I was offered the position.
Within a year I had completed my Health And Social Care NVQ Levels 2 and 3 and had become a Senior Carer. Further promotions culminated in me becoming Care Manager. I joined the team at Wentworth Court in June 2015 and was promoted to Head of Residential Care in January 2016 and was appointed Home Manager in 2018.
What do you like most about working in the care industry?
It sounds cheesy but the thought of making a positive impact on a resident’s day, week and/or life is what I really love about care work in general.
What are three great things about working at Wentworth Court?
I’d say the three best things about working at Wentworth Court is the bright and pleasant environment, the wonderful staff that I get to work with and most important of all, the residents.
What do you think makes Wentworth Court a special place?
The family-like atmosphere and the relaxed yet professional approach that has evolved at Wentworth Court.
What advice do you have for anyone who is thinking of working in care?
Go for it. It is the most rewarding career out there. Looking after people that live with dementia is difficult and it can be mentally taxing, but is never dull or uneventful.
Proud to Care
Watch our manager, Gez talk about his fulfilling role at Wentworth Court as part of the Proud to Care Glos campaign.
“During my time at the home I was able to observe multiple episodes of client/carer interactions, all of which were carried out in a caring, compassionate and empathetic way. I observed lots of smiles from both carers and residents. The environment really felt like a home. This should be celebrated as a model care facility, well done.”
– TC, Continuing Health Care Nurse Assessor via review form.
We take a ‘whole home approach’ to training and all members of our team are given a thorough induction and training in best practice dementia care. We encourage staff to undertake courses and professional development to develop an understanding of evolving practice and modern approaches to looking after individuals living with dementia.
Recent funding of £69,000 from the European Social Fund has enabled team members to undertake continual professional development training, extending their dementia knowledge and enhancing their approach to care.
We also regularly participate in courses and training provided by Gloucestershire County Council, the 2Gether NHS Trust and we are an active member of the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association.
Work with us
Our caring, person-centred approach extends to the way that we work with our team.
We pride ourselves on creating a culture of learning and development where talent can flourish and career development is encouraged. If you are compassionate, friendly and hard-working, we would like to hear from you.
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We do not have any current vacancies but please do check back in the future or email your CV to email@example.com should a vacancy become available.
Mum moved Into Wentworth last year. This was the best decision ever made on Mum’s behalf, she is so happy, settled and putting on weight and could not be looked after better. Staff are excellent cannot do enough to help. I would not hesitate to recommend Wentworth.