Our Staff

Our staff care about the residents and treat Aisling Lodge as the residents’ home rather than a 'workplace'. This is reflected in the positive and personal working relationships that staff have developed with the residents. The home is staffed 24 hours a day and there is a senior member of staff on duty at all nights.

We have a high commitment to staff training and development.

Staff training includes:

  • NVQ/QCF
  • Infection Control
  • Assisting People to Move
  • Fire Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • First Aid
  • Understanding the Principles of Dementia
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Safe Handling of Medicines
  • Nutrition and Health
  • End of Life Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • ITQ

Laura Binge – Registered Manager

"I have been the manager at Aisling Lodge since July 2007. I really enjoy working here. It is a small, friendly home which means that I get to know each person as an individual. I want everyone to be happy and know that they matter. It is important that residents feel that Aisling Lodge is their home and that we do our best to fit in around the residents rather than the other way around. In my spare time, I like gardening and attending military/classic vehicle shows."

Karen Templeman – Acting Team Leader/Senior Care Assistant

"I have worked at Aisling Lodge since 2012. I enjoy working here, as the home is not too big. The residents know all the staff and we know all the residents. Everyone gets on with each other."

Beth Davis – Senior Care Assistant

"I enjoy working at Aisling Lodge because it feels good to help people. Aisling Lodge is good for the residents because they are able to make friends and there is always something for them to do."

Linda Aldous – Care Assistant

"I like working at Aisling Lodge because we work together as a team. We get to do interesting courses and our training is regularly updated. There are a wide range of activities for residents. We encourage them to try different things but it is up to the individual to decide. We all enjoy having a laugh with the residents which I think is good for them and us and makes for a happy home."

Emma Larkins – Care Assistant

"I have worked at Aisling Lodge for about 16 years. It's a very homely place to work and for the residents to live. The residents like to join in activities."

Jean Hendy – Care Assistant

"I have worked at Aisling Lodge for several years. It is an extremely rewarding job. We make a big difference to the lives of our residents. We help them remain as independent as possible. All the staff are very friendly. Our residents see Aisling Lodge as 'home from home'. We are well trained and professional and it's a pleasure to work here."