Our policy of encouraging all members of staff to become Dementia Friends certainly gets Gina Smith’s vote.
The new Home Manager at Fernhill says personal development, especially in dementia care, is something close to her heart.
“Training is my passion, helping staff to develop and grow,” said South African-born Gina. “I also agree with inviting relatives and community contacts to come in and follow the same Dementia Friends information sessions. I believe in an open culture and developing good relationships with residents, families and team members. Running a successful home is all about relationships and getting to know people as individuals.”
Gina lives in West Moors and is married with a son and daughter who are twins, aged 27.