RAF veteran becomes manager of South Yorkshire care home

A former Royal Air Force logistics controller has taken over management of a Barnsley care home.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 11:03 am
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 8:08 pm

Julia Chambers is the new home manager at Deangate Care Home, on Towngate, Mapplewell.

Following a ten-year career in the RAF, Julia switched to social care, joining a Rotherham care home as a care assistant.

She began her nursing studies at the same time, at the University of Sheffield, and upon qualification has spent the last 14 years caring for the elderly.

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Julia has risen from care assistant to Registered General Nurse (RGN) and then into management as a deputy manager and finally home manager at Deangate.

She said: “Upon leaving school, I worked for the RAF as a logistics controller. After having my son, I moved to Barnsley, where I applied to do my nurse training and began working with the elderly.

“I truly believe the key to caring for elderly people is making sure they receive personalised support from a team of highly trained and dedicated staff that cares for them on a day-to-day basis.

“Everyone at Deangate Care Home is committed to treating each of our residents as individuals, taking the time to get to know them and developing a personalised plan, catered to their specific needs.”