Q&A with…Kathrine Bailey

In our latest ‘Spill the tea session’, we caught up with Kathrine, our CST project lead. We asked her a few questions about how she got involved in dementia care, and her role at The Ness Care Group.

How did you get involved in dementia care?

After working in museums in London for years I moved to Devon and found another way to work with people and objects and stories.

What was your first impression of The Ness Care Group when you joined?

How hard the staff worked and how full on it actually is working in social care!

What does a typical day look like for you at The Ness Care Group?

My job has changed a lot since I first started on the floor at the Ness. I have run memory cafes, delivered sessions online and launched the Active Minds service in Budleigh. A typical day generally involves a bit of working face to face with people, a bit of planning, a bit of admin and as much talking as allowed.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

I don’t have one. Although I have been told I have a tendency to have a glass half empty!

How would your family and friends describe you in 3 words?

That would be telling…

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