MHA Alexandra House shows progression is key with double promotion

11 April 2022

MHA Alexandra House has shown the importance of investing in staff by promoting two members into managerial roles.

New home manager Kerry Graves joined the home in 2016 as a deputy manager and started her new role earlier this month.

She said: “I am extremely happy to have started a new role in MHA and I am looking forward to what it brings.

“I have always had a passion for working in care and started off doing work experience as a care assistant.

“Once I joined MHA, I always wanted to be a home manager and worked very closely with the former home manager when I was deputy.

“The former home manager Hayley was very supportive and helped me to develop my skills.

“MHA has been great for my development, during my time here I have completed my Level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care.

“The organisation as a whole is very supportive and has always encouraged me to develop.

“The future is daunting but exciting at the same time and I am confident in making the role my own.”

New deputy manager Elysia Mccoy joined the home as a care assistant before moving up to a senior care assistant and now will be joining Kerry as her deputy.

Elysia, who joined the home in 2017 said: “Both Kerry and Hayley have been very supportive of me and pushed me to develop and work my way up.

“I have wanted to work in care, and that's why I studied Health and Social Care at college.

“Even though I live closer to another MHA home in Ipswich, I still commute to Alexandra House as I love working here.

“Things were tough, especially during the height of the pandemic but thankfully we managed to carry on and work through it.

“My new role is brilliant and I am confident that with the support of Kerry I can justify my promotion.

“MHA is great, the support and confidence you get from working in such a compassionate organisation really does help, and I can’t see myself working anywhere else.”

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