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From Care Assistant to Home Manager at Dorchester care home

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Maiden Castle House, a Care South home situated in Dorchester, has announced the promotion of Ashley Smith from Acting Home Manager to Home Manager.

Ashley brings a multitude of experience and has been working in the care industry for over eleven years. He started his career at Maiden Castle House as a Care Assistant and thanks to Ash’s dedication and commitment has progressed to take over the running of the home as Home Manager.

Simon Bird, Chief Executive Officer at Care South, said: “We are very pleased that Ashley has been promoted at Care South’s Maiden Castle House care home. He brings a wealth of experience and knows the home very well after starting his care career at the home. Ashley has invaluable skills and has demonstrated his ability to manage a successful business in the care industry. His experience and knowledge are very beneficial for residents and staff at this wonderful home, and we have enjoyed seeing Ashley develop and drive Maiden Castle House to where it is now. We look forward to seeing him flourish in his new role as Home Manager.

Ashley Smith, Maiden Castle House Home Manager, added: “There is nothing better than seeing happy residents, and the memories and friendships you make with them. Every day I look forward to challenges the day may bring, I have worked here for a third of my life, so I am particularly passionate about the home continuing to be as successful as possible. I am a positive person that is always looking forward to the future and all the exciting journeys you can embark on.”

When Ash isn’t working at the home, he is a proud dad to twins, Archie and Myla. He loves to spend free weekends adventuring with them and is a keen runner and sports person.

Maiden Castle House is a friendly care home in Dorchester offering residential, respite and dementia care to residents with a homely atmosphere and 66 welcoming bedrooms. The care home offers Food, Fun and Friendship to all residents in its care and rewarding career opportunities in a not-for-profit charity.

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