I attended Dartford Grammar School and qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1994. For the last 20 years, I have worked as a GP in Gravesend.
Over these last 20 years, I have seen the devastating effects which conditions such as dementia, stroke and loneliness can have on people and their families. But I have seen first hand patients receiving basic home care, and it is my belief that there is so much more which can be done to promote health and well being within the home environment.
My Vision for homecare
My vision is to train the carers not just to give the absolute best care, but also to mentally and physically stimulate our customers. For example, encourage our customers to sit in the garden to inhale fresh air, stimulate the mind and increase your Vitamin D levels.
This journey has led me to this point. To develop a Domiciliary Care Company that delivers high-quality preventative, pro-active care at home. This has paved the way for VitalityCare and the VitalityLifestyle programme, a service developed to enable you to live the life you would like to, with the care and support of the Vitality Home Health Team.
My grandfather passed away peacefully at home from lung cancer when I was 14 years old. It was the way he was helped emotionally, physically and spiritually by the palliative care team of nurses and carers that I knew that I wanted to become a nurse.
The proudest moment of my life came in 2003 when I received my diploma in nursing. I joined a community nursing team and after 8 years progressed to becoming a team leader.
I am thrilled to be part of the Vitality Home Health team. With our Vitality Care Givers and GP’s we can make a real difference with the dedicated care we will provide.
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Leah has worked in Health & Social Care for 17 years, starting her career as a Registered Nurse.
Leah is recently married and although has always lived in the West Kent area has decided to start her married life in Sevenoaks.
Leah has worked within the NHS but she soon discovered that her heart belonged to working within the community. Leah has vast experience in working with Dementia both residential and community, but certainly her skills lie with End of Life Care within a community setting. Not only does Leah hold a Nursing certificate, but QCF Levels II, III, V.
Leah’s progression in becoming a Care Manager is no surprise, she has worked as a Deputy Manager for a Premium Care Agency for 4 years.
Leah is very excited and passionate about the ethos of Vitality Home Health, and being able to make a huge difference not just to the customer base but to the care team, who she has always invested time and effort in.
Charlotte Gore – Senior Coordinator Sevenoaks
Charlotte is a born and bred Sevenoaks resident. She has worked within the Care Industry for 8 years. She began her career at University and went on to join a Premium Franchise Agency, where her skills were soon identified for her to become part of the management team. She achieved the QCF Levels II, III and V in Health & Social Care and Leadership and Management Qualifications.
Charlotte is a natural coordinator and was the natural choice to head up the Vitality Home Health coordination team for Sevenoaks.
Charlotte is a World Champion Fisherwoman, after gaining bronze at the World Ladies Fishing Championships in Johannesburg South Africa 2019. Charlotte is a huge fan of Obi, and he can often be found sitting at her feet.
Jo Hankey - Family Home Health Practitioner
Jo is the most recent acquisition to the Vitality Home Health Team.
Jo is a trained counsellor, and her expertise lies’ within this field as a Palliative specialist.
Jo is a vivacious lady often found at the local hospital where she is well known. She has spent 9 years working within this arena supporting both families and patients to discharge into a safe environment.
Jo is passionate about her role and will no doubt ensure there is a seamless transition from hospital to community under the Vitality Home Health umbrella.
Jo is also our facilitator of the Vitality Home Health Memory Cafes and Family Support Groups of which since her involvement has grown in numbers.
At home, she is mum to 5 cats and a dog.
Obi - Therapy Dog
Obi is an 18 month old French Bull Dog. He lives with his partner Betsey in Greenhithe.
He spends his private life running around the garden with his family consisting of 2 children aged 7 and 10 years old. Obi enjoys peoples company, and is happiest being stroked, petted and spoilt by people who no longer have pets, or for those that would love a dog to accompany them for a short walk.
Obi brings a lot of joy to people, he is a sensitive dog, who appears to understand if people are uncomfortable, in pain or just want to play.
Megan visits me daily and is a wonderful, helpful young woman who supports me to start my day the way I choose to. She always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude. I look forward to her arrival and I really don’t know what I would do without her, plus she makes a great cuppa!!