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Katherine House

Katherine House, Cote House Lane
Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 3UW

Telephone: 0117 987 3540


I have worked in Social Care for 26 years and have a variety of experience in elderly/Dementia, learning disabilities and mental health settings. This included 15 years working for South Gloucestershire council in all their residential care home homes, five years at Frenchay House residential care home and working as a strategic manager for another Charity.

I trained as an NVQ Assessor to support staff gain their qualifications as well as working with a training provider delivering NVQ's to care homes across the South west. I became a mental health champion to support staff and residents to understand their own mental health challenges.

I am a very nurturing manager and enjoy supporting staff to increase their skills set to enable a career progression.

My background is also in care of the elderly, in both hospital and community settings. My role at Katherine House is to offer support in the running of the home. What's most important though is making myself available to residents and their families, ensuring that individual care is tailored to their needs.

Moving into residential care can be extremely stressful. We understand this and we're very experienced in helping people through it. At Katherine House, everyone takes time to get to know everyone else. It's a very friendly, personal environment. We try to make sure that there is always something to look forward to. I love getting involved in all the events that we organise to celebrate Christmas and Easter, for example. It's important to me that we make a special effort to make residents feel comfortable and able to enjoy themselves.

I'm proud of the whole team who provide excellent professional and personal care. I love doing what I do!

I'm enjoying my time as administrator for Katherine House. Each day is different, and this is something which I love, the variety that the role provides.

I feel honored to work with such a lovely group of people and look forward to working with the staff to make a difference to the lives of our residents.

I am a Team Leader I have been a member of the team for more than 5 years. My job role includes amongst other things, the in-house Infection Prevention Control training, conducting fire drills and supporting the manager and the deputy in the day to day management of the homes. I love my job because it offers me opportunities to contribute solutions to the challenges that come with the job. I am a team player, have a calm disposition, am dependable and passionate about what I do

My name is Bryony Cataldo, I am 1 of 4 Team Leaders and have been working for Cote Charity since 2018, but I have been in the care sector for 6 years now working in Domiciliary care as well at Residential care. I love my job because I go home every day knowing I made some smile and feel great about themselves. As well as working here, I am a Yoga Instructor when I studied in France. I have two dogs, one of which regularly makes an appearance at Katherine and Griffith house. I also am a Dementia Champion, where I can provide Dementia sessions so that others can become Dementia Friends.

I have worked in care for over 8 years working in domiciliary care then with adults with learning difficulties. I really enjoy working at Katherine and Griffiths House, hearing their life stories and everyday is different. At present I'm training to become a qualified assessor for Manual Handling. I look forward to training the staff and ensuring high standard within the home.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my 2 dogs in the countryside or taking a trip to the beach. Family is very important to me and special hugs from my granddaughter is top of the list!

Meet the staff

Cote Charity Manager, Leanne Thorne and her Deputy, Sue Thorne are supported by a well resourced team comprising Team Leaders, administrators and support staff.

We would like to introduce you to representative members of staff at Katherine House.

Katherine House

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission recently inspected Katherine House and found us to be compliant in all areas, awarding us, in August 2019, with a 'GOOD' CQC care rating in Safe, Effective, Caring and Well led, and OUTSTANDING in Responsive. We are proud to provide excellent care and always strive to make residents and their relatives comfortable and welcome. You can view the online report here
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Care Quality Commission

Cote Charity

Find out more about the charity behind Katherine House.
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Cote Charity

Society of Merchant Venturers

This philanthropic organisation with its 500-year history has a long history supporting the care of older people in Greater Bristol.
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Society of Merchant Venturers