Sarah Pettit - Dementia Services Manager

Sarah Pettit - Dementia Services ManagerHi I’m Sarah I have worked in Runwood Homes for over 16 years and during this time I have been lucky enough to have a variety of job roles. These have varied from administration, activities, catering, facilities management, managing a day centre and training through to my current role as a Dementia Services Manager. I fully believe that this variety has really given me an invaluable insight into how to best support both those living and working within our homes.

During these years I have been naturally drawn towards working with those living with dementia and this along with my practical experiences and with the encouragement of the senior management team led me to undertake and pass my Masters in Dementia (training pathway). I firmly believe people are people and therefore no labels are required. We should treat everyone we work for and with, in a compassionate, dignified and respectful way. We just need to go that extra mile for those who may struggle to make their wishes known. My current job role really gives me the opportunity to help and support staff within the homes to be able to achieve this aim.