Meet The Team at Solent Grange Isle of Wight
Our Belief is that your future matters
I joined Future Care Group as Home Manager of Solent Grange in June 2021. I have a passion for providing quality care and encourage feedback from our clients, their loved ones and our staff to ensure we are constantly striving to be the best we can, by understanding the needs and wishes of everyone we encounter.
Other than the beautiful location, what drew me to the home was the welcoming and happy atmosphere. Our team of dedicated staff go above and beyond to promote a person centred service and seek opportunities to incorporate innovative ideas for the benefit of those we care for. I am proud of the busy activities programme we offer and love to see the positive effects this has on our clients and staff.
The company works hard to empower its employees by providing continued professional development opportunities and additional benefits to enjoy.
At Solent Grange, we can offer bespoke packages depending on your needs now and in the future. The home is based across three floors, each with its own area of expertise. Poppy is our dedicated Dementia unit, Daffodil – Nursing and Sunflower – Residential. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more about the services we provide or to arrange a tour.
Micha Gail Legaspi
“Leadership is about being a servant first” – Allen West.
As a trained nurse since 2013, I must say that I have found my true purpose as a professional working in adult social care.
Being a Deputy Manager here, at Solent Grange, makes it possible for me to lead and practice my nursing skills at the same time.
I am elated that my role has given me opportunities to work with my supportive colleagues and take care of our lovely residents which gives me the most rewarding feeling.
It also opens doors for further career advancement and professional development as we are supported with up-to-date, relevant trainings which makes us more competitive in our respective roles, thus ensuring we provide quality care to our clients.
I joined the Solent Grange team in September 2022. Prior to this I lived in Somerset where I worked as a Deputy Practice Manager for a private Dental Practice.
I enjoy my role as Administration Manager, it’s fast paced, and every day is different. It’s important for me to ensure that all paperwork is completed and up to date. I enjoy interacting with staff, residents and relatives and being able to provide help and support where I can.
I feel very lucky to be part of such a friendly team who are dedicated to delivering the best care possible to our residents.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my sons, walking, swimming, and socialising with friends.
Head of Care
I started working at Solent Grange in September 2021 as a Team Leader and was soon promoted to Head of Care.
My role gives me the opportunity to support my staff, make sure the residents feel safe and comfortable living at Solent Grange as well as support their families.
I have a passion for providing quality care and ensuring we are constantly developing and aiming to do the best we can.
I love working with my supportive colleagues and taking care of our lovely residents which gives me the most rewarding feeling. It also gives me the opportunity to explore my career progression in the future.
I enjoy being a part of the Future Care Group and am delighted to have joined a dedicated, friendly team who are truly passionate about delivering quality care to all our residents here, at Solent Grange.
I joined Solent Grange Nursing Home in February 2022. I have worked in care for 10 years now. After lockdown, it was a real eye-opener for me being able to spend lots of extra time with residents and really getting to know them. When the opportunity came along at Solent Grange to be part of the activities team, I was so pleased to take the job! Now all of my focus can be on the residents and on making their days amazing, putting a smile on their faces and getting to hear all their different life stories. I love making their days as jammed-packed as possible and organizing outings so they can get out and about. I thrive off trying to make a difference to the residents and being supportive.
Senior Health Care Asssistant
It is important to me that our residents feel safe and comfortable living at Solent Grange. I like working alongside a team who are committed to delivering a quality life for our residents. My role gives me the opportunity to spend time with our residents and get to know them which I find most rewarding, especially when I have one to one time with them. In my free time away from work I like to relax with my family and enjoy knitting and studying.
I joined the Solent Grange team in 2015 as an Assistant Cook. I have always worked in hospitality and have a passion for creating traditional home-cooked food. During my time as an Assistant Cook my passion grew for preparing individual meals for our residents.
In January 2022 the opportunity arose, and I became Kitchen Manager. My role involves creating nutritionally balanced menus and maintaining a five-star safe environment for food to be prepared and eaten.
I pride myself in creating a welcoming dining space where our residents can come and enjoy their food and have a social dining room experience.
The kitchen team and I are delighted to engage with the care team and other departments when there are different events held and feel it’s my time to shine.
Outside of my work life, I’m a devoted mum and nanny. I enjoy spending time outdoors and taking my dog on long walks. I’m also a keen traveller.
I joined the Solent Grange team as Maintenance Manager in September 2022. Prior to this, I worked in Maintenance within Manufacturing and Office environments for 12 years. It is a huge change of scenery but incredibly rewarding knowing everything I do helps towards keeping the residents safe and happy. Little things such as hanging their favourite picture on the wall give them a familiar and personal touch to their room, making them feel more at home.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children as well as going on walks with our family dog.
I joined the Solent Grange nursing team in March 2021 as an RN, transitioning from Critical Care and Interventional Nephrology Nursing to Dementia Care. While initially overwhelming as an overseas RN adapting to the UK’s health and social care ecosystem, I overcame challenges with the support of experienced colleagues and management. As a Clinical Lead Nurse, my role involves overseeing resident care, leading and mentoring our nursing team, and providing holistic dementia care that prioritises emotional, social, and mental well-being.
Passionate about creating a supportive environment where residents thrive with dignity and independence, I continually seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and stay updated with advancements in dementia care. Being a dementia nurse offers rewarding opportunities to positively impact the lives of residents and their families. Dedicated to compassionate, person-centered care, I strive to improve residents’ lives and ensure they receive the best possible support throughout their journey.