Meet Leanne Morris, our administrator
Leanne is a familiar and well-loved face here at Heathlands. After joining us eight years ago, she spent several years as a care and then senior care assistant before moving over to administration. She began helping with care plans in the office and, from there, it was a short step to administrative assistant and then up to administrator.
It’s a busy, fast-moving role that involves responding to phone enquires, interacting with residents and relatives, healthcare workers and other visitors, as well as supporting home manager Ronni Alarilla with prospective resident show-arounds.
Interestingly, care wasn’t Leanne’s first choice as a career. Chingford born and bred, she worked as deputy manager of a local pub, eventually obtaining her own publican’s license. The continual meet-and-greet with customers helped her overcome her shyness but the pressure of working seven days a week meant that she had no time for family or friends.
She started working at Heathlands on the recommendation of a friend who already worked here. “My parents said I’d last just two weeks in the role and look at me now!” she laughs. “Seriously, I love the care sector and simply can’t see myself anywhere else. I really enjoy talking to residents and relatives and we have a close-knit team. We’re all just like one big family.”
Outside work Leanne loves horse riding and spending time with partner Adam and 10-year-old Taylor.