Peregrine House in Whitby is enjoying a renaissance and refresh under the inspirational eye of home-grown employee Joe Bowman.
Appointed Home Manager in August, Joe Bowman first joined Peregrine House in 2013 straight from school as an apprentice. Trained and nurtured in the business he has worked his way up through the ranks in a multitude of early roles including laundry, cleaning and kitchen assistant.
Joe enjoyed chatting to residents as the best aspect to every job and when a care role became available he welcomed the opportunity, spending three years as a care assistant before becoming a senior and then going away for university training in nursing care.
He arrived back at Peregrine House just in time for COVID lockdown and spent three months in a work bubble lock-in which preserved the safety of all our residents; an almost unprecedented achievement for any care home during those dark times.
Joe’s mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of residents, ensuring their wishes and needs are met, always going the extra mile to ensure they are content and working with their families to achieve that. Having worked in so many roles himself, Joe has great understanding of the importance of every cog in the Peregrine House team, which makes him an excellent and empathic manager who enjoys the respect of his colleagues and is much loved by our residents.
Outside work Joe enjoys treading the boards with local thespians at the Whitby Pavilion Theatre and always has a willing audience from Peregrine House.
Owner of Peregrine House, Dr. Kevin O’Sullivan, spoke warmly of Joe saying ”We are happy that Peregrine House is in safe hands under Joe. His understanding of the ethos of the home, which is to treat residents as we would wish to be treated ourselves, is deeply ingrained into all his working practises, so he was an obvious choice for the role.”