Sunrise of Bassett

Meet Our Team

One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.

Kim Harding, General Manager

Kim HardingI have worked in the Care Sector for over 30 years and for the past 20 years I have been in management roles ranging from Home Manager of Nursing Homes and Regional roles for other Corporate Care Providers. I have 'grown up' in care and was able to develop professionally and achieve professional qualifications throughout my career in order to achieve my personal objectives and goals. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to join the team at Sunrise of Bassett and Sunrise Senior Living. The Company's Mission, Principles and Core Values truly resonate with me, as this needs to be at the heart of everything that we do in order that we provide our residents with the best of everything. Sunrise of Bassett is a place that is not only a Home to our residents but our staff also, we are all one family and one team supporting each other every step of the way. I feel incredibly proud and blessed that I am able to work in such a friendly and welcoming environment.

Santa Bukovska, Director of Community Relations

SANTA BUKOVSKAI have been part of the Sunrise family since 2010. Caring is one of my passions in life and having care background is a great addition to my role as it involves supporting all new perspective residents and their families through sometimes difficult, stressful and emotional decisions. My role is supported by a dedicated team who are passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care. Nothing is more rewarding than making a positive contribution to the daily lives of each and every one of our residents.

Malgorzata Sokolska, Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

MALGORZATA SOKOLSKAI have been with Sunrise of Bassett since September 2011, starting off as a care manager, I have always been involved in supporting our residents with their daily activities. I really enjoy coming to work each day knowing that I am able to make a difference to our residents lives nurturing their mind, body and spirit. I have always felt passionate to encourage equality within our community by finding the residents activities suited for their individual needs by adapting activities, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and talents. 

We arrange various special events, entertainment and trips out of the community each week. We also encourage and support our residents to plan and organise their own activities whether it be hobbies or interests we will ensure a successful experience.

Agnieszka Polanska-Kudla, Clinical Nurse Manager

Agneiszka Polanska-KudlaMy Name is Agnieszka people know me as Aga, I joined Sunrise Senior Living as a Nurse in 2014. With my 11 years of experience in Nursing and 2 years of experience as Electro Radiology Technician, in 2020 Sunrise of Bassett have given me the opportunity to develop my career as a Clinical Nurse Manager. It is a new role to the Business and for me, I am excited to bring my enthusiasm and work ethic to Bassett and work with a brilliant Team of Nurses and Support Workers to give the most outstanding care our Residents.

Justyna Wawro, Memory Care Manager

Justyna Wawro I started my journey with Sunrise Senior Living in 2012. Over these past couple of years I have built up my knowledge and gained experience in dementia care. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Winchester and in the mean time I have worked for the National Health Service. My new role as a Memory Care Manager at Sunrise of Bassett allows me to make a difference for residents, families and my fellow team members.

Nicola Lewin, Dining Service Coordinator

Nicola LewinMy journey as Dinging Service Coordinator at Sunrise of Bassett started in July 2019. I am very privileged to have joined a professional team of Chefs, Dining Staff, Catering staff, and the whole of the Bassett team, who have helped me to settle into my role.

In My 36 years as a Chef and Catering Manager I have never worked in the care sector. I am enjoying learning new skills every day. I have however worked in many different areas of the hospitality industry. Won awards, cooked and served for Royalty. I spent 12 years in Spain as Head Chef for a very busy Fish and Steak Restaurant, so with that in mind I hope to share my knowledge and experience to enhance what is already and exceptionally first class service. By providing an exclusive, comfortable environment for residents to enjoy high quality, fresh, flavoursome, nutritionally balanced food. I look forward to the challenge, and achieving all my goals with Sunrise.

Alisa Kuksinovica, Head Housekeeper

ALISA KUKSINOVICAI joined Sunrise of Bassett in April 2013 as Housekeeper and a year later moved to the role of Head Of Housekeeping, a job that I thoroughly enjoy. I have a dedicated team of housekeepers and laundry assistants that provide excellent service and hard work in order to serve the residents and ensure that the community represents caring and compassionate care within a beautiful environment. I’m very proud to be the leader of a successful team where everyone puts their heart and soul into everything they do in their day-to-day duties, making a real difference to the lives of people we serve.

Care Staff

Championing the quality of life for all seniors - it’s the mission and responsibility of every Sunrise team member. To achieve that, we invest in our care team. New team members complete a comprehensive Sunrise training curriculum focused on the care and wellbeing of our residents.

New team members receive
60+ hrs
of training in their first 30 days
Leaders receive an additional
72+ hrs
of training to help teams meet Sunrise standards
200k+ hrs
of continuing education for Sunrise team members each year
We adjust staffing
365 days
a year based on the number of residents and care needed

Where to Find Us

111 Burgess Road,
Bassett, Southampton,
SO16 7AG
New Enquiries: 023 8000 0106 Friends and Family: 023 8070 6050