John Gillon

Deputy Manager

John joined Lisieux Trust in…

2003 (yes, that long ago!)

The best way to describe what John does here at Lisieux Trust is….

John supports Mary Heap at our Francis House care home, ensuring the day-to-day running. He feels his main role is to ensure that all of his residents have a happy, healthy life with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop in a safe space.

A brief summary of John’s background is…

Personal experience drew John to the care sector, having grown up alongside a brother with additional needs, acquired through brain injury. Witnessing the support that he received from other health and social care providers, he was inspired to pursue a career in the industry himself.

Starting off in nursing homes for the elderly, John found his way to Lisieux Trust in 2003, where he joined as a support worker. He has since gained qualifications in registered management, and training and education.

John is motivated to do what he does at Lisieux Trust because…

John has always enjoyed working with people. His main motivation is seeing the residents and tenants he supports growing, developing and becoming autonomous decision makers. He sees his role, and that of the support staff, is to help towards guiding the way for residents and tenants to become as independent as they can be.

In his spare time, John loves…

Going on holiday to Greece is one of John’s favourite things! He also loves the theatre, going out for meals, catching up with friends, spending time with his partner, and sleep! He loves sleep.

Three things on John’s bucket list are…

  • Do a sky dive
  • Wake up on Christmas morning in New York City
  • Retire to a Greek island

John’s life motto is…

‘Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.’

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