Nikki Prankett – Registered Manager

Hi, I’m Nikki. I am the registered manager and I have worked for Meadow Lodge Home Care Services for over 17 years.

My journey in health and social care began when I was 16, alongside my college course BTEC National Diploma in Science and Health Studies – I worked as a health care assistant in a care home close to where I lived.

I had a short break away from care when I completed my college course and worked in animal insurance as an accounts administrator, and then as an Operations Manager for a local large vegetable freezing factory – However I didn’t feel I was gaining the job satisfaction I had experienced in care – so in 2005 a chance conversation with the local Football Pools collector who advised me a local care home was looking for an experienced account and payroll administrator lead me to apply for a position at Meadow Lodge Care Home in Kellington.

Through work-based learning, I progressed from this position to become the Training and Compliance Officer and in 2010 I moved from the care home to the Domiciliary Care office in Sherburn in Elmet as the HR Manager, finally in 2017 after qualifying in Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care an opportunity arose for me to become Registered Manager.

I am actively involved in working with Wakefield Council, NHS and Integrated Partnership Boards as part of a team developing initiatives for better experiences within Health and Social Care.

Over the years my hobbies have ranged from being a qualified British Sub Aqua Club scuba diving instructor to riding horses; now I love to travel and spend time with my family.