Staff Member of the Month
Spotlight on Antonio Rio, Maintenance Manager at Chelsea Court Place
Antonio Rio is the Maintenance Manager at Chelsea Court Place. He is the cog in wheel that helps keep everything turning.
A jack-of-all trades, Antonio has over 17 years of building experience in care home environments. At Chelsea Court Place he is responsible for maintaining safety and efficiency, keeping everything in pristine, working order. From temperature regulation, servicing the boiler, fixing wheelchairs, painting walls and laying carpets through to changing light bulbs, hanging art and assembling furniture, Antonio’s job is very diverse.
Antonio takes immense pride in his work, always with a smile and no job is ever too much trouble for him. Antonio is always on call and has even been known to cycle from his home in Collier’s Wood to Chelsea Court Place at 4am to assist with (false) emergencies.
The favourite part of Antonio’s job, is not actually the job itself but the people he works with and the residents and their families. We are very proud to have Antonio in the team at Chelsea Court Place.
Hobbies and interests- Fishing, the outdoors, camping, travelling (especially to my home country Chile) and spending time with my wife and 5 year old son. Not so keen on following football because when my team loses, it ruins my day.
Biggest achievement- Getting the job at Chelsea Court Place. It’s a great environment, excellent working conditions, good management and nice people.
Favourite meal- Mediterranean food is my favourite cuisine – I love meat, olives and salad.
The food at Chelsea Court Place is amazing. I take pictures of it on my phone to show my wife and friends, people don’t believe how incredible food from a care home is!
Favourite song- I love all types of music including Rock, Reggae and Blues but my favourite song is AC/DC Back in Black.
Secret- On my day off I like to be lazy and sit on the sofa and do nothing (not always possible with a 5 year old son though!!)