The Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford officially opens Wykewood
In October, Deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford visited our new £5 million specialist nursing home, Wykewood, to mark its official opening.
During her visit to the new care home, the Deputy Lord Mayor met Wykewood’s service users, toured around the new home, and spoke with the home's care team.
She said: “Wykewood’s staff work really hard to ensure the highest quality of care is provided for the residents. I am delighted to have been invited to the home and to take part in this opening. It is great to see so many locals working together to provide quality care for the residents at the Wykewood home.”
Marmaduke, one of our care homes in Hull, opened in October 2021, and is already achieving positive outcomes for our service users.
Desmond moved into Marmaduke following a failed placement at another residential care home. Desmond requires specialist nursing care, and the team at his previous home didn’t understand his condition and the challenges that he faces and exhibits due to it. They reacted to any expressions of distress from Desmond in such a way that they escalated them rather than diffused them.
Due to his condition, some of Desmond’s actions can be very sudden and appear ‘aggressive’, however, this is not the case and the team knows this. The skilled team react positively to Desmond and don’t tell him not to do this - they recognise this as being part of who Desmond is and they respond to this as such.
Desmond lives a fulfilling life at Marmaduke and enjoys taking part in a range of activities.
In 2019, Joy applied for a grant to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research at Newcastle University. Following a panel interview, Joy was awarded the grant and started her research focusing on care for people living with a stoma.
Joy has completed the course with merit, and was presented the Mona Grey Award by the foundation at a virtual awards ceremony on 14 October 2021.
The course has empowered Joy to become an evidence-based practice champion, which requires the integration of best research evidence, individual clinical expertise, and patient choice.
Caring UK Award finalist for our commitment to training and development
We’re delighted to be announced as a finalist in the ‘Commitment to Training and Development’ category at the Caring UK Awards, which is aimed at care homes that are dedicated to ensuring that colleagues are educated and supported to continually improve, to ensure that people are offered the best care.
The winners will be announced at the award final in December.
Tyne Grange celebrates its first anniversary with the Lord Mayor of Newcastle
In October, our Tyne Grange care home in Newcastle, marked its first anniversary with a visit from the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Habib Rahman.
At a party held at the home, staff and colleagues who have been working at the home since it first opened were awarded gifts, including bracelets and watches.
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Habib Rahman was invited to cut the ribbon and unveil a plaque, to mark the official first anniversary of the home, and said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be here for the anniversary of Tyne Grange. The team have given me a tour of the premises and it is great to see how the facility is tailored to support every resident. Tyne Grange’s team seem to be very committed to offering the best quality care they can and it is great to see the resident’s families here too”.
If you’re looking for an exciting new role in a brand new care service, check out our latest job vacancies.
We’re currently looking for experienced managers to work as Commissioning Home Directors for our new care homes in Walsall and Stockport. Please contact Rachel Smith on email@example.com or 07375 926239.
We’re also recruiting for a number of roles in our new care homes. Visit our online job search to find out more, or register your interest for the following care homes and we’ll get in touch when we start recruiting.