When a new resident joins us at Perry Manor care home our team gets to know their unique needs, preferences and personality before creating a tailored care plan for them. In fact, everything we do at Perry Manor – from the food our chef-led catering teams serve up, to the activities we organise - is tailored to residents’ individual preferences.
Our stunning facilities ensure that residents enjoy a ‘five star’ experience, whether they’re watching their favourite films in the cinema, catching up with friends in the coffee shop, or having a pamper session with the hairdresser.
We enable residents to keep active and independent, whether that means supporting them to join in with arts and crafts and music sessions or gentle exercise classes.
The Perry Manor team is here to support you and your family whenever you need us. Visit at any time of the day, and stay for as long as you wish. While you’re here feel free to join your loved one in a favourite activity, or enjoy a quiet meal together.
I joined Care UK in 2013 and previously managed a care home in Solihull. Prior to working in the care sector I was a head chef for 25 years. Putting residents at the heart of everything I do is how I like to manage and I’m lucky that my employer Care UK shares those same values.
A good home manager needs to be a great communicator and have a passion for caring for older people, but being able to manage a variety of personalities, listening and making yourself available are important too.
Delivering great experiences through quality care is my main objective. In a previous role I managed a change programme within a failing care home. Through vision and lots of hard work the home became CQC compliant, profitable and is now a flagship home. I take huge pride in being part of the team that brought about such great change.
The favourite part of my day is spending time chatting to residents. Listening to their life experience and stories are really enjoyable, but they also inform me about levels of care we are giving them. These conversations are invaluable because we always want to offer better experiences
I look forward to seeing our residents living happy and fulfilled lives in the beautiful and homely ambiance of Perry Manor.
Previously I was the clinical lead nurse for a 36 bedded care home which specialized in palliative care and dementia. After I researched Care UK, I felt that the philosophy here on care and general ethos was unlike any I have experienced over the past 7 years of working in the private sector, so securing the position of deputy manager at Perry Manor is certainly my biggest career highlight to date.
Perry Manor is a beautiful care home with an amazing, strong team of staff, so I look forward to it going from strength to strength and becoming the top-rated care home in the Worcester area!
I think being open, honest and a good communicator is an essential part of my role and for residents and their families to feel I am easily accessible and approachable in order to achieve excellent standards of person-centred care.
The role of Head Chef at Perry Manor is a perfect combination of two things I really enjoy – cooking and making people happy.
I have learned my trade by working in great kitchens and was made Sous Chef of a One Star Michelin restaurant aged just 21. I was also lucky enough to be a Rioja Sous Chef Bursary Finalist in 2001.
Residents can be assured that only the very best quality ingredients are prepared in my kitchen and menus are planned around the individuals’ dietary requirements.
My main challenge at Perry Manor is ensuring that the standard of the food that leaves the kitchen matches the high quality of care that is provided within the home.
When the opportunity came along to work at one of Care UK’s leading care homes I jumped at the chance. Coming from the leisure sector I was keen to continue working closely with customers and this role offers me that and so much more.
Having bags of empathy, good listening skills and the ability to forge long lasting relationships are essential in this role. The reward are high and knowing that I have supported families, sometimes at a difficult time, to make informed decisions about the care of a loved one makes me happy.
Much of my spare time is taken up by my young son Reggie, but when I do get the odd hour or two to myself I like to hit the fairways with my golf clubs, watch Manchester United or read a really good book.
Before joining the team at Perry Manor I worked as an outdoor education instructor in the disability and special needs environment. I moved to this role because it was a role I knew I’d enjoy and where the facilities would be second to none.
I think in this role you have to be prepared to step outside your comfort zone. I certainly have, just by doing karaoke! My favourite part of the day is ‘everything stops for tea’ at 3pm. It’s great seeing staff and residents bonding over tea and cake. I myself love spending time with residents, getting to know them better and finding ways of overcoming obstacles so that every day can be enjoyable and fulfilling for them.
I decided I wanted to work for Care UK because I really wanted to make a difference to peoples lives. I am a creative person with a bubbly personality and I really enjoy getting a positive reaction from residents when they take part in activities. In my previous job I used to work with children who have learning difficulties and special needs and having done that for 4 years I wanted a change but still wanted to use my skills I’d learnt from that setting. To be an effect activities coordinator I think you need to be patient, caring, organised, outgoing (at times) fun, understanding and a good listener.
Each of the home’s three floors has its own dining room and lounge and around our Worcester care home are beautifully designed, bright and spacious areas for activities, for reading or relaxing, or for catching up with friends and family. Many are named after things, people and places that Worcestershire is famous for, creating a sense of place and providing endless opportunities to reminisce for those residents who have lived locally.
Each of the home’s bedrooms has en-suite facilities, quality furnishings, a TV, adjustable profile bed and a 24-hour nurse call system, plus phone and internet connections. Although each room is beautifully decorated, residents are welcome to add their own personal belongings if it helps them to feel more at home.
Ensuring our residents are happy and well is at the heart of what we do at Perry Manor. The home is close to health centres and pharmacies as well as Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Our clinical teams have close working relationships with GPs and other healthcare providers, including physiotherapists, opticians and dentists and audiologists, so we can answer any healthcare need at any time.
Meal times are always lively occasions at Perry Manor, when residents look forward to the tasty and nutritious home-cooked food being dished up by our chef-led catering team. The team can cater for different dietary and cultural needs, and menus are regularly changed to allow for seasonal changes and resident feedback. Snacks and drinks are always available and on residents’ birthdays and anniversaries we always have a celebration, whether it’s just a specially baked cake or a big party with friends and loved ones.
Perry Manor plays its part in the Worcester community, and we’ve strong links with local groups, charities, professional entertainers and school groups. We love inviting the local community to the events we hold throughout the year, from coffee mornings to summer and Christmas parties and free seminars for family carers. Residents play a key part in planning and preparations and even decorating the home on the day.
We work with some of the leaders in the architectural and design industries to create dementia-friendly home environments where people with the visual, hearing and mobility impairments associated with dementia can move around freely and independently.
Anything from furnishings and paint colours, lighting and signage can make a difference, so we incorporate the latest thinking and standards in these areas into the design of our care homes.
Caring for a loved one who has dementia, and making the decision for them to move into permanent residential or nursing care can be hugely challenging for all the family. We support each resident and their family in any way we can. We’re always here if you need emotional or practical support, and we’ll work with you to forge a new role in your loved one’s day-to-day care.
You’re welcome to visit any time of the day or night and take part in the care home’s activities, to help your loved one with their morning or evening routine, or to just enjoy a relaxing meal with them.
Our practical, free dementia-friendly guides also have lots of advice and tips on ways to support a loved one with dementia.
In memory of Jack Hobbs. Our most sincere thanks to all the staff for the care and support given to Jack and his family for the seven months he was at Perry Manor care home.
There is such a lot of criticism about care homes today, I felt I had to let you know how well our mother was looked after at Perry Manor care home, Worcester. Mum was treated with dignity care and love by all the staff.
A very big thank you for all the love, care and support to our mum, Joyce, and our family. The nursing and care has been brilliant. Mum felt very comfortable and safe, she loved the staff and always had a story to tell them. My sister and I are forever in your debt, so thank you for everything.
Charles Hastings Way
WR5 1ET (For sat nav, please use post code WR5 1DD)
Telephone: 01905 401 660
Manager: Mike Dearn
Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.
November 24 2015
Residents at Perry Manor care home in Worcester donned their aprons and had their mixing bowls at the ready for a festive ‘stir-up’ on the traditional day for making Christmas puddings, Stir-up Sunday.
November 23 2015
Perry Manor care home in Worcester will be opening its doors on Thursday 26th November for the return of its popular free 'planning care for the future' event, giving local people the opportunity to find out more about funding long term care for their loved one.
November 16 2015
Residents at Perry Manor care home in Worcester have got their mixing bowls and wooden spoons at the ready for a festive ‘stir-up’ on the traditional day for ma