Trusted to care in Hale Barns - Altrincham, Greater Manchester
It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Halecroft Grange, our experienced team of dedicated professionals, all of whom undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.
My career in the care sector began in 2008.
I started out as a carer and progressed to senior carer, then I thought I’d challenge myself and study for a nursing degree. At age 46 I left Chester University with a BSc in Adult Nursing!
After that I became a surgical nurse at Macclesfield Hospital. Our ward became the Covid ward when the pandemic hit, so that was an extreme learning curve for me. When things settled down I moved onto a medical ward which became one specialising in older people’s care. Here I gained a lot of knowledge regarding chronic medical conditions.
I’ve always been keen to move into management, so when an opportunity arose at Halecroft Grange I thought I’d go for it, and here I am. I love working here, and the team is so supportive and welcoming to residents, relatives and colleagues alike.
Outside of my job I like to relax by getting stuck into a good book, or having a night out at the theatre.
As Director Of Community Relations the most important and rewarding part of my role is taking the families on the journey from their initial visit to Halecroft Grange to their loved one moving in, ensuring it is a smooth, stress free process.
It is a very enjoyable position that provides me with a great deal of job satisfaction.
I feel truly privileged to work in Halecroft Grange.
I love working with residents and I am pleased to be a part of a great team of people who all strive for the same goals. I believe the activities team can bring joy and fun into residents’ lives, and our aim is to give them happy experiences and involve their family and friends where possible. Nothing makes me happier than seeing residents smiling.
I have joined the team at Halecroft Grange with over 10 years' experience working in a dementia specialist care home.
I started as a Carer and worked my way up to Residential Lead, gaining my Diploma in health and social care management in 2018. I spent a year out of care homes working within the supported living sector, however my heart is with dementia care hence joining the team here. It is my responsibility to provide the reminiscence community with a strong, focused, and caring leadership to ensure the highest standards of person-centered care through the resident's journey while living at Halecroft Grange. I am passionate about the care sector and committed to my role here at Halecroft Grange as Reminiscence Coordinator.
I have joined the team at Halecroft Grange with 16 years' experience working in care homes.
I began my career as a care assistant primarily working with older adults living with dementia. As my career progressed, I have worked as suite manager, taking day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of quality person-centred care and all aspects of team management. I have always enjoyed sharing the knowledge and skills I have gained through my training and experience with others.
I joined the Halecroft Grange team in 2018 from a background working in the hospitality industry.
I worked as a Banqueting and Deputy Manager as well as in a concierge role. This experience and knowledge of customer service has been a huge plus in my role here.
There’s a fantastically warm and welcoming atmosphere at Halecroft Grange, and superb relationships between the team and the residents. I like to make residents and colleagues laugh. The great Ronnie Barker said that “making someone laugh is the best feeling in the world” and I believe that’s very true.
In my free time I don’t get much opportunity to unwind as I have two children! However, I do enjoy catching up with sport, including football and rugby.
I’ve worked for Halecroft Grange since 2013 as a Chef but began my culinary career over 15 years' ago.
During this time I have worked in many multi award winning establishments in and around the Manchester and Cheshire areas. I’m passionate, hardworking and dedicated, with a commitment to providing the best possible service to our community and guests. It’s an honour to be part of such a proactive and productive team and a pleasure to help enhance resident’s quality of life.
We have a strong team here at Halecroft Grange, and everyone works together to support each other and do the best for the people we care for.
One of the best aspects of my role is building a rapport with the residents, including helping new residents to settle in quickly and start enjoying everything the home has to offer.
I’m passionate about delivering the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort for residents and I’m proud of my team as they feel the same way. Residents and their families expect the best, and that’s what we’re committed to giving them.
Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.
Our hardworking teams always keep individuals and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family.
The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.
Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.
From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.
All our teams get to know each person they care for to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes.
Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.