Trusted to care in Hale Barns - Altrincham, Greater Manchester
Rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC
Trusted to care in Hale Barns - Altrincham, Greater Manchester
Rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC|With 40 years’ experience,
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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 love caring for others. Having cared for my own family member, I wanted to give that peace of mind to other families.The welfare and dignity of residents and their safety is my biggest priority.
I started my career as a Care Assistant and have also worked in a Medication Technician and Senior Wellness role. Becoming Unit Manager was a huge highlight in my career. In this role, you need to be caring, hardworking and passionate.
I enjoy working as part of a team to ensure we deliver person-centred care to all residents. I’m so proud of the team I work alongside – they are amazing!
I joined Halecroft Grange as an Activities Assistant, and when my predecessor left, I was promoted to Activities and Volunteer Coordinator as I had the tools and skillset needed to fulfil this role.
To do this role well, you need creativity and the ability to think outside the box as all residents have different abilities and interests. Seeing residents enjoying the activities we put on and witnessing the socialisation and mental stimulation they get from taking part makes me feel fulfilled.
I love that I get to make residents smile on a daily basis and make special memories.
The most important part of my role is ensuring residents feel they can play a part in deciding what we do in our activities schedule. I work hard to make sure residents enjoy our weekly activity plan by ensuring it’s made to be as diverse as possible so everyone can get involed, no matter their needs and abilities.
I love watching films and listening to music when I’m not working.
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 began working towards my nursing career in my home country of the Czech Republic. In the UK, I first worked in domiciliary care, however I wanted a role that would allow me to spend more time with residents.
Before being promoted to Floor Manager at Halecroft Grange, I was Wellness/Lead Care. I’ve now achieved my Level 3 in adult and social care and my Level 3 in leadership and management.
As Floor Manager, it’s important to have good time management skills and an eye for detail and to be a caring person. I love helping the residents in any way I can. I’m proud of the mutual trust we have in our team and I feel fulfilled when I see residents looking and feeling better after receiving care at Halecroft Grange.
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.