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New home manager appointed to take the helm of Bickerton House

June 26th 2019


Bickerton House has announced the appointment of its home manager.

Care UK has appointed Erika Smith as home manager at its new home, Bickerton House, on Warfield Road. 

Erika will lead the team at the new care home when it opens in January 2020, having previously worked as a nurse for 25 years.

Erika started her career as a registered mental health nurse in 1994. Following that she went on to be a hospital director, before joining Care UK this year. Her new position will see her take responsibility for the day-to-day running of Bickerton House, which will accommodate up to 77 residents.

Erika has been credited with the ability to handle complex professional challenges, such as turning around a hospital that was failing and rated as ‘Inadequate’ by the CQC – to achieve a rating of ‘Good’.

Commenting on her new position, Erika said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the home manager at Bickerton House. Having worked as a Registered Mental Health nurse for over 25 years, I know that working at Care UK would be the perfect fit for me as the business shares my values of ensuring residents continue to live active and fulfilled lives.

“Having the opportunity to start at a brand new care home, and create a welcoming, home-from-home environment for the residents, their families, and our team, is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m excited to start my new journey with Care UK.”

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Bickerton House in Bracknell delivers professional, person-centred care around the clock, catering for a wide range of needs. Providing a range of care options, including respite, residential and specialist dementia care, Bickerton House has been purpose-built to ensure residents experience the highest level of luxury possible. Our dedicated, compassionate teams take the time to get to know each resident, their interests, preferences and all about their lives. These details are incorporated into their tailored care plan, which allows menus, activities and care to be focused on their particular likes and dislikes. Bickerton House provides a safe, comfortable home for your loved one, and our facilities include spacious dining rooms, a hair salon, coffee shop and cinema, while activities, such as gentle exercises, crafts and film afternoons, are available for all. The en-suite rooms are bright and welcoming, with those on the ground floor opening onto the glorious landscaped gardens.

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Warfield Road
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0330 058 3241

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