Details of Staff Numbers and Staff Training

The Home’s staff are selected for their qualities of reliability, integrity, skill, friendliness and professionalism.

All care staff within the Home are appropriately qualified to deliver the highest standards of care.

The home employs a Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior Carers, Care Assistants, Cooks and Domestics. (Their names and pictures are on display in the front porch area of the Home). The Home’s staff are selected for their qualities of reliability, integrity, skill, friendliness and professionalism.

They are carefully screened and references checked thoroughly along with the statutory criminal records checks. During induction all staff is trained in-house by experienced qualified senior staff in the following critical subjects: are code of conduct, Confidentiality, Rights of clients, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Safety, Personal Care Tasks, Care Assistants Responsibilities.

The home insists that all Care Assistants hold a minimum of NVQ level 2 in Care. All new members of staff must train to achieve this important qualification. The home also sends selected staff on external training courses for such topics as Food Hygiene, Care of the Elderly, First Aid, Drugs Practice, etc.

Further Information

We will endeavour to make your stay with us as happy as possible by providing the best care and ensuring that your individual needs are fully satisfied and that includes serving you with your favourite meals.

Visiting hours are unrestricted. However, if you intend to visit the Home outside of 9.00 am to 9.00 pm please could you let the staff on duty know beforehand, as the external doors will be locked for security reasons.

Jewellery, cheque books and money belonging to residents can be stored in a secure place in the office for safe-keeping. (The management cannot be held responsible for loss of money or valuables not in safe-keeping). We do ask that we be informed if a resident is keeping a large amount of cash in their room. Lockable cabinets and/or safes are available should our residents require these as are locks on bedroom doors.

Staff do not expect, nor are allowed to accept, gifts and to do so contravenes their terms and conditions of employment.

During your stay should you have any questions or wish to make any personal requests please talk to a senior member of staff who will be pleased to deal with the matter on your behalf. Should you have any suggestions to make concerning our activities programme we will be delighted to hear from you.

Your well-being and happiness are our priority and if there is anything at all that we can do to improve the quality and enjoyment of your stay with us please do not hesitate to let us know.

Rest assured at Thornlea you can find real relaxation and complete care in our beautiful bungalow.