Our Staff are without doubt our best asset. We have a team of carers with exceptional skill and understanding of their profession. We pride ourselves on having over 30 staff working shifts day and night.
No member of staff at Spring House works more than 40 hours per week with our maximum shift being 10 hours.
Staff who are tired are not able to engage with residents effectively.
We have a very strong senior team who work together to ensure that our standards remain high, staff are properly trained and that residents welfare remains our number 1 priority.
At Spring House, we work together as one big team all striving to provide the best possible care for each of our service users, of course that team is made up of different teams that work along side each other to support each other – some say like a big family!
At the head is the management team, who ensure our service users are provided with the highest possible individual care, they ensure all staff are trained and supported and that all needs are met for both our service users and the staff.
We have Matt and Donna Luckham who are the owners of Spring House, they took over the running of the home in 2010 from Bridget Luckham who originally opened Spring House in 1988
Matt has been the registered manager and is also the originator of care control which you may or may not know is a very clever system that assists with all aspects of the paper work side of care such as care plans and monitoring. There is also the care control family app which enables families to keep in touch and up to date with their family members care, even if they can not visit often they are still in touch and a part of their family members day to day life!
Donna who organises and manages all accounts for Spring House as well as supports the registered manager on a daily basis
Which leads me onto Vanessa Crawford, our new registered manager as from 29th March 2018.
Vanessa has many years’ experience working in care, has her NVQ 2,3,4 and 5 and has also been approved by CQC to become our registered manager, although Vanessa has been working as manger of Spring House alongside Matt for a couple of years now and is well known by everyone
Then you have the care managers Carol, Julie, Charlotte and Lizzie
Charlotte has worked with Spring House for 5 years has her NVQ level 2, 3 & 4.
Lizzie has worked with Spring House for 9 years and has her NVQ level 2, 3 and 3 Management.
Charlotte and Lizzie have between them years of experience working in care and will be assisting Vanessa in the office with the running of the home when Vanessa is on leave.
Carol has worked in the care setting for many years, 28 of them at Spring House! Carol has her NVQ 2,3 and 4
Julie has worked at Spring House for 20 years and also has her NVQ 2,3 and 4
Then we have our senior’s Grace, Becky and Sarah. All of our seniors have years of experience in the care setting and all have been working with us at Spring House for some time.
Living Wage for Spring House Care Staff
At Spring House we are passionate about care. It is after all what the home is about. The care we offer is provided by our excellent care staff. We believe that if you want the best possible care then you have to pay accordingly.
This is why at Spring House we are committed that the minimum pay our care staff should receive is the “Living Wage” . This is calculated by the Living Wage Foundation. Outside of London the pay rate is currently £8.21 per hour.
We are also committed that the maximum number of hours a member of staff will be rota’s to work is 38 hours per week, our maximum shift length is 10 hours and the maximum number of days you can work in a row is 5. It is our view that you cannot provide high quality care if you are tired!
Experience is Everything!
Here is a brief summary of the level of experience some of the team has:
Becky – 6 years working at Spring House, NVQ 2 and 3
Grace – 5 years working at Spring House, NVQ 2,3 and team leadership
Sarah – 4 years working at Spring House, NVQ level 3
We have fully trained in-house cooks who prepare and cook all meals. The meals are all highly nutritional and cooked fresh from produce sourced locally.
Angie – 4 years working at Spring house in care and is also our head chef
Stefan – has recently joined us bringing with him years of experience in the cooking industry
Mark – Maintenance, 11 years working at Spring House
All our Care Staff at Spring House have a lot of experience and knowledge when dealing with dementia and are all up to date with their training.
Amanda Melle – 4 years working at Spring House in a care role but has recently taken over the role of activities co-ordinator.
If you are interested and wish to know how Spring House can be of help to you or someone you know, please contact us.