Double appointment for specialist care village in Manchester

Belong Morris Feinmann management team

Two senior management appointments have been announced for specialist care village, Belong Morris Feinmann in Didsbury, Manchester, which is currently under construction and is set to open in summer 2017. Deborah Baker has been appointed as General Manager and Catherine Haycock as Support Manager.


Belong Morris Feinmann will offer 24-hour support, including specialist nursing and dementia care to older people in Manchester’s Jewish community, thanks to a partnership between specialist care operator, Belong, and the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust.


Deborah, who has previously managed a Jewish care home in North Manchester, is joining Belong from her role as General Manager of Sunrise Care village in Bramhall, South Manchester. Deborah is a registered nurse and is experienced in rolling out new care projects, having previously orchestrated the creation of the ‘Brighterkind’ Four Seasons brand.


Catherine has vast experience working alongside nurse teams and is accredited to deliver dementia awareness training. She has previously led Sunrise staff teams in Hale Barns, South Manchester, and has worked for both Age Concern and Manchester Care as a Registered Manager.


Phil Orton, Head of People at Belong, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Deborah and Catherine to the Belong team. Their strong track records in the care sector make them ideally placed to lead the new Morris Feinmann village.”


The development will be the sixth Belong village in the North West and will comprise six households, each catering for 12 people in their own en-suite facilities and with a private lounge, dining room and kosher kitchen in every household. The village also includes 13 new one and two-bedroomed independent living apartments for rent or purchase and a hub of facilities including a kosher bistro, synagogue, exercise studio, internet cafe and library



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