New Gloucester care home manager has big plans


A Gloucester care home has appointed a new manager who wants to put high quality care, day trips and the local community at the centre of her plans.

Melanie Marchant, an experienced care expert, has taken over as the manager at The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley.

With almost 30 years’ experience in caring for elderly people, she plans to launch a new programme of events for residents and the local community – on top of improvements to the home’s already high standards of care.

Melanie said: “The Knoll is an amazing home for residents and I am thrilled to be here as the new manager.

“First and foremost, the home has a first-class reputation for its care and the quality of the staff. I want to ensure those standards stay high every single day, but also look for areas where we can be outstanding.

“Over the coming months, and working with the team, I also want to bring in new ideas which will give a greater variety of activities for residents.

“This includes a new events programme, trips out to places of interest, and involving the local community much more at all times of the year.”

The Knoll, part of the privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Group, is set within 15 acres of grounds with views over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

It is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation for 28 people who require personal care.


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