Residents at an Alnwick care home can be assured that they are in good hands as their trustees have a number of care sector skills that will ensure the best possible care and support.
Abbeyfield House, a well-established and popular care home which accommodates 25 people in a purpose-built facility just outside the town centre, is managed by a committee of volunteers with professional managers and staff.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jim Thompson said: “We have a very high level of resident satisfaction, lots of activities for our residents, good quality food, stringent medical procedures and a friendly atmosphere. The best way to maintain these high standards is to have a very efficient and knowledgeable board of trustees.”
The current board are all volunteers and have a wealth of life experience including a retired doctor, a magistrate, a health worker, a former business entrepreneur and a bank manager.
“Our new trustees are settling in well to the task in hand and collectively, the board are working well on behalf of our residents and staff. Each trustee takes accountability and responsibility for an aspect of Abbeyfield’s operation. We’ve just introduced a living wage policy for our care staff and we are instigating our own quality audits to ensure that Abbeyfield House remains one of the best care homes in the county,” said Mr Thompson.