To support its growing portfolio of award winning ‘new generation’ care centres, development-led operator New Care has appointed Maria Weatherston from St Anne’s in Lancashire as regional support manager.
In her new role, Maria will be actively involved in the setting up of new services and ensuring all systems and processes are in line with New Care’s exacting policies and procedures. She will also be responsible for auditing homes to ensure that the highest standards are maintained by supervising, motivating and training the growing team to uphold corporate standards and ensure everyone complies with the latest legislation.
Prior to joining New Care, Maria spent many years working in area management roles across different sectors including schools, office blocks, retail premises and hotels looking after all areas of cleaning and soft services. She has also worked for the North West Ambulance Service managing the cleaning of ambulance stations for the NHS.
In addition to her cleaning and area management expertise, she is also experienced in care as she fulfilled the important role of full time carer for her mother.
Maria is hugely excited by her appointment and aims to consistently deliver the highest standards possible across the full range of her responsibilities to ensure that residents in each one of New Care’s homes across the North West and Midlands receive the best experience possible.
She commented: “I am delighted to become New Care’s first regional support manager, a role that I feel will perfectly suit my skills and expertise. I have always been impressed by New Care’s ethos and vision and am really looking forward to getting started and making a difference as the company’s portfolio of homes continues to grow.”
Commissioning director at New Care, Dawn Collett, added: “It’s great to expand our team even further with the creation of the regional support manager role. Maria has some very relevant experience in management and also in care, and I’m confident that she will excel in her new position.”
Well qualified, Maria holds an NVQ in Management, IOSH Managing Safety, BICS Licence to Practice, Train the Trainer and Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene. Married for 36 years with two children and five grandchildren, Maria enjoys spending time with her family when she is not working.
New Care is one of the UK’s fastest growing development-led care home operators. Catering for the aspiring needs of its residents, its ‘new generation’ care facilities provide high quality, person-centred care and an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care services, in an expertly designed purpose-built environment.
In addition to communal lounges, formal dining rooms and gardens, residents enjoy the privacy of their own well appointed and restful bedroom, complete with en suite wet rooms, and a host of hotel-style services including fine dining, a hair salon, nail bar, concierge and a busy and varied programme of activities and events.