Our trained team is made up of predominantly RMN’s
(Registered Mental Nurse), complemented by RGN’s (Registered
General Nurse) – this is to ensure that all areas
of need, both physical & mental, are assessed and met.
New care staff undergo rigorous induction, classroom based
for 1 week where they cover all legally required training
before they start to work in the home itself. This theory
week is followed by a week’s induction as a supernummary
member of the team, where they are monitored at all times
by both the trained nurses and the senior care staff.
Induction is seen as the beginning of learning and all staff
go on to specialist work in all areas of dementia &
mental health care, as well as dealing with physical care
issues such as tissue viability, end of life care, diabetes
We have a permanent, fully equipped training room in the
The Directors are part of a national development network
created and led by the Alzheimer’s Society, the University
of Surrey and Dementia Care Matters Ltd.
Staff are recruited and promoted not by virtue of traditional
qualifications, but of their grasp of the concept of being
person-centred, and the difference they make to the quality
of life for our residents; this is a move away from old-culture
nursing and embraces the concept that “feelings matter