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Beaumont Park

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

01767 313131

Beaumont Park,
Shortmead Street,
Biggleswade,
Bedfordshire,
SG18 0AT


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Our Home

Beaumont Park is a beautiful Victorian double-fronted house, which has retained many interesting architectural details, yet has been modernised to provide a high quality nursing and residential care environment. Beaumont Park exudes a warm, homely atmosphere where many people tell us they instantly feel at ease. The rooms are elegant, bright and charming; and in warmer weather residents and their visitors can enjoy the large conservatory and terrace. The home can accommodate up to 37 nursing and residential residents.  Bedrooms are particularly spacious and fully furnished but we encourage residents to bring their own items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room becomes an individual retreat.

Set in the town of Biggleswade, Beaumont Park is located in an idyllic position with extensive landscaped gardens; a feature that distinguishes it from other care homes in Bedfordshire. A large ornamental pond, stocked with Koi Carp, provides an attractive focal point and the diversity of colourful shrubs and plants give year round colour. Dappled shade is provided by many mature trees of varying species. Almost every room at Beaumont Park enjoys a view of these lovely grounds, ensuring peace and quiet for residents and visitors alike.

Facilities

  • 37 bedrooms
  • High quality nursing and residential care
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon offering usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Large conservatory, terrace and lounge areas
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Idyllic position with extensive landscaped grounds

Activities

A wide range of activities are organised at the home, including:

  • Bingo
  • Indoor skittles
  • Annual BBQ
  • Outside entertainers
  • Fish & chip dinners
  • Church lunches
  • Trips to town
  • Pamper days
  • Big Tea day
Helen Finlay Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

I qualified as a nurse in 1981. Registered managers award, NVQ level 4. NVQ level 4 in health and social care, NVQ assessor, internal verifier.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

A growing organization with industry renowned leaders who listen and are empathetic to the needs of others.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

I have worked as Regional Director, Operations Manager, Home Manager.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Listening and having a sound understanding of the job role and responsibilities. Able to support the people and their families who live in our home. Support colleagues to develop and reach their goals. Address any issues that may occur in the home to create a homely culture that is positive for both residents and the staff team.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Walking around the home, talking to residents, families, colleagues. Being able to make a difference.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

I have managed and turned around homes and colleagues which required guidance, support and training to develop. I have also worked in senior posts supporting home managers to achieve same results.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Managing and turning around homes. I have worked in senior supporting roles developing and assisting home managers.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Good listener, supportive, visible, flexible, confident in their knowledge, firm but friendly, well organised and able to engage with colleagues. Not being afraid to ask for help or advice when needed.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

I enjoy going to the theatre, cinema, going abroad and spending time with family and grandchildren.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Beaumont Park is homely, friendly and welcoming. To achieve a good CQC rating, developing and coaching colleagues and encouraging their development.
Ensuring residents and their families have a positive experience. We have a residents forum, with an ambassador for the home.

Annette Lenton Business Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

I have over 40 years of in-office experience in various companies.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

July 2001

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

A new challenge in a permanent role, also I previous experience in homecare.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Previously a PA to a managing director of a large construction company, including 15 years experience in Human Resources, or as it was known the Personal Department.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

Flexible, hands on and supportive to all the team.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Helping all residents and families on a daily basis adjust to life in a caring environment.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Challenges come in different shapes and sizes in all jobs. I had 5 years as a Tour Guide at the Greene King Brewery, I was shown how the brewing process works as well as how to properly meet and greet the general public, groups and societies.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Working in many varied industries throughout my working life and enjoying each of the roles in different ways.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Always willing to listen and staying supportive.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Gardening and holidays.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

When you walk through the door there is always new challenges, one day is never the same.

 

Helen Keegan Activities Co-ordinator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

December 2011

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Career change.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Pre-School Practitioner.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

For my role you need a good sense of humour. It is very important to be patient, adaptable, understanding and caring with a friendly approach.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

Making a difference to the residents, improving their wellbeing and making them smile.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Keeping all my residents happy with activities, events and outings of their choice.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Good knowledge of their staff and a friendly approach

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Socialising, holidays, theatre trips and reading.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Making a difference to my residents and seeing them enjoying life to the best of their abilities.

Jo Woodward Activities Coordinator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

August 2008

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I wanted to do something useful and help others.

What role did you carry out before you came to Healthcare Homes?

Domestic.

What do you think a person needs to do to be good in your role?

You have to be outgoing and patient, as well as a good sense of humour.

What’s your favourite part of your working day and why?

When the residents are happy and are joining in on our activities.

What’s been your biggest professional challenge in your current role, or in your career to date?

Getting to know new residents and new managers, changes in the way we work.

What are your interests outside of work/how do you unwind?

Knitting, art work for the home and card games.

I love spending time with my grandchildren and gardening.

What do you enjoy/are you looking forward to the most about working at this care home?

Summertime, getting to take the residents out in the garden.

Glenda Russell Housekeeper

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Tara Day Senior Carer

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    Beaumont Park,
    Shortmead Street,
    Biggleswade,
    Bedfordshire,
    SG18 0AT

    01767 313131