Haughgate House

Woodbridge, Suffolk

01394 386249

Haugh Lane,
Woodbridge,
Suffolk,
IP12 1JG


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Our Home

Haughgate House was originally built in the 1920’s as a family home for the local Cobbold family.

The property was converted in to a nursing home in the 1980’s.  The home provides nursing care for up to 31 residents.  It has a good reputation in the local area for delivering high quality nursing care.

The home is set in a peaceful and tranquil setting with lovely grounds to enjoy.

Haughgate House boasts period features throughout.  Comfortable lounges provide wonderful views of the gardens.

The home is located in the heart of Woodbridge, a beautiful, historic town with the iconic Tide Mill on the quayside and peaceful views across the harbour, gaze as the sun rises out to sea in the mornings.

With shops, cafes, pubs and places of entertainment such as the Riverside Cinema, there is always something to do to occupy yourselves with and to enjoy, whatever the British weather delivers. Walks around the harbour and into the countryside are also popular due to the outstanding beauty of the town’s surroundings.

Facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Able to accommodate couples
  • Comfortable lounges with garden views
  • A visiting hairdresser
  • Visits from local healthcare professionals can be arranged
  • Gardens include two sheltered courtyards to enjoy, comfortable seating and all wheelchair accessible
  • Visiting minister
  • A wide range of menu choices offered
  • Near public transport
  • Car parking

Activities

  • Seated exercise (move it or lose it)
  • Local minibus trips – Felixstowe, Needham Lakes, local garden nurseries
  • Friday quiz night
  • Suffolk country talks
  • Live entertainment
  • Reminiscence groups
  • 1:1 memory lane tours
  • Aromatherapy
  • Theatre trips
  • Film evenings
  • Cooking club
  • Shopping excursions
Judith Morgan-Worrall Home Manager

Please detail any relevant education/training

My Home Life leadership programme Suffolk (Cohort 3), RMA (star award), NVQ4, PFPT (Person Focus Partnership Training) behavioural functioning and partnership working and person centred focused planning (Cohort 3 – Essex)

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

February 2015

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home

People are treated as individuals, they are listened to.  I feel my ideas and opinions matter and an open culture is promoted which makes me feel valued – compassionate and humane

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

Support manager, interim and registered manager roles.  Working in psychiatric, learning disability and nursing care environments.

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

To be open minded, fair, lead by example, a motivator, giving recognition and praise, remaining respectful and compassionate.  Above all, have a good sense of humour.

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

Building relationships with the residents, families and staff involved with supporting our clients, improving working relationships and continually striving to make a difference to individual’s quality of daily living

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

Supporting a gentleman with severe autism and complex needs to live in the community.  Over a period of 12 exhausting months the gentleman’s medication prescribed for his behaviours were reduced by 80%.  The experience truly made me feel humbled and privileged to have been given the opportunity, support, skills and knowledge to have achieved such a positive outcome for this amazing gentleman.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

To have been given the opportunity to return to the Healthcare Homes Group.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Supportive, fair, respectful and compassionate.  Sharing decision making, self-reflective practice to promote an open and positive culture.  Be a motivator and role model.  Going that extra mile to strive and achieve.

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

Spending time visiting my children, travelling, cars, shooting pigeons, antiques, jazz, classical music and shopping.

The challenge to successfully take the home through a positive transition and transformation, working alongside my team and peers.  To continue to improve upon the service as a whole, enhancing the lives of others.

 

 

Rena Arida Head Cook

Please detail any relevant education/training

Level 2 cooking

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

February 2018

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

Head Cook

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

Being a good leader, a role model and being able to work as a team

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

Lunchtime service as residents enjoy their meals and we always receive positive feedback

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Maintaining 5* rating for kitchen

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

A good home manager is one that appreciates, is supportive and fair to everyone

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

Meeting friends and attending social occasions

I enjoy cooking to a high standard and ensuring I meet resident’s individual dietary needs.

Paul Adams Maintenance

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

Maintenance

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

Flexibility, compassion, a sense of humour and thick skin

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

The moment after lunch enjoying a cup of tea with the residents, catching up with them and discussing any issues or ideas they have. Having been a carer here prior to maintenance, I feel this is important.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

The ability to listen, be compassionate and lead from the front

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

Chairman of the local scout group. A volunteer at a local club for people with learning disabilities

Keiran Broadhurst Activities Co-ordinator

Please detail any relevant education/training

NAPA level 2. BACH Foundation Registered Practitioner.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2018

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

Carer

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

Balanced. To be upbeat, warm and compassionate. To have a good knowledge of individuals to support their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

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

The morning – greeting everyone building a sense of good mood to prepare for the day ahead.  A bright, cheerful smile to boost moods.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Winning ‘outstanding individual’, changing someone’s life, going the extra mile 2017

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Outstanding communication.  Valuing the team. A person who supports and encourages you as an individual

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

Reading, writing, attending a spiritual Church, readings as a medium, listening to music and movie soundtracks

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

Building a social, enabling and sensory environment for all

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    Haugh Lane,
    Woodbridge,
    Suffolk,
    IP12 1JG

    01394 386249