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Home Close

Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire

01223 880233

Home Close,
Cow Lane,
Fulbourn,
Cambridgeshire,
CB21 5HB


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Our Home

The bright, welcoming purpose built accommodation at Home Close is laid out over two floors with a number of attractive wings. Each wing contains lounge and dining areas as well as kitchen and bathroom facilities.

The light, airy bedrooms are decorated to a high standard and exceptionally well furnished, but we encourage our residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions with them so that their room can become truly their own.

The latest addition to the home is a new garden-based Visiting Pod, which has been constructed to provide a space where residents can stay connected with their loved-ones.

The temporary garden cabin-style structure is equipped with two entrance points, a Perspex screen to separate visitors from residents and an intercom to make communicating easy. The room is also equipped with heating, insulation, fire safety measures and nurse call buttons. To book a visit in the pod, please contact the home manager.

Home Close is in a quiet location on the outskirts of Cambridge yet within easy reach of the A14 and served by good public transport links. It is set within its own large landscaped grounds that are bordered by many mature trees, creating a private peaceful environment. In good weather, many of our residents like to walk in the grounds or sit and take tea under the shade of spreading branches.

As well as the extensive lawns, there are many shrub and flower borders which continually change with the seasons, providing interest to residents and visitors alike.

Facilities

  • 72 bedrooms
  • Light and airy accommodation providing comfortable, homely surroundings
  • Nursing and residential care available
  • In-house hairdressing salon providing usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • Well-kept gardens
  • The home has its own minibus
  • A garden-based Visiting pod, to enable residents and relatives to stay connected whilst visiting restrictions apply.

Activities

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

  • Quiz events
  • Pamper days
  • Musical entertainment and workshops
  • Music & movement classes
  • Sing-Along sessions
  • Bingo
  • Crosswords
  • Nature watch
  • Coffee pot mornings
  • Excursions to garden centres, coffee mornings and luncheon trips
Olivia Kent Administrator

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I was looking for a new challenge.

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

I was a personal assistant for two managing directors.

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

Lots of patience, organisational skills and a good sense of humour.

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

Getting to interact with a variety of people.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Patient, professional, knowledgeable and organised.

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

My daughter is my life outside of work.

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

I’m looking forward to being able to help the staff and residents.

Simon Husseinbux

Comin soon!

Naomi Willis Activties Co-Ordinator

Please detail any relevant education/training

Medex

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2010

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

It was recommended by a friend and 10 years later, I’m still here.

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

Schoolteacher.

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

Good people skills, good interactor, to be organised and to be sociable.

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

Seeing the residents, doing the activities with them and seeing them happy.

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

This year with Covid19.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being here 10 years and changing my job role from domestic to activities.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

The manager has to have people skills to be approachable and fair.

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

Seeing my family and boyfriend, going on long walks, shopping and holidays.

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

Chatting with the residents and doing activities, receiving good feedback from the residents and their families.

Samantha Roberts Head Housekeeper.

Please detail any relevant education/training

Medex

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2018

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I wanted to stay in one place and heard good things about the home.

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

I worked for Manorcourt Care as Admin and Medication Officer, I’ve also worked as a Carer and Team leader.

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

Organised, understanding, able to communicate and able to be a team member.

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

Arriving at work and making a difference.

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

Covid 19.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Working in all the different roles.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Being understanding, a peoples person, caring, approachable and firm.

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

Spending time with my children and grandson.

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

Seeing residents with their families.

Andreea Chimina

Coming soon!

Angela Brasher Head Cook

Please detail any relevant education/training

I started as domestic and have been trained over the years to become a cook.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

2000

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

To get myself back into the workplace as I had been raising my children.

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

Childminder & a stay at home mum.

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

They need to be able to cook and to think outside the box!

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

After dinner, seeing all the finished plates and when the residents give you good feedback.

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

Becoming Kitchen Lead!

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Becoming a cook.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Respectful, patient, understanding.

If they have a problem with your work, they should always be “positive, negative, positive”, I was taught that from a Home Manager.

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

Reading about the Tudors and diamond art.

Seeing my parents and 2 Granddaughters.

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

We have a brilliant Home Manager, she knows how to have a laugh so coming into work we can laugh with the residents, staff and the manager.

It’s a good feeling.

Ionut George Iftene Carer

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

February 2019.

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

Home Close is a nice and stable place to work in.

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

I was a factory worker.

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

Professionalism, empathy, motivated and a fast learner.

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

The afternoon because you have more time to interact with the residents, like taking them for a walk in the garden when the weather is nice.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Completing and continuing my training.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Someone who appreciates the staff and listens to their needs, as well as common sense in all situations to provide a fair outcome.

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

I rest in my free time so I can focus on my work, like watching movies, working out and studying for future training.

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

I’m looking forward to advancing in my training and career.

I enjoy it when the resident appreciates the service we provide and the support of my colleagues to help me improve.

Julie Sutton Domestic Assistant

Please detail any relevant education/training

Medex, online training and in house training.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

October 2019

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

I moved from London to Fulbourn and saw Healthcare Homes’s advertisements outside Home Close.

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

I was a Senior Healthcare Assistant in a previous home.

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

An eye for detail, kind, compassionate, hard-working and a good sense of humour.

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

After lunch when the residents spend time with each other doing their activities.

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

Working in the home during Covid19, ensuring the safety and well being of all the staff and residents were met.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Working alongside the wonderful residents and getting to know them.

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Someone who is easily approachable and willing to help whenever required.

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

Spending valuable time with my family, reading and listening to music.

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

I look forward to Home Close opening the doors for families to come and see their loved ones.

Josephine Monwood Care Assistant

Please detail any relevant education/training

Medex & introduction training.

Year started working at Healthcare Homes

June 2020

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Home?

It’s local and a happy and cheerful place to work at.

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

I was studying at University.

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

They need to be kind, caring and compassionate.

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

My favourite part is lunchtime when the residents spend time with each other and are happy.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

We had a beach party for the residents, everyone was so happy and enjoying the games, it was such a fun day!

What qualities do you think make a good home manager?

Someone who listens to the staff and residents and can praise and give constructive criticism.

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

I like to go on long walks in the countryside.

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

I enjoy seeing the residents happy and feeling like I have made a difference.

Adrian Prodan

Coming soon!

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    Home Close,
    Cow Lane,
    Fulbourn,
    Cambridgeshire,
    CB21 5HB

    01223 880233