Maynell House

Felixstowe, Suffolk

01394 272731


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Our Home

Based in Old Felixstowe, Maynell House provides a high standard of residential care. The House is a late Victorian listed building, formerly Felixstowe College, lovingly extended and refurbished to retain its original features, creating a superb home with a real difference. Inviting lounges allow our residents to relax or socialise in this wonderful environment. All the bedrooms offer en-suite facilities, television and telephone access. Whilst all rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can be a true ‘home from home’.

Maynell House is situated only a short distance from the town centre in a delightful residential part of Old Felixstowe, meaning shops and amenities are close at hand. Our residents are also welcome to enjoy two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, filled with mature trees and carefully tended lawns offering a variety of interesting surroundings and places to rest. The proximity of the nearby sea and cliffs also give residents the opportunity of a number of different short walks.

Facilities

  • 25 bedrooms
  • Use of a beach hut in Felixstowe
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides all the usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Special dietary requirements met
  • Beautiful well stocked gardens
  • The home has its own minibus
  • Highly active in the local community with fetes and events

Activities

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

  • Jabberwocky club
  • Coastal and town excursions
  • Coffee mornings
  • Entertainment
  • Music & movement
  • Annual fete
  • Poetry
Magda Kurdziel Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I have always wished to progress within a growing company. I started as a Regional Operations Assistant and now Home Manager

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

I managed a day centre

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

You need to be fair, firm and calm

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

I enjoy all aspects of my day

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

Becoming Home Manager for the first time has been my biggest professional challenge. I have always wanted this position and I am very happy.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Achievement of level 5, Diploma in Leadership and Management in a care setting

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A good manager is a person who by providing the right support and guidance for their team motivates them to achieve excellence

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

I like to keep active, so in my spare time I am often out and about with family

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

I just simply love my job and enjoy every single moment.

Waunanita Murray Deputy Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I enjoy working with the elderly, a very satisfying career

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

Manager – retail store

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

Patience, understanding, dedication to the job and enjoy working in social healthcare.

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

Spending one-to-one time with residents as I enjoy seeing them smile.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Manager with IBM, Scotland

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Patience, understanding and willing to help where required – ensuring well led and cheerful

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

Spending time with my grandson. Painting and decorating, gardening.

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

I enjoy ensuring the home is well led and policies are adhered to. I enjoy spending time with residents. I enjoy the challenge in both homes.

Samantha Garrard Head housekeeper

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Flexibility to work round my children

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

Environmental Health Officer

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

To have pride and determination in all aspects

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

Completing a room; to re-enter to see how clean and fresh it looks and smells

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being made Head Housekeeper

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

It’s lovely to have a manager that you are able to approach with any ideas or problems and be listened to. To have good knowledge of surroundings. Be patient, firm but fair.

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

Competitions with my daughters who do majorettes at national level. I also love holidays abroad.

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

I like to re-dress rooms and have a lot of satisfaction when they are complete. My colleagues are friendly. I enjoy my job and working across both homes, chatting to residents and knowing the homes are clean and fresh.

Jane Southernwood Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I had been working in domiciliary care locally and wished to continue in care, without the travelling. I applied for a care assistant role at Maynell House. I had previously been an admin manager some years earlier and was offered an admin post at Maynell House and Foxgrove, 10 hours in each

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

Domiciliary care

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

Prioritise work and manage your time. Be available to listen and talk with everyone. Have an interest and understanding of the home and environment you are working in. Be supportive to your home manager. Know your residents and their families. Be confident and able to promote your home. Understand that everyone is different and the importance of confidentiality

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

Working within a residential home with so may different people, residents, family members, staff, healthcare professionals etc. every day is different and that’s my favourite part

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Recently being offered a full time admin role covering both homes

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good leadership skills, be supportive, a good communicator, approachable and human

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

Family, friends, cooking, travel, music, reading, wildlife and nature

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

I enjoy being part of our team

Steve Dickman Maintenance

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I was looking for a change of career and Healthcare Homes offered the hours and flexibility that suited me

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

Sales and project management

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

Have good basic trade skills with the ability to keeo accurate log recors and work on your own initiative

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

Mornings are good as you never know what to expect on arrival

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

My current role, learning all aspects of a new career

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Bringing a smile to a resident’s face or colleague

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Strong leadership with good communication and listening skills

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

All types of sports including motor cycle sports. I enjoy dog walking and outside activities

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

Making a difference to people’s lives by helping them and keeping them safe

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    Maynell House,
    High Road East,
    Felixstowe,
    Suffolk,
    IP11 9PU

    01394 272731