Shipdham Manor

Shipdham, Norfolk

01362 820939

Shipdham Manor,
Chapel Street,
Shipdham,
Norfolk,
IP25 7LB


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Our Home

Shipdham Manor, which dates back over 200 years, has been tastefully extended and linked to the original coach house to provide facilities very much in keeping with the 21st century. The rooms, most with en-suite facilities, are tastefully decorated and provide our residents with a quality environment for enjoyment of life in later years. Although all rooms are fully furnished, we encourage residents to bring with them items of furniture and personal possessions so that their room can offer a true ‘home from home’ feel.

Shipdham Manor is situated in the heart of Shipdham, a few miles from the market town of Dereham and designed for the special needs of elderly people with dementia. The home is situated next to the church and residents can also use all the amenities of the local community including the local post office, village store and pub.

Facilities

  • 40 bedrooms
  • Double room available
  • Tastefully extended and modernised home providing high quality accommodation
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • Visiting optician, dentist & chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Large day rooms
  • Attractive gardens

Activities

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

  • The ‘Drynkkings’ annual fete
  • Church lunches
  • Shopping trips
  • Excursions
  • Gardening
  • Crosswords
  • Quizzes
  • Pamper days
  • Highly active in local community, including fetes and annual events
Kay Emsley Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Started by needing the experience and ended up loving my job, residents and people I work with

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

Shipdham Manor has been my only work place since leaving school. I started as a kitchen assistant, then became a carer, senior, administrator, clinical lead and now Home Manager.

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

Caring, understanding, be patient and enjoy a challenge. Work well with the team. Be organised and communicate well

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

Talking to residents and relatives, getting to know them as individuals; some have amazing stories from their life histories

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

Currently undertaking the six steps programme in end of life care. Creating a portfolio, attending training sessions to then train the staff to get the home accredited.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

My Home Manager position currently

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Supportive, a motivator. Leads the staff team. Encouraging

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

Family days out – beach and woodland walks. Seeing friends. Exercise, circuit classes

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

That everyone continues to get on board to work and help one another; it’s a great team

Kathy Fisher Head of care

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I decided to work at Shipdham Manor due to its excellent local reputation

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

Working with children as a local school

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

To always work with your team.

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

I enjoy looking after our residents

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I have enjoyed all 27 years of looking after our residents

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

To be fair with everyone, caring, understanding and willing to help the team if short

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

Living and enjoying each day

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

Seeing the residents happy and knowing they are cared for and loved

Vikki Gill Senior Care Assistant/Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

To make a difference to our residents’ lives, to care and look after them in the later stages of their lives

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

Sales assistant in a clothes shop

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

Be kind and caring, compassionate and reliable. To be able to work using your own initiative and be able to work as part of a team.

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

Looking after our residents, being there for them if they need anything and talking to them. Residents love to talk about their pasts which are very interesting.

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

Six steps to end of life care – helping together with a colleague to create a portfolio, getting the staff, residents and relatives on board to help us. Attending training sessions then feeding back to staff and making changes to ensure our residents are cared for how they wish to be with respect and dignity.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Becoming a senior care assistant. I worked very hard to become a senior by completing my NVQ’s. I love having the responsibility.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

To be professional, supportive, confident, reliable, a good motivator and to be organised and knowledgeable.

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

Spending time with my family and friends

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

Everyone works together as a team and supports one another. The residents and their families are lovely and I enjoy caring for them and hopefully making a difference to their lives

Paula Jerome Housekeeper

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

The home has a good reputation

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

Care assistant

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

Patience, organised, meticulous with good time management

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

Visiting residents in their rooms

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

In this role and other roles, managing work loads

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Qualifying as a care assistant. Gaining a diploma in health and social care

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Understanding, compassionate, have good relationships with employees on a professional level

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

Music, walking and good movies

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

Getting to know the residents

Sheena Blackman Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

Previously worked in care and moved to the area

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

Care assistant

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

Communication and to listen to others well. To respect, care, provide time and dignity to those you are working with. Be patient

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

I enjoy all of my working day as each day is different, with different challenges and rewards for those I care for

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

Having to give up my role as a care assistant due to a health problem to take on the responsibility of Activities Co-ordinator

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

The responses I receive, however big or small from the residents here at Shipdham Manor when we hold various activities whey they enjoy

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Someone who shows care, sympathy, empathy and understands all and works well within a team environment. Professionalism

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

Crafting, gardening and going to the coast

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

Being able to look after and care for others who have various needs and being part of our great team here at Shipdham Manor

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    Shipdham Manor,
    Chapel Street,
    Shipdham,
    Norfolk,
    IP25 7LB

    01362 820939