St Leonards Court

Mundford, Norfolk

01842 878225

St Leonards Court,
St Leonards Street,
Mundford, Norfolk,
IP26 5HG


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Our Home

St Leonards Court is designed for the special needs of elderly people with dementia. All rooms 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 be a true ‘home from home’.

St Leonards Court is situated in the pleasant village of Mundford on the edge of Thetford Forest. Within easy reach are the local post office, village store and pub, whilst residents can enjoy interaction with the local community through the comfort of the main lounge which overlooks the village green. They also have the benefit of the safe enclosed haven of our sensory garden and summer house, which are widely enjoyed in the warmer months.

Facilities

  • 22 bedrooms
  • Decorated to offer a homely atmosphere
  • Specialist equipment available if required
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Special diets are catered for
  • Sensory garden
  • Caters for elderly people with dementia

Activities

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

  • Arts and crafts
  • Massage and beauty therapy
  • Gardening
  • Music and movement
  • Sing-Alongs
  • Quizzes, jigsaws and dominos
  • Poetry and story telling
Shelley Jarred Home Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I had heard great things about Healthcare Homes

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

Senior orthopaedic practitioner

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

Having compassion and understanding dementia. Being able to listen and be organised

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

Spending time with residents and all of my staff team

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

Leaving the NHS after nearly 20 years

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Passing all of my qualifications and getting an award from NHS ‘putting you first’

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Listening and being able to do every job

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

Eating with friends

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

Seeing residents and my team sharing time and laughs together each day

Joanne Jobson Head of Care

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I started at St Leonards Court many years ago working night shifts

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

Be a good listener, very compassionate and dedicated

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

I love my days, each being very different

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being promoted to Head of Care

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A good listener, understanding, fun and approachable

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

Walking my dogs

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

We at St Leonards Court are a very small home. We are all family here. All staff are totally committed to the home. I am very proud to be here at St Leonards Court

Suzanne Smith Activities Co-ordinator and Administrator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I heard great things about St Leonards Court. I live in the village and its reputation is very good. I visited and loved the home.

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

Beauty therapy

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

Caring, polite, confidential and loving

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

Spending time with our residents

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

Admin – I had never had this role previously and in a care home environment so all was new to me but I love it

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Hard working, dedicated, caring and honest

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

Spending time with my children

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

I love all of it

Vickie Lamb Administrator/Activities Co-ordinator/Senior Carer

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I started at the home just after I left school making refreshments for residents

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

A care assistant at a different home

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

Good people skills and being organised

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

Coming in to see our residents as they are like my family

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

Changing from care to admin; I have really enjoyed the change

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being a Senior Carer at the age of 20

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Kind, caring, understanding and a good listener

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

Spending time with my children and family

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

The residents, seeing them enjoy an activity and smiling

Dawn Norman Cook

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

The home had a good reputation

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

I used to cook at a children’s nursery

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

An understanding of dietary requirements, be a good cook and understand people’s likes and dislikes

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

Watching the residents enjoy their meals

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

When I was head cook and ordering food, making sure there was always enough

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Still working at St Leonards Court

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Be understanding, empathetic and calm in difficult situations

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

Reading and relaxing

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

Coming in to see residents and colleagues

Tracy Rolph Activities Co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I always wanted to work with the elderly.

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

Community work. I worked here for Manorcourt Care 28 years ago and transferred to Healthcare Homes

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

Patience, understanding, organisation skills and give a high quality of care to all

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

There is no favourite part of the day as I enjoy all the different parts of a resident’s day

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

NVQ 3 Maths and English

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being able to help others in their daily tasks

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A good listener, understanding and being in control of daily situations

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

Walking my pony and looking after my grandson

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

Enjoying time with my colleagues and residents

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    St Leonards Court,
    St Leonards Street,
    Mundford, Norfolk,
    IP26 5HG

    01842 878225