The White House

Beccles, Suffolk

01502 717683


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Our Home

At The White House we provide residential care on a long term or short term basis.  The White House has lovely landscaped gardens with a number of mature ornamental trees, shrubs and other seasonal planting. Within this residential home in Beccles there are spacious single or double bedrooms, all of which are decorated to a high standard and exceptionally well furnished. We encourage our residents to bring items of their own furniture and possessions to complement those already provided and to help make their room an individual retreat.

The White House is located within a quiet residential area of Beccles where its position ensures peace and privacy. The home is a beautiful period house with large windows and interesting architectural details. Its elegant and airy reception rooms are particularly welcoming, and you will find that the interior decoration has been carried to take advantage of the building’s individual character. One of the most stunning features of the Home is the entrance, which is dominated by beautiful mature trees.

Facilities

  • 33 bedrooms
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Elegant reception rooms
  • Specialist equipment if required
  • Visiting optician, dentist and chiropodist
  • In-house hairdressing salon provides all the usual services plus manicures and hand massages
  • Special dietary needs catered for

Activities

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

  • Arts & crafts
  • Bingo
  • Entertainers
  • Pamper days
  • Quizzes
  • Excursions
  • Sing-Along afternoons
  • Annual events
  • Coffee morning outings
Stacey Hamilton Deputy Manager

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

The White House felt very homely and all the staff were very friendly

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

I started work as a care assistant in a private home and worked my way up to become a senior carer

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

I think you need to be confident, understanding and supportive

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

Coming in at the beginning of each shift to be welcomed by our residents. Having time to sit and have a chat with them.

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

Earning the trust and support from other work colleagues

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Being promoted from Senior Carer to Deputy Manager

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A good listener, confident, supportive, understanding and a team player

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

I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephew. Taking our springer spaniel for walks along the beach

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

Spending time with our residents and making a difference in their lives. Seeing and supporting our residents to maintain independence

Crystal Hickford Cook

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

When looking for a new job, it was suggested to me that I may do well working in a residential home. My experience of care work previously had been with young people so I felt that working at The White House would be both a learning opportunity and possibly a new career path for myself.

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

Before taking on the role of cook, I was a care assistant within the home. Prior to that I had been volunteering with elderly members of the local community

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

The ability to motivate yourself, working alone as well as having a love of cooking for others.

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

My favourite part of the day is in the afternoon when I am able to go around and speak to residents about any menu choice ideas they may have.

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Most importantly, a caring nature. Also the drive to make a home the best possible environment for its residents. An ability to motivate staff and promote teamwork to ensure that they provide first class care.

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

I enjoy reading, drawing, embroidery and crochet. I also love going to the cinema and working my way round the restaurants of Suffolk and Norfolk

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

The residents. Spending time with them and getting to know them. I like to do my best to help provide them with a warm, caring and nurturing environment

David Neal Maintenance

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

I wanted a new challenge

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

HGV driver

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

A good knowledge of DIY

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I made a snowman and penguin for Christmas which cheered everyone up

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Compassion, kindness, good organisational qualities and patience

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

Refurbishing my home takes up most of my spare time

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

The people really are a team, always helping each other

Kylie Morgan Domestic

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

To make a difference

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

I cared for my Mother at home

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

Working as part of a team

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

Making a room fresh and clean

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

Making sure the rooms are all cleaned to an excellent standard and up to date

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

Good communicator and listener

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

My children

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

Seeing residents with smiles on their faces and enjoying themselves

Valerie Carroll Activities co-ordinator

Why did you decide to work at Healthcare Homes?

A job advertisement attracted me, it offered opportunities to use my interpersonal skills and I like working with people. The White House cared for a relative and has a good reputation.

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

Teaching assistant. Lecturer at Lowestoft College teaching students with learning difficulties

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

Be patient, show consideration, be understanding and have empathy putting the needs of others first. Have good listening skills. Try and solve any problems. Bring some happiness and laughter to all.

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

Making people smile or laugh, sharing special moments and knowing I have contributed to someone’s well-being. Playing games and singing along both in the lounge and in residents’ rooms each day

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

Gaining respect of everyone that works in the home so that there is a real sense of teamwork and caring for our residents. Taking residents out on visits on the minibus and in to the community

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Promoted within the company that I worked for at senior management level. Being instrumental to my students achievements, still having their loyalty as they attend my club

What qualities do you think make you stand out?

A motivator, caring, personable approach, integrity, enthusiasm, wanting the best for their residents and staff. Someone who can gain the respect of all through hard work and fairness

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

Cooking for the village hall, theatre, swimming, walking in the countryside, gardening, watching live rugby with my family, cinema, music and needlework

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

When the schools visit and I see students engage with residents and seeing the pleasure that this brings to each person. When entertainers bring joy.

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    The White House,
    Ashmans Road,
    Beccles,
    Suffolk,
    NR34 9NS

    01502 717683