You may be aware that we are very lucky to have Michele & Nick Stubbs provide our mandatory training here at the Home.

Nick visited recently for the first of this years Fire Training sessions which as always was informative but also enjoyable. Nick understands the ‘uniqueness’ of the 17th Century Grade II listed part of the home and has been heavily involved in reviewing our Fire plan on a regular basis.

Whilst the subject of Fire prevention is a very serious matter Nick  engages everyone to ensure ALL staff are clear on their responsibilities in the event of an emergency situation arising at Valerie Manor.

The session also included practical training on how to evacuate a resident who is ‘bed bound’. A volunteer was ‘sought’ with yours truly given the honor.

Thank you to Nick and Michele for their continued support and training sessions throughout the year.  

Work experience – Chris

The reason for me working here this week is because I want to learn how to care for those who have been struggling. I study health and social care at college which is the reason I get to work at Valerie Manor again (even though I may not have been able to help or do something because of being untrained in certain areas) I feel what I have been able to learn and do has been an important experience. Learning to talk with the residents has also helped me understand what some people go through in their lives and what they need now.


Good Luck to All!

I just wanted to say a huge good luck to everyone who is going to the South East Regional Care Awards but especially to:

Debs Goodman – Deputy Manager – Care Assessor and Planner

Izzy Rose – Best Newcomer

Team Valerie Manor – End of life and palliative care

Mike Slator, pharmacist Upper Beeding Pharmacy – Care Innovator

Looking forward to Saturday night but thrilled and proud of everyne to be finalists!