What makes George Brooker House special is our loyal team of dedicated people. They provide the highest standards of residential and specialist dementia care within a real ‘home from home’ environment. Many members of staff are long serving employees of the home, which is a testament to the fact that they are happy in their work and genuinely care about our residents. Every hour of every day, house staff are working to make sure every resident receives quality care to meet their individual needs.
Our professional team is led by Margaret Strong, the registered manager. She has various heads of departments to support her in the day-to-day running of the home. Daily hands on care is carried out by our senior carers and care assistants who are all professionally qualified in caring for both the frail and elderly, and for those residents with dementia.
The house has a professional catering team that provide nutritious, freshly cooked meals daily for our residents. Additionally, a well-organised domestic staff ensure optimum levels of comfort and house cleanliness. They work on a daily basis, cleaning residents’ bedrooms as well as all communal areas throughout the home. The maintenance officer ensures that the house is well maintained and a safe environment for residents and staff. We also employ a gardener who tends to the garden on a regular basis, keeping it tidy and seasonal all year round.
"Mum has had the best care possible, they know her so well and are able to cajole her into activities, that she now loves. There is always plenty on offer to the resident's and their relatives, as they do encourage us to get involved. I have had so many happy times with my mum. The staff have become like family."
~ Tracy L.
Board of Trustees
The Executive Committee oversee the running of the home through the management team. Their primary concern is the wellbeing of the residents and the maintenance of a quality home. The committee comprises of a team of voluntary trustees who give their time for the benefit of the residents. They have expertise in a variety of specialisms, and meet on a regular basis with the house team and the Residents Group.
"I joined the Board of Trustees at George Brooker House at a time of need for both them and for me. Since joining, nearly four years ago, I have become the Chairman and fight daily to ensure that we are able to support the excellent, dedicated professional workforce in their endeavours to support the residents to live in dignity and to afford them the right to choose by basing our service upon Person Centred Planning and Ordinary Way of Life."
Deputy Chair of the Board
We have a fabulous team of volunteers, who give their time to make a positive difference to our residents’ daily lives. Whether sharing their skills, lending a hand, fundraising or simply being there to chat with residents, as a charitable organisation we are most appreciative of their efforts. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in volunteer work at the home. No matter how much time you have, you can make a difference. To get involved please contact the home by telephone or email here.
The Relatives Group meets on a quarterly basis for the welfare of house residents. The group regularly coordinate activities and entertainment. They assist with fundraising for the residents’ fund, which is used to organise special events and outings. They also produce a regular newsletter for the benefit of residents and their families and friends. To subscribe to the Friends of George Brooker House Newsletter please click here.