Staff

We currently have 23 staff working at the Home, most with many years of experience in care of older people. All staff attend continuous training in all aspects of care, which enhance their understanding of the needs of their client group. 

We also have an excellent team of non-care staff such as domestic, laundry assistant, maintenance, office assistant and activities co-ordinator, most of whom have completed relevant training in care level 2 and 3. 
 
Collectively we aim to fulfil the requirements set out in the Essential standards of Quality and Safety, and to comply with the section 20 regulations of Health and Social Care Act of 2008.


Qualifications held by our staff include:

  • Care training at various levels
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Fire Warden Training 
  • Continence Management
  • Basic COSHH Training 
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Infection Control
  • Care of the Dying & the Bereaved

  • Basic food & Hygiene
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Manual Handling 
  • Foot Health & Hygiene
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Principals of Care
  • Control & Administration of Medicines


Management

The Manager oversees, ensures and imparts a quality of person centred care for each individual, bearing in mind at all times the health and safety requirements including documented Fire and Emergency procedures.

Collectively we aim to fulfil the requirements set out in the Essential standards of Quality and Safety, and to comply with the section 20 regulations of Health and Social Care Act of 2008.

The Manager is contactable 24 hours a day and when away, the seniors are trained to fulfil the role and report to the Home Owners. There is a maintenance person available at all times to ensure that everything is in working order. The Home Owners oversee most of the administration work.

Our Manager, Ellen Abrahart brings with her a vast amount of experience from working in various care settings such as social care agency, healthcare, and education, for many years.

She prides herself for having excellent communication skills, approachable to Residents, Relatives, staff and other professionals. She has experience in management and senior management roles both within the care sector and outside enabling her to meet diverse groups of people. 

Ellen has worked her way up to management from being a nurse auxiliary for 4 years and 3 years as a senior care officer. Between 2001 and 2007 she owned and ran an agency providing care for elderly and disabled ex-patriots in Spain.

She is a passionate and creative manager who is driven by being part of a team delivering the highest quality standards of support. Promotion of personcentred practice.

We have much confidence that she will take Oak Lodge further in providing the highest standards of Care and support.

Ms Desai, Director & Company Secretary is a practicing Member of The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Great Britain since 1976, with useful experience in the Community Pharmacy including advice on medication issues to various Care Homes and Nursing Homes. With the New Age Pharmaceutical Services, she has gained qualifications in providing enhanced services such as Medicines Use Reviews, Healthy Lifestyle advice, Smoking cessation adviser and many such primary care supports.

Mr Patel, Company Director, has been in business involving Customer Care for over 20 years and is at present actively involved in accountancy and finance.