Nicolas Kee Mew has been appointed general manager of Barchester Healthcare’s Wimbledon Beaumont Care Community.
Nicolas, who was previously manager of the Outstanding rated Arthur House Care Home in Wimbledon (see Wimbledon care home rated Outstanding), will run the 46-bed home, managing a team of 56.
“I am delighted to join the team here at Wimbledon Beaumont, and I am enjoying meeting and getting to know our residents,” said Nicolas.
“I’m looking forward to managing this home and continue to provide high quality care. I plan to use my innovative ideas to promote dignity at Wimbledon Beaumont, and make activities here at the home even more engaging by introducing new technologies.”
Nicolas came to the UK as an accounting student, and started as a part time housekeeper in 2006, aged 19, before making his way up to the position of care home manager.
He is the previous winner of the Great British Care Award and was named the Dementia Care Inspiring Leader at the National Dementia Care Awards.
An active fundraiser, Nicolas also appeared in Skills for Care’s national campaign to encourage young people to join the care sector, and frequently volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Friends, hosting two sponsored runs with a local school and church on behalf of the Dementia Friends.
Wimbledon Beaumont Care Community is one of over 200 care homes owned by Barchester Healthcare. The home regularly holds events and activities for its residents and surrounding neighbours.
Caroline Denny, the Divisional Director for Wimbledon Beaumont Care Community, said: “I am pleased to welcome Nicolas to our home here in Wimbledon. Like us, he is committed to providing high quality care, and his innovative ideas are inspired.”