Croftwood Care (Cheshire) has strengthened its management team by appointing highly experienced care professional, Jackie Walker, as home manager at New Milton House, in Alsager, Cheshire.
Jackie has worked in the social care sector for 28 years, and has vast experience in care home management and rolling out new initiatives.
In her previous role as a registered manager for Safe Harbor care group, Jackie commissioned and led staff at three specialist dementia residential care homes in Staffordshire.
Prior to that, Jackie worked as a home care assessor for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent local authorities. Here she set up the Stay at Home Team, which carries out assessments for those living with dementia and mental health problems to evaluate how they could be best supported in the community.
Jackie’s qualifications include a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, a Level 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care, and a Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care.
Jackie will be supported in her new role by home services manager, Clare Sherwin, who recently transferred to New Milton House from Wealstone residential care home in Upton, Chester, which is also operated by Croftwood Care (Cheshire).
Jackie said: “I am absolutely delighted to join the team at New Milton House as home manager. Everyone in the home and local community has been so welcoming, and I am excited to have the opportunity to build upon New Milton House’s fantastic reputation of providing the highest standards of care and support for older people.”
Sheila Wood-Townend, regional manager at Croftwood Care (Cheshire), added: “Jackie’s wealth of experience in the care sector and passion for maximising independence and quality of life makes her ideally placed to lead the team at New Milton House. I look forward to working closely with her to continue to deliver the outstanding levels of care that Croftwood is known for.”
New Milton House is a specialist residential and dementia care home in Alsager, Cheshire, operated by Croftwood Care (Cheshire), part of the Minster Care Group.