Camelot Care has announced the appointment of a new general manager for its Butterfly Lodge care home in Saint Budeaux, Plymouth.
Clare Sinclair joins the company with a CQC ‘Outstanding’ track record, after having managed top-rated dementia care homes in Bristol.
Paul Teasdale, director of Camelot Care, said: “We are delighted to welcome Clare as our new manager at Butterfly Lodge, and feel privileged to have at the helm someone who has already achieved the rare distinction of leading a home to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ report from the CQC.”
After a 30-year NHS career in nursing, specialising latterly in complex care on hospital dementia wards, Clare relocated from her native Cornwall to Bristol where she spent seven years managing two different dementia care homes.
Clare said: “I am so pleased to return to the South West where we have many family connections and long-standing friends, and I’m thoroughly enjoying working with the lovely residents and the brilliant staff team at Butterfly Lodge.
“We have 37 people in residence, and I’m finding Butterfly Lodge to be one of the best-designed homes I’ve come across for people living with dementia because it was purpose- built with their needs in mind.”
She continued: “I’m really impressed by how peaceful and cosy it is – apparently thanks to the Swedish designer specifying excellent sound and thermal insulation – and the carefully considered layout gives lots of space for the ambitious activities my team provides for residents, or just to allow them to rest and relax.
“Plus the view out over the Tamar estuary and the local beautiful places of interest are an additional bonus for us all.
“Making the relocation during Covid has been challenging, but my husband, myself and our two teenage daughters are quickly settling into our new home and hoping to fit in some kayaking – which we all enjoy – before the autumn sets in.”
Caption: Claire Sinclair with resident Carole Rowley.