Stansted care home is where the heart is, according to new manager

From left Gerald Jones, head of maintenance; Carrie Pilgrim, clinical lead; Paula Jones, head housek

From left Gerald Jones, head of maintenance; Carrie Pilgrim, clinical lead; Paula Jones, head housekeeper; Sharon Butler, customer relations manager; Kaz Farrant, business administrator; Khalid Amrone, head chef and Allison Squires, home manager at Mountfitchet House. - Credit: Simon Jacobs

Residents will be at the heart of everything we do, says the new manager at Stansted’s £6million care home, Allison Squires.

Ms Squires has been appointed by Care UK to ensure the smooth-running of the purpose-built home in Stansted Mountfitchet, which opens its doors to residents in October.

Mountfichet House, which should create up to 100 jobs, offers a range of care for older people including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, short term respite and palliative care.

An on-site chef, as well as vintage-themed cinema, hairdressing salon and coffee shop are also part of the complex.

“I am taking great pleasure in playing a part in commissioning the new home and getting it up and running as we head towards our opening,” said Ms Squires, whose career in the health and care industries spans 30 years.

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“I will be leading the way in ensuring our residents lead fulfilling lives, with activity based care, and I look forward to getting to know them and their families,” she said.

Visitors are able to take a look around a show suite, with viewings available by appointment. For more information, please email or call Allison on 07580 601 088.

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