TRUSTEES AND STAFF
The board of Trustees of Ridgegate Home have overall control, with the residents' care and day to day administration of the home being in the hands of the senior management team. The Trustees maintain close and regular contact with the team.
The board of Trustees: Mr T. Rice, Mrs S. Rice and Mrs S. Brankin
Chairman: Mr T. Rice
The Registered Manager is Mrs Samantha Tobin, who has an NVQ 4 qualification and Registered Managers Award. Samantha has managed the care home since June 2010, supported by the trustees and a dedicated team of staff experienced in caring for elderly persons. She is very active with the staff in striving to make sure overall standards of care are met to a high standard and understood by all.
The Deputy Manager is Mrs Angela Ballantyne, who has been with Ridgegate Home since 2012. Angela supports the Registered Manager in the day to day running of the home, ensuring that the delivery of care and service meets the needs of the residents, whilst maintaining their independence and respecting their choices, and the many legislative requirements.
The Office Manager is Mrs. Angela Gates. who handles all the day to day aspects of administration regarding the residents and staff.
The Care Team consists of three Senior Care assistants and a team of care support workers, most of whom have qualified to NVQ Level 2 or above. The Senior Carers have achieved the higher-level NVQ qualification in care. A continuous staff-training programme is in place to help make sure high standards of care are maintained.
The Kitchen team plays an important role in checking with residents that their own dietary needs are catered for, and that the food is of a consistently high quality.
The Housekeeping team consists of four domestic staff members, headed by Gemma Lyons.
Our activities and welfare co-ordinator, Susan Caufield, provides a regular programme of events and activities designed to enhance the wellbeing of all the residents of Ridgegate Home.