A NEW management team has taken the helm at a Teesside care home specialising in residential and dementia care.
Louise Hawksby has been named as the home manager at Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, and John Paul Wilson as her deputy.
Both are highly experienced in the care sector and plan to build on Mandale House’s strong community links, person-centred care and support.
Louise worked in business administration prior to becoming an office manager at a nursing home in Redcar.
She was promoted to deputy manager and registered to study nursing, before deciding to become a phlebotomist.
She started a management apprenticeship in 2013 and attained her NVQ Level 5 in management in health and social care in 2016.
Louise said: “I passionately believe elderly people must receive person-centred care and support and continue to engage with the local community.
“Both myself and John Paul will be working hard to maintain the excellent levels of care our residents receive while inviting community groups into the home, organising events, outings and other activities to ensure Mandale House is a stimulating and enjoyable place to live.”