Joining Wellington Grange feels a bit like coming home, says Clare Hall, the Chichester Home’s new Manager.
She is returning to her home town as the latest stage of a career involving nursing and care management posts, both in the UK and the Middle East.
Her nursing experience includes ward management, stroke rehab, nurse training and working as a head nurse at a military hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for four years.
After returning to the UK, she moved into social care and has been a home manager, regional manager, group operations manager and care home inspector.
She has a specialism in dementia care training and a diploma in nutrition.
Clare said: “As a local and someone living nearby, I was interested to actually watch some of the foundations go in at Wellington Grange and hoped that at some point I might be the manager.
“Within the care sector, Colten Care is seen as a top quality provider that values and invests in people. It has a very good reputation as both an employer and a provider. That’s why I wanted to come and work here.
“I am really excited to be taking the helm at Wellington Grange and getting to know everyone. I truly embrace the view that this is the residents’ home and they should be empowered and involved.”
Clare has a son, Michael, 21, who was born during her time in Saudi. Outside work, she enjoys music at the Grayshott Folk Club and walking in the countryside.
“I love dogs and have a pair of rescue chihuahuas, Yoda and Daisy, who keep me company,” she says.