ABOUT

We, the staff and management of St David’s Residential Home, believe in and pride ourselves on offering the highest quality care for our residents. Through the dedication of our staff we maintain an environment that is warm, caring, homely and conducive to our residents’ exercising their distinct individuality

We welcome residents for long term, short term, convalescence and holiday stays. We provide systematic assessment of each our residents physical and social care needs and develop care plans that are regularly evaluated and reviewed. The interests of our residents, individually and collectively, assume priority over the home. Residents are accorded a standard of care which recognises and respects their individuality and diversity. 


We aim to provide a warm, homely environment where our residents enjoy comfort, security, care and companionship. St David’s strives to give our residents the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest capacity – physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. We are an innovative, forward looking team working to achieve the highest standards. There is a constant review of the way we do things to ensure we continue to be pre-eminent in caring for our residents.

Carers strive to provide optimum care reflecting patience, personal warmth, understanding and sensitivity to our resident’s changing needs. Our individualised care plans are drawn up and regularly reviewed. Our residents are encouraged to participate in the development of their personal care plan and the involvement of loved ones is greatly valued.

Programmes of activities are organised jointly by the staff and residents providing forms of leisure whereby residents can continue to take an interest in life and maintain their skills and confidence. 
The programmes of activities are greatly varied and designed to provide physical exercise, mental stimulation as well as encourage creativity and raise awareness. However, central to our philosophy of care are our core values:

 

TEAM

Philosophy of care described as privacym, degnity, rights, independence, choice and fullfilment
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Ruth Waltho 

Home Manager

Ruth began her career in the care sector in 1985. She has cared for adults and children in varying care settings including working with children with autism and behavioural problems. Ruth joined the team at St David’s in November 2012. She completed the Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2011, subsequently working with a GP practice as a counsellor. Ruth continues her counselling work on a voluntary basis. In July 2012, Ruth completed and obtained the QCF level 5 diploma in Health and Social Care, and was registered with Care Council for Wales in April 2013. Ruth became the Registered Manager of St David’s in October 2013 and with her husband, David, assumed ownership of the home in February 2017

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David Waltho 

Responsible Individual

Prior to his retirement in 2012 David spent his career in the civil aviation sector as a professional pilot, latterly as a Captain with Thomson Airways. Civil Aviation in the United Kingdom is among the most closely regulated and safety conscious sectors in UK business and David brings to the home many years’ experience in safety system management and regulatory compliance. Since retiring, he has been supporting Ruth in her role at the home and has now taken on the role of Responsible Individual. In this role he is particularly responsible for all commercial management and operational aspects of St David’s, in support of the work of Ruth and her team. David is always happy to meet visitors and relatives and to do so informally or by prior arrangement.

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Emily Jones

Deputy Manager

Emily 's career with St David's began in December 2013. she has steadily progressed through the company, becoming a Senior Carer in March 2020.

Emily then became Deputy Manager of St David's in October 2020. Emily has a wealth of experience at St David's, having worked at the home for over 7 years.  Emily holds her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and is currently studying towards her Level4/5 Health & Social Care Management Qualification. 

Emily's role involves reviewing and updating care plans with residents and their families, and ensuring the smooth running of the home in the absence of the Home Manager

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Sian Jones

Business Manager

Sian joined the team at St David's in June 2018 and was promoted to Business manager in December 2019. Sian has over 20 years experience in healthcare administration, accounts, recruitment and HR having worked for the NHS and privately run care facilities over many years. 

Sian's role involves quality assurance, accounts, recruitment and HR, and has recently taken a lead role in testing arrangements and vaccinations for Covid 19. 

Sian holds an NVQ 4 in Leadership and Management and is currently studying towards her NVQ Level 5 in HR Management.