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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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Emily Eastwood

                     Home Manager

Emily's career with St David's began in December 2013 and she has steadily progressed through the company, becoming a Senior Carer in 2017. Emily then became Deputy Manager of St David's in October 2020.

Emily was promoted to Home Manager in July 2022

 

Emily has a wealth of experience at St David's, having worked at the home for over 9 years. 

 

Emily holds her NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and has completed of her Level 4 Health & Social Care Management Qualification. Emily hopes to commence work on Level 5 qualification in Summer 2023

Toni Scholey

                     Deputy  Manager

Toni has been a member of the St David's team since May 2016, initally as a Care Assistant. In September 2020 Toni was promoted to Senior Carer, folloowed by a further promation to Care Supervisor in November 2021.

Toni then became Deputy Manager of St Davids in July 2022

Toni has over 6 years experience at St Davids, holding both her Level 2 and Level 3 H&S QCF qualifications, she also holds a Train The Trainer Qualification. Toni is also St David's Training & Infection Conrtol Lead and overseees SCW registration for care staff.

Toni is commencing work on her Level 4 Management Qualification in Spring 2023

Ruth Waltho 

                      Operations Director

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 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 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 Emily and her team.

 

David is always happy to meet visitors and relatives and to do so informally or by prior arrangement.

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 25 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. Sian regularly attends wellbeing courses and is the Lead for Wellbeing in the workplace.

Sian holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management and is currently studying towards her CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Management.

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