A new care home in Market Harborough has announced the appointment of its senior team.
Care UK has appointed Susanne Stevens as Home Manager of its latest home, Oat Hill Mews, on Leicester Road, which is set to open in September later this year.
Susanne’s new position will see her lead the team at Oat Hill Mews, which will provide residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 76 people.
Beginning her career as a Care Assistant in a nursing home, Susanne went on to complete her BSc in Adult Nursing and become qualified as a registered general nurse. After university, Susanne worked for the NHS in gastroenterology, before returning to a care home environment as a Nurse and working her way up to Deputy Manager. Susanne quickly progressed and moved into home management within a few years with another care provider. There, her leadership skills and experience in management enabled her to transform the home’s culture and reputation, taking its rating from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ in just five months.
Commenting on her new position, Susanne said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the Home Manager for Oat Hill Mews.
“Having the opportunity to help launch a brand-new care home, and create a welcoming, homely environment for the residents, their families, and our team, is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m thrilled to be starting my new journey with Care UK and I am very excited about developing and supporting the new care team and ensuring residents are supported to live a happy and fulfilling lives.”
Susanne with be joined by Mark Evans, who has taken the position of Customer Relations Manager at Oat Hill Mews. As part of his new role, Mark has been busy forging strong links with the local community, putting together public events to make Market Harborough dementia friendly. With a wealth of entrepreneurial experience having worked in the financial and insurance sectors, as well as owning his own business, Mark stands in great stead to bring fresh ideas to the new home. He is looking forward to meeting prospective residents of Oat Hill Mews and their families and supporting them with their journey into care.
Mark commented: “I am so pleased to have a role with real purpose and meaning. I am very proud of our fantastic new home’s facilities, we’ve got a great team and with the recent charity donation to Voluntary Action South Leicestershire and our Let's Talk About Dementia event for local people, we are already starting to build a real community here at Oat Hill Mews. I can’t wait for to open our doors, and really give people a feel for what life will be like in our home.”