They also ensure that the staff at each home deliver the exceptionally high standards of care and compassion expected and that residents are well looked after, are able to maintain their dignity and privacy and feel as comfortable and 'at home' as possible.
Ian Caldwell MBBS BSc DRCOG DFFP is Managing Director of Caldwell Group Ltd.
He graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School in 1995 and immediately developed an interest in Care of the Elderly working in Geriatrics at Colchester General Hospital. Subsequent further experience was gained working in two other Care of the Elderly jobs in Chesterfield Royal Hospital throughout 1996-97.
He gained valuable Palliative Care experience working in Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield in 1997. He then went on to complete General Practice training and qualified as a GP in 1999. He worked as a full time GP from 1999-2012.
In 2002 Ian purchased The Firs Care Home which he developed into the home it is today. He left General Practice in 2012 to concentrate full time on Residential Care and purchased Merok House Care Home which he re-developed between 2015 and 2017. He now works closely with the both the entire Management Team for both homes and is in one or other of the homes daily.
REGISTERED MANAGER THE FIRS
Lisa has worked in Health and Social Care for 20 years and has gained NVQ Level 3.She joined Caldwell Group in April 2012 as a Senior Carer leading a team of carers.
Lisa was promoted to Assistant Manager within the Group December 2012 and has worked in both The Firs and Merok House but is currently working full time at The Firs as Registered Manager.
Lisa is compliant with all mandatory training and has successfully completed a supported learning programme in Manual Handling allowing her to teach and closely assess all staff in the safe delivery of moving and handling within both homes.
REGISTERED MANAGER MEROK HOUSE
Julie completed a BTEC in Science and Health Studies in 1999 and went on to work for 6 years at Spire Hospital Havant gaining valuable hospital experience.
In 2011 she was part of the team that launched the Rowans Hospice at Home service, a service that she is very proud to say she was a part of. Julie subsequently gained home care experience working for Guinness Care and Support in 2015 and joined Caldwell Care in June 2016.
Julie has a strong positive attitude and is particularly good at motivating the staff team beneath her. She continues to develop her own skill set and that of her team. Julie is very relaxed and approachable and happy to help with any issues that service users or their families may have no matter how large or small.
ASSISTANT MANAGER THE FIRS
After originally studying business Debbie has now worked in the Care Industry for over 34 years. She worked at both Coldeast and Knowle Hospital gaining valuable hospital experience. Debbie then worked in several local care homes and came to the Firs in June 2012 first as a Carer then a Senior Carer.
After taking advantage of the training opportunities made available Debbie obtained a Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 and took the position of Assistant Manager in June 2016. Debbie is continuing her professional development and is currently studying Management in Health and Social Care Level 5.
Debbie is well liked by staff and relatives alike having worked at The Firs since 2012. She operates an open door policy and is available for a chat and a coffee anytime!
Angela has unrivaled experience in Care Home finance having worked in finance for three different care companies over a 17 year period. She is therefore well placed to explain and help with any financial matters relating to care.
Angela joined Caldwell Group in December 14 and now looks after all aspects of our Resident Finance and Staff HR. She is available Monday to Thursday for any queries.
Chris has been an integral part of our management team for 8 years and is now working across both businesses. He is the go to man for anything not care related. There is very little he can't fix and literally nothing he doesn't know about the homes. We joke that his job description includes "anything that needs sorting" but in truth he is a indispensible part of our management team and often the one who ensures that what needs to happen in the background is happening so the care managers can concentrate on delivering high quality care. In addition to this he provides out of hours cover for any mechanical issues.