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.
Ian 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 redeveloped into the home it is today. He left General Practice in 2012 to concentrate full time on residential care and purchased The Oaks Care Home which he redeveloped between 2015 and 2017. He now works closely with the entire management teams for both homes and has an office in each home.
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 2014 and now looks after all aspects of our Resident Finance and Staff HR. She is available Monday to Thursday for any queries.
REGISTERED MANAGER THE FIRS
After originally studying business, Debbie has now worked in the Care Industry for over 38 years. She worked at both Cold East 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 continued her professional development and obtained the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care in 2018. She accepted the Manager's post in May 2020.
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!
REGISTERED MANAGER AT THE OAKS
Having left school after studying English Language and Media Studies at A Level in West Sussex, Danielle got her first care position aged 18. She stayed in this position for 2 and a half years and went on to study journalism at Exeter University until 2015. Danielle has also achieved a Level 3 Health and Social Care Qualification.
On return to her hometown, Danielle took a position as a care assistant in another home where she then progressed to senior carer. Having relocated to Chichester, West Sussex she took on the role of Head of Care at The Oaks which she worked in for a year before becoming Deputy Manager.
Danielle progressed to registered manager and has pride in the care provided at the home. She and her deputy have worked closely to ensure happiness and laughter is spread widely throughout The Oaks, whilst promoting independence and dignity.
ASSISTANT MANAGER AT THE OAKS
Alex left school in 2009 and went to college to study Health and Social Care. While in college she worked in the community providing care for the elderly in their own homes.
Once she finished college she worked in a care home in Hampshire for six years where she started as a carer and was promoted to senior and then Team Leader. While working as a Team Leader, Alex took advantage of training opportunities and gained her Level 3 qualification in Management.
In October 2019 Alex accepted the Deputy Manager's role at The Oaks and has since been working alongside Danielle to create a warm and homely environment for all to enjoy. Alex hopes to continue working at The Oaks for many years to come.