June 14th, 2012 | Posted by Willan House in Staff - (0 Comments)

7 experienced staff enrolled on a Level 3 Certificate in End of Life Care and a further 7 staff started a Level 2 Certificate in the Safe Handling of Medicines.

Recent successes to celebrate include the completion by 2 carers of the Diploma in Health and Social Care QCF Level 3 – congratulations to Sharon and Michelle. 2 staff have finished their Level 2 Diploma – Val and Gail, all four staff members focussed on the Dementia pathway.

4 staff have completed NVQ level 2 in Team Leading, with 1 still working to complete Customer Service at Level 3.


May 2012

May 29th, 2012 | Posted by Willan House in Events | Staff - (0 Comments)

At the beginning of May Eileen announced that she was going to retire after 14 years at Willan House. We wish her well, she plans to do her garden, rest and generally enjoy her hobbies. She will be greatly missed by staff and residents. Sue has also decided to retire. Although they will both be hard acts to follow we have managed to recruit to replace them!

Sadly in May two residents died. Both these residents were big characters and have been part of Willan House for a number of years. Our thoughts are with their families as they mourn their loss and we are pleased that they regarded Willan House as their home.

Craft sessions have been going well, with Val and Clare. Residents have been weaving and creating wool wrap pictures. There has also been a hive of industry producing yards of bunting and red white and blue paper chains for the Jubilee weekend.

We have welcomed some new faces for day care now that Linelands has finally closed. The respite bed is fully booked in June, and with only a few days left in July. Phone for more information.

Posts disappearing again

August 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Willan House in Inside | Staff | Vacancies - (0 Comments)

Well I apoligise, but my posts appear and then disappear!

We currently have one vacancy at Willan House.

We are decorating the halls and corridors in July to freshen the house up.

Staff have been working hard and 2 have recently completed Health and Social Care NVQ – one at level 2 and one at level 3. Bonnie has completed her Professional Cookery award.

One family described our care recently as ‘exemplary’, their father having lived with us for 7 years. Another family have expressed gratitude that their relative was home, after a difficult time in hospital.

Visiting professional commented that he ‘ could think of nothing that was needed to improve the quality of care at Willan House’