Encore Care Homes

Great Oaks welcomes new care home manager

Great Oaks Care Home Gardens

Registered nurse Sara Muslin has joined the team at Great Oaks in Bournemouth as care home manager.

Sara has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and has vast experience in the care sector, having managed care teams for over 20 years. Sara has spent the past six years as a registered manager for care homes which specialise in nursing, residential and dementia care.

In her new role, Sara is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring that the highest standards of care are maintained and that the Care Quality Commission standards and guidelines are adhered to at all times.

Innovative dementia training showcased at Encore Care Homes

Encore Care Homes staff

Encore Care Homes is proud to introduce ‘Mind the Gap’, an insightful dementia training programme, across its care homes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Fareham.

The programme comprises four modules and is led by a trained expert from Encore who covers various topics, including wellness and behaviour, the positive impact communication can have on a person with dementia and the strategies which can be used to ensure they feel positive and comfortable at all times. 

Encore Care Homes continues to invest in its team

Encore Care Homes team

Five team members from Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth, have completed the ‘Be an Effective Leader’ programme. Great Oaks is managed by Encore Care Homes, which invests significantly in the personal development of its staff and presents them with regular training opportunities throughout the year. The ‘Be an Effective Leader’ programme was launched to provide staff with the skills and tools required to manage a team successfully.

Encore Care Homes’ activities are given some Oomph!

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Encore Care Homes is delighted to announce its new partnership with Oomph! starting this month in all three of its homes, which are located in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Fareham.

Established in 2011, Oomph! works closely with care and housing services throughout the UK, to support staff and help residents improve their health and fitness, through fun exercises and activities. During the programme residents and staff at Encore will take part in a variety of sport, music, relaxation and nature workshops.

Encore Care Homes continue to combat care sector staff shortages

Encore Care Homes continue to combat care sector staff shortages

Following a recent report issued which highlighted staff shortages within the care sector, due to low wages and workload pressures, Encore Care Homes is pledging to continue to buck the trend.

The National Audit Office’s recent report stated low rates of pay and workload pressures mean some care services are struggling to recruit new team members. However, Encore Care Homes offer staff above average wages and a range of shifts which cater to each individual’s lifestyle and commitments.  

Encore Care Homes provides rewarding career opportunities

Encore Care Homes provides rewarding career opportunities

Encore Care Homes is urging all healthcare professionals who are looking for a rewarding new career, to visit their recruitment webpage. Encore is currently recruiting for dedicated nurses, carers and other roles across its established family of care homes.  

Encore manages three care homes in Dorset and Hampshire, with Great Oaks in Bournemouth being the latest to open in June last year. Working for Encore is like being part of a family and allows you to make a real difference in your career. 

Encore Care Homes enters a multimillion pound partnership to tackle the UK’s elderly care crisis

Encore Care Homes enters a multimillion pound partnership to tackle the UK’s elderly care crisis

Encore Care Homes has entered a £250million strategic development partnership with U.S healthcare REIT (real estate investment trust), Welltower.
 
The partnership will provide Welltower with the exclusive option to acquire £250million of Encore’s future developments which secures long term care options for the elderly and will allow Encore to continue to design and construct its purpose-built care homes across the south.