Leading care centre Ashlands Manor in Sale has welcomed a new management team; local ladies Isobel Scott join as registered manager and Rebecca Regan as deputy manager.

With Ashland’s existing manager Lisa Astley moving to help establish the team at New Care’s latest care home Bridgewater Manor in Worsley, Isobel and Rebecca have the knowledge and expertise to continue the high standards and warm atmosphere for which the care home in Ashton-upon-Mersey is renowned.

With many years’ experience in nursing and specialisms in mental health and dementia care, the duo makes a formidable team and take responsibility for the safe running of the 57-bed care home, ensuring the highest quality of leadership and care for its residents and 100-strong employee team.

A registered mental health nurse since 1995, Isobel is an accomplished manager.  Having managed care homes for both corporates and family-run businesses for more than 15 years, she has a natural and engaging style that gets the best from people through kindness, support and encouraging career progression and development from within.

She commented: “New Care has a wonderful reputation for being a great company to work for, delivering the highest standards of care and encouraging training and development.  When I visited Ashlands Manor, I found the environment and provision of care second to none and wanted to be part of this exciting adventure.  A friendly and enjoyable place for all those who live, work and visit, I would like Ashlands Manor to be the best it can be supporting every resident to live their best life.”

With a nursing degree and a Master of Science in Dementia Practice, Rebecca is also well qualified having previously been clinical dementia lead at a care home in Cheshire.  She is looking forward to supporting Isobel and further enhancing the care and provision at Ashlands Manor to ensure that residents benefit from their many years of expertise but also new ideas and visions.

Rebecca commented: “I was initially attracted by New Care’s superb industry reputation but my mind was made up when I entered the home for the first time and immediately received a warm welcome.  I want everyone who walks into the home to feel the warmth, happiness and respect we have for our residents and our staff and to see their happy faces and enjoyment of life.

Commissioning director at New Care Dawn Collett added: “I’m really pleased to welcome Isobel and Rebecca to the team at Ashlands Manor and am confident they will enhance and further develop the home’s wonderful atmosphere and reputation.”

Mother of three children who are all currently at University, Isobel lives in Ramsbottom and enjoys visiting the cinema and walking, especially around the Pennines and Greater Manchester.  She is also a member of Tottington Public Band.  Rebecca lives in Wilmslow, likes Japanese food, spending time with her 10-year-old daughter and going to concerts.

New Care is one of the UK’s fastest growing development-led care home operators.  Catering for the aspiring needs of its residents, homes provide high quality, person-centred care and an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, general nursing and dementia care services, in an expertly designed purpose-built environment.

In addition to communal lounges, formal dining rooms and gardens, residents enjoy the privacy of their own well appointed and restful bedroom, complete with en suite wet rooms, and a host of hotel-style services including fine dining, a hair salon, nail bar and a busy and varied programme of activities and events.  For further information on Ashlands Manor, please call 0161 905 0760 or visit www.newcarehomes.com.

(Front cover pic: Rebbecca Regan and Isobel Scott)