Ideal Carehomes provides 24 hour residential and dementia care, with an inclusive fee offer, in newly built, state-of-the-art homes across Yorkshire, the North West and Midlands. All our care homes benefit from the support of Ideal Carehomes' experienced team who make sure we attract and retain the best staff, offering extensive induction training and on-going learning to ensure our residents receive the highest quality of care.
We pride ourselves in making a real difference to the lives of our residents, going beyond just meeting their expectations through the aspirational choices we provide in our person-centred care.
Before you move in, we’ll want to know all about your likes and dislikes as well as interests and hobbies, so we have everything in place to create the lifestyle you want as soon as you move in, whether you are joining us for residential or dementia care.
Stacey Linn, Director.
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Regional Director - Yorkshire
Regional Director - West Yorkshire
Regional Director of the South Midlands
Regional Director of the South Midlands.
Regional Director - North Midlands
“If you’re not constantly thinking of ways to make your residents’ lives better, then I firmly believe you shouldn’t be working in care.”
Stacey is passionate about making Ideal homes exceptionally great places to live, where residents continue to lead full and active lives.
Her devotion to providing the best in resident care is borne out of sixteen years’ experience in the sector – at the tender age of 22 she found herself managing a 40 bedded nursing and residential home and has worked in the sector ever since.
A Leeds University Psychology graduate, Stacey is completely people focused but understands that for people to succeed, they require the right tools and processes to do their job.
A hands-on leader who possesses a genuine grass-roots understanding of how care homes operate, Stacey has successfully embedded an ethos of quality and excellence into the DNA of Ideal Carehomes and in 2019 launched the Ideal Care Awards – a company wide celebration of the people, the care workers, care managers, lifestyle managers, domestic and kitchen teams, who all make Ideal what it is today.
Stacey is married and lives with her family in Brighouse.
Allison joined Ideal Carehomes in October 2016 and has worked within the care sector for over 30 years. As Regional Director, she oversees homes in the Midlands and Yorkshire areas working with Home Managers to ensure our residents’ receive the best quality care. Allison can regularly be found at our homes, chatting with staff, residents and their families, building on the existing high standards with a continual programme of improvement. She is a great believer in person-centred care, and uses her excellent communication skills to cascade this ethos to the care teams within our homes, in turn creating caring and compassionate environments throughout.
Allison’s career as a nurse has underpinned her principles of exceptional care and she ensures her role revolves around this. She has also worked as a Home Manager for 12 years, before moving onto Regional Manager and Operations Director and therefore has all the tools required to lead our homes. Allison welcomes any feedback from staff, residents and relatives alike, so do not hesitate to contact her should you have a question.
Lisa joined Ideal Carehomes as Regional Director in 2018. She has worked in the care sector for 23 years, starting as a personal carer and working her way up to senior management. Lisa has worked at regional level for the past five years, supporting homes across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Midlands, and before this she has a wealth of experience in managing residential and dementia care homes.
Lisa is passionate about care and enjoys supporting our Home Managers and staff teams to provide the very best care possible. Lisa works with our Yorkshire homes and she enjoys getting to know the residents and their families, finding out about interesting life stories. She welcomes feedback and suggestions and is always available to help with any queries.
“My passion has always been supporting staff and making sure they are valued as I believe this is the very foundations to a happy home and ultimately, happy residents.”
Debbie joined Ideal Carehomes in March 2019, following a care career that spans over 30 years to date.
Starting out as a nurse, Debbie gained valuable experience which she was able to draw on once in her post as Home Manager just four years later. Since then, Debbie has managed homes varying in size from 40 to 180 rooms.
She has a great understanding of all aspects of care and now in her current role as Regional Director in our West Yorkshire homes, she is passionate about passing on the skills she has learnt along the way.
Maria began working in the care industry over 16 years ago, initially managing staff deployment and training within a large care home. Maria’s career quickly progressed as she was promoted to Unit Manager, Deputy Manager and then Home Manager. Prior to this, Maria has also worked as an Accident and Emergency health care assistant at a local hospital.
Over the last 6 years, Maria has worked at director level, ensuring that each home within her remit is providing the highest standards of person-centred care. Maria joined Ideal Carehomes in 2020 as Regional Director for two commissioning homes, Launton Grange in Bicester and Sedgley Court in Dudley and her vision is to see these homes making a difference for their new residents right from the start. Nothing makes Maria smile more than seeing happy residents.
Maria is a dedicated leader and encourages individualism within her teams to promote person-centred care. She is a ‘carer’s champion’ and understands the pride and satisfaction that care staff feel from caring for others.
In her spare time, Maria likes to keep active and enjoys sports such as rugby and running. Maria is a regular marathon runner, having completed the Birmingham half marathon 3 times along with several fun runs such as the Tough Mudder and Race for Life. In April 2020 Mairia hopes to tackle an 11k ‘Poppy Run’ in honour of Remembrance Sunday.
Catherine joined the Ideal Carehomes family in March 2021 as Regional Director for the South Midlands Region.
Catherine has a wealth of social care knowledge, with a career spanning 25 years working across many positions including management roles from the age of 24.
Catherine has worked in multiple care facilities across the East Midlands, Crewe and Oswestry.
Catherine has specialised in working within nursing care environments, with an array of residents with varying needs.
Catherine has also been awarded the Regional Manager award for FSHC, recognising her desire to provide the highest standards of personalised care.
Catherine has personal connections to the industry, following her mothers stay in a nursing home, Catherine believes she can see social care from all angles and sides of the journey and the is her motivation to help her teams to be the best that they can be and for the people in our care to truly enjoy their lives and continue to live life to the fullest. Catherine also believes that laughter is important and a smile cost nothing but can make a person feel like the most important person in the world.
Catherine said,'For me working at Ideal Care homes, it is the people. The people who live in our homes are amazing and inspiring people who all have a story to tell. The staff who work in our homes/regional/head office are so passionate and engaged about what they do. Everyone is really friendly and helpful. The teams are really supportive and no question is a silly question. I can honestly say that this is the employer of choice for me and Ideal Care Homes is a pioneer in the future of care homes and their teams'.
Lorraine joined Ideal Care Homes as Regional Director in July 2021. She is a registered Nurse with 25 years of experience working as a theatre sister before moving to manage governance and risk compliance in the ambulance service. Lorraine also has a wealth of knowledge in group operation management and quality.
Lorraine is passionate about care and enjoys supporting our Home Managers and staff teams to provide the highest standard of care possible. Lorraine loves being part of a team that delivers the very best in care for older people whilst working to alleviate the negativity that can sometimes surround the social care sector and driving positive change for the future.
Lorraine works with our North Midlands homes and enjoys building strong relationships with residents and their families. She welcomes feedback and suggestions and is always available to help with any queries.