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 - Midlands
Regional Director - Midlands
Regional Director - North West
Regional Director of the South Midlands
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.
“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.
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.
“My passion is to make a difference in people’s lives, to provide the care and support they need to live their lives to the full regardless of ability or age.”
Kay qualified as a nurse in Nottingham and during her career has worked for the NHS and Private hospitals both in the UK and overseas.
Kay has always had a passion to put the ‘person’ first and respect and encourage people’s individualism. Kay was looking for a company like Ideal Carehomes who positively encourage their residents to retain their individuality and embrace their idiosyncrasies – where the only routines are the one’s our residents set.
From nursing Kay joined the Nottingham Inspection Team and then transferred to the National Care Standards Commission which is now the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Once managing her first care home Kay I knew where her career was going to go and she has loved every day since.
Kay joined Ideal Carehomes in 2019 and as Regional Director oversees the running of Herald Lodge in Coventry and Beaumont Hall, Mountview and Woodthorpe Lodge in Leicester.
Along with management team, Kay is keen to draw upon her years of experience to ensure that each home not only offers the same exceptionally high standards of care in beautiful surroundings but also puts a real emphasis on personalised resident led care.
Gaynor has worked in the care sector for over 30 years, starting her career as a care assistant and taking up her first home manager’s position in 1996. She has worked in a variety of settings, including day services and the community before settling into residential care management. Gaynor has since continued to further her career with Ideal Carehomes, progressing from Home Manager of Bowbridge Court to Regional Director of the Midlands.
Gaynor is passionate about ensuring that her homes provide a safe environment with the highest quality of care. The residents are at the heart of everything she does, you will find a friendly welcome and open-door policy and is on hand to answer any queries that you may have.
Gaynor is dedicated to ensuring that all our Ideal Carehomes are well-led and that residents have a voice and feel happy in their surroundings. She feels strongly that the staff team are well supported, receive appropriate training and are given every opportunity to contribute to the successful running of the service.
I like nothing more than spending time with the people who live with us, listening to what they want from their home and making it happen.
Christina has 18 years of experience working in the care industry, specialising in mental health and elderly care. Christina has worked in a variety of environments that care for people with varying mental health illnesses for people of different ages.
Christina has completed the Dementia Champion training with the Alzheimer’s Society and uses her experiences and training to guide her staff team.Christina is passionate about providing high quality person-centred care, building and developing a team of staff who are able to provide the highest standards with compassion and a natural flair for care.
Christina believes that the smallest details matter and encourages her staff team to think outside the box when it comes to elderly and dementia care, and in particular in regards to daily activities for the residents.
Christina wants the residents to have a voice and to be in control of what happens in their homes and in their lives, from carrying out staff interviews to choosing wallpaper for the home, and she hosts regular meetings to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.
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.