The right people
We are passionate about what we do and how we care for our residents. At West Hall we have a caring team of professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional levels of care and ensuring our residents always feel confident that they can rely on a friendly face and helping hand 24-hours a day.
Our carers are selected for their personal qualities as well as training and formal qualifications. At West Hall we have introduced a new care model which focuses on the importance of strong individual relationships, and our instinctively warm carers are empowered to work more like companions to our residents, getting to know their holistic needs. Our higher than average ratio of carers to residents allows for more personalised care and ensures our residents have the same carers supporting them every day.
At West Hall all members of the care home team are given exemplary on-going training, ensuring everyone is knowledgeable and confident in their role. We strive to ensure our approach always reflects best practice and new learning in dementia care and West Hall staff who successfully complete the Advance Dementia course “Developing Dementia Care Practice” are registered as Dignity Champions in line with the government’s national campaign to promote dignity and best practice in care homes.
The whole team at West Hall, from our administrators to our care managers, are focused on upholding the dignity and respect of everyone in our care and ensuring all of our residents feel comfortable and happy at all times.
Meet the team
The friendly team at West Hall would love the chance to show you what our home has to offer. We have open days every Tuesday and Thursday between 11am and 4pm, we welcome you to drop in for a coffee and meet the team. Here are just a few of the people you may meet on a visit to West Hall:
Customer Relationship Manager
"Lesley has worked in the Care Industry for more than 10 years, both in Complex Mental Health and in Senior Care. Lesley is a Dementia Champion and a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Society on their Dementia Friends Initiative; she is passionate about supporting people living with dementia and their family and friends. Lesley’s role is to support and guide people through the myriad of choices and often long and complex process of choosing the care that they need. Lesley says ‘ I care deeply for all my residents and find despite initial reservations most settle quickly into their new home and are very happy"
Jason has a wealth of experience managing services across a range of different sectors and brings his passion for great food to West Hall. After starting his career as a chef for Waverley Inns, Jason became an area manager responsible for 16 public houses. He moved on to Sodexho Catering and worked in military kitchens in both Hampshire and Surrey, at times cooking for up to 950 service personnel. Jason was then offered a position with Harrison Catering at Claremont Fan Court School in Esher, before gaining experience at Hampton Care nursing home. Jason found working in the care home hugely satisfying and firmly believes that high quality catering using fresh local produce can really make a difference to quality of life.
"Mindfulness encourages us to cultivate a compassionate relationship towards our own thoughts, and in so doing, we can bring this approach to all situations and our relationships with others."
As West Hall’s Maintenance Manager, Mark is focused on providing residents with real peace of mind, working hard to ensure the home is well maintained at all times. Mark started his career as an apprentice hard and soft Landscaper and quickly went on to become a Head Groundsman. Keen to expand his skills, Mark decided to train as a Carpenter Joiner, and over the years worked for several companies on an array of projects including new builds and refurbishments as a Site Manager.
Mark joined Anchor in January 2012 and really enjoys his current role at West Hall.
"Chola has worked for Anchor for over 10 years’; he said ‘I am extremely proud to be a member of the West Hall team’. At Anchor we provide high quality care services that support the rights of residents to live the lives they choose. Chola is a dignity champion and provides services to our residents with a variety of different needs whether physical, emotional or psychological. Chola said ‘our person centered approach fosters self-awareness and gives each customer the strongest voice with regards to decision-making and lifestyle choices’. ‘Please drop in you would be very welcome for a chat and a cup of tea’"
Andy has worked in both the hospitality and care industries for over 20 years. He is qualified in laundry management and housekeeping to NVQ Level 2 and is a qualified First Aider. Andy’s main role is to manage the West Hall Main Laundry which is in constant operation seven days a week. He is extremely conscientious and sets very high standards for himself and others. A highly respected team player and role model Andy trains and supports new members of staff throughout their probationary periods.