Jobs boost for Yeovil with opening of luxury care community

The opening of a luxury ‘Care Community’ will create at least 40 new jobs in Yeovil this summer.

The management team of the £3m million Yeovil Care Community, run by The Care Home Group, are looking for a team of dedicated social care professionals and support staff to work in the five-star hotel-style care setting.

The luxury Care Community, which will feature boutique interiors, room service, concierge service, fine dining, a hair and beauty salon and a chauffeur-driven Bentley on standby, will open its doors to residents in July.

Samantha Hansford, Head of Care Operations for The Care Home Group, said she was looking for people to work at Yeovil Care Community who understood the need to place kindness, integrity, trust, empathy and respect at the heart of the care experience.

She said: “We are focused on delivering truly individual and personalised care in a five star, luxury environment. 

“We’re looking for dedicated professionals who can deliver that vision and create an atmosphere of genuine care with luxurious hotel touches – we want people on our team who are looking to do things differently.

“We want to help our residents continue to live their life as they choose; seeing possibilities and new opportunities rather than limitations.”

Roles available are:

  • Healthcare Assistants (day/night staff)
  • Deputy Home Manager/Duty Managers.
  • Administration
  • Events/Activities Coordinators
  • Domestic/laundry/housekeeping
  • Catering

Interviews will be held 13-17 June.

The Yeovil team will be headed up by newly appointed Registered Manager Kelly Mitchell. Kelly has many years’ experience in a variety of Registered Manager, Nominated Individual and other senior adult and elderly care roles in residential, domiciliary and dementia homes across the south west.

This is the first Care Community to be developed by Yeovil-based The Care Home Group, a new business aiming to shake up the elderly care sector.

The group is currently acquiring former care homes in the Somerset region and transforming them into state of the art Care Communities. Yeovil Care Community, on Preston Road, is the first of these innovative schemes. 

The company’s care services business, 5 Star Care Home Management Ltd, will operate each property.

Residents can enjoy the independence and privacy of their own en-suite care studio whilst enjoying excellent standards of care and support and a five-star hotel quality of service.

It's hard work, we make no excuse for that or try to hide it. But it’s also incredibly rewarding to know that you are making a positive and genuine difference in peoples’ lives.

Latimer Lodge at Yeovil Care Community will feature 13 luxury en-suite care studios, it will be shortly followed by the refurbishment of the adjacent Tyndale building, which will feature a further 24+ en-suite care studios. 

Mrs Hansford added: “Every day we will look for new ways to do more for the people we care for and we never stop looking to improve. We never settle for mediocrity or second best – at Yeovil Care Community 'that will do' is something you will never hear.

“It's hard work, we make no excuse for that or try to hide it. But it’s also incredibly rewarding to know that you are making a positive and genuine difference in peoples’ lives.”

Image: Kelly Mitchell, Registered Manager, Yeovil Care Community (left) and Samantha Hansford, Head of Care Operations, The Care Home Group (right)


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Notes to Editors

  • Yeovil Care Community is ideal for residents who require specialist home care but feel isolated and alone in normal housing - or who are seeking an alternative to the institutional feel of a conventional care home.
  • All Care Communities will be fully registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and will be aiming to become rated ‘Outstanding’ facilities.
  • Residents have the option of either renting their studio under a standard Tenancy Agreement or purchasing it under a 125-year lease for an up-front purchase price rather than paying the monthly rent. Prices start at £109,950. 

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