17 Feb New Residential Home Manager Appointed
We welcome Rob Ashton as our new residential home manager. Rob is motivated, reliable and trustworthy, with over 24 years in the care industry. Rob is a firm believer in looking after not only the health and welfare of those in his care, but also their emotional, social and spiritual needs as well.
Rob’s first job in healthcare was in 1986, as part of a team assisting and supporting hospital patients in stroke/rehabilitation, medical, surgical and orthopaedic wards. With such a great grounding in healthcare, he left the hospital in 1992 to work for St Mungos charity and two London care agencies. In the first of these agencies he was Homecare Manager, where he was responsible for recruiting, training, evaluating and supervising over 120 care workers, to ensure that quality standards of service and care were maintained. Rob’s next position was Services Manager for another care agency, where he managed 40 staff and developed relationships with clients and external organisations.
In 2006 Rob accepted the offer of a job in Spain, where he managed a residential nursing home and led a team of 29 people, including care workers, nurses, cleaning and catering staff. Rob says he has always enjoyed working with a wide range of people from various backgrounds, cultures and religions. Rob encouraged members of his team to learn new skills and share new ideas relating to infection control, care planning, risk assessments, review and administration of medication and residents’ activities programmes,
Rob returned to the UK in 2009 and is now applying his wealth of experience as Manager of Cantelowes House, the residential care home owned by the Eleanor Palmer Trust.