Harrogate-based care home welcomes new home manager

Harrogate-based Vida Healthcare, the leading provider of specialist dementia care in the UK, has appointed Victoria Edwards as home manager of its state-of-the-art care home, Vida Grange, in Pannal.

Victoria will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the home, which includes ensuring those who live at Vida Grange receive the highest standards of care, delivered with dignity and respect. Victoria will lead a team of 250.

Victoria brings with her a wealth of experience, having worked in adult social care since 2007.  She previously carried out roles including regional hospitality specialist, general manager and senior general manager at Barchester Healthcare, where she was responsible for commissioning and running a group of 60 homes.

Victoria also has a Masters in Business Management and in 2017 she was recognised as Outstanding in the caring domain by the Care Quality Commision (CQC). 

Commenting on her appointment, Victoria said: “I’m honoured to be given a role at such a well respected, innovative care home with an award-winning team. Vida Healthcare’s person-centred philosophy of care really stood out to me and I’m excited to preserve the homes’ ‘Outstanding’ rating by successfully running its operations, ensuring the continued safety of its residents, providing advice and support to residents, families and staff and most importantly, delivering compassionate care for people’s loved ones.”

James Rycroft, managing director at Vida Healthcare, added: “ Despite the recruitment challenges we currently face in our sector, we are continuing to invest in our staff and we’re always on the lookout for brilliant nurses, carers and managers, like Victoria, to join us.” 

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