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Westhorpe Hall, Westhorpe,

Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4SS

Home from home care

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The Registered provider is:

Patrick Barker
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"I come from an established Suffolk farming family with a strong tradition of environmental stewardship, and an intention to leave our land in a better state than when we inherited it. This philosophy also underpins our attitude towards our family trust's care home - Westhorpe Hall. Here my aim, like that of our staff, is to ensure our residents have the best care at all times."

Patrick is one of two Barker family company directors of Three Arches Care Ltd and he is also a farmer. The Barker family currently own or contract farm 625 hectares in central Suffolk, with the main farmed area actually surrounding the Hall.

Patrick and his cousin Brian took the home back 'in-house' in October 2012 and are determined that Westhorpe Hall remains a friendly, welcoming and homely care home practising the highest standards of care.

Both directors live in Westhorpe and aim to keep the home as a focal point for the village and to allow the Hall's residents to integrate with it, as well as enjoying the attractive surrounding countryside.

In addition to the 24-hour care and support there is, alongside the Director in charge, a dedicated Care Home Manager.

The Registered Manager is:

Dawn Waqalevu
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Having grown up locally in the villages of Woolpit and Elmswell, Dawn knows this area well. She has a wide range of experience and knowledge in the Health and Social Care Sector from supporting young people, to understanding the effects of acquired brain injuries. She also has a high level of safeguarding knowledge and has been a standing member on the Suffolk local safeguarding board.

Holding a Leadership and Management degree, Dawn is an experienced manager who brings a wealth of experience and skills to this position, and prides herself on ensuring the best outcomes are made for individuals.

If sufficient warning is given, access to all of the Care Team together can be arranged.

Staff continuity is valuable

One of Three Arches Care's operating principles is to look to employ local staff wherever it is possible. We have a good reputation as a local employer and on average our staff tends to have been with us for over five years and some have been associated with the Hall for approaching thirty years! We believe this continuity is an important factor in our service.

We are also constantly looking at ways to support and involve the local community in our enterprises (see volunteering at Westhorpe Hall).

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Westhorpe Hall, Westhorpe, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4SS