The Fed welcomed leading Care Industry expert, Professor Martin Green OBE, to its Heathlands Village headquarters on 4th December in a major coup for the Manchester social care charity.
Professor Green, CEO of Care England – the UK’s main representative body for independent care homes – toured our facilities and gained first-hand understanding of the work being carried out at Heathlands Village and across the community.
A delighted Mark Cunningham, CEO of The Fed said:
“We were extremely excited to welcome Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, to Heathlands Village yesterday. He is an amazing advocate for the Care industry and is incredibly supportive of care providers across England.
Thanks to him the key issues of workforce development, recruitment, fair fees and celebrating what social care and care homes provide, are never off the table whoever is in Government.
He appeared amazed at the breadth of services offered by The Fed and the unique characteristics of care at Heathlands Village.
As a destination for the community with vibrant shul, fabulous café and lovely gardens we receive over 4,000 visitors a month. On top of this we have a beautiful children’s centre; provide workspace for an integrated team of nurses and social workers covering Bury, and run an innovative partnership with Bury to reduce the number of people stuck in hospital waiting for discharge safely back home.
It took us over two hours to show Martin round and it was a total pleasure to introduce him to residents, discuss the Bury partnership and highlight the difference we are making to the lives of so many people from different communities across Greater Manchester.”
Professor Green also spent time speaking to members of The Fed’s Community Services team and Residential Dementia team, remarking that the “multi-dimensional and diverse” setup at Heathlands Village was “simply brilliant.”
Mr. Cunningham continued:
“With over 4,000 visitors in the last month alone, a fantastic café, on-site children’s centre, the provision of a workspace for an integrated team of NHS social workers and nurses working in Bury, and a partnership with Bury to reduce the number of people waiting for beds in hospital, it took us over two hours to show Martin round.”
“With our synagogue and café – both used extensively by the wider community – Heathlands Village is truly a destination for the community – there’s something here for the whole family.
“Far removed from the mental image people have of social care, what we’ve created here is less an old age home – more an all-age home!”