Experienced, Well-Trained Care Staff
Avenue House is led by its dynamic Manager, Debbie Thunder, who is in charge of a qualified team of Nurses, Carers and Domestic staff, all of whom are dedicated to carrying out their duties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Debbie has worked within the nursing and care industry for over 40 years, starting as a student orthopaedic nurse in 1977. Debbie has worked in variety of different environments, including care homes, hospitals and community settings, primarily working with older adults, and particularly those who are living from dementia. She has been a home manager since 1999 within both residential and nursing homes. This is Debbie's second period of managing Avenue House, and in total she has managed the home over three years.
We actively and regularly invest in training our staff, offering encouragement and support as they undertake QCF qualifications and the new Care Certificate. Our aim isn't just to achieve the training requirements of the Care Quality Commission, but to exceed them. Avenue House consistently achieves a target of 75% of staff with QCF qualifications.
Continued in-house specialist Training
As well as our constant encouragement of continued development, our Care & Training Manager provides all members of staff with an extensive in-house induction, regular mandatory training and also, additional specialist training in many areas. We believe a regular training programme is fundamental to improving the care provided to all of our residents.