Tony and Shelina Rudd purchased their first home in 2003, with a belief that they can make a difference. Their vision centered on a wish to provide home’s from home. Homes that catered for the individual and focussed on quality care and facilities. Their goal is to become a leading provider of high quality residential care in the East of England.
Meet the managers
I have worked in the Care environment for many years, starting as a care assistant, then making my way up to a senior carer and then team leader.
I am have obtained my Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management & Leadership. Having completed my Dementia Champion training I continue to enjoy putting my knowledge into practice.
It is a privilege and an honour to be part of ADR Care Homes. I am passionate about promoting independence to all our residents and working closely with the staff team to deliver high quality care, respect and dignity for every resident.
I ensure tailored care plans are put in place for each individual resident. This is done by working closely with our residents and their loved ones. This enables my team and I to deliver person centred care, supporting our residents to enjoy a high quality of life within a care setting.
Hill House is a listed building set in beautiful gardens. This enables us to create a home-from-home atmosphere for our residents. We encourage residents and families alike to promote interaction in the day-to-day running of our household.
Our philosophy is to encourage service users to participate in their own care as much as possible, whilst maintaining their dignity and privacy within a communal setting.
We try to inspire our residents to make informed choices and maximise their abilities and passion for life.
St Catherine’s House
Hello my name is Valerie Phillips . I have worked in the care sector for over 7 years. My passion has always been to work with people. I started my career working at the House of Lords for several ministers and then moved to MENCAP/Gateway the Learning disabilities sector. I specialist in Activities and integration of our clients which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have always had a love for the elderly and decided to move into the care sector for this client group.
It has been a both challenging and rewarding and I am happy that I made the right choice. I am a keen advocate for providing care that delivers cultural and religious needs.
At present I am enhancing my knowledge by studying for NVQ Level 5 which I am enjoying tremendously. I am a keen learner and believe an individual is always learning. Through this knowledge and experience I endeavour to deliver care that is focused on my individual residents. Families and loved ones a extremely important to our care delivery as often do not aware of individual histories and our residents maybe unable to share this with us.
I believe in creating a staff team who is competent, compassionate and caring and I do this from the top down being hands on and not office based. As a team, within St Catherines, we have a shared goal to put smiles on our residents faces.
We ensure continuous wellbeing of our residents including the ability to make choices and promote their independence. I enjoy building up trust based on a solid relationship and positive outcomes. I have a proactive working relationship with the multi-disciplinary team including health professionals and social works. It has been said to me if they could bottle my passion of working with the elderly and vulnerable it would be a product well worth selling!