Avante Care & Support welcomes Allison Purkiss as new Home Manager at Puddingstone Grange Care Home, Greenwich.
Avante Care & Support, a leading provider of high quality care homes in Kent and South East London, has announced the recent appointment of Allison Purkiss as Care Home Manager at Puddingstone Grange, Greenwich.
Allison, who took up her new role at the end of March, brings with her a wealth of experience in the residential care home sector and has previously worked with Avante Care & Support in 1998 (when it was formerly known as KCHT) as Home Manager at Plumstead Lodge care home.
Mark Lloyd, Managing Director at Avante Care & Support, said,
“I am delighted that Allison is joining us as Home Manager at Puddingstone Grange. The care home sector, particularly residential care for those living with dementia, is high in the nation’s consciousness, and it is vital that we have the very best leaders to ensure that we can continue to deliver the highest quality of care and support for our clients and their families. I am sure the whole organisation will welcome Allison’s appointment and wish her every success.”
Allison brings with her over 17 years of experience in the health and social care sector, previously managing homeless family hostels, sheltered housing schemes, care homes for people with Autism and challenging behaviour and care homes that provided nursing and dementia care. When asked what makes a good care home Allison said,
‘I think a good care home is a happy care home, where the environment is safe for residents, families and staff. I enjoy listening to people’s views and building strong personal relationships. I feel person centred care is essential as all of our residents are individuals with interesting lives which should be acknowledged. In line with this, staff development is very important and recognising peoples skills and potential are vital’.
Welcome on board Allison!