New manager steers future of local care home

News posted

8th November 2012

SHARON Thompson has taken over the reins at one of the area’s most established care homes at a key point in its development.
 
Sharon is the new manager at the Moat House, in Great Easton, where work is set to start in the new year on increasing the living options. 26 privately owned apartments are to be added to the retirement village while a clubhouse will be created in a designated area of the care home.
 
“This is an exciting time for the Moat House and I’m pleased to be a part of it,” said Sharon.
 
She began her career in the sector 15 years ago as a part time carer. “I loved the job from the outset, knowing I could make a difference to people’s lives,” said Sharon. “The homes I’ve worked in over the years have become home to me.”
 
Sharon, who lives in Braintree, fell in love with the Moat House when she visited for the first time. The purpose-built building was opened a year ago, replacing a much smaller care home on the same site.
 
“It’s a beautiful place and, thanks to the way Retirement Villages works, I really feel like I can make a difference here,” she said.
 
The Moat House offers residential, nursing and dementia care in four suites.