Minehead Nursing and Residential Home appoints a new manager

Louise Heppenstall is combining her talent for providing compassionate care with 15-years of management experience gained within the retail sector

Housed in a fully modernised Georgian building that is surrounded by expansive gardens and has magnificent views over North Hill and the West Somerset coutryside, Minehead Nursing and Residential Home, has appointed Louise Heppenstall as its new home manager.

Having originally started her career in retail with the supermarket chain, Tesco, where she eventually became a department manager, Heppenstall embarked on a significant career change four years ago, when she became a carer at a residential home in South Molton. Using her talent for caring for others alongside her 15 years of management experience management enabled Heppanstall’s rapid progression within the care sector and two years ago she became become assistant manager at Minehead Nursing and Residential Home.

In her new role as home manager, Heppenstall will head up a team of over 100 dedicated employees who provide a range of high-quality care services, including residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for adults of all ages.  Her priorities will include ensuring that all residents receive the best, personalised care and that her team feel valued and supported.

Commenting on her new appointment, Heppenstall says: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to be Minehead Nursing and Residential Home’s new manager.  It is a warm and caring place, where the wellbeing and happiness of our residents is our top priority.

“I have really found my vocation working in the care sector and as a home manager it is very rewarding to have a role where my management skills can be combined with my passion for caring for others.  I have many exciting plans for the home, including more regular forums for families of residents and employees.  I also want to increase our interaction and engagement with the local community by hosting more events and getting our residents out and about in our minibus as much as possible.”

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