Dr. Chris Booth first had the idea to build a centre for the elderly in Minchinhampton in the early 80’s. Today we boast a 44 bed Nursing Home, a vibrant Day Centre and Home Care provision.
We deliver outstanding care for both the physically infirm and those living with dementia and severe memory problems as well as offering Palliative Care, Respite and Short Breaks. Every area of our home has been designed and built with residents and visitors in mind, with the aim of making the transition into care as easy and stress free as possible.
Through our Day Centre and Home Care facility we offer a number of services for those still living at home, including a unique Meals on Wheels service in Minchinhampton.
All of our care is administered by highly trained staff with an ongoing commitment to training and personal development, an important aspect of Horsfall House.
Horsfall House is a unique and wonderful centre set in the beautiful Cotswold village of Minchinhampton, where residents and visitors, clients and family are received with a warm smile and open arms..
Nicola has now become our Operations Director following two years as the Assistant General Manager.
Nicola's statutory role is to ensure all the work at Horsfall House is carried out within the framework of prevailing health and social care legislation and the regulations of our professional bodies and that we are always respectful, positive, imaginative and compassionate.
Nicola started her care career whilst her family were growing up. Nicola worked at Gloucester Royal Hospital for 12 years in the renal ward following some care home experience. Nicola worked her way through NVQ training and won a sponsorship to complete her Nurse's Training. Nicola returned to the hospital and worked her way up to a Ward Sister.
Following on from 8 years’ experience within care homes in Gloucestershire in posts as Deputy Managers and Home Managers, Nicola joined Horsfall House in November 2019. Nicola says she is fortunate to have joined a team of dedicated staff and able to use her nursing knowledge to support and work with the staff and residents.
When not at work Nicola enjoys being a grandparent and spending time with her 3 daughters. Nicola also likes to bake, do crafts, activities, theatre, gardening and travelling to Malta.
After 12 years as General Manager Margaret has taken the position of Clinical Director now being an advisor to Nicola Priest as the new Operations Director.
After qualifying as a Registered Nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London she consolidated her clinical and management experience in the fields of medicine, surgery, oncology, palliative and end of life care, allowing her to progress to a number of Matron and Director of Nursing positions.
Margaret’s statutory role is to ensure all the work at Horsfall House is carried out within the framework of prevailing health and social care legislation and the regulations of our professional bodies and that we are always respectful, positive, imaginative and compassionate.
Her responsibilities are to listen to, communicate with, inform, support and guide users of our services, their families and friends.
When not at work Margaret enjoys being with her family and she is also a keen gardener.
Diane has been Home Care Manager at Horsfall House since 2006 and believes passionately that all service users should have their care tailored to their own individual needs and requirements and that everyone visited has the opportunity to remain in their own homes for as long as they want.
Diane is a Law graduate, an Institute of Healthcare Management accredited Manager at an executive level and holds the Registered Managers Award and Dementia Leader qualification. She has a keen interest in the wider world of care and is a “Proud To Care” Mentor and Coach, helping support new and aspiring managers. Diane lives with her husband and rescue Bull Lurcher, Skye. She has two grown-up children and enjoys yoga and riding.
Emma has worked in the Day Centre at Horsfall House since 2003 after the birth of her daughter. Emma first started as a Care Assistant to provide physical and stimulating activities and support individuals with their personal care needs. She progressed over the years to build on her career within the Unit eventually becoming the Day Centre Manager in September 2019. Emma has gained Qualifications within Horsfall House in Health and Social Care level 2 and 3, ILM Team Leader level 2, VRQ level 2 in Health and Safety and Infection Control and she is also the infection control link for her unit.
Emma has an exceptional team of Carers, Drivers and volunteers that are supportive, hardworking and committed to ensure individuals are cared for in a friendly and safe environment. Emma refers to the Day Centre as a “Nest” where we keep clients safe and happy.