It’s a great start to 2021 for Highlands Care Home in Woodbridge as they welcome their new manager, Heather Boyd.
Heather, who lives in Felixstowe, has a wealth of experience of the care sector and previously worked as the registered estate manager for McCarthy and Stone’s Assisted Living Retirement Development in Ipswich. She attended Suffolk University from 2008 to 2011 and has been a volunteer with the Suffolk Youth Offending Service for over 20 years. She was also trained as a victim/offender mediator. Heather takes over from Lyn Ward, who recently retired after 20 years with Highlands.
Heather commented: “I am delighted to be able to join the team at Highlands. They have been working so hard to provide exceptional care during a very challenging time for both residents and staff. We have everything in place to keep our residents safe and are welcoming those who are looking for long-term support or just for a shorter break to get back on their feet, I am very excited for the future.”
Highlands also has a new chair of trustees, Paul Grant, who has taken on the role following the retirement of the longstanding chair, John Allen. Paul joins with a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector both at home
and abroad. He is a former NHS chief executive and is also a registered
nurse, so is well suited to guide the governing trustees through this most difficult time.
Paul explained: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to become part
of the Highlands family. As a local, not-for-profit charity, Highlands is very much part of the fabric of Woodbridge and the surrounding area. I look forward to working with Heather and my fellow Trustees to continue our tradition of providing very special, high-quality care at good value for money to our residents.”
Highlands is an independent not-for-profit charity opened in 1983 by four local families. Since then, it has provided a residential ‘home from home’ to 24 residents in a relaxed and friendly, yet professional environment.
Heather can be contacted on 01394 386204