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Clare Shuker
Clare ShukerHome Manager
Clare joined Vida Hall in 2014 and has worked in the elderly care sector for over ten years in various roles ranging from Senior Carer to Health & Social Care NVQ Assessor. During Clare’s time at university, she took a community-based route where she was able to source her own placements in primary and community care settings; district nursing, hospice care, palliative care, and community matrons to name a few. After qualifying from university as a trained nurse, Clare went on to further train to be a Practice Nurse and earned a triangulated role between Leeds West CCG.
Tracy Cliff
Tracy CliffOperations Manager
Tracy is responsible for the day to day operations at Vida Court, overseeing the Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance teams. She has worked in a care home environment for the past seven years in both residential and dementia care settings. Her role ensures smooth running of the home, allowing Clare to focus on maintaining excellent standards of care.
Pam Farres
Pam FarresDeputy Home Manager
Pam has worked in care for more than 30 years, 25 of which have been in dementia care. She has been a part of the team at Vida Hall since it opened and holds a Dementia Care Mapping qualification from the University of Bradford. In 2015 she studied culture change in dementia care through the Dementia Care Matters programme, gaining a qualification through the University of Surrey. In 2015, Pam was shortlisted for the final of the Great British Care Awards in the Category ‘Dementia Carer of the Year’.
Amanda Whitehouse
Amanda WhitehouseDeputy Home Manager
Amanda has worked in health & social care for more than 30 years and is now the Deputy Home Manager. She has been a part of the team at Vida Hall for 6 years and holds a Dementia Care Mapping qualification from the University of Bradford. She has her Registered Managers Award and has studied through various NVQ programmes. Amanda was awarded the most dedicated employee of the year award for Vida Hall in 2018.
Jessica Pick
Jessica PickDeputy Home Manager
Jessica holds a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care and Dementia. Since joining Vida Healthcare in 2020 Jessica has undergone extensive training during her previous role of Senior Team Leader at Vida Hall. Jessica is a trained PIDC coach and also won Vida Healthcare's Quality Award in 2021.
Jessica transitioned to her new role at Vida Court in 2022 and is passionate, motivated and dedicated to providing outstanding person centred care to our residents.
Helen Weatherill
Helen WeatherillHome Administrator
Helen joined Vida Court in January 2023. Helen has many years administration experience having worked previously in an Education setting as well as recruitment and retail settings. Helen has experience of dementia having cared for her mother for several years.

Vida Court is a wonderful place and I feel honoured to be part of the team.

Linda Lidonde
Linda LidondeHead Chef
Linda joined Vida in 2018 after a career in the hospitality industry. Linda worked under the supervision of Head Chef at Vida Grange where she transferred to Vida Court in October 2021. Linda spent most of her career in 5* hotels across the UK and has completed her Foundation Degree in Culinary Arts, NVQ Level 2 in Food Safety, NVQ Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision, NVQ Level 3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering to name a few. Linda is a great addition to the team.

Working at Vida has given me the opportunity to grow and develop my culinary skills as well as my confidence, thanks to the great Management we have in place.

Donna Anderson
Donna AndersonWellbeing Lead
Donna joined Vida Court in 2022 after working in the childcare sector for 22 years. The role as wellbeing lead is to support and mentor the wellbeing facilitators that work on the houses and support the nurses and carers to provide the needs and interests of the residents with compassion and engagement.

"I knew this was the place for me to commit to providing engaging experiences to the residents and family members that enhance their feelings of wellbeing."

Al Scott
Al ScottMaintenance
Al Scott has been with Vida since day one, opening and commissioning Vida Hall in 2013. Al then transferred to Vida Grange to help open the new care home and with his expertise in Al has been apart of the opening team at Vida Court.
Gabriella Zahariev
Gabriella ZaharievAdmissions Coordinator
Gabriella started working at Vida Healthcare in January 2017 as a Care Team Leader. She has over 15 years of experience in the care industry and has achieved her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. Since joining Vida, Gabi has also completed a Leadership and Management course. In 2020, Gabi took on the role of Roster Coordinator and in 2024 became Vida Healthcare's Admission Coordinator. Her role involves supporting and guiding families to find the right Vida care home for their loved one living with dementia.

Gabriella and Emma
Gabriella and EmmaCare Enquiries Team
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Vida Healthcare, Vida Court, Harrogate

Vida Healthcare has been providing exceptional dementia care for over 10 years.

If you or a loved one is looking for a specialist home offering outstanding dementia or Huntington's Disease care, contact Vida Court today. We will help guide and support you along your journey with dementia.

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Date of inspection
7 August 2023

 
 
Registered by Care Quality Commission
 

Registered by Care Quality Commission

The Outstanding Society
 

The Outstanding Society

GBCA National Winner 2021
 

Great British Care Awards 2021 National Winner

Dementia Forward
 

Dementia Forward

Accolades 2015/16 Winner
 

Skills For Care Accolades Winner 2015/16

Great British Care Awards 2019 Regional Winner
 

Great British Care Awards 2019 Regional Winner

GBCA 2021 Reg Winner
 

Great British Care Awards 2021 Regional Winner

Great British Care Awards 2022 National Winner
 

Great British Care Awards 2022 National Winner