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Vida Grange


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Victoria Edwards
Victoria EdwardsHome Manager
Victoria has worked in Health and Social care since 2007, joining Vida in 2021. Throughout this time Victoria has managed different services, primarily for large providers. This has included leading a home to achieve outstanding in caring domain, supporting at regional level, turning a service around following inspection and commissioning a new service. Victoria’s role is to lead the team at Vida Grange to ensure the highest standards of care are delivered to our residents with a dignified and professional approach. Victoria loves to spend time with the residents at Vida Grange, learning about their interesting lives and utilising this information to deliver the best possible care.

Vida’s approach to dementia care ensures the resident is at the heart of everything we do which has a positive impact on the lives of those we support.

Joanne Mossman
Joanne MossmanDeputy Home Manager
Joanne is a Registered Mental Health Nurse who has worked alongside people living with dementia since she was 16. Joanne stated working as a weekend receptionist in a care home and did various roles until she was able to work as a Care Assistant. Joanne worked at Vida Hall whilst completing her nurse training. Once qualified, Joanne worked on a Dementia Care Assessment Ward in Newcastle prior to returning to Vida Grange as a Nurse.

I’ve found working within Vida so rewarding. To be able to make positive changes for people living with dementia is so special and working here I can do that every day.

Helen Shaw
Helen ShawDeputy Home Manager
Helen is a Registered Mental Health nurse who joined Vida Grange as a member of the core team in November 2016. Helen has worked in healthcare for over 22 years, mostly in the NHS. She gained a higher certificate of education in healthcare and a degree in health and social care before becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Helen is a trained PIDC facilitator and soon progressed to a House Manager in 2020 and Deputy Home Manager in 2021.

Working at Vida allows me to be a part of a forward thinking team that delivers person centred care. It can be challenging but most of all it is rewarding working alongside others, all making a positive difference to people on their dementia journey.

Megan Kettlewell
Megan KettlewellDeputy Home Manager
Megan has worked in health & social care for the last five years after receiving her Masters in Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has been part of the team at Vida since October 2018 and previously worked in a variety of care settings including community care, dual diagnosis, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Vida is a very special place and it has given me a new understanding of the true meaning of care. It’s so refreshing coming to work every day and being able to manage a team of like-minded individuals who have the resident’s best interests in their every thought. Vida continues to make a positive influence in the understanding of Dementia care; and I am proud I get to be part of this.

Lesley McCready
Lesley McCreadyVocational and Experiential Lead
Lesley has worked in Health and Social care for over 22 years and joined Vida in 2013. With many years’ experience in the care sector and she is passionate about the delivery of quality dementia care. Lesley is also involved with Vida Academy, delivering training in positive behaviour support, oral hygiene, medication administration and infection control.
Theresa McNally
Theresa McNallyCreative Practice Manager
Theresa attended Art School before becoming a Mental Health Nurse and has managed several projects, all with a focus on the behavioural models of care and support. Theresa’s role at Vida is to train staff about person-centred approaches to dementia. Theresa won ‘Care Trainer of the year 2015’ in the Yorkshire Great British Care Awards. Theresa runs the Family Support Network and also works directly with residents using Art, Music and Puppetry to engage them .

Working at Vida allows me to work with my true self and to support others to do the same.

Arron Bolland
Arron BollandQuality Assurance Manager
Arron is a qualified as Registered Mental Health Nurse and joined Vida Healthcare in 2013. Arron has recently been the House Manager and has now transitioned into his new role as Quality Assurance Manager. With many years’ of experience in the care sector and Arron is passionate about the delivery of quality dementia care. Vida’s ethos of care focuses on quality throughout every aspect of our service and Arron’s role involves promoting the highest possible standards. Arron supports the Home Manager’s and care teams to ensure the highest quality standards are met in the delivery of care.

Working with Vida allows me to look at new and innovative ways to support those in my care achieve their own sense of belonging.

Sarolta Toldi
Sarolta ToldiHouse Manager
Sarolta qualified as a Registered General Nurse in Hungary in 2007 and completed a higher post graduation as a Mentor for student nurses. Sarolta brought her wealth of experience and joined Vida in 2017 after being a unit manager in a dementia setting home. Sarolta has completed training with David Sheard in Dementia Care Matters, achieving person-centred care for those living with dementia.

Vida has allowed me to promote the residents well-being and being a part of their life everyday, which gives me great satisfaction.

Nick Richardson
Nick RichardsonHead Chef
Nick has been a chef for over 37 years and is a classic old school trained chef. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, Nick has been a Head Chef for over 20 years at elite establishments such as Hilton right through to fine dining and banqueting. He has worked in Australia and all over England.

My passion to produce tasty and appetising meals my residents and to see the residents pleased faces from the food my team has produced.

Emma Lister
Emma ListerMarketing Manager
Emma joined Vida Healthcare in August 2018. Emma graduated Long Island University in New York with a BSc in Business Management and Marketing and brings experience of digital marketing to the team. Emma helps to position Vida Healthcare as the UK’s leader in dementia care.

It’s an honour to work for Vida and I’m proud to be a part of this outstanding team.

John Daly
John DalyLearning & Development Manager
John has worked in the Health and Care sector for over fifteen years. John has a degree in Business Management and is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioner. Other areas of specialism include the design, development & management of complex learning & development programmes. John is an experienced facilitator in key aspects of the Health and Social Care sector and has been instrumental in the delivery of a wide portfolio of successful programmes in areas including Behavioural Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), Learning Disability, Mental Health and Substance Dependence.
Helen Daly
Helen DalyLearning & Development Manager
Helen is an experienced Programme Manager and Registered Health Care Professional. With 35 years’ experience of working in the field of Continuous Quality Improvement at a national and local level in the pre-hospital, hospital, community health care and education sectors. Helen’s aim across all service areas is to ensure a clear focus on clinical leadership and a robust evidence base to deliver positive outcomes. Helen has a Masters in Business Administration.
Terri Spruce
Terri SpruceClinical Development Lead
Terri has over 40 years experience of working as a Nurse in the NHS. During the last 14 years Terri has worked in the role as Community Matron., this involved caring for patients in all settings across the community. Terri has studied at Degree and Masters level, enabling her to both diagnose and prescribe medications within her competency levels. Terri is the Clinical Development Lead across Vida Healthcare and works closely with the Nurses and House Managers.

It’s so inspirational working with all the amazing teams with like-minded individuals who have the resident’s best interests in their every thought.

Lisa Bowles
Lisa BowlesWellbeing Lead
Lisa joined Vida Healthcare in 2018 and brings a wealth of care and activity experience to the team. Lisa began working in the care sector in 2012 and has never looked back. Lisa’s role as Wellbeing Lead is to support and mentor the Well-Being Facilitators that work on the houses at Vida Grange whilst also supporting the residents in every aspect of their life, to form bonds and trust and to support them in their emotional, cognitive, spiritual and physical Well-Being.

My passion for improving the wellbeing of our residents with dementia has grown from my experience of working for Vida. I can’t change the diagnosis of their illness but I want to make a difference to their life in a happy and positive way.

Helen Platt
Helen PlattReceptionist
Helen is responsible for the front of house at Vida Grange. Helen joined Vida Healthcare in 2019 and has a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of front of house. Helen is here for all staff, residents and their families and finds it is most essential that visitors are always greeted with a warm, caring and compassionate welcoming greeting.

I am very proud to work & maintain the Ethos we have at Vida. I truly believe in the vision we have at Vida to support our residents living with Dementia.

Admissions Team
Admissions Team
The Admissions Team are responsible for processing and welcoming new admissions to Vida Healthcare. Lorna is the main contact, from the initial enquiry stage to supporting and guiding you through the admission process. Being fully aware of the difficulty of making such a decision, Lorna can often assist and advise families.

Jane and Wendy are Vida Healthcare’s Nurse Assessors focusing solely on assessments. The role as Nurse Assessor brings Wendy and Jane into contact with families at the very beginning of their journey with Vida Healthcare. They will gather comprehensive, accurate information about your loved one in order to ensure that Vida can meet their needs and select the most suitable house at one of our outstanding care homes.

For more information please contact Lorna Lewis via admissions@vidahealthcare.co.uk

“I am so very passionate about providing specialist care for those living with Dementia. – my new role enables me to continue to support this wonderful team, our residents and their families.”


Date of inspection
3 January 2020

Registered by Care Quality Commission

Registered by Care Quality Commission

The Outstanding Society

The Outstanding Society

GBCA National Winner 2021

Great British Care Award 2021 National Winner

Dementia Forward

Dementia Forward

RRN Member

RRN Member

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