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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, 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.

It was so refreshing to step foot into Vida Hall and instantly feel like I belonged. To see the leaps that had been taken in specialist dementia care was overwhelming yet inspiring. My proudest moment during my time at Vida was receiving the extra mile award in December.

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’.

Meaningful and effective dementia care is very close to my heart both personally and professionally. I gain great satisfaction from working closely with my residents and their families.

Christopher Platt
Christopher PlattOperations Manager
Christopher is responsible for the day to day operations at Vida Hall, overseeing the Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance teams. He has worked in the hospitality industry for most of his life. His role ensures smooth running of the home, allowing Clare to focus on maintaining excellent standards of care.

I am delighted to be part of such a dedicated and innovative team that brings positivity to the home every day.

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.

Harry Spurr
Harry SpurrHome Administrator
Harry joined the team at Vida Hall in June 2014 as a Kitchen Assistant and has worked his way up to Home Administrator. Harry makes a welcome addition to the team at Vida Hall as Home Administrator.

It is a pleasure to work with and be part of such a wonderful team here at Vida Hall.

Amanda Whitehouse
Amanda WhitehouseHouse Manager
Amanda has worked in health & social care for more than 30 years and is now the House Manager of Meadow View. She has been a part of the team at Vida Hall for 2 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.

I am very proud to be overseeing Meadow View house at Vida Hall. I strongly believe in Vida Healthcare’s ethos and I am passionate in supporting people who live with Dementia.

Akos Heresznyei
Akos HeresznyeiHouse Manager
Akos has worked in health & social care for more than 10 years. He has been a part of the team at Vida Hall for 7 years since opening. After six years’ experience in team leadership, this year Akos became House Manager for Woodlands and Orchard View Houses and is focusing on to improve quality of service for residents with passion and with innovative approach. Akos is dedicated to concentrate on our residents’ individuality, physical and psychological needs to improve and maintain high level of well-being for our residents and their families.

I am extremely proud to be part of the Vida family. I started seven years ago and I do believe that this period of time can prove our passion and dedication to our resident, families and the entire community. We believe in success and we believe we can achieve it together.

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.

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.

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.”

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.
Helen Styles
Helen StylesHead Chef
Helen has worked in healthcare for the past 20 years and joined the Vida family in 2018. Helen is passionate about offering a high standard in choice, variety and quality when planning and executing food menus for the residents of Vida Hall.
Outside of work Helen enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.
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.


Date of inspection
13 November 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