New care home names new manager

care home
Rachel McNally

A new residential care home in York has moved one step closer to opening after welcoming Registered Home Manager Rachel McNally.

Handley House, on the site of the Handley Page RAF repair site on Green Lane in Clifton, is due to open its doors next month and will provide a home for 66 residents.

The home is being constructed by specialist care home developer LNT Care Developments, and once open will be the 18th home for established care provider, Ideal Carehomes.  Rachel recently joined the team and has a wealth of experience in the care sector.  She is particularly excited to be aboard the Handley House journey from the onset and together with General Manager, Michael Gledhill, will be working hard to establish the home as a fundamental part of the local York community.

Rachel said: “I am thrilled to be joining Handley House at this significant time meaning I am involved right from the start.  I am extremely passionate about person-centred care and we have already started to recruit our dedicated staff team who will help me put everything in place to make Handley House a great place to live and work.”

Lisa Harding, Regional Director at Ideal Carehomes, is delighted to have Rachel on board at Handley House.  She said, “Having Rachel join the team is an exciting step in the progress of our new home.  She is compassionate and caring and puts her residents first so I know that Handley House will be in very capable hands when it opens.”

Rachel continued, “The building is on track to open next month and it is looking fantastic already.  You can already get a feel for the bright and airy social areas and the spacious bedrooms.   Plus the history of the site is extremely interesting and we feel really lucky to be able to have our home in such an extraordinary location.”