DAMHA has appointed a new manager to run its residential care home in Horden.
Chris Conway is the new manager of the Langley House Care Centre in Sunderland Road, Horden.
The mother-of-two, who also has two grandchildren, previously worked in a care home in Stockton before being approached to take on the management of 26-bedroom Langley House.
Chris, who has worked in care for over 30 years, has been tasked with making the home the first choice for people looking for care for a relative or loved one in Horden and the surrounding areas.
She said: “I have only been in the post a few weeks but it is already clear that Langley House has a very caring environment with a real family atmosphere.
“The staff team is excellent and the residents and their families are lovely and supportive.
“Having worked for large care homes in the past, I can testify that smaller is definitely more beautiful and I look forward to many happy years at Langley House.”
One of Chris’ first objectives is to create a varied activity programme for residents, and to encourage the local community into the home.
She explained: “Whilst respecting that this is home to 26 people, we would like to introduce coffee mornings, fetes and other events that would be of interest to the local community.
“I believe having people of different ages in the home will be of benefit to the residents who will welcome seeing new faces and becoming involved in new events.”
Langley House, which is owned by registered charity Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association (DAMHA), provides a range of care services for people, including general care, respite care and day care.