A NEW care home in Bracknell has appointed a home manager ahead of its official opening in January next year.

Erika Smith has been appointed as the home manager of the new care home Bickerton House on Warfield Road.

Ms Smith will lead the team at the new home after previously working as a nurse for 25 years and first working as a registered mental health nurse in 1994.

She said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the home manager at Bickerton House. Having worked as a Registered Mental Health nurse for over 25 years, I know that working at Care UK would be the perfect fit for me as the business shares my values of ensuring residents continue to live active and fulfilled lives.

“Having the opportunity to start at a brand new care home, and create a welcoming, home-from-home environment for the residents, their families, and our team, is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m excited to start my new journey with Care UK.”

Ms Smith has also worked as a hospital director and she will now take responsibility for the day-to-day running of Bickerton House, which will accommodate up to 77 residents.

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The purpose-built care home has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence.

For more information, visit: http://www.careuk.com/care-homes/Bickerton-House.