We are a residential care home situated in the heart of Murton, County Durham, providing 24/7 support and care to 10 people with learning disabilities and/or autism. At Murton Grange - Swanton Care, we promote independence in a person-centred approach. We pride ourselves in being open and honest, keeping in touch with relatives is important to us as well as the people we support.
I joined Swanton in 2017 as a service manager and worked with the team to expand supported living services as well as manage residential homes. In time, I became regional director for the North-East in 2021. I learned very early on in my career with Swanton that the company is very passionate about the people we support, their homes and enriching their quality of life, which aligns with my own values.
I moved to England from Mumbai, India, in 2005 for education which I continued to do for several years. During this time, I integrated with people from many countries and cultures, and this helped broaden my viewpoints massively. I firmly believe this helped me to embrace diversity and value varied inputs throughout my career, which I have been in since 2006.
I understand that being in a support environment can be difficult. Together, the team and I are here to help in empowering and supporting those in our care to feel safe and live the lives they wish to lead.
I started my career as a Support Worker when I graduated university in 2004, progressing my way through Deputy Manager and Home Manager, eventually joining Swanton in 2018 working as a Locality Manager covering services in and around Hull.
I have successfully held registrations for, and worked in, a full range of services from Supported Living to challenging Residential homes.
I share Swanton Care’s passion for ensuring that the vulnerable people in our care have the best life and opportunities possible. I believe this is achieved by making sure the people we support have their voices heard and that our teams are appropriately trained ad supported to provide this care.
I feel privileged to work in such a rewarding sector with a fantastic team, I look forward to what the future will bring for the people we support and our organization.
At Murton Grange - Swanton Care, we have our own sensory room on site which is proven to be a popular hit with many of the people we support along with a garden full of activities too.
Pet therapy is a must here! Helping to relax and provide a sense of well-being, our therapy dog ‘Polar’ and a number of rabbits enjoy the people we support helping to take care of them.
When you have access to a mini-bus and a car, you can’t say no to a good day trip to Whitby or Scarborough which the people we support love to make the most of.
Feedback in our latest CQC’s report read: “People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible.”