We’re delighted to announce that the brilliant Sam Dougan has been appointed to the newly created role of Activities and Engagement Lead.
This brand new role will see Sam further developing our activities and lifestyle provision across all of our 26 care homes in Scotland. She will be a support to all of our care home teams who are focused on activity provisions to ensure they not only meet, but exceed those laid out by the Care Inspectorate.
A much-loved member of the team, Sam joined Meallmore in 2013 after starting her career as a carer. During this time, she has worked across several of Meallmore’s care homes in and around Glasgow, and most recently, Sam was an activities coordinator at Antonine House in Bearsden.
During her time at Meallmore, Sam has won awards for her exemplary performance, including the ‘Meaningful Activities Award’ at the Meallmore Staff Awards in 2015 and 2019. She has also achieved her National Activity Providers Association qualification in Activity Provision in Social Care.
Speaking about her appointment, Sam said: “Ensuring each Meallmore home offers a range of engaging activities for all residents is my top priority. At the height of the pandemic, all homes had to adapt to the way activities and entertainment were provided, and as we move into this ‘new normal’ it’s more important than ever to offer meaningful activities for all our residents.
“I’ve been working at Meallmore for over eight years now and I feel lucky to have developed my career with such a caring and supportive company. I look forward to supporting the activities teams and further developing the lifestyle opportunities at our homes to benefit our resident’s health and wellbeing.”
Hazel O’Rourke, Meallmore’s Quality Support Manager added:
“We’re so glad to have Sam on board in this new role at Meallmore. She’s sure to strengthen our commitment to providing high levels of activities and quality care in each of our care homes. We offer brilliant lifestyle provision at all of our care homes and Sam’s role will ensure all homes have good practice examples of the highest benefit to our residents.
“We’re also delighted that Sam has chosen to develop her career within Meallmore. Our company has fantastic training and career development and we’re always looking to nurture and grow our existing talent.”
At Meallmore, our people are at the heart of what we do, so we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best talent in the industry. We offer an excellent employee package, with training opportunities, competitive wages and career progression opportunities.
If you’re currently working with Meallmore and are interested in finding out more about the training opportunities available, please speak with your home manager.
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Meallmore operates 26 care homes across Scotland, including offering care for the elderly and mental health rehabilitation.
Since opening its first care home in Inverness in 1987, Meallmore has grown to become one of Scotland’s leading providers of private residential nursing and dementia care. The company currently has a network of 26 care homes across Scotland.