It has become clear that technology and its applications are changing the face of the care industry and we are no exception to this. Led by Barnaby Griffith, Vision Healthcare has introduced new technology, a variety of innovations and fresh working methods. We have also built a team of whom we are justifiably proud.
The growth and development aims we have established require a dynamic, representative and independent board to forge new strategies and alliances over the next five years. The values, leadership principles and management processes required within the care sector are themselves changing rapidly as the full scale of the challenges facing social care become clearer.
Our constant goals are to provide outstanding care and a wonderful place to work. Our team possess excellent knowledge and understanding of the industry and its associated needs and regulations. Our company values are at the core of our people and business, with strong, realistic and measurable organisational goals to drive the business forward in a profitable and value-based way. Innovation is the heart of our business, we are both ethical and eco-friendly (paperless), with a proven ability to meet the challenges of the care sector in 2018 and beyond thorough exceptional leadership and innovation.
It our mission to provide outstanding care for people who live in our homes both long term and who make use of our respite service.
Our services are run by experienced, dedicated staff, together with whom, we strive to provide a wonderful place to work. Unity Care Group has a strong commitment to investment in our people, which help us provide a high ratio of specialist staff to our residents. This enables us to offer outstanding care that is genuinely safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. Each resident living or receiving day-care within our homes or services helps our care professionals develop an individual, person centred care plan, reviewed monthly and updated as required, to reflect the person’s changing needs.
Our team includes skilled individuals with specialisations that make us a powerful and effective professional group. These specialisations range from pure health care, through extensive business experience, to cutting edge Innovation, information communication technology and leadership and management expertise throughout the team, including our frontline care staff. We believe that it is this range of competencies that gives our company a unique edge.
The Core Team at Central Support are:
Barnaby Griffith – Managing Director for Vision (UK) Ltd Group
“I was a founding member of the Vision family of companies as an executive and director in 2008 when we purchased Sainthill House and Langford Park Care Homes. My main responsibilities were to ensure stability of the complete group. Facilitating advanced marketing, sales, strategy management and modelling.
In June 2014 I became the Operations Director, at this time the group of companies only retained Langford Park, Sainthill House and Sainthill Cottage. In this position I worked closely with the homes managers. I was responsible for the day-to-day operational procedures and actions of the group and to ensure the homes were profitable and to meet CQC standards through good quality assurance.
All homes were rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, I worked tirelessly to achieve the ‘good’ ratings now awarded. With my extensive IT knowledge and passion for innovative care, I have driven new systems to enhance the quality of care now currently delivered within the homes.
I became the Managing Director in March 2018 to provide a clear strategic direction and develop measurable business goals for the group. My aim is to develop the company profile; geographically, professionally and within a business environment. I want to create opportunities for the recognition of employees who embody the companies chosen values and positively contribute to our organisational goals”.
Sarah Bracher – Operations Manager for Vision (UK) Ltd Group
“I have worked in the care sector since 1993 in a variety of roles including, nursing assistant, registered nurse (learning disabilities), deputy manager, team manager, registered manager and most recently operations manager.
In all those years I have had the pleasure of caring for individuals with varying needs, these have included learning disabilities, mental health issues and most recently, complex health needs and dementia.
During my employment as the registered manager of Langford Park I have worked with a dedicated team to ensure the care that was delivered was of a high standard and after 2 years of development we increased our CQC rating from ‘Requires improvement’ to ‘Good’.
I have recently been promoted to Operations Manager, my job is to work alongside both managers and the Central Support team to ensure that both Langford Park and Sainthill House achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating. I am passionate that we deliver outstanding care and provide a wonderful place to work. To achieve this, I will ensure that all employees, including myself, work within the values”.
Holly Griffith – Office Manager Vision (UK) Ltd Group
“I started working for the Vision Group of companies at the end of 2009. Primarily I was the PA to the directors, I also supported the whole team in administrative roles within the company.
I have since worked up through the company, taking responsibility for credit control and supporting the accounts department as finance assistant. I undertook the finance manager role for a period of 6 months whilst the group were recruiting and worked closely with the accountants to achieve various accounting deadlines.
I took on the responsibility of managing the payroll, where I implemented a new system, something I continue to oversee, as this is the company’s biggest cost.
I have a care background where I worked as a Team Leader for a local Domiciliary Care company in Exmouth. When Langford Park was rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, I helped the home to achieve the ‘Good’ rating it now has by supporting the staff with care plans and passing on my care knowledge.
I now manage the Central Support team who are made up of the finance manager, operations assistant and IT & marketing assistant. I am responsible for managing the staff to achieve their job roles and to liaise with the operations manager. I have the specific brief of leading the head office team into a new relationship with the homes as the Central Support Team, in line with both the company values and organisational goals”.
Scott Elston – Finance Manager for Vision (UK) Ltd Group
“I have worked for the Vision Group of companies since September 2016
I am an Accredited member of AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). I have proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel & Word and have hands on experience with accounts systems such as Sage Line 50, Access Accounts, OGL & Sage.
I am a conscientious, honest accounts manager with 17 years’ work experience in Accounts. I am a highly organised and efficient individual, with thorough and precise approach to projects which has yielded excellent results”
Recruitment and Administration Manager for Vision (UK) Ltd Group
I have worked for the group since January 2018. She has previous career history working for care agencies in the southwest. Her role as Recruitment and Administration manager involves the day to day managing of the admin for both homes and support to our head office. Portia leads the recruitment process for all new employees and ensures we are providing the best possible start to our staffs career within the Vision Group.
All of our team members undergo continual training and assessment to enable them to keep abreast of advancements in care provision and to provide safe and supportive care to all our residents.