Moving on up! Braeside House Manager, Morag Francis, promoted to Older People Services Manager

Posted: 17/08/2016 | Care for Older People,

Congratulations to Braeside House Manager, Morag Francis, who has been promoted to a brand new role within Royal Blind.

The Older People Services Manager position has been created ahead of Care Home manager, Morag Francisthe opening of a new care home in the West of Scotland next year.

Jenny’s Well, in Paisley, will be Royal Blind’s second care home for visually impaired older people in Scotland.

Morag will oversee the development of the service from the ground up, applying the same philosophy of care from Braeside House.

Morag said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been offered this opportunity to help develop a strategy for a brand new service, starting from scratch.

“It’s a very exciting, if a little daunting task, and I’m fortunate to have a very strong team behind me who I know can deliver an excellent service.

“I was very happy to accept the role. With every new position I have taken with Royal Blind I have been proud that the senior management have faith in me to deliver. I have always been encouraged to develop professionally over the years and this has enabled me to make positive changes within the care home that benefit the residents, their families and staff and improve the quality of the care and the service.”

Morag has worked for Royal Blind for 24 years, starting her career with the charity as a Staff Nurse the former Canaan Lane care home.

And two years ago she was promoted to the role of Care Home Manager for Braeside House.

Her new role, beginning in September, will see Morag devising the strategic development of both care homes and working with the two management teams to deliver Royal Blind’s philosophy of care.

The philosophy is based on the thoughts and feelings of the residents, the Senses Framework and the Care Inspectorate’s Making Every Moment Count; creating an environment where residents feel they are at home with their own space, part of the community, involved in their own care decisions and supported by knowledgeable, caring and friendly staff.