Kim Turton has been appointed as the new Registered Manager at Pennington Court Care Home on Hunslet Hall Road.

The care home offers residential care as well as short-term respite care for older people and has been undergoing significant investment since Covid to re-build the service back to its Outstanding CQC rating.

Kim is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Health Care Management and brings over 19 years of care experience to Pennington Court.

“I came into care to make a difference. I have worked in care across the whole spectrum of ages, from babies through to older adults. I absolutely love caring for older people and find it a real privilege to come into work every day and make a difference to their lives.

“Covid was a really difficult time for everyone working in care, but I am so proud of how the staff at Pennington Court have clearly continued to show commitment to their roles and making sure our residents are happy.

“I have worked in a number of care homes, and I can categorically say that Pennington Court has such a lovely atmosphere. The staff work as a family and care for residents as they would like their own loved ones to be cared for. In fact, some of the staff’s family members live at Pennington Court, which is testament to the trust they place in their colleagues to look after their relatives.

“The key to outstanding care is making sure that we adapt to the resident’s lifestyle – if they don’t get up until 10am, that is fine by us. If they like particular food, we aim to get it on the menu for them. Residents enjoy three home-cooked meals a day and a wide range of activities, from coffee mornings and craft activities to trips to Scarborough and visits from entertainers. It’s all about tailoring our care and support to their lifestyle – not about them fitting into a routine that does not suit them.”

Westward Care owns Pennington Court alongside three other care locations in Leeds (Headingley Hall, The Cedars in Methley and Southlands Retirement Apartments in Roundhay).

The company has invested significantly in the ongoing training and development of staff. Alongside mandatory training, the company has also employed 'Clinical Educators’ to work directly with carers to develop their skills, offer solutions to any issues that arise and ultimately deliver the best package of care and support possible for the residents.

Peter Hodkinson, Managing Director, Westward Care notes: “Our care and support is only ever as good as the people who deliver it, which is why we have spent significant time and money supporting staff to rebuild after Covid. Where staff express an interest in studying for additional care qualifications, we support financially to make that happen – whether it’s an NVQ in Care or enhancing catering skills. Every member of the team contributes to making the home an outstanding place to live and has the opportunity to grow and develop their career with our company.”

If you are interested in visiting the care home to have a look around or want to find out more about job opportunities available, please contact Pennington Court on:

Phone: 0113 228 4040
"We’d like to think that it is the little things we do every day that make Westward Care so unique."
Peter Hodkinson
Managing Director, Westward Care