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Amicura Limited

1 Grove Hill Road

The Old Stables

Harrow, Middlesex

HA1 3AA

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Dear all,

As you are aware, the national vaccination programme is continuing and, given our work to care for elderly and vulnerable residents, care home staff are in the government’s first priority group to receive the vaccine.

It is very reassuring that many of you have already received your first dose, and that most of those who needed to wait to receive their vaccine for specific personal reasons will be able to have their vaccine soon.

The last year has been exceptionally challenging for all of you and I am proud of the effort and dedication you have shown. We must continue to protect our residents, and we know that any chance of this disease being present in a home must be incredibly distressing for them and their families. Knowing that the staff working in their home have been vaccinated will be a very welcome relief.

We also need to help you protect each other. As you know, looking after our residents is a team effort and each of you needs to be fit, healthy and physically able to attend work and give your best on each shift.

There have been some reports of people not wanting to receive the vaccine due to personal concerns and speculation. It is our company policy that we believe strongly that we must follow the recommendations of scientific experts and regulatory agencies, who have confirmed the vaccines available are safe and effective. It is all of our responsibility to protect those around us, especially our residents who are some of the most vulnerable in our society.

Vaccinations are the only option to be certain to protect your ability to work and to keep everyone safe. We are available to help address concerns any of you might have, and we are committed to helping each of you receive your vaccine as soon as you can.

We are here to help answer any questions you might have as we progress towards full vaccination, as well as a time when our residents will be able to see and speak to their loved ones in person again, which we know is invaluable to their wellbeing and mental health.

Thank you again for your dedication as we work to see an end to this crisis

Kind regards,

Mahesh Patel
Chief Executive

For anyone concerned about vaccines, further information is available at:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/news/RCOG-and-RCM-respond-to-misinformation-around-Covid-19- vaccine-and-fertility/

Welcome to Amicura

Amicura Limited is a leading care home provider, established with the goal of reshaping the care home experience of older people in the UK. With a rapidly ageing population, we understand the urgent need for care homes with a heart. We offer a comfortable and homely environment where service users can enjoy a good quality of life and be supported to make their own choices. We strive to provide a safe, friendly environment where the care is person-centred and we celebrate the diversity of our service users. We are especially focused on holistic care methods to maximise service users’ potential – physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have residential and nursing homes specialising in:

  • Palliative care
  • Respite care
  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing care

We put a heavy emphasis on Activity Based Care at Amicura and our approach is resident-centred. 

Chief Executive's Statement

Amicura, at its core, is a family-run business with family values and has been providing high quality care services since 2004. We believe that the essence of quality care is defined by a good business sense. Operating in a competitive market, we understand the importance of listening to customers, meeting their needs and providing a reliable, value-for-money service.

Our highly experienced management team are fully committed to achieving our corporate objectives of the company. At the heart of this is our valued staff team who strive to provide the best possible care for our customers and a living experience that truly feels like being at home.

Mahesh Patel, CEO, Amicura Management.

Our Team

Mahesh Patel
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Mahesh Patel is the group’s Chief Executive. Mahesh has over 30 years’ experience in the care sector at senior executive level, including positions in finance and other healthcare related industries including dental, prosthetics, orthotics and children’s nurseries

John Alflatt
FINANCE DIRECTOR

John Alflatt is the group’s Finance Director and has been with Minster Care and Amicura for over 20 years. He has extensive experience, having worked in the care home sector since 1996. John qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in year 1993.

Colin Farebrother
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Colin Farebrother is a Registered Nurse and the Operations Director. He has worked in the care sector both in elderly care and learning disabilities services for over 20 years. Colin is supported by an experienced team of Regional Managers and support staff

Alka Patel
ESTATES MANAGER

Alka Patel is Estates Manager and has worked in the care sector for over 25 years. She is also involved in the financial operations of the business. Alka has qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in year 1986.

Ruth Field
ESTATES DIRECTOR

Ruth Field is the group's Estates Director, overseeing all new Minster & Amicura’s home refurbishments, extensions and new builds. She has designed and developed care homes across the UK for a number of years. Ruth has a Degree in Architectural Technology.

Marie VanNiekerk
AREA MANAGER

Marie hails from South Africa and is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in both the acute and the care sector. Marie became a Registered Home Manager in year 2006 and since 2012 has fulfilled various roles at Senior Management level.

James Cooper Stevens
REGIONAL DIRECTOR

James has been in the private care sector for 30 years, beginning his career in care as a care volunteer and over the years progressing through to Registered Home Manager. Over the years, James has gained his requisite qualifications, including a Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management. As he developed his skills, he moved on to more senior management roles, rising from Area Manager to Regional Manager and his current position as Quality & Compliance Director. James strives and encourages his team to deliver the best possible care to all residents under his purview.

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