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Within each home, the support team is led by a qualified and experienced manager. We support our staff through effective management, training opportunities and career progression.

When a service user is admitted to one of our homes, we work with the service user and their relatives, friends or representatives to draw up a person centered care plan. We work as a team to ensure that the plan is based on the needs of the individual and that it is regularly reviewed by all parties.

Our Aims

Amicura Care Group has a clear and simple aim: to provide person-centred care in partnership with older people.

We believe that people who choose to live with us should be at the centre of everything we do and that they should make decisions about their own care. At the heart of our approach is the desire to give people maximum choice and enable them to lead full and independent lives.

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.

Linda Cordey
Area Manager

Linda Cordey is a Registered General Nurse with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience spanning over 42 years within the healthcare sector. She has spent approximately 12 years in Management roles. As a Home Manager, she helped her home achieve an outstanding with CQC and placed the home in the Top 20 care homes in the North East. Linda has excellent interpersonal skills and a good support network within all areas.

James Cooper Stevens
QUALITY & COMPLIANCE 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.

We have the best Team in the country

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