Hello my name is Samantha Curran and I’m the Manager of Thornbank in Ipswich, the home overlooks Christchurch park. My team of staff and I, aim to provide a friendly and happy house for our residents, their families and friends.

We support each individual resident to fulfil their needs, involving them with decision making in and around the home.

Thornbank residents and staff have formed very strong friendships and links within the surrounding community and enjoy taking part in a variety of different activities, at the home and outside of it.

I believe that communication, listening and responding is the key to a warm friendly and happy environment, this is why I have an open door approach for residents, staff and families. Holding regular residents, relatives and staff meetings.

Being well informed assists my team and I with maintaining a happy and homely atmosphere.