The registered providers:
Graham & Robert Saunders

Graham and Robert were in the forces before taking over The Yachtsman from their parents in 2001, their parents owned The Yachtsman for 13 years. Graham has attended catering college and achieved various qualifications in the field as well as two teaching qualifications. Robert and Graham have been in business together for the past 17 years and play an active role in the daily running of The Yachtsman.

The Manager:
Sarah Smith

Sarah began working at the Yachtsman in 2005 and has completed NVQ Levels 2, 3 & 4 in Health & Social Care and NVQ Level 5 in Leadership Management. Sarah is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of Dementia and End of Life Care.

The Yachtsman’s staff come from a variety of different care settings and some staff have been working at the yachtsman for in access of 20 years.

The yachtsman encourages the training and development of its staff and in May 2008 won the gold award for training in Lancashire.

The number of relevant qualifications and experience of the staff

The Yachtsman employs 26 staff, 1 Registered Manager, 19 care staff, 5 housekeepers and 2 cooks. 94% of the Yachtsman’s care staff have achieved NVQ/QCF level 2 or above and 66% of these have completed Level 3 or above. All of The Yachtsman’s staff have completed dementia training and all Seniors have completed courses in challenging behaviour. 94% of The Yachtsman’s staff have a qualified first aiders certificate and well as all mandatory training.