Hope Park House is set in beautiful landscaped gardens in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Blairgowrie, Perthshire, in the heart of Scotland.
We provide elderly care, specialising in residential care for older people with dementia but also offering day care and short-term respite care.
Run by a charitable trust of local people, we are a non-profit making establishment, providing a home away from home and offering person-centred care, compassion, acceptance and stability to our residents.
Hope Park House was first set up as a home for elderly people in 1948 after the Hope Park Trust – Smith Bequest was left to the people of Blairgowrie.
The original Victorian villa, set in spacious grounds, was extended in 2015 providing additional lounge, dining and seating areas, and in 2018, a garden room known as Jean’s Bothy was built – named after Jean Stables, a well-known member of the Friends of Hope Park group who generously left a bequest to Hope Park in her will.
Jean’s Bothy further enhances the lives of those living with dementia and can also be used as a meeting space by local groups for a variety of purposes as part of Hope Park’s connection with the community in which it is based.
In 2018 Hope Park House celebrated the 70th anniversary of providing high quality bespoke, professional and compassionate care to the elderly.
Hope Park House offers residents dignity and respect, with round-the-clock professional care with a personal touch where people are treated as individuals and as members of the Hope Park family.
We provide a home from home and person-centred care, compassion, acceptance and stability to all our residents, just as we have done for the last 70 years.
Hope Park House is run by a charitable trust of local people, and enjoys a warm and welcoming atmosphere – with the smell of home-cooked food and baking greeting you as you arrive. Our dedicated staff are highly trained and we are proud to pay above the Living Wage. Most of the team live locally, and as well as employing local people, Hope Park uses local suppliers wherever possible.
Both the house and the grounds are well-maintained with good facilities and equipment, including a new bothy partly paid for by a local benefactor and a sensory garden that was completed after a fundraising campaign by families. The facilities and equipment are frequently updated and refreshed.
Our residents also benefit from a range of activities and services provided by local healthcare professionals and service providers, and enjoy the freedom afforded to them by the safe and secure environment at Hope Park, with families able to visit whenever they like.
But don’t just take our word for it, read the Care Inspectorate reports here.
The Hope Park is governed by four Trustees, who are local Councillors from the Blairgowrie and surrounding area with Perth & Kinross Council. The Trustees undertake this role on a non-political basis.
The Committee of Management consists of the four Trustees and four members of the public, who oversee the overall governance and running of the Home, and who set the future direction of the Home. The Committee includes the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The Committee meet regularly throughout the year to monitor the performance of the Home and to consider its future strategies and policies. The Committee is supported by the senior Management Team.
As the Registered Manager for Hope Park House, I have an obligation to ensure we provide the best care and support possible. We strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our residents in a homely, caring environment always promoting wellbeing, dignity & respect.
Before I came to Hope Park I worked in a variety of Health & Social Care settings for a number of years, supporting many different people with a wide variety of care and support needs. My experience and knowledge have been invaluable in caring for the elderly, which I enjoy immensely. Making a positive difference in people’s lives has been very rewarding.
With a Nursing background I have chosen to work in care of the elderly, predominantly in Private Sector Nursing Homes, in various roles since 1991. I have brought all of my experience to Hope Park and I really enjoy working as part of the team and in my role as Assistant Manager.
I have been at Hope Park for almost seven years now and I am passionate about achieving the best possible standards of care and wellbeing for the people we look after.
I have worked at Hope Park for the past 10 years. Since leaving school I have worked within the Care Sector and have supported individuals with Learning Disabilities , Mental Health and the Elderly.
During my time at Hope Park I have progressed with my career and my role now is Care Lead. I enjoy my job and find it a very rewarding role.