Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:
Hi, my name is Katya, and I am the General Manager here at Wood Grange. Welcome to our website!
I have the honour to lead the team and serve the residents here at Wood Grange. I understand that taking the step of choosing a care home can be a difficult and emotional decision, so myself and my team are here to support you.
I have been working for Barchester at Wood Grange since 2002 and have been in the nursing profession since 1986. I started my journey and career at Barchester as a Senior Care Assistant and worked my way through various roles throughout the years. I realised that there’s nothing more important to me than making people happy; sometimes it can be the simple things that help, like making them feel heard and valued.
I strive to make every day special and different to yesterday for all residents, and I feel proud to be part of their lives and share their memories.
During my time at Wood Grange, I was named as 'Nurse of the Year' at the 2013 Barchester Care Awards, which is one of my greatest achievements and a very proud moment.
Ensuring peace of mind for all relatives is one of my greatest objectives; it is imperative that they know their loved ones are in safe hands and are in a caring and joyful environment.
The residents are at the heart of everything we do here at Wood Grange, and we think we are perfectly suited to meet your needs now and in the future.
Becky is the Deputy Manager here at Wood Grange. She is a registered nurse and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings. Becky joined Barchester in 2015 at a sister home, where she was quickly promoted to Head of Memory Lane. She later transferred over to Wood Grange in 2017, where she ran the Memory Lane community here, bringing with her the knowledge and experience from Barchester's enhanced dementia care programme. Becky was then promoted to Deputy Manager. In 2016, Becky was named as a divisional 'Nurse of the Year' at the Barchester Care Awards.
Head of Community
Ive is the Head of Community on our nursing unit here at Wood Grange. She is a registered nurse and joined Barchester in 2015. She worked on the Willoughby Unit as the Senior Nurse until her recent promotion to Head of Community.
Sian is a Team Leader on our residential unit here at Wood Grange. Sian joined the company in 2013 as an apprentice with Barchester and has successfully completed her NVQs during her time here.
Michelle is the Finance Administrator here at Wood Grange and joined the company in 2016. She has her Level 2 qualification in AAT and has worked in administration for over 20 years. Michelle is always more than happy to help with any financial questions you may have.
Activities & Marketing Manager
Sandra is our Activities & Marketing Manager here at Wood Grange. She joined the company in 2001, spending two years as a Carer and then moving into the activities department, where her passion became very apparent. Sandra was named as the 'Activities Coordinator of the Year' at the 2009 Barchester Care Awards.
Jacqui is an Admin Assistant here at Wood Grange and joined the company in 2011. Jacqui has her IT Specialist certificate and has worked in administration for over 30 years. She always has a cheerful smile to meet and greet and is always happy to help in any way she can.
I have worked at Wood Grange for 8 years now in just about every department. I have now been part of the admin team for nearly 2 years. Before I came to work at Wood Grange, I worked at Bourne Laundry. At home, I have 2 boys in their teens, which keeps me busy. I like to enjoy the sunshine and read in my garden.
Steve joined Barchester in 2016 and is our Head Chef here at Wood Grange. He has his NVQ and food hygiene qualifications and enjoys working closely with the residents to develop our highly-rated menu.
Before John joined Wood Grange, he was in the Royal Engineers for fifteen years. Since then, he has taken on managerial engineering roles. John is a keen property developer and likes to keep fit in his own time.