Meet the Wood Grange Care Home team

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:

Katya Petrova

General Manager

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 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.

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.

Sherill Manzon

Deputy Manager

Sherill joined us this year as Deputy Manager and has quickly impressed everyone around her. From her strong diligence and determination to provide the most quality care possible, to ensure every resident feels at home. Sherill has worked for over 17 years in the care industry.

Ive Alexander

Ive Alexander

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.

Ronald Vubya

Head of Memory Lane

Ron is the Head of our Memory Lane Community here at Wood Grange. He is a registered mental health nurse and joined Barchester in 2017. He worked on the ML community as a nurse until his promotion in 2018 to Head of Community.

Sian Ablewhite

Sian Ablewhite

Team Leader

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.

Sandra Baker

Sandra Baker

Activities Manager

Sandra is our Activities 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.

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Jacqui Tarrant

Jacqui Tarrant

Admin Assistant

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.

Maggie Melvin

Maggie Melvin

Admin Assistant

I have worked at Wood Grange for three and a half years as a care assistant and previously I have held both care and admin roles.

My interests include gardening, baking  and cooking using our home grown ingredients. I enjoy working my young cocker spaniel Tally and love organising just about anything and everyone.

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Radovan Smalo

Head Chef

Radovan joined us in September 2019 and has managed to very quickly impress our residents and visitors with his amazing cooking. He has achieved 5 stars from external EHO auditors!

John Butler

John Butler

Maintenance Manager

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.

 

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01778 752525

All other calls

01778 424010

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

Care Home and Company Awards

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