Meet the Woodhorn Park 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:
Hi, my name is Julie, and I am the Senior General Manager here at Woodhorn. Welcome to our website!
I am proud to say that I have been part of the care sector for almost thirty years. I began my journey in care as a care assistant at the tender age of eighteen years. I have worked both day and night shifts, weekends, bank holidays and enjoyed all aspects of delivering high quality care. I progressed from care assistant to senior care assistant and then from a unit manger to a home manager.
Twenty years as a home manager enabled me to gain a plethora of knowledge and experience in the care sector. I have achieved many qualifications and continue to learn on a daily basis.
I remain humble as a manager of a care service and I am privileged to be entrusted with the care of those we support at Woodhorn Park. I strive to enable and empower every resident living at the home.
Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am delighted to be a part of the senior care team here at Woodhorn Park. I commenced my career as a Care Assistant in 2001 and progressed to becoming a Senior Carer 6 in 2012. I am currently acting Deputy Manager whilst my colleague is on maternity leave.
I gained my NVQ Level 2 & 3 in qualifications during this time, in addition to a dementia and person-centred care qualification. I enjoy all aspects of my job role, especially leading a team in the delivery of high quality, person-centred care, ensuring we make a difference in an individual's life.
Hello, my name is Jeanette, and I am proud to say that I have been a part of the team since 2001 as a Team Leader. I commenced my career at Woodhorn Park as a Senior Care Assistant and Activities Coordinator, eventually progressing to the role of Team Leader.
I am passionate regarding high standards of the care and resident well-being. I enjoy seeing the transformation of an individual due to companionship and feeling valued. I lead the team by example and support new members of the team.
Hello, my name is Emma Saunders and I am proud to be the Administrator here at Woodhorn Park.
Previously, I worked as a commercial manager for Sainsbury's, prior to transferring to administration, as I enjoy working alongside people. I have achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration and NVQ Level 5 in Management and Team Leading.
We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.
I joined Barchester Healthcare in June 2008 as a Care Assistant. I thoroughly enjoyed looking after the Residents and spending time chatting to them and doing daily activities.
I later gained my NVQ’s and BTech Level 2 in Dementia Care and in 2009, I completed my medication course and was promoted to Senior Carer. With this newly promoted role, I gained a lot of knowledge on Care Planning and other daily activities that helps me look after the Residents on a daily basis. I continue to enjoy my job and enjoy any training that helps with my continued development that enhances the delivery of great Quality of Care to my Residents within the Home.
Hi, My name is Karen, I joined the team at Barchester in 2019 and I am excited to be part of the senior care team. I have achieved my level 5 in Health & social Care in addition to completing training in dementia.
I have worked in the care sector for 6 years and enjoy all aspects of my role, ensuring that person centred care is delivered.
Hi, My name is Melanie, I joined Barchester Healthcare in 2017 as a care assistant, I have really enjoyed caring for residents and spending time getting to know them. I have gained my level 2 & 3 in Health & Social Care along with completing my medication course. I have been promoted to Senior Care in July 2020. I love doing this job role and will continue to do all training as I enjoy learning to ensure I offer high quality person-centred care.
Hi, My name is David and I am delighted to be part of the Woodhorn Park team as Head Chef. I am passionate regarding the delivery of high quality catering and dining experience for all our Residents. I have had a number of years in the catering sector and keen to work hands on alongside team members and develop menus listening to what our Residents would like to eat and enjoy and offering choices for them.
My name is Cheryl and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Woodhorn Park – and I have enjoyed my role since 2012.
I take great pride in maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout our home. I strive to maintain Individual resident abilities and support those who wish to continue to take an active part in household duties, such as setting the tables, dusting and putting their laundry away. I want their home to be a ‘home from home’ and I am very proud to be a part of their daily lives.
Hello, My name is Georgia and I am excited to be part of the Activities team at Woodhorn Park. I previously started my career as a carer where I discovered my passion for working with and building relationships with the elderly. My main goal is to make sure each and every resident enjoys their time here at Woodhorn Park by offering a range of familiar and exciting new activities. I aim to make sure that every individual feels involved and has a sense of purpose.
Hello, my name is Bob and I am the Head of Maintenance at Woodhorn Park – a post that I have held since 2006.
I have achieved qualifications in plumbing, electrical systems, painting & decorating and joinery, in addition to a Barchester NVQ qualification.
In my spare time, I am a Class 2 Chef in the Army Reserves, so when I am not at work, you can find me cooking up a meal in the middle of a field for a small army of hungry people
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