Meet the 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:

Anu Jose

General Manager

Hi, my name is Anu, and I am the General Manager here at Woodland View. Welcome to our website!

I have been a registered nurse for over 10 years. Before Barchester, I have had roles in both the public and private sector, but my primary area of work interest has always been supporting people living with dementia.

I have always enjoyed working in care homes and I choose Woodland View because Barchester is a company that welcomes changes and is always working towards embracing them with great enthusiasm.

Andrea Corps

Deputy Manager

I have over 15 years of experience working within the healthcare industry as a nurse, in both the private and public sector. I have worked in a variety of roles, including as both a Senior Nurse and, more recently, as an Education Facilitator, which were helpful in preparing me for my roles as Head of Community and Deputy Manager at Woodland View.

My passion for healthcare comes from a fusion of learning and development.

My commitment to caring for residents and the ability to function as an integral part of the team allows me to make a valuable contribution to the tradition of excellence at Woodland View. 

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Adrien Csipkar

Head of Community

I joined Woodland View in December 2017 as the Head of Community for Memory Lane. I have worked with  those who are living with dementia and Huntington’s disease and have a full and clear understanding of how to support residents with these conditions. It’s a very rewarding job, but I’m only as good as the team around me, and together we are all working towards the same goals. 

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Valentina Niteanu

Head of Community

I joined Woodland View just before it opened in November 2015 as a Nurse, and was promoted to a Head of Community in July 2017, which is a position that I was very proud to undertake.

I have been a Nurse for over 15 years and love working at Woodland View with such a great team and a wonderful support network. I really enjoy meeting and caring for the residents and getting to learn all about them.

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Egle 'Lee' Orante

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Egle, but you can call me just Lee. I am very proud to have been given to opportunity to be an Activities Coordinator here at Woodland View. All my life, I have wanted to support older people. I am a very creative and enthusiastic individual and I want to share all of my energy and passion for activities with the residents who live at Woodland View,

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James Mann

Head Chef

James is very happy as the Head Chef here at Woodland View. He loves working with a great team and meeting all the residents. He is passionate about providing both tasty and nutritious meals for those at the home.

John McNally

Maintenance Manager

I'm very proud to have been given the opportunity to work at the beautiful new Barchester care home at Woodland View in Colchester. I look forward to meeting all the residents and helping them enjoy the lovely building we have here. I'm a very easy going person; always with time to listen to resident's needs. My main focus is the safety of our residents and to keep the home running smoothly as I work with a great team to make the building a home.

I enjoy a good read and music, but my greatest joy is to see happy smiling faces enjoying what they do each day.

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Tansie Fitch


My name is Tansie and I am a qualified hairdresser who has worked in the industry for over 32 years. I am very privileged to be given this opportunity to work at Woodland View

I am a very conscientious, bubbly and outgoing person; I love working with the elderly and have retained clients for over 25 years because they trust me to do their hair. To me, they are not just clients, but long-lasting friends.

This is a great chance to make a difference to people’s lives and to make them feel better about themselves.

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Monica Turner


I love gardening and enjoy talking to the residents about how they would like the garden to look, and getting their feedback on how we can make the garden look lovely.

I also like to help out the team round the home when needed; nothing is really too much trouble for me, as I enjoy my work here at Woodland View.

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