Meet the Woodside House 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:

Sarah Robertson

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the General Manager here at Woodside. Welcome to our website!

I am an experienced nurse and care home manager, having spent many years with both the NHS and Barchester. I love working for Barchester and leading the team at Woodside House in the care and support of residents to provide first class service that meets their individual needs. We have a truly lovely home and a fantastic team.

My vision is to create a 'home from home' environment, where residents are actively involved in organising events, making decisions, and planning their care. 

Our door is always open to visitors who want to experience our family-friendly atmosphere and I am always ready to speak to anyone who is starting to explore their future care needs.

Melanie Burnett

Deputy Manager

My name is Melanie and I have the privilege of being the Deputy Manager here at Woodside House.

Throughout my nursing career, in both the NHS and private sectors, I have brought my passion for delivering high quality care to those I support, whilst also upholding their privacy and dignity.

Woodside House is a brilliant place to work as we have such a supportive and inclusive environment. My whole team is involved with ensuring that each resident receives personalised care that helps them to enjoy life to the full. 

Amy Fulga

Head of Willow Sycamore

My name is Amy and I joined Woodside House in 2011 as a Registered General Nurse and now I am the Head of Unit for our Willow and Sycamore communities.

I am responsible for ensuring that all of my residents receive the highest standards of care and are treated with the level of dignity and respect that I would want for my family to receive. We have a very experienced team and several of the staff have been here for many years and are great friends with the residents. 

We love welcoming new residents and helping them to join our little community, each new person brings their own personality to the mix and it is wonderful to see everyone making new friends as they settle in. 

Nono Dabutha

Head of Memory Lane Community

My name is Nono  I have been a nurse since 2001 originally in my home country of Botswana . I Moved to the UK in 2005 and started working in a nursing home in Dereham .

I worked as a Nurse caring for older people before becoming the deputy manager in 2012. I moved to Woodside House in February 2023 after hearing of the excellent reputation of the home .

I enjoy working in the social care sector and have successfully completed my end of life enhanced training with the NHS team . I have also completed my level 5 Diploma in adult care and am enjoying the challenge of leading the memory lane community at Woodside house.

In my spare time I am a huge Manchester United fan and enjoy athletics and tennis active and spending time travelling when possible

Sally Dack


Sally is the home's Administrator and joined us in January 2018. Her role involves supporting the General Manager and taking responsibility for all the financial and administration aspects of the home.

Sam Lake

Activities Coordinator

My name is Sam and I lead our Activities Team at Woodside House.

I have been at Woodside House since 2004 and I love it here. I am responsible for ensuring that the residents are able to participate in sociable, fun and rewarding activities. My team and I are very passionate about our work and love putting smiles on the residents' faces.

We involve the residents in the planning of our activity calendars and encourage residents to continue with the hobbies that they have enjoyed throughout their lives. We will support every resident to try new things and we love learning from our residents every day.

Kimberley Cooper

Head Chef

My name is Kim and I am proud to run the kitchen team here at Woodside House.

I am responsible for providing a top class dining experience and ensuring that the menus reflect the high standards that every resident should enjoy. I am constantly speaking with residents to find out what foods they prefer, the way they like things presented and how I can make every meal a great experience. 

Working with the care staff to ensure each resident's unique dietary requirements are met, is just one of the ways that my kitchen team support the health and well-being of our residents. I spend time with each new resident to ensure that my team and I are aware of their preferences and favourites when they first move in to Woodside. 

Tony Wolsey

Head of Maintenance

Tony is responsible for ensuring that every aspect of Health and Safety has been observed, that everything is working well and Woodside House remains a well-maintained and presented 'home-from-home.'

Kelly Mitchell

Head Housekeeper

My name is Kelly and I am the Head of Housekeeping here at Woodside House. 

My responsibilities include leading our housekeeping team to making sure that the home is spotlessly clean at all times. We take care of all aspects of housekeeping so that our residents can relax and know that everything is taken care of for them. 

Alice Quantrill

Admin Assistant

Alice started working in Woodside House when she left school in 2008.  She has carried out a number of roles over the years including kitchen assistant, housekeeping, laundry and since 2023 our Administration Assistant.  Alice doesn’t feel that any other job could compare as Woodside is like home.  She loves being the first face everyone sees when they arrive and loves welcoming everyone to the home that she is very proud to show off.

Biddy Hills

Resident Ambassador

Biddy is our very own resident ambassador. Biddy is always checking up with everyone making sure they have everything they need and if they would like any support. Biddy has a very Kind heart, especially when we have new resident; Biddy will be the first to introduce herself. We are very lucky here at Woodside to have Biddy!