Our team at
Larkland House

Trusted to care in Ascot

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Meet our friendly care team

Our colleagues come from different professional backgrounds and cultures. We’ve all got a story to tell – much like our residents. We all share a common aim – to deliver superb care and wonderful experiences to the people we care for. You can find out more about us on these pages.

Jutta Staude

Home Manager

Jutta Staude

I started my career in hospitality and managed hotels for a while before deciding to change my career path to move to the far more rewarding care home sector.

I joined Care UK because of its excellent reputation as an employer; its vision and values also appealed to me. I’m very motivated by the organisation’s vision of fulfilling residents’ lives. I love spending time with residents, learning about them, and being able to enable them to fulfil a wish. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Away from work, I enjoy travelling and exploring new cities and countries. I also love football (I support Liverpool FC), cooking and baking. I find trips to the cinema relaxing too.

Jo Anderson-Woodley
Customer Relations Manager
I worked in events and hospitality for ten years before becoming a domiciliary care worker.

I worked in events and hospitality for ten years before becoming a domiciliary care worker. I loved the Care UK ethos of ‘fulfilling lives’ as I think older people are such a treasured part of the community, so I was keen to join the organisation. As a CRM I can use my care and people skills to make a difference to families looking for quality care. It’s a great feeling working in a market leading company as there are plenty of opportunities to stretch yourself and learn new skills and processes.

I enjoy interacting with residents and seeing them enjoying the activities, making new friends and forming new memories. This is a great role for working with colleagues across different teams in the home, and for meeting new people. I’m looking forward to helping residents to feel at home, to building strong community links, and to supporting relatives. 

Annie Harcup
Lifestyle Co-ordinator
I’ve worked in the care sector since I was 16, so it’s what I know.

I’ve worked in the care sector since I was 16, so it’s what I know. I started working for Care UK when my children were small and I worked as a carer on night shifts. As my children got older I was able to progress and take on more work. 

The greatest buzz I get from this job is when an activity goes really well and residents ask to do it again. Christmas is always a busy time, with lots to organise, and we do lots of themed days and have plenty of parties. The fun residents have makes all the work worthwhile. If you like a role where you never know what each day is going to bring, this is the perfect job!

Natasha Spence
Lifestyle Coordinator
When so much was put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic, I felt I had to take on a rewarding role where I could help people, and put my music and performance knowledge to good use.

When so much was put on hold during the Covid-19 pandemic, I felt I had to take on a rewarding role where I could help people, and put my music and performance knowledge to good use.

I have various strings to my bow: I co-host a music show on TV each Monday evening, I perform in an Irish music band and I work in a West End theatre box office part time. I also love Country and Western music, and a little while ago I got to tour and sing in Alabama and Nashville.

I love so much of my role as Lifestyle Coordinator at Larkland House, including chatting and reminiscing with residents, and singing with them. Music is a great healer and can bring people together in a unique way. I look forward to making a difference to residents’ day every day here at the home. It’s amazing to receive a ‘thank you’ from a person when you’ve spent time with them, getting to know them.

Alison Robertson
Lifestyle Coordinator
I’ve always wanted to help people, so being a part of Care UK gives me the chance to use my skills to help others every day.

I’ve always wanted to help people, so being a part of Care UK gives me the chance to use my skills to help others every day.

I love adventure, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled the world. However, there’s always more to see, so I still try to visit new places when I can.

Cooking is something that helps me unwind, and I’m also a keen dancer – I do salsa and belly dancing! One of my career highlights was opening my very own arts and crafts shop, and it’s great to see residents sharing my creativity and getting involved in all the different activities.

You need to have plenty of patience, kindness, and a happy demeanour to be brilliant at my job. Each morning I wake up looking forward to the day, to making a small difference, and to seeing residents smile.

Eryk Nawala
Head Chef
I’ve worked as a Head Chef for many years in Poland and the UK.

I’ve worked as a Head Chef for many years in Poland and the UK. My aim is always to get to know residents, their likes and dislikes, and to gain their feedback so I can create varied, high quality dishes that they’ll love. The more information they can give me, the better.

I’m often out on the floor at mealtimes, chatting to residents, and I’m involved in each resident’s regular care review. That’s my opportunity to find out what they’d like to see more of on the menu. I always act quickly to make changes, so residents can enjoy healthy home-cooked meals tailored to their needs and tastes.

In my spare time I enjoy playing football with my sons. I also have a green belt in karate!

Claudia Kalmar
Team Leader and Infection Prevention and Control Champion
I’m a team leader at Larkland House as well as the home’s infection control and prevention champion.

I’m a team leader at Larkland House as well as the home’s infection control and prevention champion. In my latter role I support the team to reduce the risks of infection to residents, relatives, visitors and colleagues by helping to create and maintain an environment that supports safe and clean care.

I’ve had specialist training in IPC so that I can act as a role model for best IPC practice at all times, ensuring regulatory, legal and standards requirements are being met. I work closely with the management team at Larkland House as well as the Care UK IPC leads.

I’ve worked for Care UK since 2015. I took on this IPC champion role in addition to my team leader duties as I wanted to stretch myself, learn new things and support residents, colleagues, the home and Care UK to help combat Covid-19. I’ve been able to start studying for an NVQ level 5 and to work alongside the management team, which have both been great opportunities.

Linda Waite
Business Administrator
I used to work for myself as a seamstress before joining Care UK in 2007.

I used to work for myself as a seamstress before joining Care UK in 2007. I did a qualification in business and administration – completing it was a big career highlight for me – and I wanted to put what I’d learnt into practice, so I applied here. It was also a great opportunity to work with people. 

I love seeing the residents enjoying activities, laughing and doing things that makes them happy. I have a dog called Wally, he loves coming into work and being our Canine Relations Manager

Our experienced teams

Every day Care UK colleagues live our values of passionate, caring and teamwork to empower residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

Carers

Our hardworking teams always keep residents and their families at the heart of the care they provide. We work with you to shape the care your loved one receives, the food they’re served, the activities and experiences they want to do – even the ways they prefer to keep in touch with their friends and family. 

Nurses

The nurses at Care UK are highly skilled and receive sector-leading training, which enables them to keep developing expertise in different clinical fields from dementia to palliative care.

Lifestyle

Our dedicated lifestyle teams work hard to organise a range of activities and events at our home. From gardening and baking to quizzes, music sessions and even live entertainment. Above all, we get to know your loved one to make sure our activities are tailored to suit their interests and hobbies.

Home support roles

From catering to maintenance, housekeeping to administration, our home support teams play a crucial part in ensuring residents enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.


All our teams get to know residents to ensure they provide a service that’s designed around their unique needs and tastes. 

Infection control

Each of our homes have a trained Infection Control and Prevention Champion – they are responsible for carrying out daily infection control audit and ensuring cleaning protocols are meticulously applied.