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Oakfield Croft

Trusted to care in Sale, Greater Manchester

Trusted to care in Sale, Greater Manchester|With 40 years’ experience,
Care UK are experts in delivering award winning care|Care UK is the most awarded care home provider for the last three years|Discover why Care UK is trusted to care by over 9,000 families


Meet our friendly care team

The Oakfield Croft team are skilled, passionate and hardworking. We support each other to deliver the best of care to residents – in fact, we’re like one big family. Find out more about us on these pages.

Daniel Cole

Home Manager

Daniel Cole

I’ve worked in the care sector all my career, beginning at the tender age of 15 when I did work experience in a residential home.

I then became a care assistant and worked my way up. The rest is history!

Commissioning a brand new care home is a dream for most Home Managers. You have the chance to shape everything from the team to the home’s values and standards of care. But no Home Manager can do it all by themselves. Success is all about teamwork. If colleagues are happy, then residents will be happy, so I’m looking forward to making Oakfield Croft a home where the team is positive, motivated and everyone loves what they do.

We’re focused on delivering the highest care standards in stunning surroundings at our care home in Sale. I look forward to seeing you at Oakfield Croft soon!

Michael Pallister
Deputy Manager

I’ve worked in care for 13 years. I joined Oakfield Croft in 2022 because I wanted to work with a provider whose values of caring, passionate service through teamwork mirrored my own. Before joining Care UK, I worked as a Registered Manager for another provider and achieved a qualification of Level 5 in Health and Social Care for leadership and management.

To be a good Deputy Manager, you need to be a strong, confident leader who is caring and compassionate about the delivery of high-quality care. You also need to be a mentor to guide excellence in the team. 

At Oakfield Croft, the best part of my day is when residents say ‘thank you’ and smile. I’ve worked as a Carer, Senior Manager and Trainer, and working through the Covid pandemic was the biggest challenge I've faced. Through strong teamwork, we worked hard to cook, clean and care during those difficult times. Going forward, I want to continue to help improve my team as we aspire to be ‘Outstanding’.

I’m a parent, so outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, going on adventures and holidays when we can.

Andrea Dunlop
Customer Relations Manager

I joined Care UK because I wanted to make a difference and find a role with true satisfaction. Care UK has amazing reviews from team members, and I felt I would fit in well with what they stand for, fulfilling lives.

My role is to help families through a difficult time and offer lots of advice and support. It’s important to have empathy and understanding as a Customer Relations Manager, as well as being hardworking, adaptable and working well within a team.

I enjoy meeting new families, showing them how lovely Oakfield Croft is and helping them to see how fulfilling life for residents can be here.

I love spending time with residents too, chatting and getting to know them and their families to help make a difference to their lives. I feel proud when I can make residents happy, and I go the extra mile to arrange personal activities and events.

Family and friends are very important to me, so outside of work I spend a lot of time with them. I also like F1 and motorsports, as well as holidays and a nice pamper.

Claire Campbell
Lifestyle Coordinator

I joined Care UK because I wanted to start a new role. I love that every day in a care home is different.

In the lifestyle team, it’s important to be happy, fun loving, caring, friendly and passionate.

It’s my job to look after residents and interact with their families and friends, and it’s a career highlight that I get to make residents happy with different activities. I’m proud that I make a difference and residents’ and families’ lives.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and shopping.

Emily Coates
Business Administrator

I have always been interested in the way businesses are run and, seeing how successful Care UK is, I decided to apply for the Receptionist/Administrator role when the home opened. After a year in that role, I moved into my current position as Business Administrator. When I was offered this role it showed me that a year of working hard and pushing myself to learn and develop had paid off.

My favourite part of my day is seeing the residents and making them smile. It’s very rewarding knowing that we are in this job for them. Seeing them happy makes everything worth it. Residents do become like family.

I think a good Business Administrator should be organised and empathetic, and good at multitasking. Focus, patience and a big smile help too! A lot of the role is task-oriented, but it’s also about building relationships with people. I enjoy getting to know new residents, relatives and colleagues, and I’m looking forward to helping to make Oakfield Croft as successful as it can be.

Elaine Clarke
Head Housekeeper

My background is in hotel housekeeping, but when I saw this role, I thought I’d like to use my skills and experience to help older people.

In my role, organisation is key to success. For that reason the morning is my favourite time of the day as it’s my opportunity to help my team to get organised and know what they need to achieve that day.

I love going the extra mile to ensure residents are comfortable and happy. I’m looking forward to creating a happy, close-knit Housekeeping team where colleagues are passionate about the work they do and the difference they can make to residents. I’m determined to make Oakfield Croft a comfortable home from home for residents. I look forward to meeting you in our care home in Sale very soon!

Leon Harney

I joined Care UK for its fantastic reputation for care and quality – and its values were very close to my own. It also has a beautiful portfolio of new-build homes, including Oakfield Croft. These are beautiful places to live and work.

In this role you need to be a master of multi-tasking, so it’s important to be able to stay focused and calm. You need good problem-solving skills, a good understanding of fire safety and of electrical systems and construction.

I’m enjoying building robust and productive routines and procedures into maintenance at Oakfield Croft. As this is a new home we have a great blank canvas to work from. I get huge satisfaction from fixing any problems and making the home safe and comfortable for residents. I love spending time with residents, chatting to them and listening to their stories about work or how things used to be. I’ve learnt a lot from them.

In my spare time I like to unwind by watching films, enjoying long walks and spending time with my two daughters.

The team members are amazing at Oakfield Croft

Our experienced teams

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


Our hardworking teams always keep individuals 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. 


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.


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 individuals enjoy an exceptional and safe service every day.

All our teams get to know each person they care for 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.