Our team at
Seccombe Court

Trusted to care in Adderbury, Oxfordshire

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Meet our friendly care team

It is the people who make our home a truly happy and caring one. At Seccombe Court, our experienced team of dedicated professionals all of undergo our own in-depth training programme. The whole team works to make sure that residents' needs are at the heart of everything they do and that personalised care is provided.

Wojciech Kuczkowski

General Manager

Wojciech Kuczkowski

I’ve been a General Manager for over ten years in other care homes.

I worked my way up from care roles into management. I originally trained in management and marketing in my native Poland.

I was very positive about working for Care UK because it has a great reputation, and puts residents at the heart of everything it does. It's values of Caring, Passionate and Teamwork closely echo my own.

There’s always something new to learn and to tackle in this role, but there’s a solution to every challenge and, ultimately, seeing residents enjoying life here at Seccombe Court is what makes everything worthwhile. Knowing I’m making a positive impact on their lives is what motivates me. I’m very proud of the way the team delivers exceptional care to all residents and their loved ones. Seeing that every day makes Seccombe Court an amazing place to work.

Monika Kowalczyk
Deputy Manager

I started out as a Care Assistant and worked my way up to my current role.

I’ve learnt so much having done different care roles and it means I understand what the team experience day-to-day. I’ve been privileged to have worked at Seccombe Court since it opened in 2017.

I enjoy doing my walk around in the morning and greeting all the residents and seeing how they are. Seeing their smiles gets my day off to a great start.

It’s the little moments that count when you’re supporting older people, so I do everything I can to ensure residents enjoy rewarding experiences and interactions. I’m passionate about the job I do, and the job all the team does here at Seccombe Court, and I’m committed to supporting them to deliver their best work every day. Every person who works here understands the difference they make to people’s lives, and they make it happen.

Steve Dumbrill
Home Admissions Advisor

I have a mix of care and sales experience, so when I saw this role, I thought it suited my skills well.

I was also keen to work for Care UK as the organisation is a well-established and award-winning provider.

Compassion, openness and a determination to make the moving in process as smooth as possible are all vital in this role. Families are feeling a huge range of emotions when they contact us, so being understanding and having empathy are key too. I’ve needed to learn many new systems, and to get to grips with social media in this role. 

The team at Seccombe Court is caring and fun, which makes working here a joy. It’s also incredibly satisfying to see residents thriving in our community as a result of the love and care they receive. Knowing I’ve contributed to their quality of life gives me a great sense of achievement.

Olivia Belcher
Home Administrator

I’m an experienced care home Administrator – I love the variety that I get in this job, and the fact that I’m doing something worthwhile.

I’m new to Seccombe Court but have worked in care homes for most of my career so far.

In this role, it’s important to have compassion, empathy, good listening skills and a calm approach. When families first come to the home looking for care, understandably their emotions can be high. I aim to make the process of finding and organising care as easy and as comfortable as possible for them. Seeing the residents, especially new residents, happy and enjoying each day here is what it’s all about for me.

Outside of work, I don’t get much leisure time as I have a young son who keeps me on my toes! However, the joy I get from watching him learn, grow and discover the world makes up for the hard work.

Maria Covaci
Clinical Nurse Manager

I’m a Registered General Nurse and I joined the Seccombe Court team in 2019.

We’re like one big family here in our Adderbury care home. We are a strong team, we really help and support teach other and we work as part of an excellent multidisciplinary team to ensure residents receive the best care at all times. The residents are wonderful and we have strong relationships with their loved ones too.

I feel it’s a huge privilege to care for older people and to ensure they are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. All of my team is passionate about delivering the best care to residents, and we thrive on achieving positive outcomes for them. Whenever I’m not here I know I can trust the team to keep doing their best work.

In my free time I like to keep healthy by going to the gym. I also relax by spending time with my family, reading a good book and playing video games.

Fiona Coggins
Hospitality Manager

Having worked here as Head Chef I recently took on the role as Hospitality Manager.

Having managed the kitchen team during my time here, I now oversee and support our kitchen and housekeeping team across the home. I have worked in the catering industry for 32 years, with 20 of those years spent working within the care sector. I also carry years of management experience alongside cooking, meaning I can bring the very best out of my team. This is a very friendlyand caring home, and I feel privileged and proud to be part of the team.

Francesca Crooks
Receptionist

My background is in retail and customer service – I enjoy helping people and learning more about their stories.

When I was looking for a new challenge in 2020 I thought I’d like to experience working in a care home, so here I am!

The huge difference when you work in a care home is that you can build relationships with the residents as well as with colleagues. One of my favourite parts of the day is when I can catch up with the residents and find out what they’ve been doing and how they’re feeling. When we have live entertainment happening, it’s wonderful to see everyone having fun, and enjoying having a sing and a dance.

Away from work I like to spend time with my partner and our young family, as well as our dog Archie, who’s a ‘Goldendoodle’.

Steve Kinch
Maintenance

As Maintenance Manager my role is to deal with any maintenance issues that may arise.

I have been in the home since we first opened our doors and it is a pleasure to be able to work in such a lovely home with caring, friendly staff. I have worked as a Maintenance Manager for the last five years in another care home but prior to this I worked in the printing industry.

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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 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. 

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 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.