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Weald Heights

Trusted to care in Sevenoaks, Kent

Trusted to care in Sevenoaks, Kent|With 40 years’ experience,
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Meet our friendly care team

Weald Heights is a large care home, so we have a big team to keep everything ticking along smoothly. Our colleagues are from diverse backgrounds and cultures, but we all share a common aim: to deliver superb care and meaningful experiences to residents. You can read our short biographies to find out more about us.

Maria Covington

Home Manager

Maria Covington

I am a trained, registered nurse and have specialised in caring for the elderly for nearly 25 years.

I believe strongly in treating people as I would want to be treated, and I carry that through the way I manage my team and how we care for residents and support their families.

Before joining Weald Heights in October 2016, I had managed a care home with 62 rooms for a decade. I helped it to acquire an excellent reputation and long waiting list and set the standard in care in many ways. I’m aiming to achieve the same things at Weald Heights.

Care UK is a great place to work: it’s a well-respected organisation with a vision for elderly care. It also believes in properly training, rewarding and appreciating its people, and in supporting its homes to forge strong ties with their local communities. I’m looking forward to working with a skilled and passionate team to become a beacon of superb care in Sevenoaks, in Kent, and across the South East of England.

Ursula Wegrzyniak
Ursula Wegrzyniak
Deputy Manager

I have a nursing degree and have worked in the UK’s care sector since 2009. I started out as a care assistant and I’m proud of the fact that, eight years later, I’m a deputy manager in a fantastic care home. I love seeing the work I do making a difference to people’s lives – it’s very rewarding. It’s always a good feeling going home knowing that I’ve done my best.

Weald Heights is a beautiful home, and we have a great team of people looking after lovely residents. While I’m just starting out at the home, I’m looking forward to being part of its success.

Amelia Moore
Amelia Moore
Customer Relations Manager

I decided to join Care UK as I find the care industry a rewarding place to work and was delighted to see Weald Heights being built in my local community. I felt that I had local knowledge of the area and the experience necessary to form part of a valued team.

Prior to my role at Care UK, I worked in Human Resources Management and then worked as an Activities Coordinator, and In House training for other care homes. In my role as customer relations manager you need to be versatile, empathetic, caring and ensure that you can meet the individual needs of the resident and their relatives.

My favourite part of the working day is seeing the residents enjoy their new home, whether it is taking part in an activity, talking to care team, or by being involved with things around the home but most of all to see them smile and laugh. I enjoy meeting prospective residents and their families and showing them our beautiful home.  It is lovely to see them on their first day and introduce them to all the team that make Weald Heights a very happy and special place to work.

My biggest career highlight is seeing residents gain confidence, improve their wellbeing and maintain their independence in a safe and welcoming environment.

Carmella Lewis
Carmella Lewis
Clinical Lead

I joined Weald Heights in 2023 after having worked in other care homes. I have previously been an Interim and Deputy Manager but preferred the clinical side of my role.

As Clinical Lead, it is my responsibility to have vast and varied clinical knowledge. Whilst always providing person centred care for residents, and going the extra mile to deliver outstanding care.

I decided to join Care UK as the Home Manager was so welcoming and easy to talk with. I do not like working in a stressful environment, and I have never experienced that at Weald Heights. The team here are always welcoming and supportive.

Joy Corbett
Joy Corbett
Lifestyle Lead

I am an experienced activity coordinator with 12 years’ experience and am thrilled to be working for Care UK as their Lifestyle Lead at Weald Heights. Care UK puts so much emphasis on providing fulfilling activities for residents, as part of the care we provide – it is an inspiring approach.

I love being with people and I am happiest just being with the residents, enjoying the activity we are doing. I am really enjoying supporting all our residents to get the most out of every day and I am looking forward to doing more of the same

Maria Touli
Maria Touli
Head Chef

I joined Care UK as it was a good opportunity to combine my catering skills with a career that makes a difference to people's lives. I was previously second chef at Weald Heights and embraced the challenge of stepping up and being Head Chef.

Taking on the Head Chef role, it is not only important to have very good technical skills, it is essential to have good leadership skills and the ability to organise time and workload. It makes me proud that we can create menus that bring joy and improve the residents' quality of life with our food.

As Head Chef, it’s my responsibility to ensure all dietary requirements are met, as well as meeting hygiene and safety standards in the kitchen. Whilst also providing high quality food for all.

My favourite part of every day is interacting with the residents. It is incredibly rewarding getting to know each individual, and residents always show plenty of appreciation for the food and work we put in!

Wendy Rawlins
Wendy Rawlins
Business Administrator

I joined Weald Heights in 2018 – I was working as an administrator in another care home before I moved here. I liked the sound of Care UK: it treats colleagues and residents very well. It was a good move for me. 

This role is about being efficient and friendly. Being fair and helpful, whether I’m supporting residents and their families or colleagues, is key, as people can be under pressure. 

Weald Heights is an extremely welcoming home, and it’s a great place to work too. I’ve got some fantastic colleagues, and I love being around the residents as well. I look forward to the afternoons here. By that point I’ve ticked quite a lot off my list, and I can spend some time chatting with the residents. 

Theresa Ford
Theresa Ford
Head Housekeeper

I’ve been working as a housekeeper for seven years and through sheer dedication to the role I’ve worked my way up, until, five years ago, I had the opportunity to run my own department.

I pride myself on being very organised, making sure that my team and I are always on top of everything we need to do each day. Working at Weald Heights is a fresh and exciting challenge, and I’m looking forward to learning more and going above and beyond for the residents, my colleagues and the home as a whole.

Canine Relations Manager

Hi everyone. I joined Weald Heights by popular demand, when a number of residents said they'd love to have a dog around the place. My mum, whose owner works at Weald Heights, had me and my brothers and sisters soon after.

I was naturally the cutest of the bunch so it only took Maria, the Home Manager, to see a picture of me to know that I'd be a perfect companion for the residents, and a natural asset to the home.

I've settled into care home life very well. There's always a lap to sit on, someone to make a fuss of me, and a treat to enjoy. As I relax and get used to everyone, I'm also letting people see my more mischievous side. I like to keep everyone on their toes!

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.