Our team at Woodland Hall

Experts in award winning care in Stanmore

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Meet our friendly care team

Running a large care home like Woodland Hall requires talented people with a wide range of skills. Our team are all very different, with different backgrounds and cultures, but we are all passionate about making Woodland Hall one of the best care homes in Middlesex. Take a look at this page to learn more about our colleagues.

Olga Richardson

Home Manager

Olga Richardson

I’ve worked in a wide range of different areas of care, from mental health to eating disorders, drug and alcohol dependency, as well as older people’s care.

As a home manager I feel it’s important to be open minded and open hearted, kind and to recognise everyone’s individual strengths. I’m here to help colleagues to develop and support residents to enjoy the best possible life.

I love the morning and late evening at Woodland Hall. In the mornings I spend my time talking to colleagues, residents and visitors. I feel very privileged to be working and supporting such wonderful people. In the evening I take five minutes to reflect on my day and see if there’s anything I could have done differently or better – then it’s on with the paperwork.

Bea Henry
Lifestyle Coordinator

Before I joined the team at Woodland Hall in 2020, I was working in special educational needs with young people and adult’s outreach.

I have 22 different care certificates, and 98 care assessments, including complex care, autism, and dyslexia.

Being a lifestyle coordinator requires a good understanding of everyone’s needs, having patience, and putting others first. Working in a great team helps everything run smoothly in all departments and keeps the people we provide care for happy.

I love sitting down with residents and listening to their words of wisdom and their many exciting life experiences and stories. When I walk into the home each morning I am greeted with smiles and when I go home I am thanked at the end of the day.

Tina Hamilton
Lifestyle Coordinator

Before joining Care UK in 2020, I was a business administrator, senior support, and gained my Level 2 and 3 in social care and my Level 3 in business administrator.

I joined Woodland Hall because I was looking for a new challenge at this stage in my life.

My role in the lifestyle team requires a lot of empathy, kindness to the people we provide care for, and an understanding of everyone’s needs. I love working with my team because it feels like a family who share the same values and support one another. My favourite part of each day is knowing that I am contributing to the wellbeing of others and providing the best care possible. 

Nick Coleman – Heald
Business Administrator

I joined Care UK in 2020 to continue my passion as a Business Administrator and broaden my experience.

I previously worked within the hotel industry and for a chain of dental practices as an Office Manager for ten years.

My role at Woodland Hall varies from organising reception and the admin office to assisting the team and resident’s families. I love interacting with the residents and seeing their faces light up whenever I say hello. Being a Business Administrator does require skills from finance to human resources and multitasking. It is a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by such a helpful and friendly team.

When I am not travelling into work I am travelling all over the world. I love cruise ships for exploring different countries and I enjoy learning about their social history. 

Guy Demare
Maintenance

Before joining Care UK in 2020 I ran my own business and worked in the hospitality sector.

At Woodland Hall, I get to meet new people and make a difference. I love helping to provide a safe, happy and comfortable environment for the people we care for.

My role requires a passion for helping others, problem solving for the safe running of the home, and a positive and approachable manner.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family. I am very into keeping fit by going for long walks and exercising at the gym. 

Teo Bertacchi
Maintenance

I joined Care UK because I wanted to bring my maintenance skills to a new organisation where I can make a difference.

I thrive on helping others and working at Woodland Hall allows me to do so. I really enjoy meeting new people and building good working relationships with all my colleagues.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, especially historical novels. I am also passionate about taking on DIY projects, collecting tools, and gardening which was my career when I lived in Italy. 

Paulina Sniezko
Receptionist / Head Housekeeper

I joined the Woodland Hall team in 2021 as I was keen to experience new challenges and work in a new sector.

I used to work in hospitality. However, I’m using my transferable skills in the role I do here, including my people skills, my attention to detail, and my passion for great service.

I love meeting new people and helping them in any way I can, working on reception is always a highlight for me. I enjoy doing different tasks and ensuring everything gets done well and on time.

Woodland Hall has 72 bedrooms and lots of lovely communal spaces, so there’s plenty to keep my housekeeping team and I busy! There’s a lovely welcoming family atmosphere here at Woodland Hall, and always a new challenge to solve. And when time allows I enjoy chatting to the residents and learning more about their lives.

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.