Experts in award winning care in Stanmore
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.
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.
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.
I joined the team at Woodland Hall as a Clinical Lead in May 2022, and immediately felt welcomed by everyone.
Having qualified in General Nursing in 1997, I then pursued further education with the completion of a Bachelor Degree in Business Management in 2022.
I have always been a caring person and I wanted to use this in my work life. I have previously worked in the A&E, Cardiology Unit, Dependency Unit and also the Surgical Wound Unit.
As a Clinical Lead I aspire to ensure that our residents are provided with the very best of care, dignity, respect and support to enable them to live a healthy and happy life.
I am very proud to be part of such a dedicated team ,who continue to strive and to deliver a first-class service at such a beautiful home.
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.
After several years as a Housekeeper in a different environment, I decided to move to Woodland Hall to enjoy more connection with people and develop new skills.
I love working in a job where I am appreciated and receiving positive feedback from colleagues and management. I believe that good communication is key to the role, and I am looking forward to communicating with my employer and the residents.
Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, photography, cooking and gardening.
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.
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.
My name is Anne Valentine and I was married to my husband Lawrence for 70 years.
He came to Woodland Hall to be cared for. I would visit him daily until Covid intervened and found the care and understanding he received at Woodland Hall to be all that we as a family could wish for.
In 2021, I decided to move in to Woodland Hall myself. It took great courage to make such an important decision, but I have never regretted it. The staff are caring, good humans and do the very most to keep us happy, occupied and, above all, safe.
I would end by saying that leaving the life you have lived previously and making the enormous change to living in a residential home, can seem challenging to say the least. However, finding the right home with the right staff can be a new beginning.
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.
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.
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.