Meet the Team

Our Team

Below are some of the excellent staff working at Woking Homes.

Sarah Kemp

Chief Executive

Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as Woking Homes’ Responsible Individual, Sarah oversees the running of the home and charity and joined the team in 2010.

Paula Hook

Care Home Manager

Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as Woking Homes’ Registered Manager, Paula joined the team in 2015. She is responsible for the day to day running of the home and overseeing and maintaining the high standards of care.

Vanessa Brion

Senior Team Leader

Responsible for managing the care team and overseeing care practice, Vanessa joined the team in 2000.

Fozia Hussain

Finance Officer

Responsible for Residents’ Rents, General Accounts, Payroll and Petty Cash, Fozia joined the team in 2012.

Karyn Jordan

Administration Team

Karyn joined the team in 2014 and works diligently to deal with day-to-day administrative duties. Karyn along with Gail is the the friendly voice at the end of the phone when you call and the smiling face that greets you when you visit.

Gail Bolton

Administration Team

Gail joined the team in 2017 and deals with day-to-day administrative duties. Gail along with Karyn is the the friendly voice at the end of the phone when you call and the smiling face that greets you when you visit.

Carolyn Gower

Care Administration Assistant

Working with the Team Leaders, making residents’ appointments and liaising with other health care professionals and families, Carolyn joined the team in 2015.

Marjorie Biggins

Activities Organiser

Organising a variety of activities and events for residents on a daily basis, Marjorie has been at Woking Homes since 1972!

Carol Wells

Housekeeper

Primarily responsible for the Homes’ laundry and much more! Carol joined the team in 1994. Carol is the deputy chair of ‘The Friends of Woking Homes’.

Helen Lee

Team Leader

Helen joined the team in 2004 and is one of our team leaders responsible for leading the team of staff on day shifts and ensuring that all of our residents’ needs are met.

Izabela Serwecinska

Team Leader

Izabela joined the team in 2007 and is one of our team leaders responsible for leading the team of staff on day shifts and ensuring that all of our residents’ needs are met.

Valerie Gelatis

Team Leader

Valerie joined the team in 2016 and is one of our team leaders responsible for leading the team of staff on day shifts and ensuring that all of our residents’ needs are met.

Chaka Mhlanga

Night Team Leader

Chaka joined the team in 2015 and is one of our team leaders responsible for leading the team of staff on each night shift and ensuring that all of our residents’ needs are met.

Norbie Acero

Night Team Leader

Norbie joined the team in 2015 and is one of our team leaders responsible for leading the team of staff on each night shift and ensuring that all of our residents needs are met.

Charles Velasco

Night Team Leader

Charles joined the team in 2017. He is responsible for leading the team of staff on each night shift and ensuring that all of our residents’ needs are met.

David Jones

Maintenance Team

David has been at Woking Homes since 1975! He is responsible for maintenance and transport.

Barry Lee

Maintenance Team

Barry joined the team in 2016, he assists David with routine maintenance and transport.

Mr Andy Hoad

Catering Chef/Manager

Andy and his team from ABM Catering Limited provide a varied menu and specialise in fresh home-cooked food sourced locally.

Care and Ancillary Staff

Team Members

Woking Homes has a highly skilled and committed team of care assistants and ancillary staff who provide the vital day to day care and support to our residents’.

 

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Board of Trustees

Woking Homes as a registered charity has a Board of Trustees. The number of Trustees will normally be between eight and twelve and they will have relevant skills or experience in one or more of the following: professional experience at a senior level in the care and welfare of older people, business, financial or personnel management, health and safety, marketing or fundraising.

In order to retain strong links with the railway industry a majority of Trustees hold or have recently retired from senior positions in the railway industry.

The Role of the Board of Trustees (The Board)

The principal role of the Board shall be as a policy making body to ensure that the charitable objects are achieved.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Strategic development and annual review of the charity performance.
  • Setting objectives for, and review of, a five-year development plan.
  • Approval of the plan and annual budget prepared by the Chief Executive.
  • Identification and management of significant risks.
  • Approval of the annual report and audited accounts.
  • Appointment of sub-committees.
  • Appointment of and terms and conditions of service for the Chief Executive.
  • Approval of delegations to the Chief Executive.
  • Appointment of an independent auditor.
  • Appointment of investment advisors.
  • Monitoring compliance with relevant company and charity law and care home regulations.

The Board of Trustees hold quarterly meetings following the sub-committee meetings, all of which are held with the Chief Executive and Manager. The Trustees are very active and involved with the Homes and as part of their role they carry out monthly inspections based on the CQC’s (Care Quality Commission) Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE).

Activities

We offer a wide variety of activities and outings.

Meet the Residents

Meet our friendly and diverse group of residents.

Meet the Team

Meet our team of staff who are passionate about the care they provide.

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