Village life encompasses a strong community spirit of which Woodford House plays its part involving itself with as many of the local events appropriate to the clients as possible.
We provide accommodation for 40 persons of mixed sex over the age of 50 years. We hold registration for 40 residential and nursing clients and we are able to care for those clients who have mental illness, dementia, physical disability and clients with palliative care needs as well as general nursing care.
The aim of Woodford House is to provide a home from home family environment for our clients, encouraging freedom of choice and individuality. All clients are treated with equality whilst denoting the diversity of clients’ personal and social needs.
- To provide a high standard of personal/nursing care.
- To maintain cognitive thought through activities & outings.
- To provide a happy and friendly atmosphere.
- To encourage client and family involvement with home activities.
- To enjoy ‘living’ at Woodford House.
Meet our Dedicated Team
Juliet Briggs is co-owner of both Perton Manor and Woodford House.
She is supported by a Central management Team who manage back office functions, HR and Training. She also has central Nurse, Care and Wellbeing managers who support the teams in both homes.
Each has a large care team who have either completed Non Vocational Qualifications in care or are registered on a programme at present.
Each home includes dedicated well-being, housekeeping, kitchen, maintenance and admin teams.
Mrs. Juliet Briggs has been a Registered Manager for Woodford House in 2001. She is an RGN who holds a Bsc (Hons) Health Studies, Diploma in Management studies and the Registered Managers Award. She became a Registered Nurse in 1987 and graduated to management before becoming a Registered Manager.
Juliet also owns Perton Manor nursing home in Trysull, South Staffordshire.
Juliet founded Capulet Care to provide a central brand and support operation for her homes. In Capulet Care she has formed a central management team to provide that support.
Stephanie started working in care in 2001 and joined Perton Manor’s sister home, Woodford House in 2008 as a care practitioner before taking maternity leave in 2010. She joined Perton Manor in 2013 on her return.
On returning to work at Perton, Stephanie had a desire to progress within the company and applied for Care Team Manager. She was then fast-tracked to Trainee Care Manager and became Care Manager in November 2015.
12 months later Stephanie returned to Woodford House as Home Manager.
“I love what I do and I want to be the best and I want to inspire others to be the best. I like knowing that I can make a difference to people’s lives and be part of a team that makes the biggest difference, because we ARE different!”
Natasha qualified as a learning disability nurse in 2009 from Wolverhampton University and spent 4 years working with people who have a diagnosis of learning disability, mental heath and challenging behaviour.
In 2013, Natasha began supporting people who have Dementia where she discovered her passion and in May 2016, wanting new challenges, Natasha joined the Woodford House team as Clinical Lead. She recently (August 2017) completed her NVQ 5 in leadership and management.
“I enjoy working with individuals and their families and in making a difference no matter how big or small. No day is the same and each brings new challenges to the home and to me, which I enjoy and which helps me develop as a person and within my role”.
Tina started working in the care environment when she was 15. She was, what was called, a ‘tea girl’ in a residential home for the elderly. Tina would go after school each night for a couple of hours and when she left school she went on to work there as a carer.
It was whilst working as a carer that Tina discovered her vocation in life – caring for the vulnerable adults who can’t care for themselves. She worked there for 10 years, left to start a family and then worked in the community for the next 12 years.
But Tina wanted to get back into care because that was where she felt her vocation really was. That was when she successfully applied for the position of a Care Practitioner at Perton Manor. Even though Perton Manor and its residents were different from her previous experience, Tina loved it. Every day was “different and challenging to say the least.”
Tina eventually applied for Lead Care Practitioner but impressed the management team so much that she was instead offered the higher position of Care Team Manager. She happily accepted and thrived in the role and was later offered the role of Assistant Care Manager. Tina grew into this role as she had her previous roles and, when the opportunity arose, she was promoted to Care Manager at Perton Manor’s sister care home, Woodford House.
“I can truly say I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by Juliet and the team. It really is true what they say; show your worth and you will prosper. I thrive on making people happy and will give my all to those more vulnerable. I am a people person and will go above and beyond to make a difference.”
The managers and clients are supported by nursing, caring, wellbeing, domestic and kitchen teams, a receptionist and maintenance.
Clients and Families
We encourage clients to actively take part in both internal and external activities, hobbies and leisure activities. We provide a full range of activities including board games, cards, bingo, craftwork, and parties relevant to specific occasions, theatrical performances, singers and movement to music.
Daytrips are arranged to coastal resorts, the lights, the theatre, garden centres and other places of interest to the clients. In more recent years clients have been offered the opportunity to take an annual holiday supported by the care and well-being teams.
Training is ongoing and is provided to all staff. A training plan is developed year on year to reflect the needs of the staff and the business. Money is invested to ensure the training we give is specialist and we have contracted with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for the past 9 years to provide this training.
The clients and their families are invited to make suggestions to the management team i.e. issues regarding the home and its development. One to one meetings/chats can be held at anytime with the manager or nursing staff.
Arrangements have been made with the local church to undertake a Communion Service for clients of all denominations on a monthly basis to be held at Woodford House. Clients are also encouraged to visit other churches of their choice.
Woodford House operate an open visiting policy, encouraging family and friends to join their relatives for meals or drinks as required.
All members of staff maintain and respect the privacy and dignity of each individual by treating them holistically, using privacy curtains when necessary and encouraging the use of locks on doors especially in bathroom areas.