At the Wilverley Association we are great believers in career planning for our staff.
We have a number of inhouse promotions across our staff teams, always ensuring that talent is home grown and that staff are empowered to succeed in their roles. Each staff member is offered the opportunity to grow and progress with extra training and experience. We have promoted Katie Biddlecombe to Operations Manager for Care. Katie has been with the Association for 18 years and has held a number of roles from Carer to Deputy Manager to Home Manager prior to her promotion. Katie is married with an 11 year old Daughter who is an regular visitor to the home.
Emma Young has also been promoted to Operations Manager for Hospitality. Emma has also been with the Association for 18 years and has held a number of roles from Carer to Team Leader, Training Manager, Governance Manager and now our Operations Manager and Nominated Individual for the Association. Emma is a mum of two boys and a grandmother for two granddaughters who are often visiting the home and engaging with our residents.
Both Emma and Kate bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience to support our team.
Lucy Hutchinson is our new Finance Manager and joined us at the end of 2023, Lucy has a wealth of skills and experience in the finance sector and will be supporting the charity in her new finance role. Lucy is married and has a dog she adores.
Jamie Young has been promoted to Project Manager and was previously a Senior Carer and Deputy Manager with the Association. Jamie has been carrying out the marketing for the charity for the past year, engaging with the local community to showcase our homes.
Welcome to our new Trustees
We are delighted to announce that we have new Trustees at the Association. We have been joined by Mike Jones our interim Chair, Carole Biddlecombe and Julian Hick. Mike’s mum is a resident at one of our homes so he understands the need to delivery quality of care and to ensure they are given the opportunity to engage and socialise both inside and outside the home. Carole’s mum is also a resident at one of our homes and she just like Mike can see our delivery of care from a family viewpoint as well as Trustees. These new Trustees can support us to a new view of care for our residents. Julian’s wife also works for the Association so we have a Trustee team with a vested interested in the Charity wanted to best for residents and staff at all levels.
New Home Pub Ageless Ales is now open at Little Haven
Our residents home pub is now open at the home. We created the pub so residents could enjoy at home, the interests they used to in the community. The pub allows them to engage and socialise with each other, friends and loved ones. Obviously the pub is only available to serve drinks to residents during our activity days in the afternoons and they are welcome to bring their own tipple to drink in the pub. The pub was opened by our local Councillor Alex Wade who kindly spent with with our residents chatting and socialising.
During 2023 and 2024 We have been refurbishing Little Haven
The home has had a fresh new facelift to its internal decoration. The team wanted to create a modern home from home for our residents with new communal rooms and freshly decorated corridors. Each of the corridors has a theme and the ground floor follows the forest theme with new pictures of trees, wild flowers and animals for our residents to enjoy and to bring the outside in. Our middle floor represents place of interest across the world and is still in refurbishment stage. The top floor is almost complete and pictures will show beaches and harbours showing another area of interest for our residents and helps with orientation of each floor.
Coffee Shop Opened at Little Haven
Our new coffee shop is now open at Little Haven and offers new opportunities for residents and family to engage with their friends and loved ones. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are on offer all day in the coffee shop and it is open to the public on a Wednesday afternoon but booking is required at reception.
Coffee Shop opened at Forest Oaks
In 2023 we opened our new Coffee Shop at the home for residents to enjoy socialising with their family and friends. The coffee shop is open to the public on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. We welcome the local community to come and join us but please book at reception to safeguard our residents.
Update 1st July 2022
Dear Family and Friends
We are now open and welcoming family and friends back into our homes. We still ask that you wear a mask in line with Government guidelines for social care providers in order to keep our residents safe whilst Covid-19 numbers are still rising.
We will continue to update you, but want assure family and friends that we would be delighted to have you visit your loved ones in the home.
We have a full programme of events being released for you to enjoy with your family members.