Staff

We currently have 28 staff working at the Home, most with many years of experience in care of older people. All staff attend continuous training in all aspects of care, which enhance their understanding of the needs of their client group. 

We also have an excellent team of non-care staff such as domestic, laundry assistant, maintenance, office assistant and activities co-ordinator, most of whom have completed relevant training in care level 2 and 3. 
 
Collectively we aim to fulfil the requirements set out in the Essential standards of Quality and Safety, and to comply with the section 20 regulations of Health and Social Care Act of 2008.


Qualifications held by our staff include:

  • Care training at various levels
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Fire Warden Training 
  • Continence Management
  • Basic COSHH Training 
  • Epilepsy Awareness
  • Infection Control
  • Care of the Dying & the Bereaved

  • Basic food & Hygiene
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Manual Handling 
  • Foot Health & Hygiene
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Principals of Care
  • Control & Administration of Medicines


Management

The Manager oversees, ensures and imparts a quality of person centred care for each individual, bearing in mind at all times the health and safety requirements including documented Fire and Emergency procedures.

Collectively we aim to fulfil the requirements set out in the Essential standards of Quality and Safety, and to comply with the section 20 regulations of Health and Social Care Act of 2008.

The Manager is contactable by staff, 24 hours a day and when away, the seniors are trained to fulfil the role and report to the Home Owners. There is a maintenance person available at all times to ensure that everything is in working order. The Home Owners oversee most of the administration work.

Our Manager, Rebekah Wood, who joined us in September 2020, brings with her a vast amount of experience from working in social care since 2011. She has worked in care settings such as social care agency, and Care Homes working her way up to a Deputy Manager and becoming the Registered Care Home Manager of a Corporate Home for 2 years before joining us.

She has attained various levels of training in social care; currently continuing her professional development in health and social care at level 5. She also holds a diploma in Management too.

Rebekah prides herself for having excellent communication skills, approachable to Residents, Relatives, staff and other professionals. 

​She is a passionate and creative manager who is driven by being part of a team delivering the highest quality standards of support, promoting  person-centered practice.

We have much confidence that she will take Oak Lodge further in providing the highest standards of Care and support.

Ms Desai, Director & Company Secretary was a practicing Member of The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Great Britain since 1976 (now retired), with useful experience in the Community Pharmacy including advice on medication issues to various Care Homes and Nursing Homes. With the New Age Pharmaceutical Services, she has gained qualifications in providing enhanced services such as Medicines Use Reviews, Healthy Lifestyle advice, and many such primary care supports. 

Mr Patel, Company Director, has been in business involving Customer Care for over 20 years and has always been actively involved in accountancy and finance.

Both the owners are now involved on daily basis supporting the Manager and staff.