WCS Care reveals new £7.5m care village management team


WCS Care has revealed the new management team that will run its £7.5m Woodside Care Village in Warwick, which is scheduled to open in the autumn.

Samantha Stuart takes the role of home manager with Lorraine Herbert becoming deputy home manager.

Christine Asbury, WCS Care’s Chief Executive, said: “Samantha and Lorraine are very experienced WCS Care managers who are passionate about our ambition of making every day well lived for residents, so we’re pleased by their appointment to Woodside Care Village.”

Starting her career in care at 18, Samantha began a degree in nursing before switching to domiciliary care. Following a spell working nights at a care home before returning to home care, Samantha moved to WCS Care two years ago to manage Fairfield in Bedworth, where she’s worked since.

Lorraine joined WCS Care in 2012 with similar roles at Drovers House in Rugby and Four Ways in Leamington Spa.

More recently, Lorraine was the operational lead during the set up of Castle Brook’s successful partnership with South Warwickshire Foundation NHS Trust before becoming a care manager at the Kenilworth home.

When completed, Woodside Care Village will feature small, family-sized households for six or seven people with similar interests and backgrounds.

Designed by Warwick architects Robothams and built by Coventry-based Deeley Construction with support from local contractors, the new home will encourage people to spend more time outdoors, which benefits health and wellbeing.

External walkways will replace internal corridors and an open-air plaza will provide easy access to central shops and outdoors features; all designed to help people maintain a familiar life.

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