Our People

Our people, are chosen through a robust recruitment process for their values, attitudes & dedication and we are committed to their continuous development & progression throughout our organisation.

Our People

We believe that continuous development and progression across the whole of the organisation is vital for the safe and effective care services provided day in, day out. Please see below some of our success stories.

Our employees are special, they share and express our values every day. Our people care deeply about making a difference to people's lives, promoting your independence and most importantly keeping you safe.

Helen Wilcox MBE
Executive Director
Helen Wilcox started up Woodford, back in 1994 and his since then has continued to drive up the standard of care receiving an MBE for her contributions to Adult Social Care on the way. Mrs Wilcox has qualifications in social work and teaching with key local, regional, and national involvement to drive up standards in supporting our citizens through the widest range of life challenges. Mrs Wilcox is the Chair of the Black Country Partnership for Care and Former Vice Chair of the National Organisation, Skills for Care.
Sandi Bevan
Managing Director
Sandi joined Woodford in July 2011 as a Business Administrator with vast experience in Office Management and Human Resources (HR). During her time with Woodford she has gained knowledge in Regulation & Legislation & is also working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Social Care.
Richard Lyndon
Registered Care Manager
Richard joined Woodford in April 2009 having left 36 years of engineering behind to pursue a career within Adult Social Care as a Care Worker. Richard’s eagerness and dedication as well as Woodford's trust has led him to progress and develop himself into the role of Register Care Manager.
Scott Downing
Operations Manager
Scott joined Woodford in July 2011 after he successfully completed an 8 week work trial. He has gained experience within the Social Care Sector using his knowledge of IT to improve the organisation's efficiency and the use of technology. Scott quoted "Since working for Woodford, I have gained experience and training that has progressed me into the position of Operations Manager, the trust and belief that Woodford have in me is and has been evident from day 1, and I cannot thank them enough".
Vincent Henry
Team Leader

Vincent joined Woodford in November 2020 having worked within several wider support and management roles in Adult Social Care, as well as recently finishing his master’s degree in Public Health.

Since joining Woodford, Vincent has used his integrity and passion to lead his Care Team to develop and maintain a full care package which is person centred. Woodford have empowered Vincent to contribute to the personalised care we have offered since 1994."

Danielle Perry
Quality & Compliance Lead

Danielle started her journey in Adult Social Care at the age of 16, unaware of what it may hold for the future, what relationships she may build or what she may experience along the way.

With a nature to care and support people and enjoy the happiness on individuals faces, it was clear at an early-stage Danielle was always going to thrive.

5 years later, Danielle has said “I have met a lot of amazing people on my journey so far, gained a lot of confidence within myself and have been able to support vulnerable adults with pleasure. It is not always easy and there are most definitely sometimes challenges, however our role is always rewarding, being able to be the reason an individual can live independently at home around the things/people they love is always fulfilling”.

Danielle has completed many training courses along her journey to support her with her learning and development and successfully completed her Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care which has enabled her to progress to the role she is conducting today.

Liam Hudson
Quality & Compliance Lead

Liam joined Woodford in 2011 as a Care Support Worker, after experience supporting a family member which ignited his passion for wanting to make a difference to people’s lives.

Since joining Woodford Liam has successfully achieved his Apprenticeship Diploma Level 3 in Adult Social Care which has allowed him to develop and utilise his skills & knowledge to support the Registered Care Manager and the Senior Team.

Reflecting on his journey Liam said “Woodford has helped me develop as a person bringing out my confidence and individuality, the Management Team has supported me with progressing from a Support Worker to a Quality Compliance Lead and helped me achieve things I never thought I could achieve. I have achieved My Level 3 that gave me the knowledge to carry out my existing role and I am still looking to progress further within Woodford as a person and a member of the team”.

Jody Garbett
Quality & Compliance Lead

Jody started with Woodford in March 2015 and quickly became one of the key members of the team due to her hard work, caring nature, and positive outlook.

Starting as a Care Worker, Jody soon developed into the role of Keyworker to several clients and has recently progressed to the role of Quality & Compliance Lead after completing her IOSH training in 2020 and is now playing a vital role in supporting the Registered Care Manager and the Senior Team.

Jody is not stopping there and is very committed to her next step of progressing with her Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and said " I am glad I chose the path to becoming a Care & Support Worker, since joining Woodford I have learnt a lot which has given me an opportunity to build a career doing something I love, meeting many wonderful people along the way."

Deannie Henshall
Quality & Compliance Lead

Deannie has been with Woodford since May 2019, before joining she was working as a nursery nurse. She has quoted “I’m glad I made the change to become a Care Worker in Adult Social Care”.

Deannie who has shown since day one her caring and compassionate nature has been supported to develop her skills and knowledge initially progressing to the role of Key Worker and now is now fully committed and well on the road, to stepping forward to the role of Quality Compliance Lead supporting Senior Management and will be leading a small team of Care Staff.

Deannie’s next step is to achieve her Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, which she will be starting shortly.

  • Helen Wilcox MBE
    Executive Director
    Helen Wilcox MBE
    Executive Director
    Helen Wilcox started up Woodford, back in 1994 and his since then has continued to drive up the standard of care receiving an MBE for her contributions to Adult Social Care on the way. Mrs Wilcox has qualifications in social work and teaching with key local, regional, and national involvement to drive up standards in supporting our citizens through the widest range of life challenges. Mrs Wilcox is the Chair of the Black Country Partnership for Care and Former Vice Chair of the National Organisation, Skills for Care.
  • Sandi Bevan
    Managing Director
    Sandi Bevan
    Managing Director
    Sandi joined Woodford in July 2011 as a Business Administrator with vast experience in Office Management and Human Resources (HR). During her time with Woodford she has gained knowledge in Regulation & Legislation & is also working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Social Care.
  • Richard Lyndon
    Registered Care Manager
    Richard Lyndon
    Registered Care Manager
    Richard joined Woodford in April 2009 having left 36 years of engineering behind to pursue a career within Adult Social Care as a Care Worker. Richard’s eagerness and dedication as well as Woodford's trust has led him to progress and develop himself into the role of Register Care Manager.
  • Scott Downing
    Operations Manager
    Scott Downing
    Operations Manager
    Scott joined Woodford in July 2011 after he successfully completed an 8 week work trial. He has gained experience within the Social Care Sector using his knowledge of IT to improve the organisation's efficiency and the use of technology. Scott quoted "Since working for Woodford, I have gained experience and training that has progressed me into the position of Operations Manager, the trust and belief that Woodford have in me is and has been evident from day 1, and I cannot thank them enough".
  • Vincent Henry
    Team Leader
    Vincent Henry
    Team Leader

    Vincent joined Woodford in November 2020 having worked within several wider support and management roles in Adult Social Care, as well as recently finishing his master’s degree in Public Health.

    Since joining Woodford, Vincent has used his integrity and passion to lead his Care Team to develop and maintain a full care package which is person centred. Woodford have empowered Vincent to contribute to the personalised care we have offered since 1994."

  • Danielle Perry
    Quality & Compliance Lead
    Danielle Perry
    Quality & Compliance Lead

    Danielle started her journey in Adult Social Care at the age of 16, unaware of what it may hold for the future, what relationships she may build or what she may experience along the way.

    With a nature to care and support people and enjoy the happiness on individuals faces, it was clear at an early-stage Danielle was always going to thrive.

    5 years later, Danielle has said “I have met a lot of amazing people on my journey so far, gained a lot of confidence within myself and have been able to support vulnerable adults with pleasure. It is not always easy and there are most definitely sometimes challenges, however our role is always rewarding, being able to be the reason an individual can live independently at home around the things/people they love is always fulfilling”.

    Danielle has completed many training courses along her journey to support her with her learning and development and successfully completed her Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care which has enabled her to progress to the role she is conducting today.

  • Liam Hudson
    Quality & Compliance Lead
    Liam Hudson
    Quality & Compliance Lead

    Liam joined Woodford in 2011 as a Care Support Worker, after experience supporting a family member which ignited his passion for wanting to make a difference to people’s lives.

    Since joining Woodford Liam has successfully achieved his Apprenticeship Diploma Level 3 in Adult Social Care which has allowed him to develop and utilise his skills & knowledge to support the Registered Care Manager and the Senior Team.

    Reflecting on his journey Liam said “Woodford has helped me develop as a person bringing out my confidence and individuality, the Management Team has supported me with progressing from a Support Worker to a Quality Compliance Lead and helped me achieve things I never thought I could achieve. I have achieved My Level 3 that gave me the knowledge to carry out my existing role and I am still looking to progress further within Woodford as a person and a member of the team”.

  • Jody Garbett
    Quality & Compliance Lead
    Jody Garbett
    Quality & Compliance Lead

    Jody started with Woodford in March 2015 and quickly became one of the key members of the team due to her hard work, caring nature, and positive outlook.

    Starting as a Care Worker, Jody soon developed into the role of Keyworker to several clients and has recently progressed to the role of Quality & Compliance Lead after completing her IOSH training in 2020 and is now playing a vital role in supporting the Registered Care Manager and the Senior Team.

    Jody is not stopping there and is very committed to her next step of progressing with her Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care and said " I am glad I chose the path to becoming a Care & Support Worker, since joining Woodford I have learnt a lot which has given me an opportunity to build a career doing something I love, meeting many wonderful people along the way."

  • Deannie Henshall
    Quality & Compliance Lead
    Deannie Henshall
    Quality & Compliance Lead

    Deannie has been with Woodford since May 2019, before joining she was working as a nursery nurse. She has quoted “I’m glad I made the change to become a Care Worker in Adult Social Care”.

    Deannie who has shown since day one her caring and compassionate nature has been supported to develop her skills and knowledge initially progressing to the role of Key Worker and now is now fully committed and well on the road, to stepping forward to the role of Quality Compliance Lead supporting Senior Management and will be leading a small team of Care Staff.

    Deannie’s next step is to achieve her Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, which she will be starting shortly.