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.

Donna Rafferty
Deputy Care Manager
Donna joined Woodford as a Support Worker in January 2008 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Adult Social Care & Social Policy and had previous experience in supporting Children with Learning Disabilities. During her time with Woodford she has progressed through the management roles into Deputy Care Manager.
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.
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.
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 NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Adult Social Care.
Georgia Fletcher
Business Administration Apprentice
Georgia joined Woodford at the youthful age of 16 back in July 2017. Georgia is a hardworking, bright & a mature young lady with lots of potential. We certainly look forward to developing this talented young lady.
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".
  • Donna Rafferty
    Deputy Care Manager
    Donna Rafferty
    Deputy Care Manager
    Donna joined Woodford as a Support Worker in January 2008 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Adult Social Care & Social Policy and had previous experience in supporting Children with Learning Disabilities. During her time with Woodford she has progressed through the management roles into Deputy Care Manager.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management in Adult Social Care.
  • Georgia Fletcher
    Business Administration Apprentice
    Georgia Fletcher
    Business Administration Apprentice
    Georgia joined Woodford at the youthful age of 16 back in July 2017. Georgia is a hardworking, bright & a mature young lady with lots of potential. We certainly look forward to developing this talented young lady.
  • 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".