Meet the Team
Most of our team have worked together for years, providing a consistent approach to care delivery and continuity.
meet the team
At the heart of Wild Acres Care Home in Wokingham is our amazing team of carers. Many of the team have worked together for years, providing a consistent approach to care delivery and continuity.
We are aware that the home’s staff will always play a very important role in residents’ welfare. As such we will always ensure that we employ staff in sufficient numbers and with the relevant mix of skills to meet residents’ needs.
Recruitment and training are key to creating a successful team. We will provide appropriate staff with qualifications in health and social care and observe recruitment policies and practices which both respect equal opportunities and protect residents’ safety and welfare.
We offer our staff a range of training which is relevant to their induction, foundation experience and further development to ensure that they continue to deliver market-leading care based on best practice.
Management and Administration
We know that the leadership of the home is critical to all its operations. To provide leadership of the quality required, we will do the following:
- Always engage a registered manager a person who is qualified, competent and experienced for the task.
- Aim for a management approach which creates an open, positive and inclusive atmosphere.
- Install and operate effective quality assurance and quality monitoring systems.
- Work to accounting and financial procedures which safeguard residents’ interests.
- Offer residents appropriate assistance in the management of their personal finances.
- Supervise all staff and voluntary workers regularly and carefully.
- Keep up-to-date and accurate records on all aspects of the home and its residents.
- Ensure that the health, safety and welfare of residents and staff are promoted and protected.
“Andrina Fry has been Registered Manager at Wild Acres since the 1st May 2021. Prior to this Andrina had been the Assistant Manager of Wild Acres.
Andrina has many years of experience in a senior position having worked previously as the Dementia Lead/Unit Manager for a large care home.
Andrina’s goal is to strive to continue to improve the service and ensure all residents receive 100% person centred care. Andrina has always loved a challenge and admits that Covid-19 has been the biggest challenge she has ever faced.
Andrina leads by example. She is passionate about end of life care and dementia and is outcome focused.
Guiding and mentoring the team to make a difference is a high priority for Andrina.”
“Kerry joined Wild Acres in February 2021 as a Night Team Leader and was promoted to Assistant Manager on the 1st May 2021. Prior to this Kerry has over seven years experience in a senior role.
Kerry enjoys bonding with the residents and making new residents and staff feel welcome. Kerry finds it rewarding to discover innovative ways to help people, especially residents with a dementia. She loves the variety her role encompasses and that no two days are ever the same.
Kerry is proud to assist Andrina to lead the team to deliver high quality individual care in a nurturing and engaging environment so that all our residents can live happy and fulfilling lives.”
“Michele spends a vast amount of her day with the residents participating in activities for them and keeping them stimulated.
Michele has a good knowledge of their likes and dislikes therefore ensuring a good variety of activities to suit all our residents’ needs.”
“With many years’ experience in the care sector, Maz is committed to providing excellent customer service within the home to both our residents and their families.”
“Janet retired as Registered Manager of Wild Acres on the 30th April 2021 after 14 years in post and is now working as a consultant for the company, with a focus on quality and compliance.
Wild Acres has a special place in Janet’s heart and she looks forward to seeing the home grow and flourish under the lead of new Registered Manager Andrina Fry and Assistant Manager Kerry Catchpole.”
“Cheryl is our enthusiastic Kitchen Assistant who has a passion for working with and assisting our lovely residents at Wild Acres.
Cheryl enjoys making a difference to someone’s life no matter how big or small.”
“Rhodora has been part of the Wild Acres care team since 2007 and has a great insight into the home.
In her role as Senior Carer she is passionate about the delivery of quality dementia care. ”
“Debbie is our full-time chef at Wild Acres, she provides nutritional and delicious meals to our residents.
She has a vast knowledge of our residents and their needs, this in turn enables her to provide meals in a person-centred way to our residents. ”
“Guy joined the company in May 2020. Guy has over 20 years experience in Hospitality and Facilities Management along with experience as a Chef.
Variety is the spice of life for Guy. He loves that his responsibilities vary from infection control and health and safety to relief chef.
Guy enjoys making a difference to our residents, whether it’s preparing them a delicious meal or hanging treasured photos and pictures. Guy takes pleasure in chatting with the residents when the opportunity arises, talking about their past lives and families.
Guy loves the friendly, family culture at Wild Acres and takes great pride in ensuring the home is always well presented both inside and out.”
“Andre joined Wild Acres as a Senior Carer in March 2021. He has over three years previous experience as a Senior Carer and prior to this 10 years as a Care Assistant.
Andre loves his role. His kind and friendly personality shines through along with his passion for providing care to the highest standards. He enjoys the 1-1 relationships with the residents, gaining their confidence and takes a great pride in achieving positive results.
Andre has quickly established himself as a key member of the team.”