The Home Manager
Louise has worked for 18 years in caring for the elderly. She started working for The Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society in 2001 as a Care Assistant. Louise then became a Senior Care Assistant and then the Deputy Manager.
In November 2014 Louise was appointed as the Registered Manager of Wey Valley House. Her qualifications include NVQ3 and Diploma in health and social care level 5 in care. Louise has also had courses in first aid, health and safety, fire awareness, food hygiene, drug administration, palliative care and SOVA and keeps up to date with her personal development in the care industry. Louise has an office in both homes, sharing her time between Wey Valley House and Ridgway Court.
CEO of Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society
Sally is a Registered Nurse trained at St Thomas’ Hospital London. Following her training she specialized in Intensive Care and Coronary Care, however realised this was not her niche. She moved from the NHS to work with the elderly. After working with Friends of the Elderly for 5 years she moved to the Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society as Matron of Wey Valley House.
When Hatch Mill opened in 2001 Sally became the General Manager over the two homes and subsequently over the four when Ridgway Court and 8 Shortheath Crest joined the group after the merger with Abbeyfield Farnham. With AWVS and Abbeyfield Haslemere merger and the restructuring of the Board of Trustees and Sub-committees, Sally was appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Deputy Registered Manager
Michelle has worked in Health and Social Care for 10 years. For 5 years Michelle worked with Adults and Children with learning disabilities. Michelle started working for Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society in 2015 as a Senior Care Assistant at Wey Valley House. She then progressed to Deputy Manager at Ridgway Court in 2019.
Michelle has NVQ3 and NVQ5 in Health and Social care and the Care Certificate. She has also had courses in First Aid, Health and Safety, Infection Control, Fire Marshall, Food hygiene, Manual Handling and SOVA Management, COSHH, Drug Administration, End of Life Care, Diabetes Awareness, Dementia, Mental Health, Equality and Diversity, Support and supervision.
In April 2021 Michelle switched roles within the society to return to Wey Valley House as the new Deputy Manager.
Tracey has had over 20 years’ experience in caring for the elderly, joining Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society in 2002 as a Senior Care Assistant at Hatch Mill. In 2007 Tracey became Deputy Manager at Ridgway Court before being given the position of Volunteer and Activity Support Manager in 2010. Tracey is the staff support officer and in 2016 she became the Society’s Wellbeing Manager.
Tracey has NVQ3 and NVQ4 and NVQ Assessors Award together with courses in First Aid, Health and Safety, Infection Control, Fire Marshall, Food Hygiene, Manual Handling, SOVA Management, COSHH, Drug Administration, End of Life Care, Diabetes Awareness, Dementia, Customer Service, Mental Health and Equality and Diversity, Support and supervision.
Jack is always on hand to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings throughout the society. He and his team also help with moving new residents furniture into rooms and putting up prized photos and pictures on the walls ensuring each resident's room is individual and homely.
Toni has had over 18 years’ experience in caring for the elderly, joining Abbeyfield Wey Valley society in 2001 as a Night Care Assistant at Hatch Mill. In 2004 Toni worked as a Senior Care Assistant and in 2007 she became Deputy Manager on Hatch Mill’s residential wing. She also covered maternity leave as Deputy at Wey valley House before being given the position of Trainer in 2014.
Toni has NVQ2, NVQ3, NVQ4 and NVQ Assessors award, First Aid, Health and Safety, Fire Marshall, Food Hygiene, Manual Handling, SOVA Management, COSHH, Drug Administration, End of Life Care, Diabetes Awareness, Dementia, Customer Service, Mental Health and Equality and Diversity, Support and supervision and Health Conditions. Train the Trainer, Train the Trainer in Manual Handling, SOVA and the Care Certificate.
The Dog around the home
Max is the newest member of the team - and the youngest ! He can be seen around and about the home keeping both the residents and the carers on their toes with his energy and playful character.
He's so popular with everyone he will surely in line for a promotion soon.
Leah is one of the fabulous team of cooks in the kitchen who are on hand every day at the home preparing fresh home cooked meals from locally sources ingredients. The varied and wholesome menu's the team put together are amazing and they can cater for all dietary requirements so easily in their large well appointed on site kitchens.
Sue joined as Admin Manager in September 2020. She gained her administrative qualifications, including basic accounting and law certificates, at Farnborough College of Technology and worked for a number of years as a secretary and PA at various management levels. A sales role then provided a springboard into marketing and public relations, at which time Sue achieved professional marketing qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Sue’s last role was Marketing Manager for a local domiciliary care provider, where her work supported both client and staff recruitment.
Marketing & PR Manager
Iain hails from the midlands but has spent the last twenty years living and working in the Farnham area.
Whilst launching and managing small customer facing businesses within the local community, Iain completed a qualification in Professional Marketing and is now a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
His introduction to the senior care sector emerged when being faced with looking after his elderly mother and he now has a passion for developing innovative customer focused environments for all the Abbeyfield residents and their families.
Away from work Iain has great interest in sport – he actually spent his early career as a member of the Professional Golfers Association competing around the world and coaching. Now he enjoys social golf rather more and his coaching skills are put to the test as Head Coach for the Farnham under 6’s rugby teams!