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Joanna Lingwood, RGN, RM Dip. in Management Studies

Our team

Here to care


Joanna Lingwood

Our team of dedicated carers is led by owner and resident manager Joanna Lingwood, RGN, RM Dip. in Management Studies.

A trained and qualified nursing professional, Joanna was a state registered nurse and midwife for 14 years before taking over the management of Southfield House some 16 years ago and has built a team that comprises:


Mrs Julie Jakuba

Julie Jakuba

Deputy manager Julie Jakuba assists Joanna in the running of Southfield House, has 17 years experience, a level 4 NVQ and registered Manager Award.

Judith Hallworth

Judith Hallworth

Head of care Judith Hallworth has been at Southfield House for 18 years and ensures that the highest level of care is both planned and given. Judith also has a level 3 NVQ.

Additional Staff

There are 18 senior carers and care assistants, all of whom have between level 2 and level 4 NVQ and bring a wealth of experience within the care profession to Southfield House.

All are involved in continuous professional development, attending regular training courses to keep abreast of the latest advances in care practice.

We are acutely aware of the importance of familiarity and continuity in care and so we never employ ‘agency’ staff. All our staff work as a team, are employed directly and there are always two care staff members available through the night.

Each resident has one staff member who works most closely with them as a ‘key worker’. They are responsible for monitoring, reviewing and co-ordinating the resident’s individual care plans. Key workers are offered regular supervision by the manager, who has responsibility for chairing reviews and for communicating with outside professionals, who may also be involved with particular residents.



Jessica Murphy Karen Willerton Kath Cassidy Carol Wyles
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The team is completed by:

 

  • A chef and catering team

  • A hairdresser

  • A podiatrist

  • An Accommodation & Facilities Manager

     

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