Meet the team
Below are just a few of the people who make up our professional team at Whitgift Care. They really do make everything we achieve possible!
Whitgift House Home Manager
Joe is the Home Manager at Whitgift House. His career started as a Fabricator/Welder in the north east of England. He moved into the care sector in 2000 starting as a care assistant and found that for the first time in his life he was enjoying his work. Joe quickly moved up to become a Senior Carer, then Deputy Manager within 18 months of starting his career in care before becoming Home Manager after 2 years. He has been managing Residential and Nursing homes ever since. Passionate about care, Joe always strives to promote a family atmosphere within the home and is inclusive of everyone: residents, families, friends and staff. His door is always open for everyone. Joe’s goal is for everyone to be happy and content and to achieve an outstanding rating with the CQC in the near future.
Desi joined Whitgift Care in 2012 and is our Training Manager. He works with staff across our homes to complete all their mandatory and additional training in line with CQC regulatory requirements. Desi has a wealth of experience, having worked in care for over 20 years, which he draws on to support the development of staff across Whitgift Care. Desi is also a Dignity Champion and embeds the ‘Core Care Values’ into every training subject he delivers. To find out more about the work Desi does, visit our page on staff training at Whitgift Care.
Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager
Alison is our Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager. Her role is to assist Whitgift Care managers to build upon the existing good practice and drive forward quality improvement plans. This includes developing and implementing a Quality Assurance Framework. Her role also ensures the services continue to meet all regulatory requirements and works towards raising our CQC rating from good to outstanding. She has held senior quality roles in the NHS and private sector since 1994 including the London Bridge Hospital and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. She has also been a Specialist Adviser for the CQC (Acute Sector) and has worked with CHKS (Capita Health Knowledge Solutions) since 1994 who provide a well-established accreditation programme – first as a surveyor, then as part of the awards panel and now as part of the Award Council. She still undertakes accreditation surveys for CHKS which keeps her up to date with the criteria expected of a high-quality healthcare provider.