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Meet the Team

In order to maintain the very highest standards of care, we ensure that our team are trained and qualified to care for our residents. All Home Managers are either qualified nurses or qualified to NVQ Level 4 in Management and Care, and all of our team members are qualified in Care to a minimum NVQ Level 2. As well as running an intensive induction programme, we provide internal training in statutory subjects such as Safer People Handling, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, and Health and Safety.

Anybody joining our team is checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

John Hill, Founder

John founded Hill Care in 2001 after he purchased Burton Closes Hall Care Home in Bakewell. He remains a partner in Heathcotes Care and has been operating in the healthcare market for over 20 years.

Wendy Waddicor, Chief Executive

Wendy joined Hill Care in November 2006, initially as a Regional Manager before progressing to Operations Director, and then Managing Director. She qualified as a nurse in 1985 before going on to study for a Masters Degree in Business Administration, graduating from Humberside University in 1996. Wendy has been working in the private healthcare sector almost 20 years and has overseen the growth and development of the current Hill Care portfolio from just over 100 registered beds to the current 1953 registered beds.

Mandy Vernon, Managing Director

Mandy joined Hill Care in early 2012 as Operations Director to the head office in Chesterfield, following a short career break where she began to study for her Masters. A qualified nurse, Mandy has an impressive track record in the care industry, previously working at the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital before holding the post of Regional Manager and Operations Director at Four Seasons.

Operations Director

Lynda K Hodgkinson, Development and Governance Director

Lynda joined Hill Care in June 2016 taking on the role of strategic development manager. She qualified as a Registered Nurse in March 1985, spending 20 years as Home Manager then worked for the same company as a Dementia Care Project Manager where her role was to support homes throughout the country to become centres of excellence in dementia care. For the months prior to joining Hill Care Lynda worked in the same company as a Project Facilitator where she was involved in developing and introducing a Dementia Framework for the company. Lynda is a qualified Dementia Care Mapper (Bradford University 2006) and has attained the Registered Manager award level 4.

Lynn Walter, Group Quality Manager

Lynn joined Hill Care in March 2010, taking on the role of Senior Regional Manager. Lynn is a qualified nurse and has many years’ experience working in the private sector for a large corporate group where she held the roles of Senior Home Manager, Project Manager and Operations Manager.

Anthony Disney, Estates Manager

Anthony joined Hill Care in 2012 after 28 years experience in the construction industry. Working throughout the UK Anthony trained construction teams and carried out major building works, including working out in Dubai. Anthony leads the maintenance teams at all of our homes and is responsible for all building works, making sure all the correct building certifications are in place and general upkeep of the homes.

Dave Richards, Group Catering Manager

Dave brings with him over 40 years’ experience in the catering and health care sector.  After qualifying as a chef he worked in 5-Star hotels and ran his own event catering business.  Dave has worked as a catering consultant in the care home sector and won the Catering Team of the year at the National Association of Care Catering Awards in 2015.  Dave brings a passion for creating exceptional meal time experiences with wonderful ambiance and well-presented, delicious food.

Beth Stevenson, Divisional Director

Beth joined Hill Care in June 2015 taking the role as Regional Manager.  Beth has many years of experience working in the care industry for a large corporate group in the private sector where she held roles as Home Manager, Peripatetic Home Manager and Regional Manager.

Vicky Taylor, Divisional Director

Vicky joined Hill Care in August 2014. Vicky worked as a Registered Manager for 6 years running various different services for adults with Learning Disabilities for a Registered Charity. Then working in the private sector, was a Registered Manager for a large multisite which included :- Nursing, Dementia and Residential care for 7 years.

Helen Wood, Regional Manager

Helen previously worked in Mental Health as a HCA then  joined Hill Care in 2008 as a senior carer and then taking on the role as Deputy Manager then Home Manager of The Beeches for 2 years. Finally taking on the role as Regional Manager in the North East region in 2019. Helen has  over 18 years experience in care.

Jane Mack, Regional Manager

Jane joined Hill Care in  2017, taking on the role of  Regional Manager. Jane is a qualified psychiatric nurse and has many years’ experience  working in the private sector in secure hospitals. Prior to joining Hill Care Jane was a home manager and also worked with quality and compliance teams from local councils and regulatory bodies.

Leslie Shepherd, Regional Manager

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Lisa Boyd, Regional Manager

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Lorraine Sharpe, Regional Manager

Lorraine has worked in the Care Sector for 40 years so brings a wealth of experience to the company. Her career in Care started upon leaving school where she then became a Nursing Auxiliary in a Nursing Home. Over the years Lorraine has worked her way up the career ladder having worked as a Care Assistant, Senior Care Assistant, Deputy Manager, Registered Homes Manager before becoming a Regional Manager. Lorraine has gained experience in community care as well as Residential care and is passionate about providing good quality care to all whom she comes into contact with.

Louise Spooner, Regional Manager

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