Become a part of the Wessex Care family
Wessex Care is a small, family run group of care homes in Salisbury, with a distinctively different approach to looking after older people – offering them a home in the real sense of the word, where everything that’s done is focussed solely on their needs, where the care and support is everything they deserve and they can lead their everyday lives just as they wish.
Wiltshire Care Partnership Chair, Wiltshire Regional Chair & National Director Registered Nursing Home Association.
Along with wife, Pauline, Matthew founded Wessex Care in 2001, having worked in health & social care services for over 40 years, ten of which were in senior management roles within social services. He was responsible for delivering services to children and families in need of support, care and protection in Wiltshire and Hampshire.
Cert.Ed. B.Ed, RMN, RCM
Founding Director & Registered Care Manager
Pauline has been a qualified nurse for over 40 years and for the past twenty years has specialised in the care of older people in nursing and residential homes where she has held senior positions including Matron/Care Manager and Clinical Director.
Cert.H&SC, RMA, RCM
Operations Director & Registered Care Manager
Jodie joined our team in October 2001 as a junior carer. She worked as a welfare co-ordinator between our homes and the local community, before becoming Deputy Manager at Milford Manor, Manager at Holmwood, and then set up the Community Care Team with the support of Agnes Atras (Head of Care). She later became the companywide Service Manager until she joined the Board in 2015 as the Operations Director. Today Jodie is the most senior Operations Manager responsible for all day to day operational matters across the company including customer enquiries and initial assessments. She is supported in this role by our Placements & Quality Assurance Manager Janet Hope and Operations Support Associate Julie Oakes.
Christian has been with us since November 2002 starting as a maintenance assistant followed by student administrator. Following graduation from Edinburgh Napier University Business School in 2010 he became our Business Administrator then, on promotion, Business Manager. Christian joined the Board in 2015 as the Business Director responsible for all day to day business support matters across the company including Human Resources and Health & Safety management. He is supported in this role by the new appointment of Jonathan Scott into the Business Support Associate role.
BTEC National Diploma, City & Guilds IT, AAT.
Alison has been with us since November 2005, starting as an assistant administrator before training at our company accountants for six months. She then took over managing our accounts and was promoted to financial administrator in 2009 and Finance Manager in 2014.
Placements & Quality Assurance Manager
Janet has worked in the NHS for over 30 years covering development and operational responsibilities including managing 16 operating theatres, surgical, ambulatory and musculoskeletal directorates and became Head of Patient Flow at Salisbury District Hospital in 2014 then heading up the Integrated Discharge Service (IDS) across South Wiltshire.
In her role as Head of the IDS Janet has gained extensive experience in supporting adults and older people in the coordination and provision of appropriate placement and care support. Janet joined Wessex Care as the Placements and Quality Assurance Manager at the end of April 2019.
RMA, Dip. Dementia Care, RCM
Operations Support Associate & Registered Care Manager
Julie has been with us since we took over Milford Manor Care Home in 2004, but has worked in elderly dementia care for over 30 years. During her time at Milford Manor she was promoted to Deputy Manager and then became the Registered Care Manager in 2009. Julie began her new role as Operations Support Associate in 2018 and has combined this with her Registered Care Manager role at Holmwood in 2020.
Business Support Associate
Jonathan has joined Wessex Care late in 2018. Jonathan has been part of his own family business for over 20 years and has begun his hands on training, and learning of all aspects of working, delivering and supporting the care we provide. You can currently find him at Milford Manor where the staff are doing a great job at showing him the ropes.
Simon joined the team in 2006 as a chef and has been promoted to Senior Chef and then Executive Chef in that time. Simon supports the chefs and oversees the running of the kitchens in all our homes and works with them to ensure all residents receive a balanced and nutritious diet, taking their personal needs and preferences into account.