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About Us

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide high-quality, sustainable, specialist respite care services. Respite care services that ensure service users feel safe and supported, staff take a pride in, commissioners and service users choose, and stakeholder’s trust.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich lives and provide opportunities to flourish through a culture of openness, honesty and inclusivity.

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Our Values

Respect and Choice

Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and to make their own choices and achieve their own goals in life

Integrity

We put the person we support at the centre of all our work and listen and act on what they tell us. We will act with honesty and integrity at all times.

Ambition

We will strive to make dreams come true through creative, open working. We will encourage people to forge their own path in life and take every opportunity.

Growth

We are an organisation of growth. We will support our colleagues to reach their professional and personal goals.

Accountability

Everyone at Oakwood’s Care group recognises their individual responsibility in making a difference to the people we support.

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Our Team

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at Oakwoods Care Group.

Jack Snook

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Jack Snook launched a successful electrical company and gained renown for high-end developments in the Caribbean. Mentored by Sir Richard Branson, he founded a Property Investment Company in Northamptonshire. While developing properties for supported living, Jack's altruistic nature inspired the creation of Oakwoods Care Group Ltd.

His ethos is clear: "build a foundation for others to grow and flourish." Prioritising quality staff recruitment and retention, Jack focuses on developing a leading support service in a warm home environment. The goal is underpinned by community programs and platforms for skills development in media and the arts. The aim is to establish an expert management team sharing core values of quality care and community support.

Paul Campbell - LLB (hons) MARLA MILIBF CeMAP

Co-Founder and Director of Housing & Business Development

A former legal professional, Paul transitioned to the property industry, establishing his own real estate agency and finance brokerage in Northamptonshire. With a distinguished career, he was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London in 2022 for his professional achievements.

Paul's family background includes working in a residential care home for the elderly owned by his grandmother. Committed to philanthropy, he has provided essential funding for a local children's home, aiming to elevate the standard of care for children with complex learning and physical needs. In his current role, Paul is dedicated to creating comfortable, safe, and high-quality properties at Oakwoods, ensuring residents feel at home, while also contributing to the stability and sustainability of the Oakwoods service.

Emmanuel Donaldson

Co-Founder and Director of Media Services

Emmanuel Donaldson, known as Manny, is a seasoned media professional with a BA Honours Degree in Business and Law and an HND Diploma in Digital Media and Film. His journey in media includes notable contributions at Met Film School Ealing Studios, working on feature documentaries and films for platforms like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and Amazon Prime. Manny's expertise extends to serving as a reference camera operator at Andy Serkis's ‘Imaginarium’ Studios.

Passionate about education, Manny became the Short Course Coordinator at Met Film School, directing and producing numerous short films. His dedication led him to Kajan's Women Enterprise (KWE), where he served as a board member, filming charitable works, including projects with Autistic children at Birmingham Independent College. Inspired by KWE's impactful work, Manny co-founded Oakwoods, bringing his commitment to media education and charitable service to the forefront. As Director of Media Services, Manny integrates exciting media, photography, and videography educational platforms into Oakwoods' therapeutic and recreational model, empowering residents with valuable skills for success in the creative industry.

Laura Wood

Responsible Individual

Laura Wood, Responsible Individual: Laura Wood is a Registered Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurse with extensive senior managerial and clinical experience in the Health and Social Care sector.

Holding roles such as Quality Director, Safeguarding lead, and Nominated Individual for large organizations, Laura specializes in Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health, Forensic care, and care for older people. With expertise in regulatory standards and serving as an Expert Witness in duty of Care breaches, litigation, and CQC prosecutions, Laura ensures that Oakwoods maintains the highest standards of care, support, and quality assurance.

Kerryanne

Human Resources

Kerryanne Campbell, a dedicated and proactive business owner, brings a wealth of values and experience centred on care and support. Her background as an Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor at St Andrews, providing care plans and direct support to individuals with mental health issues, coupled with her experience as a carer for young adults with cerebral palsy and severe autism, reflects her empathy and hands-on expertise.

Beyond her care-focused roles, Kerryanne has successfully managed her own business and directed a health and fitness business, demonstrating significant experience in HR and personnel management. Excited about contributing to the Oakwoods Care Group, she is committed to upholding consistently high levels of care and support.

Keira Hughes

Registered Manager

After leaving school, it became evident that Keira's calling was in caring for others. Her early career involved studying childcare at college and volunteering at a local youth café called "Vision," where she aided young people in transitioning to engaging and constructive environments while overcoming personal challenges.

Keira later entered the field of brain injury rehabilitation as a Rehabilitation Assistant. Over the past 11 years, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in various care and support roles, from community rehabilitation homes to secure hospital settings under the Mental Health Act. Thriving in diverse roles, from support worker to OT Assistant, Senior HCA, and Training Lead, Keira is now the Registered Manager at Oakwoods.

During the challenging times of the Covid pandemic, Keira served as a deputy at a care home, playing a crucial role in its turnaround and implementing improvements for CQC. Headhunted by her previous line manager, who played an integral role in her development, Keira returned as the Registered Manager at Oakwoods. Keira is committed to delivering comfortable, safe, high-quality properties and safeguarding the stability of the Oakwoods service. Keira provides excellent care, focusing on raising the standard of care for children with complex learning and physical needs. In her role, she aims to offer the same commitment and support to her staff team at Oakwoods, building on her rich background in care and support.

Jodie Eames

Deputy Manager

Jodie embarked on her professional journey in hospitality, law, and finance, gaining business administration and IT qualifications. Following a transformative experience traveling in South-East Asia, she rediscovered her passion for care and joined Grafton House as a Healthcare professional. Determined to grow, Jodie transitioned from night to day shifts, taking on increased responsibilities and excelling in writing, reporting, meetings coordination, and client care.

Recognized by mentors for her strengths, Jodie swiftly advanced to a deputy role, assuming training and management responsibilities within a year. With aspirations for a managerial position, she is currently pursuing her Level 5 qualification. Inspired by her son, Jodie is driven to be a top-notch role model and is dedicated to delivering exceptional care as part of the Oakwoods Care Group.

Donna Vaughan

Team Leader

Donna is a dedicated Team Leader, embarked on her career journey in retail while pursuing NVQ qualifications. After a hiatus to raise her three children, she transitioned to the care industry, inspired by her mother's path. Starting as a domiciliary carer, Donna's passion for caregiving flourished. Over six years, she honed her skills in community care before advancing to a role in a residential home, specialising in elderly and dementia care.

During the pandemic, she excelled as a shift leader, adeptly managing teams, medication administration, and navigating challenging situations. Venturing briefly into the distribution sector, Donna realised her heart remained in caregiving. Now, at Oakwoods Care Group Ltd, she brings a wealth of experience, eager to implement innovative ideas and pursue further qualifications alongside her colleagues.

Take a tour around our most recent location, Ardington House

Ardington House is set to raise the bar in adult care homes in the Northamptonshire district. 

A beautiful 7-bedroom detached character property set across two storeys, with a large basement which offers additional scope for conversion into an educational hub.

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If you have any further questions regarding our care services, or wish to discuss care options with our friendly team, please do not hesitate to contact us.