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Sharon Oldfield
Sharon OldfieldHome Manager
Originally from a Financial Services background, Sharon began working within the field of dementia services some15 years ago whilst working in the NHS Acute sector specialising in organic and functional mental health. Sharon joined Vida Healthcare in its infancy in 2013 and has held many varied roles within the Company, including that of General Manager at Vida Grange and has most recently been appointed at Home Manager for Vida Court. Sharon holds a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Management.
Tracy Cliff
Tracy CliffOperations Manager
Tracy is responsible for the day to day operations at Vida Court, overseeing the Housekeeping, Laundry and Maintenance teams. She has worked in a care home environment for the past seven years in both residential and dementia care settings. Her role ensures smooth running of the home, allowing Sharon to focus on maintaining excellent standards of care.
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Terri Spruce
Terri SpruceClinical Development Lead
Terri has over 40 years experience of working as a Nurse in the NHS. During the last 14 years Terri has worked in the role as Community Matron., this involved caring for patients in all settings across the community. Terri has studied at Degree and Masters level, enabling her to both diagnose and prescribe medications within her competency levels. Terri is the Clinical Development Lead across Vida Healthcare and works closely with the Nurses and House Managers.
James Wilde
James WildeResidential Manager
James has worked in Health and Social Care for over 11 years, specialising in learning disabilities with sensory impairment. Prior to working within care settings James’ background was in hotel management and brings with him a passion for providing the very highest standards and positive experiences for all involved.
Choosing to start at base level as a carer James has progressed to Care Home Manager and has an appreciation for the roles of the whole team. James achieved his Level 5 in Residential Management and has improved homes from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good' in CQC inspections.

James joins the Vida family as Residential Manager at Vida Court, combining his wealth of experience in care and corporate settings to provide individualised, holistic approaches to caring.

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Al Scott
Al ScottMaintenance
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Theresa McNally
Theresa McNallyCreative Practice Manager
Theresa attended Art School before becoming a Mental Health Nurse and has managed several projects, all with a focus on the behavioural models of care and support. Theresa’s role at Vida is to train staff about person-centred approaches to dementia. Theresa won ‘Care Trainer of the year 2015’ in the Yorkshire Great British Care Awards. Theresa runs the Family Support Network and also works directly with residents using Art, Music and Puppetry to engage them .

Working at Vida allows me to work with my true self and to support others to do the same.

 
Hazel Bellamy
Hazel BellamyHome Administrator
Hazel joined the team at Vida Hall in June 2018 and moved to Vida Court for the opening in 2021. Hazel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked within the care sector for over fifteen years as a health and social care training coordinator. Hazel makes a welcome addition to Vida Grange, a caring and conscientious nature coupled with a high level of qualification in Business Administration and level 5 Diploma in Management.

It is a pleasure to work with and be part of such a wonderful team here at Vida Court.

Gabriella Zahariev
Gabriella ZaharievRoster Coordinator
Gabi joined Vida Healthcare in January 2017 as a Team Leader. Gabi has almost 15 years of experience in care and has achieved her NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. Gabi has also completed a Leadership and Management course since joining Vida. Gabi is passionate about Dementia care and working with the elderly.
Gabi became Roster Co-ordinator in 2020 and the role is to ensure adequate staffing and the right level of skill mix on every shift on all houses in order to provide the highest level of care for our residents. Her previous care experience, dedication and good people skills are helping Gabi achieve this.
 
 
 
Ella Dean
Ella DeanReceptionist
Ella studied Level 3 Business and Administration as an apprenticeship with the NHS after leaving high school. Ella has always had a passion for administration and providing excellent customer service. Ella started working for Vida Healthcare in October 2020 as a Care Assistant and is now the Receptionist for Vida Court. Ella is an enthusiastic individual and has a friendly and warm manner.
Emma Lister
Emma ListerMarketing Manager
Emma joined Vida Healthcare in August 2018. Emma graduated Long Island University in New York with a BSc in Business Management and Marketing and brings experience of digital marketing to the team. Emma helps to position Vida Healthcare as the UK's leader in dementia care.

It's an honour to work for Vida and I'm proud to be a part of this outstanding team.

 
John Daly
John DalyLearning & Development Manager
John has worked in the Health and Care sector for over fifteen years. John has a degree in Business Management and is a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Practitioner. Other areas of specialism include the design, development & management of complex learning & development programmes. John is an experienced facilitator in key aspects of the Health and Social Care sector and has been instrumental in the delivery of a wide portfolio of successful programmes in areas including Behavioural Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), Learning Disability, Mental Health and Substance Dependence.
Helen Daly
Helen DalyLearning & Development Manager
Helen is an experienced Programme Manager and Registered Health Care Professional. With 35 years' experience of working in the field of Continuous Quality Improvement at a national and local level in the pre-hospital, hospital, community health care and education sectors. Helen's aim across all service areas is to ensure a clear focus on clinical leadership and a robust evidence base to deliver positive outcomes. Helen has a Masters in Business Administration.
 
Emma Wood
Emma WoodAdmissions Manager
Emma joined Vida in November 2020.  Emma graduated from Northumbria University with a BA Honours in Hospitality Management in 2005, and brings a wealth of experience in building trusted relationships with clients.  As Admissions Manager, Emma is likely to be the first point of contact for friends and families enquiring about our homes for loved ones, and she feels all our residents – along with their family and friends - receive supportive, caring, friendly and informative advice when considering Vida Healthcare as their new home.

I feel very proud to have been welcomed to the Vida team.  To work with people who put the care and wellbeing of their residents at the forefront of everything they do, is delightfully refreshing!  To know that there is such knowledge and support available as I start my journey with Vida, is a real comfort.  I am delighted to be part of this family!

Wendy Korcu
Wendy KorcuNurse Assessor
Wendy’s role as Nurse assessor brings her into contact with families at the very beginning of their journey with Vida Healthcare. Being fully aware of the difficulty of making such a decision, she can often assist and advise families. Wendy will gather comprehensive, accurate information about their loved ones in order to ensure that Vida can meet their needs and select the most suitable house at one of our outstanding care homes.
Wendy is a Qualified Trained Nurse – having qualified over 35 years ago – she’s worked in many settings gaining experiencing and training in both Acute, primary and secondary care. Wendy’s studied Dementia studies at Bradford university, and is a Dementia care mapper. Wendy also has experience and extra training in end-of-life care.

“I am so very passionate about providing specialist care for those living with Dementia. – my new role enables me to continue to support this wonderful team, our residents and their families.”

 
Sam Rhodes
Sam RhodesRecruitment Manager
Sam studied Hospitality Management at the University of Central Lancashire and then fell into recruitment which she has has now been doing for over 25 years – covering all different specialisms – nurses to Saudi Arabia, Social Workers & Support Workers around Yorkshire and recently all different levels, roles and specialisms around the country.
 

Date of inspection
3 January 2020

 
 
Registered by Care Quality Commission
 

Registered by Care Quality Commission

The Outstanding Society
 

The Outstanding Society

Caring UK Awards 2018 Shortlist
 

Caring UK Awards 2018 Shortlist

Dementia Forward
 

Dementia Forward

Great British Care Awards 2018 Regional Winner
 

Great British Care Awards 2018 Regional Winner

Great British Care Awards 2019 Regional Winner
 

Great British Care Awards 2019 Regional Winner

Accolades 2015/16 Winner
 

Skills For Care Accolades Winner 2015/16