Having worked in care settings for a number of years as a healthcare support worker Claire enrolled on the diploma in nursing course at The University of Nottingham. She later returned to the same university to complete her degree in nursing in 2013.
In 2007 Claire embarked on what has so far been a 12 year career with the company starting as a nurse at Sherwood House, then progressing to Head of Care before taking her first managers role in 2012 in what was then the companies’ first Acquired Brain injury hospitals Lodge and Grange.
In 2017 Claire moved on to the Learning Disability sector taking post as Hospital Manager at Sherwood Lodge where she is today, bringing along with her a wealth of skills, knowledge and innovative ideas. Claire is passionate about improving people’s lives and helping them achieve their goals.
Katrina started her career in an office where she worked for over 20 years working her way up to Regional Coordinator before deciding on a change of career which led her in to the care sector. Katrina worked in Children’s services for a year before seeing an opportunity in her local area working in Learning Disabilities – Sherwood Lodge.
Katrina joined the team at Sherwood Lodge as a Support Worker in 2013 following a brief time on the regional bank pool. She is now the team leader and an integral part of the wheel that makes Sherwood Lodge turn. Katrina is a hardworking and caring individual who strives to ensure the people we work with achieve their goals; she has been involved in many success stories and will be in many more.
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in working with people with learning Disabilities, most of that time as an activity Coordinator. Sarah joined the company 2012 starting out at The Manor as a Support Worker before moving to the Team Leader role. She later moved to Sherwood Lodge and back over to the Therapy department which she now knows is her niche.
Sarah is instrumental in developing 26 individualised programmes with a variety of vocational and recreational activities. In turn the team meet and exceed the goal of 25 hours of meaningful activity every week.
Sarah is a dedicated and patient centred professional who continuously strives to meet the needs of a diverse patient group. Sarah’s latest venture will be to set up the Sherwood Lodge for 2019 which we believe will be the first in our kind of environment.
Samantha completed a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Creative Expressive Therapies, and later completed a Masters Postgraduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy at The University of Derby. Samantha has a background of working within the health and social care sector, supporting both children and adults. Samantha first introduced Art Psychotherapy to the company in 2009.
Samantha is responsible for the provision of specialist intervention for a caseload of service users who attend Art Psychotherapy sessions. This includes group and individual work, assessment, consultation and treatment. On occasions this involves working collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, working closely with the Psychology department in identifying individual’s psychological treatment pathway.
More recently Samantha completed her Art Psychotherapy Supervision Training, which as a result has allowed her to facilitate student placements within the company, including Drama Therapy and Creative Expressive Therapy placements.
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