Caring with a smile

It’s not what we do as a specialist care facility but how we do it…. always with a smile!

Attentive listener

Through observation and our residents’ preferred method of communication, we listen to their needs and desires, and support them to fulfill them

Health and welfare

Whether it’s giving support with personal care and attending health appointments or encouragement to try a new activity, we are there for our clients.

A professional and friendly care provider

At Wood Autistic Living & Care, we select support workers who are passionate about providing care to those in need on a daily basis.

Proprietors

Nicholas Wood

Nicholas Wood

Company Executive Officer
Johanna Wood

Johanna Wood

Company Executive Officer & Accounts Director

Senior Management Team

Silena Calvo

Silena Calvo

Registered Care Manager

Silena has worked in the field of autism since the millennium, 11 of those years with Walc, starting as the deputy and swiftly moving to the position of the registered manager in 2009.  Where she has continued to lead the team and develop our bespoke care service.

Feliciano Calvo Goni

Feliciano Calvo Goni

Senior Night Manager

Felix, as he is known to everyone, at Walc has worked in the field of autism for over 18 years and has vast experience in helping our clients and the organisation of night routines. he has been invaluable in creating the service that we so proudly know as Walc and continues to impart his wealth of knowledge as the company goes forward.

Simon Tucker

Simon Tucker

Deputy Night Manager

Simon has worked in the care industry specialising in autism and associated learning disabilities for over two decades. His calm and reassuring demeanour has made his work within the night team invaluable. He is responsible for overseeing night transitions and supporting the night manager with reviews.

Donna Singleton

Donna Singleton

Deputy Manager

Donna joined the team in late 2014 and has recently completed her Level 3 in Management, taking her to the position of Deputy Manager. She is responsible for the general running of the home and guiding the team particularly regarding diet and nutrition.

Santos Calvo-Westcott

Santos Calvo-Westcott

Marketing & PR Manager

Santos is the youngest member of the senior management team. After completing a year of work experience with us back in 2013, he decided to return to us once he completed school and passed his level 3 in health and social care qualification. He recently has taken on the position of Public relations and also completed a teacher training course for first aid at work.

Daniel Calvo-Westcott

Daniel Calvo-Westcott

Logistics Manager & DPO

Dani joined us in 2013 during his “sandwich year” at Huddersfield University where he was studying Music Technology. He returned to us after graduating and has been paramount in bringing Walc into the technological age, combining new and exciting sensory programs.

Ashley Curtis

Ashley Curtis

First Aid Trainer & Senior Support Worker

Ashley has been with Walc since 2010 and has worked his way up through the ranks. Ashley is also a retained firefighter and brings a wealth of experience in relation to health and safety aspects of the running of the home. He is our designated fire marshal and  recently became our very own First aid instructor after completing alongside one of his colleagues the ITG trainer course

Senior Support Workers

Bryony Alloway

Bryony Alloway

Medication Lead Co-Ordinator

Bryony joined Walc in 2008 bringing with her several year’s experiences from the nursing industry which has lead her to become the main lead co-ordinator of medication for the home. she has an excellent rapport with all our clients and is always looking after their wellbeing.

Karol Kolesnik

Karol Kolesnik

Work Experience Co-Ordinator

Karol has been with Walc for over 10 years and his role within the company has developed into a coordinator of work experience. This allows him to create meaningful activities for our clients that encourage positive work experiences and supports skill development.

Bank Support Workers

Kristian Berry

Kristian Berry

Senior Support Worker

Kristian is one of our newer staff and is an important member of our bank team. He is a qualified retained firefighter and has several years of experience working with vulnerable adults and children.

Adrian Downton

Adrian Downton

Senior Support Worker

Adrian has been a staff member since 2008 and has been working with vulnerable adults and children in a variety of settings throughout the Purbecks and is one of our most treasured staff members.

Kim De Beer

Kim De Beer

Senior Support Worker

Kim has worked with both adults and children with learning disabilities specialising in autism. She supports our clients with both their night and day routines.

Why Should I apply to Walc?

We are a small friendly care home. We care for our clients and our employees. We provide our caregivers with recognised qualifications and on-going relevant training. We truly believe that with Walc you will have a career not just a job.

What types of shifts do you offer?

We have a continental shift pattern of 4 or 4 off, which we believe allows staff the time to relax and come back fresh into work. Our shifts are varied from doing “short mornings” 08.15-10.45- Early shift 07.45- 18.45- Late shift 10.45-21.45-short late 18.45-21.15 to our night shifts which consist of waking nights 21.15 -08.15 and sleep ins 21.15 to 08.15

Where can I work?

We have one exclusive care home for a maximum of 4 residents and we are situated in a beautiful area on the Dorset coast, Swanage. So getting out and about to visit some outstanding places whilst supporting our clients is almost a daily experience. The beach is less than 5 minutes walk and the town centre is even less.

What are your hiring requirements?

 All new employees are vetted via a DBS ( Disclosure and Barring Service)  due to the nature of the type of clients we care for who are extremely vulnerable. Any “spent” criminal convictions will be considered on an individual base, but acceptance for employment will be dependant on the nature of the conviction.

At Walc, you are part of the team. We will help you create your own PDP ( Personal Development Plan) which you will be expected to keep and develop. This will include completing all training as requested by the company. We have an open-door policy where Management is readily available for any queries or concerns that you may have during your employment at Walc