Walc is a care provider of specialised care with over 12 years of experience and dedication to enhancing quality of life for others.
We are proud of our compassionate home care program designed to help adults with life long neurological disorders to live happier and healthier lives.
Our proud history
It all began in 2006 when Nicholas Wood was working at a Special Educational Needs School, in a post 16 unit. He became aware of the difficulties parents were having to find suitable adult placements for their children when they had to leave full-time education.
Over a few drinks, he put some ideas to Silena, of how he thought they could improve the lives of those individuals living with a learning disability. Johanna, Nicholas’ wife, and Feliciano, Silena’s husband joined in and brought motivation and common sense to the project.
Although Nicholas’ and Johanna’s backgrounds were in the field of education and administration, the move to being care providers, seemed an obvious choice, and so Walc (Wood Autistic Living & Care) was created.
In March 2008 Walc opened its doors to its first client and in quick succession came the others. The company has now enjoyed 11 + happy years, caring for some very special individuals and continues to do so. With every year improving on our service and achieving continuing good results from CQC.
Our mission and vision
Our mission is to provide a home from home, where independence and freedom of choice will actively be encouraged. We will offer specialist and appropriate levels of staff support and input where required. We are committed to supporting our clients in fulfilling their full potential and endeavour to guide them through this process. As a service, we aim to act in the best interest of our clients at all times and strongly believe that we are foremost mentors. We hope to set good examples of practice in partnership with our clients so as to promote independent living
Our leadership team
Our management team is highly experienced in delivering exceptional care and support for clients – regardless of age or specific medical needs.
The leadership team at Walc discusses what care means to them and how Walc is changing the way the world looks at the full spectrum of Autism
Care has always been a very big part of my life and so has my interest in technology, it is important to me that the care home and staff are brought into the digital age.
As the Registered Care Manager of Walc, care is about making sure that our clients receive top quality support from well trained and competent staff. Who with encouragement and mutual respect, help them navigate their way through life.
In my position as deputy manager, I use my skills as a mother to support my role as a carer and a member of the team who staff can come to for advise and support within their roles.
My family member is well cared for, he is happy and very content at Walc.
I was made very welcome. I really loved the look and feel of the home!
Lovely friendly homely environment. Lovely set up and welcoming. Thanks for having me.
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