Meet the team

Juliet Briggs (formerly McDonagh) is currently co-owner for both Perton Manor and Woodford House.

Juliet is supported by her Business Manager Samantha Bray, a Nurse Manager plus Registered Nurse team and a Care Manager plus a large care team. All of our care staff have either completed Non Vocational Qualifications in care or are registered on a programme at present.

Each home includes a dedicated well-being, house-keeping, kitchen, maintenance and admin teams.

Juloiet Briggs - Perton ManorJuliet Briggs – Owner

Mrs. Juliet Briggs was the Registered Manager for Woodford House for 17 years. She is an RGN who holds a Bsc (Hons) Health Studies, Diploma in Management studies and the Registered Managers Award. Her background for the latter of her career has been in nurse management for adult nursing, although her Registered Nurse career began in 1987.

Mrs. Briggs is also owns Woodford House nursing home in Trysull, South Staffordshire.

Samantha Bray - Perton ManorSamantha Bray – Business Manager

Mrs Samantha Bray has been employed by Juliet Briggs for 11 years. She started as a Senior Care Practitioner in 2003 before moving into admin.

She became the Finance Officer and then the Business Manger and is responsible for financial management of both Woodford House and Perton Manor care homes. Sam also manages the central administration team that also covers both homes.

jill whitter - perton manorJill Whitter – Registered Manager

Jill started her successful care career at the age of 16. She has a Diploma in management care service, NVQ 4, and has won the Registered Managers Award.

Jill has over 30 years experience in the care field, with a proven track record of success, including managing respite, Omi, Rehabilitation, day service, residential care and dementia care. This vast experience has grown with both local authority and private sector positions.

Jill is clearly passionate about delivering quality care and knows how clinical care alone isn’t enough. Working and supporting her Nurse Manager, Care Manger and Well-being Manager and their teams she strives to ensure that her residents also receive the emotional and mental stimulation and support to live as normal a life as possible.

Ryan McDonagh - Perton Manor Care HomeRyan McDonagh – Care Services Manager

Following a career in soccer coaching with Wolverhampton Wanderers after leaving school, Ryan decided care is where he would like to be and started as a carer in 2010.

Ryan transferred to Perton Manor when it opened in 2013 as Care Manager and was central to the successful recruitment and training of new staff.

Ryan’s natural coaching and mentoring abilities, his experience in caring for those with serious mental illnesses and his skills at seeing things from a higher level gave Juliet the opportunity to create a new role. In this role Ryan works across Perton Manor and Woodford House to work with and support the homes’ managers and staff to find ways to improve the quality of the care being delivered.

During this time Ryan has completed Diploma level 3 in Health & Social care and has embarked on the Level 5 Leadership & Management programme.

Richard Hodgkisson - Perton Manor care homeRichard Hodgkisson – Nurse Manager

Richard was employed by Juliet at Woodford House in 2012 as a Care Practitioner. Prior to this he studied business at college. His initial interest in the care sector was sparked by having friends in the industry.

His clear love for the industry and the difference he makes has helped Richard progress within the company. He moved over to Perton Manor in May 2013 as a part of a core team to help Juliet create the new home. Over the last 3 years he has progressed from Care Practitioner and worked my way up through the various roles, to Nurse Manager.

During this time Richard has completed Diploma Level 2, 3 and become Perton Manor’s Dementia Manager. He is currently undergoing Level 5 leadership and management.

Stephanie Smith - Perton Manor care homeStephanie Smith – Care Manager

Stephanie started working in care in 2001 and joined Perton Manor’s sister home, Woodford House in 2008 as a care practitioner before taking maternity leave in 2010. She joined Perton Manor in 2013 on her return.

On returning to work at Perton, Stephanie had a desire to progress within the company and applied for Care Team Manager. She was then fast-tracked to Trainee Care Manager and became Care Manager in November 2015.

“I love what I do and I want to be the best and I want to inspire others to be the best. I like knowing that I can make a difference to people’s lives and be part of a team that makes the biggest difference, because we ARE different!”


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