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Richmond Villages - Caring for you
Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson

Village Manager
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Firstly, let me say that I am really looking forward to our Village Centre opening in Autumn this year. But I thought that I would just let you know a little bit about myself.

I’m married to David and have three wonderful children Jakob, 21 Milli, 18 and Joel 8.

I was born in West Yorkshire, which I love and regularly return to as my mum and dad are still living there.

My hobbies include football- and yes I am a Liverpool supporter, I find running clears my head, and I read when I can but most of my spare time is spent with my family.

I have a traditional nursing background and trained at Dewsbury Hospital, and qualified in 1996 as a registered general nurse. Since then I have remained in the care sector and primarily managed care homes, working for small and large corporate companies as well as private sector companies.

I’m really excited to be starting something from scratch with Richmond Village Aston on Trent. I am used to running care homes to the highest standards and am looking forward carrying on and maintaining Richmond Village’s superb reputation for providing top quality care.

I’m looking forward to helping build the community ensuring that we are the best place for people to retire to in South Derbyshire.

Darren Jones

Darren Jones

Head of Maintenance/Deputy Manager
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Having worked for Richmond Village Northampton for the past 12 months, I was keen to continue with the company, and was delighted to be offered the position of Head Of Maintenance at Aston On Trent recently.

I am at the moment in the process of relocating my family from Northampton to Aston on Trent. I love spending time with my family, especially my grandson. I’m an avid Manchester United supporter and have enjoyed playing golf since the age of 4.

I have 32 years experience in the building trade and had my own company, but due to ill health I decided it was time for a different challenge, at this point I was lucky enough to join Richmond Villages for a better work/life balance.  Although, I am enjoying being back on a construction site,  I’m relishing the thought of being able to build my own maintenance team including gardeners and drivers. 

Sally Ann Hackney

Sally Ann Hackney

Village Adviser
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I first discovered Richmond Villages whilst researching retirement living options for my own parents and was delighted and privileged to be welcomed into the Aston on Trent team in September 2014, as a Village Advisor.

I have found my role incredibly rewarding as it often involves joining the Resident on their journey from the initial enquiry, through their lifestyle opportunities and choices, on to their new home.

We offer beautiful large independent living apartments, assisted living suites and have a 60 bed care home so exploring the best options for the residents often involves meeting and getting to know their families too.

Another particularly enjoyable aspect of the role involves meeting local Networking groups, writing press releases and attending local events.

It is very exciting to be in the fabric of a new village and to be a part of bringing our new community together.

Alexandra Boyd

Alexandra Boyd

Village Advisor
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When I saw an advertisement for the role of Village Advisor for Aston on Trent Richmond Village, I was intrigued to see what it was all about. Having worked in new build property for over 14 years, I was very interested to learn more about Richmond Villages and I was so pleasantly surprised and impressed with what I found.

A role in the care industry was something close to my heart. My Grandad developed dementia in his later years and the level of care available for him, even in the most prestigious dementia care homes in Derby left me feeling very upset and I wanted more for him. On researching Richmond Villages dementia care homes as well as visiting them; showed me that there really is another way and that the level of care I wanted for my Grandad is available. I was so impressed with what I saw & the people I met working for Richmond Villages, that I applied for the role and I was absolutely delighted when I was offered the job!

Selling beautiful properties but also with the added pleasure of being able to aid and advice our clients with their lifestyle choices is so rewarding. I actually feel so much value with my job and that I am actually giving something back.

Richmond offer an exquisite retirement choice including large independent living apartments, assisted living suites as well as a beautiful 60 bed care home, 30 beds of which are dedicated to outstanding dementia care and includes a beautiful, secure sensory garden.

The role is so interesting and everyday is different! I love meeting new people and their families and guiding them through there exciting new journey!

Claire Walters

Claire Walters

Administration Manager
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I am thrilled to be the newly appointed Administration Manager for Richmond Village Aston on Trent and am looking forward to meeting everyone in November.

Just a bit about me: I am married to Lee, and I commute to work daily as I actually live in Wednesbury.

I have four cats Freddy, Alfred, Harry and Arthur, and love all animals.

In my free time, I enjoy dining out, shopping (especially for shoes!) fishing and squash.

Having spent most of my career working in care homes, I am really looking forward to a change of setting in a retirement village. I have high standards and as such, am keen to build a strong administration team from the outset.