We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Stone as a new General and Business Development Manager at our Southlands Retirement Apartment complex with 24/7 onsite care and support provision based in Roundhay, Leeds.

Jane brings a wealth of experience of working in the care sector to her new role. Having started her career as a Care Assistant at the age of 19 she went on to work across a variety of Leeds City Council care homes over a period of 28 years. During this time, she became the youngest Registered Manager in the City at the age of 24 and also undertook a variety of secondments to widen her knowledge on various projects around independent living and supporting people with learning disabilities.
In 2013 Jane moved into working for private care providers across the Yorkshire region. She now joins Westward Care from her last role at Donisthorpe Hall where she succeeded in taking the home from the brink of closure through to an improving CQC rating.
Jane will oversee the running of the 28 apartments (plus 2 respite/guest suites) and take responsibility for a team of 26 staff.
“I am delighted to be joining the Westward Care team and taking the lead at Southlands Retirement Apartments” said Jane.  “I have always been aware of the company’s offer and commitment to providing a variety of care options in later life. The Southlands Apartments truly offer people the opportunity to remain as independent as possible in later life and I’m excited about supporting the team to attract interest in our retirement with care and support model and widen our community connections. It’s important that people start to realise that a care home is not the only option in later life.”
Peter Hodkinson, Managing Director of Westward Care noted: “We are delighted to be able to appoint Jane to the team. Her passion for care and her extensive experience in supporting people in later life makes her an incredible asset to our team. She has an impressive track record for quality standards and business development, and I know she will live our values of quality, respect, integrity and service every day.”
"Westward Care are truly supportive of everyone's professional development. If you want to improve and enhance your career they will provide and guide you towards the right training."
Carer, Headingley Hall