Awards at Parklands Manor

Parklands Manor are delighted that the home and its staff have won a number of prestigious awards from industry awards bodies.  Some of these include:

  • 2021 National Care Awards – Care Housekeeper, Finalist – Wendy Sheppard
  • 2020 National Care Awards, Winner – Care Chef – Richard Pearshouse
  • 2020 National Care Awards, Finalist – Care Housekeeper – Noopur Chauhan
  • 2019 Care Home Awards, High Commendation – Best For Specialist Care – Parklands Manor

General Manager

Neil Copping

I am extremely proud to be working for signature and overseeing one of the best care homes in the country!
I started my career as a carer and have worked in the care industry for over 20 years now. I have 13 years of management experience, I also worked as an Area Manager, managing multiple assisted living sites. I am passionate about providing a high-quality service and enjoy working with a team of like-minded individuals, dedicated to improving the lives of others. Outside of work I enjoy playing a round of golf with friends, socialising, going for walks and strumming away on my guitar.

Client Liaison Manager

Judy Urmossy

I have been part of the Parklands Manor team since pre opening and have delighted in watching our home grow in to a wonderful, vibrant community where everyone is encouraged to live their best life.
My role involves meeting prospective new residents and their families and guiding them through the often very emotional decision of choosing the right home. I am also a Dementia Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and hold Dementia Friends Information Sessions once a month (in normal circumstances) which are open to the public.
I feel very privileged to be part of this wonderful team who go above and beyond every day caring for, and enhancing the life of each one of our residents.


Dementia Care Manager

Ildi James

I have worked in care for the last 22 years, mainly specialising in dementia care. Making a difference to people’s lives brings me great joy and immense job satisfaction.

I am delighted to be part of the team in Parklands Manor and will work with my team tirelessly to deliver the best possible care to our residents.

Nurse Care Manager

Janet Adriano

I started my nursing career in the Philippines in 2004 and worked in an Intensive Care Unit for five years as a Charge Nurse, moving to the UK in 2009. I am delighted to lead the nursing team of Signature Parklands Manor to another level of nursing care service that is imbued with skills, knowledge, and attitude to provide quality care service. With my extensive experience coupled with the support of management and colleagues, I am certain that we, as a team, can deliver an exceptional and high standard of care that our residents deserved.

Head Chef

Darran Kimber

I am a married father of three grown up children, and delighted to have joined the Parklands Manor family, my first care home role. I am a classically trained chef with a background working in hotels, 10 years at the RAC club in Pall Mall, and more recently working as the head chef at Windsor Race Course. I was looking to change my career path and still be able to cook exceptional food so was attracted to the Signature brand. I am looking forward to getting to know all our residents and taking them on an outstanding food journey.

Hospitality Services Manager

Noopur Chauhan

I have been with Signature Parklands Manor since pre- open and have recently been promoted from Housekeeping Manager to Hospitality Services Manager where I will be managing all departments related to hotel services. I have a degree in Hotel Management and have over 16 years experience in the hospitality sector, more recently in the care industry. I am so excited about the challenges my new role will bring me.

Care Manager 

Michelle Japlit

It is a great privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of the Signature Care Homes. I have always been passionate about my role and being a nurse for more than 15 years, I can use my knowledge and experience to be more than effective. The company has excellent vision of delivering the best quality of care anyone can ask for, thus this provide their family peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in a place where not only their care needs are provided but they are continuing to live the life they have before they moved in to the home.

As the Care Services Manager, my role is to ensure that all the care and clinical aspects are met beyond the expectation and that they are supported to the fullest.
It is my priority to ensure that I act as their advocate and only provide the best to our residents.
The team in Parklands are all dedicated to what we do and consistently work together to guarantee that we remain resident-focused hence empowering our residents to make their own choices. The team’s focus is on maximising their ability to preserve independence but on the other hand maintain safety at all times.

Restaurant Manager

Yuliia Gluch  

I arrived in the UK from Kiev in 2011. I am married with two children who are six and seven years old.
In Kiev I achieved a Masters degree in Chinese Philology. Since arriving in the UK I have worked in hospitality including Royal Ascot, Masterpiece and the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
I joined Parklands Manor in 2017 as a Restaurant Assistant and then promoted to Restaurant Manager in 2019.
I am delighted to be a part of the team at Parklands Manor and am passionate about providing an excellent service to all the residents.

HR Manager 

Cheryl Woodhouse

After studying Law, I decided to change career and went into managing business centres for 12 years. Moved into hospitality, a tough industry, as an HR Co-Ordinator, attended college one  day a week to complete my CIPD, level 3 and 5. Also helped out in banqueting and events within the hotel.  Left the hospitality industry to join Signature at Parklands Manor in 2017 and have never looked back!

Maintenance Manager

Airan McAuley

I am a passionate and motivated Maintenance Manager. In 2008 I started as a maintenance assistant in the care industry and have not stopped trying to better myself and to become more knowledgeable. My drive comes from knowing that I am making a difference to residents lives, and I am so pleased to continue this at Parklands Manor. I have always had a keen eye for repairs and understanding how things work from a young age, my mother loves to remind me of the time she had found I had dismantled her brand new hoover at 5 years old! The only difference now is that I can put it back together! I like to spend my weekends on my motorbike, I also have an interest in airsofting and like a wide range of music. I am hoping to buy a house within the next few months and would definitely like to see some more parts of the world

Housekeeping Supervisor

Wendy Sheppard

I am a mother of three and have been with Parklands Manor since 2019 starting out as a housekeeping assistant. Being supported by management and colleagues I have now been promoted to Housekeeping supervisor. I am proud to be part of the amazing Parklands team and excited about the new challenges my role will bring

Residential Care Manager

Georgina Nutt

I started my career in care at the age of 17 and  have worked in a range of different roles within my time.  My first role was in a residential dementia home as a care assistance where I  worked my way up to a Team Leader. From there I went onto mental health services specialising  working with children and adolescents with complex needs. I then returned back to elderly care where my heart is. I started here with Signature at the start of 2021 as a supervisor, and now have the privilege to be working as the Residential Care Manager.

I am very excited in my new role here at Parklands Manor and am very proud to be working with such a dedicated and hardworking team.

Find out about Parklands Manor’s management structure here.