The quality of the work of Vale House rests on the skills and commitment of its staff. We believe in choosing them well, teaching them and encouraging them to work as a team


Tricia O’Leary
Head of Home

Tricia is a Registered Nurse and did her training in London. She came to work at Vale House in Botley when it opened in 1990. She has been the Registered Manager since 1992, and holds a post graduate certificate in Managing Health and Social Care and the Registered Manager’s award. Tricia cares deeply about leading her team in delivering the best quality care to her very vulnerable patients.

Jane Goodgame
Deputy Manager (Business)

Jane came to work at Vale House in Botley in January 2008, following a 20 year career as Practice Manager at a firm of local architects. The knowledge she gained in her previous job was most useful when she and Tricia project managed the new build at Sandford. She is now Assistant Manager (Business) at Vale House Oxford, where she works closely with the Manager and the Treasurer. Jane really enjoys her work at Vale House, working in a multi-disciplinary team, where no two days are ever the same.

Daniela Midwinter
Assistant Manager (Nursing)

Daniela is a Registered Nurse and she completed her General Diploma in Nursing in her home country of Slovakia.

She came to England in 2004 and has worked at Vale House since 2006.

As well as running shifts and assisting the Manager with Care Planning and rota setting,Daniela is also responsible for organising staff training within Vale House.

Jen Courtney
Family Support Worker

Jen has worked at Vale House since October 2009, as the family support worker. It is an interesting and varied role and one that she really enjoys. Jen is a trained counsellor and has worked with clients who have a range of different issues including: challenging behaviours, multiple needs, mental health, addictions substance misuse, homelessness, learning disabilities, acquired brain injury and other physical health problems.