Andrea Downs

Manager at Sherwood House

I have worked in the care environment for 18 years and joined Sherwood House in 2000 when I was looking for a little part time job… and I’ve never left. I became the manager of Sherwood House eight years ago.

I have learnt so much from our residents. They’re fascinating to talk to and work with. For me knowing you have helped someone and have made their day is what’s important. Sherwood House is a real home - the staff and residents are like an extended family.

Friends of the Elderly has a great ethos, we are not about profit, our homes are for the residents and we are always looking for ways to do things better.

My passion is musicals and the theatre. I also like to cook and I’m interested in history. When I am older I would like to stay active and indulge my passion for the theatre.