About Us

Meet the Team

We recruit the very best people from the local area wherever possible to create a team of passionate, caring individuals who strive to make your day be the best it possibly can be. They will know and understand your life history, your individual needs and preferences and will be very involved in planning your care with you to ensure it reflects your needs and wishes.

In 1988, successful property developer Gordon Sanders had a dream. That dream was to provide the best possible care for the older people in the community in which he lived.

Runwood Homes was formed and twenty five years later that dream is a reality. As the dream unfolded Gordon Sanders, whilst remaining Chief Executive Officer of the care homes group, has surrounded himself with the most qualified and dedicated team of care home professionals available.

A continuing improvement in the quality of care that older people need and deserve was and is Gordon’s sole aim. His 35 years’ experience as a developer have given him specialist knowledge, that has put him at the forefront of the care home construction industry in the UK, developing new purpose-built facilities whilst extensively refurbishing existing homes to the highest possible standard.

Dr O’Hare-Connolly has a lengthy career within the health and social care sector and has held senior board level positions at a number of large corporate healthcare providers across the United Kingdom. As the former COO at Runwood Homes, Gavin has a conversant knowledge of all of our services and is well known in the sector as an innovative leader, focused on betterment in social care. With some 20 years’ experience in nursing practice and senior leadership, Gavin brings a wealth of clinical and managerial experience to the wider team at Runwood Homes.

Gavin has a strong clinical and academic background in nursing science, having most recently completed a PhD in advanced Health and Social Care by thesis, having conducted research into the social and emotional impact of Covid-19 on the social care sector.

As Managing Director for the group of companies, Gavin deputises for the CEO and provides board level leadership across all elements of the business.

Why choose Sanders Senior Living?

We want to be by your side as you embark on this new journey.
The people that live in our homes are always at the centre of what we do. It is with this vision in mind that we continue to hold up a mirror to exceptional service and luxury care and reflect this on ourselves.

We are a collection of homes brimming with opportunity for connection, community and companionship.

We hope to welcome you to one of our homes soon.

Frequently asked questions

Please read through our Sanders Senior Living care homes FAQ’s to assist in your search for the most ideal residential care setting. If you have any additional questions, please email info@sandersseniorliving.co.uk or contact the home of your choice directly.

Our weekly fees depend on an individual’s needs following a comprehensive pre-admission assessment. We offer residential care for people with varying care needs.

Our fees are fully inclusive and cover items that are normally billable, for example, hairdressing, chiropody, newspapers, local telephone calls, WiFi, alcohol, private dining with friends and family, trips and outings. It is advisable to visit and meet an Admissions Manager in person to see the benefits of what we have to offer.

We are not registered to care for people with nursing needs. Therefore, anyone eligible for this funding would need to find an alternative care home registered for nursing needs.

We value the contribution that having a pet can bring. As long as you are able to care for your pet yourself and we have no other residents or staff with pet allergies, we welcome pets.
Our mini bus goes on regular outings including shopping trips. We also have outings to the theatre and to local pubs and restaurants, so it is a good idea to have a small amount that can be easily topped up.
Our rooms are particularly spacious. Therefore, we have plenty of space to accommodate some personal pieces. We have to have some compliance with safety standards, but bringing in familiar items and furniture pieces from home and personalising your space helps you to settle in.
Yes, providing your GP is local, we would not expect you to change.
Together with you and your family, our skilled and experienced team will devise a care plan that acknowledges your dietary needs and preferences. We will work closely with you to determine your likes and dislikes and ensure there is a menu of options available that accommodates your preferences.
Yes, of course. Unless there is a medical reason, we always encourage trips out and know how much our residents enjoy a change of scenery. All we ask is that you give us advance warning so we can ensure they are properly prepared and that we know roughly when to expect them back.
We have large couples suites suitable for two people to live together. Visit and take a guided tour to determine which of our suites best suits.