Dave – Head of Maintenace

David Ray (known as Dave) is an incredibly valued member of the Oaklands team, and joined us in 2014 as a trained Chef before progressing to become our Head of Maintenance.

Dave is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents and staff, and always works tirelessly to keep the home and gardens looking their best.

Dave is at the heart of everything that happens at Oaklands and goes above and beyond to make events special for residents. From playing the ‘Last Post’ on Remembrance Day, to creating a memorable Jubilee Street Party by putting up beautiful decorations to celebrate Oaklands’ first event where friends, family, neighbours and staff could come together again since the pandemic started.

Dave is well-loved by our residents and always takes their opinions into account when carrying out his work and spends time helping new residents settle in, to make sure Oaklands always feels like home.

In his spare time, Dave recently walked seven marathons in seven days, raising lots of money to support a mental health charity. It just goes to show what a caring person he is, inside and outside of work!