Meet the Team

We value collaboration and teamwork, recognising that by working together, we can achieve the best possible outcomes for those in our care.

Our People

At Karlyon Care, we believe that compassionate care is the cornerstone of a healthier and happier community. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services with a personal touch. We understand that each individual has unique needs, and we strive to tailor our care to ensure the utmost comfort and well-being of our patients.

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Karl Franks BA


Karl Franks is a dedicated company director with over a decade of experience in the health and social care industry. As one of the founders of Karlyon Care Ltd., he has dedicated his career to providing exceptional care to those in need while leading his team to success.

In addition to his management experience, Karl is a certified Crisis Prevention Institute instructor and has extensive training in conflict resolution, communication, and team building. His work in the private sector overseas has given him a broad perspective and understanding of the importance of quality care and the challenges that come with it.

Karl is a hard-working and driven individual who is passionate about delivering results while maintaining a compassionate approach. He has a deep understanding of the importance of teamwork and strives to create a positive and supportive work environment.

Through his leadership and expertise, Karl has helped established Karlyon Care Ltd. as a respected and admired provider of health and social care services. He remains committed to improving the lives of those he serves and enriching the field of caregiving as a whole.

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Emma Woodworth-Franks


Emma Woodworth-Franks is a highly skilled and experienced professional in the care industry. With over 25 years of experience, Emma has built a reputation as a caring and compassionate individual, dedicated to improving the lives of those she works with.

Emma has achieved CQF levels 2, 3, 4, and 5, demonstrating her professional development and continual dedication to learning and advancing her skills. Emma’s qualifications are complemented by her RMA (Registered Manager Award), which ensures her expertise in managing and leading care services.

Currently, Emma is a Dementia Facilitator with the University of Sterling, where she applies her knowledge and expertise in dementia care to support and educate the care teams within Karlyon Care. Her role enables her to make a significant contribution to improving the provision of care for people living with dementia.

Emma’s passion for excellence in care has led her to specialize in elderly care, residential care, and dementia care, where she has achieved success in her role as a Registered Manager for 16 years. Her experience and expertise have given her valuable insights into the specific needs of these populations.

In recognition of Emma’s extensive knowledge and experience in end-of-life care, she has achieved CQF level 5 in this discipline. Emma understands how critical end-of-life care is for individuals and their families and ensures that care is delivered with the utmost compassion, dignity and respect.

Emma is a dedicated and committed professional whose passion is to improve the lives of those under her care. Her vast experience, qualifications, and expertise in the care industry make her an indispensable asset to Karlyon Care Ltd.

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Clare Richmond


Clare Richmond is a highly skilled and experienced Registered Manager with a passion for supporting vulnerable individuals. With a background in children’s services, she has a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by those who require additional care and support.

Now, specialising in the care of older people and those with mental health needs, Clare brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to her role. She is skilled in creating personalised care plans that address the specific needs of each individual, ensuring that they receive the highest level of care and support possible.

Clare is also an expert in leading and managing care teams, ensuring that all staff receive high-quality training and support to deliver exceptional care. She is dedicated to creating a positive and supportive work environment that encourages growth and development among staff.

With her compassion and commitment to improving the lives of those in her care, Clare is a highly respected Registered Manager in the healthcare industry. Her impact has been felt by countless individuals who have received her care and support and will continue to be felt for years to come.

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Joanne Blair


Joanne Blair is a seasoned professional in the field of health and social care, with over 27 years of experience as a registered manager. Throughout her career, Joanne has developed an expertise in working with mental health clients, helping them overcome their difficulties and achieve positive outcomes.

As a hardworking and caring individual, Joanne is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to those in need, particularly those in crisis situations. She is passionate about using her skills and knowledge to make a real difference in the lives of others, and she consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that her clients receive the best possible care and support.

Joanne’s commitment to her clients and her profession is evident in her track record of success. Over the years, she has helped countless individuals and families navigate complex health and social care systems and achieve positive outcomes despite difficult circumstances. Her tireless dedication and unwavering compassion have earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and clients alike.

Overall, Joanne Blair is a highly skilled and experienced professional who is deeply committed to providing the highest quality of care to those in need. With her expertise in mental health care and her unwavering dedication to her clients, she is a true asset to the health and social care community.

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Hannah Bain


Hannah Bain is an exceptional organisational manager with 18 years of experience in health and social care. With a diverse professional background, Hannah has worked in all aspects of care, from hands-on care to accounting, giving her an unparalleled understanding of the industry.

Hannah’s passion for her work is evident in her dedication to training and developing others. She has become a specialist in moving and handling techniques, sharing her knowledge with her colleagues and helping to keep her workplace safe and efficient.

Hannah’s work ethic is second to none. Her caring personality and hardworking nature make her an invaluable asset to any team. Her extensive experience has given her a wealth of knowledge and expertise that she brings to her work every day.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Hannah is also a kind and compassionate individual. Her commitment to helping others is evident in everything she does. Whether she is caring for patients, training colleagues, or managing a team, Hannah brings her trademark positivity and dedication to all her endeavours.

In summary, Hannah Bain is a highly skilled and knowledgeable organizational manager with a passion for health and social care. With her wealth of experience and tireless work ethic, she is an invaluable asset to any team or organization.

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Nathan Blick


Nathan Blick is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the care industry. His journey in care began in 2014 and he has since held several positions, including Registered Manager and Deputy Manager, before taking up his current role as Support and Resource Manager with Karlyon Care Ltd. Nathan is passionate about providing top-quality care to clients and their families, and takes pride in his ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve this goal.

As Support and Resource Manager, Nathan is responsible for supporting the group of homes, ensuring they operate efficiently and are fully equipped to meet the needs of their clients. His areas of expertise include the management of medicines and end-of-life care, which he has honed over the years through extensive training and hands-on experience.

Nathan is highly skilled in identifying areas that need improvement and implementing strategies that enhance the overall quality of care provided. He is known for his ability to build strong relationships with clients, their families, staff and stakeholders, making him a valued member of any team.

Nathan is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, and is always seeking to develop his knowledge and skills through ongoing learning and development opportunities. He is a true asset to any organisation operating in the care industry, and a dedicated and compassionate professional whom clients and colleagues alike can rely on.

Interested In Joining Our Team?

We are actively seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals to provide exceptional care and support to our clients.

At Karlyon Care, we value the importance of a strong team, and we continuously seek qualified individuals who possess the necessary qualifications and background to join our team of compassionate professionals. If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding career in the field of caregiving or if you believe you meet our criteria, we encourage you to reach out to us for an informal conversation.