Sunrise of Solihull

Meet Our Team

One of the reasons why every Sunrise home is much more than just a care home is the team of people working there. Every hour of every day, Sunrise team members are working to make sure that our residents enjoy life as fully as possible. Here are just a few of the people you’ll find at your local Sunrise care home.

Julie Weaver, General Manager

Edgbaston - Julie Weaver I trained as a Registered General Nurse and qualified in 1985. I Have worked in the Elderly Care Sector since qualifying, initially within the NHS and then in the private sector since 1997, when I became General Manager of a 120 bed care home. Since this time, I have gained experience in various companies in a range of roles from managing operationally challenged homes to Regional Director and Lead Operations Manager, mainly in North London and the South. I am now delighted to have the opportunity to work 

Jo Hopkins, Director of Community Relations

Jo Hopkins My role within Sunrise of Solihull is to help and support families who are looking into care and a new home for their loved ones. This can be an upsetting time for all involved and may be a whole world they may never have explored before, so it is absolutely essential that we listen and capture the needs and individuality of the new potential resident, whilst offering the family reassurance and trust. The end result seeing their loved one move in, settle and be happy - and the positive impact this has on the whole family is extremely rewarding. It's a real privilege to be a part of the team at Solihull and getting to know all the wonderful residents. For more information, please contact me on 0121 701 2700.

Louise Ray, Associate Director of Community Relations

Solihull - Louise RayMy role at Sunrise is to support the DCR but also to support the families that are looking into care for their loved ones. I am here to listen and help families through what can be a difficult and emotional time and ensure that all the needs of the potential new residents are met. Building relationships with new residents and seeing them settle in is the most fulfilling part of my role.

Jo Pickett, Assisted Living Co-ordinator

Before joining Sunrise as Assisted Living Coordinator I was Registered Manager of a Domiciliary Care Agency and have worked in the care sector for around 12 years. I am a people person who enjoys making a difference to the lives of the residents who live at Sunrise of Solihull. I am supported by a dedicated team of nurses and carers who are passionate about delivering exceptional person-centred care. Nothing is more rewarding than making a positive contribution to the daily lives of each and every one of our residents.

Kirsty Bird, Reminiscence Co-ordinator

Solihull - Kirsty Bird

I have worked at Sunrise for 7 years as a Senior Care Assistant in the Reminiscence neighbourhood. I have recently taken the Reminiscence Co-ordinator role on permanently after completing maternity cover and will continue managing the care and the staff to the best of my ability.

Samantha Birks, Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator


I started work with Sunrise at our Edgbaston community working in various roles. In 2014 I moved to Solihull as Activities and Volunteers Co-ordinator. I am a qualified florist with a love of gardens and flowers and have taken a keen interest in the beautiful gardens we enjoy here at Solihull, starting a hugely popular gardening club.

I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know the residents, their individual likes and dislikes as well as the interesting lives many of them have led.

Care Staff

Championing the quality of life for all seniors - it’s the mission and responsibility of every Sunrise team member. To achieve that, we invest in our care team. New team members complete a comprehensive Sunrise training curriculum focused on the care and wellbeing of our residents.

New team members receive
60+ hrs
of training in their first 30 days
Leaders receive an additional
72+ hrs
of training to help teams meet Sunrise standards
200k+ hrs
of continuing education for Sunrise team members each year
We adjust staffing
365 days
a year based on the number of residents and care needed

Where to Find Us

1 Worcester Way,
Off Dog Kennel Lane,
B90 4JX
New Enquiries: 01217 900140 Friends and Family: 0121 701 2700