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Newgrange - Meet the team


Alison Wood - Registered Manager and founder of Newgrange Care Home

Alison Wood - Registered Manager and founder of Newgrange Care Home

Alison helped set up Old Grange up in 1984 and assisted in the establishment of Newgrange in 2002. Alison is passionate about creating the best possible environment for older people and enabling them to live their lives as normally as possible. As registered manager she has overall responsibility for the running of the home and manages the care team to make sure they give their best at all times.

Lynda Beckett -  Deputy Manager

Lynda has worked at Newgrange and its predecessor for 20 years. Lynda is the key Duty Manager in respect of care and ensures a full and active agenda. She praises and encourages the homely atmosphere and the closeness of staff and residents which creates a really happy relaxed environment. Lynda also looks after staff rotas.

David Henson (Left) and Nick Meyer (Right) are the Directors of Shervey Limited, The Best Care Homes Group. Alex Macfarlane (Centre) is Deputy Operations Director.


After many high profile roles and between them 60 years in service oriented roles Nick and David started in the care sector in 2007. They both have a real passion for achieving excellence in everything they do and have invested heavily to create a state of the art care environment in each of the 3 Care Homes. Alex’s background is in psychology and education. These skills will enable her to enhance the homes so that they are even more nurturing with happy, caring environments. Her aim is to help develop the staff further so that they can focus on client centred care and best meet the interests of every resident.  



Staff Overview: We have over 28 members of contracted staff in our home. We have no agency staff in our home. We are pleased to share that some of our staff have been with us for over 30 years. We have a high ratio of experienced Carer’s to Residents, as well as activity staff supporting our residents each day.


At Newgrange we also provide communication skills in Italian, Spanish and Romanian.

 

Maria Defoe - Teamleader

Maria has been with the company since 2002. Maria is passionate about delivering high quality care to our residents and leads by example so that the rest of the team follow her lead. She is fluent in Italian and speaks Spanish as well.

Karen Heaton - Care Manager

Karen leads the care team to ensure high quality care is given to all our residents. She has been in the care industry for 20 years.

Sue Gaywood - Teamleader

Sue has 30 years of experience of working in care homes. She is our ‘In-House’ Moving and Handling expert and trainer.

Lucy Montouri - Housekeeper

Lucy has been working in our home since 1998. She  ensures the home is spotless and welcoming. Whether it's a bedroom, a bathroom or the living areas, everywhere is fresh and ready.


 

Stacie Wingrove - Kitchen Assistant

Stacey believes fresh, home cooked food is the best and that good nutrition is crucial for care residents. Mealtimes are one of the highlights of the day.


 

Sophie White                                                    


Healthcare Assistant                                                                                                     



Eva Martók                                                    


Healthcare Assistant                                                                                                     



Andreea Coldea - Care Manager

Andreea ensures staff understand residents' care needs and so deliver excellent care. She also ensures that all residents have accurate care plans and documentation.

Angela Luciano - Senior

Angela is Italian and has been working at Newgrange for 5 years. She is a fabulous carer and always puts the interests of the resident first.


 


 


 

Jacqui Greaves - Head Chef

Jacqui has 36 year’s experience of being a head chef. She is passionate about meeting the nutritional needs of every resident as well as being client centred about delivering food that the residents choose.


 


 

Pauline Bliss - Head Activity Co-ordinator

Pauline has been in the care industry for 7 years and enhances the resident’s lives by creating a well rounded activity schedule to meet all the resident’s needs and wishes.