Meet The Newgrange Team

Our Best Care Homes Directors

David Henson Director

David Henson

Alexandra Macfarlane Deputy Operations Director

Alexandra Macfarlane
Wellbeing and Resilience Lead

Nick Myers Director

Nick Meyer

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. Alex’s background is in psychology and education. 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.  

The Newgrange Team

At Newgrange we have over 34 members of contracted staff in our home and no agency staff. 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.
There is a large Italian community in the Cheshunt area, and we are privileged to have several Italian residents in our home. Several of our staff are also Italian, which creates a culturally rich environment with staff being able to communicate to residents in their native language.
We also have staff who are Romanian, Hungarian and Spanish, which creates a multi-cultural home and can provide extra support for residents from those countries. 

Alison Wood - Registered Manager 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 - Registered Manager Newgrange

Lynda Beckett 

Deputy Manager of Newgrange Care Home

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. 


Maria Defoe - Floor Manager Newgrange


Floor Manager

Maria has been with the company since 2002. She is fluent in Italian and speaks Spanish and is our coach for End of Life Care, she promotes dignity and respect and shows compassion to our resident’s families.

Angela Luciano - Deputy Care Manager Newgrange


Deputy Care Manager

Angela is a native Italian speaker, so is able to communicate clearly with some of our Italian residents. She has been an integral part of our team for the past 5 years. Angela is an outstanding carer and leader, always putting the interests of the resident first.

Sue Gaywood - Team Leader - Newgrange


Team Leader

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

Bouchra Elodiy - Senior Carer - Newgrange


Team Leader

Bouchra has 22 years experience in Care. She speaks Arabic and French. She is an excellent role model for all of the team, to show what person centered care looks like.

Andreea Coldea - Records & Communication Manager - Newgrange


Records & Communication 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.

Charlie - Administration Manager


Administration Manager

Charlie keeps the home well organised, with her gentle and warm nature, she helps everyone feel calm and well cared for.


Sheila Nyanzu - Night Care Assistant - Newgrange


Night Care Assistant

Sheila has been at Newgrange since 2019, she is one of our Night Care Assistants. She has a warm, bubbly personality which the residents connect well with.

Lucy Montouri - Housekeeper - Newgrange



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.

Pauline Bliss - Head Activity Co-ordinator - Newgrange


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.

Stacie Wingrove - Head Chef - Newgrange


Head Chef

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.


Laura - Healthcare Assistant


Healthcare Assistant

Laura has a lovely sunny personality, she is always singing, giggling and chatting with our residents.

Michael Montouri - Cleaner - Newgrange



Michael is our cleaner who has been with us since 2015. He speaks Italian as well as English, so loves chatting to our residents that are from Italy.

Ronnie - Deputy Chef


Deputy Chef

Ronnie has a wonderful creative flair, she loves making stunning birthday cakes to help all of our residents and staff feel special.

Carly Hamblett - Activities - Newgrange Care Home



Carly loves to get creative with the residents. It is lovely to see the sparkle she brings into the home with all of her creative sessions with the residents.


Maria Garces - HealthCare Assistant - Newgrange Care Home


Health Care Assistant

Maria is Portugese and speaks Italian as well. She is softly spoken and always quick to smile, which makes her an outstanding carer, who the residents adore.

Valentina Duica - Nutrition Lead - Newgrange Care Home


Nutrition Lead

Valentina is our Nutrition Lead and makes sure all of our residents are a healthy weight and eating well.

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