Meet the team

Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:

Fiona Gough

General Manager

Welcome to Adlington Manor's website; my name is Fiona and I am the General Manager here. 

I have a wide and varied career in nursing, including a short service commission in the Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Corps. I spent many years the health service in a variety of roles, including Theatre Manager, Directorate Manager and Modern Matron. I moved into the care sector in 2010 and have worked as a General Manager since that time. I joined Barchester in February 2015. 

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Tanya Stubbs

Finance Administrator

Tanya has worked at Adlington Manor for over 25 years and is responsible for supporting staff, relatives and families with the administration and financial running of the home. Tanya works closely with the General Manager to ensure that every task is completed for the efficient running of the home.

Tanya is the heartbeat of the administration team, helping create the amazing homely atmosphere as soon as you enter the home.

With a background as a trained chef with various City & Guild qualifications in catering, Tanya progressed in the company to attain a Degree in Business Management.

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Cath Ritchie

Deputy Manager

I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2006 with 11 years previous experience as a Care Assistant. I began my career with Barchester Healthcare as a RMN, progressed to Unit Manager and am currently the Deputy Manager at Adlington Manor Care Home. My role is to support the General Manager in planning, directing and delivering a high standard of person-centred care along with the day to day running of the home. I live locally with my family and enjoy walking and a good bottle of red wine.

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Lynne Bowler & Amy Few

Activities Coordinators

Lynn (left)

I joined the activities team in May 2017. Previously, I have worked as a tree surgeon and have had heavy involvement with the Guides and Brownies.

I love participating in activities with residents, whether that's by driving the minibus on trips outside the home, or by engaging in themed days.

Amy (right)

I have worked in the care sector since 2012 and find working with the elderly to be incredibly rewarding. I have worked at Adlington Manor since 2016.  

I am happily married and have 2 dogs – one is a fully-trained PAT dog and the other is currently in training. They both enjoy partaking in activities here at Adlington Manor. The residents adore the companionship they provide.

I work on activities 5 days a week and cover everybody’s needs, like and dislikes. I am very hands-on in all aspects of my role and I love spending time getting to know residents on a personal level.

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Jenny Knowles

Activities Coordinator

I have been at Adlington Manor since October 2018, and joined after working in the hospitality sector for over 10 years. I love getting to know residents and organising activities to make them smile. I am a mother of one & she loves coming in chatting with residents & partaking in activities. I find it to be a very rewarding role.

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Gary Gibson

Maintenance Manager

My team and I enjoy carrying out all the demanding maintenance duties that this colourful home throws at us daily. It is sometimes challenging, but always rewarding.

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Housekeeping Team

Head Housekeeper, Heather Finlow, leads the housekeeping team here at Adlington Manor, who have almost 50 years combined experience.

Heather and her team are responsible for maintaining Barchester’s high standards of cleanliness & tidiness, whilst still keeping a homely atmosphere in a building full of character.

She also oversees the smooth running of a full laundry service for those we support.

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Helen Broadhurst

Administration Assistant

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