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:

Kristy Smith

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Kristy and I am the Deputy Manager (currently Acting General Manager) here at Alice Grange.

I love my job and I am very proud to say that I have enjoyed a varied career at Barchester, where I have worked as a Bank Carer, Home Trainer, Head of Unit, Deputy Manager and now Acting General Manager.

I am endlessly passionate about our home and work tirelessly to enable a beautiful, safe and independent experience for those we support.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Ann-Marie Barnes

Team Leader - Cherry Blossom

My name is Ann-Marie and I am the Team Leader on our residential community, which is called Cherry Blossom. I have worked here since 2013, and I am proud to have been promoted a few times, leading to my current role as Team Leader. I really enjoy my job and like helping the residents live well and independently.

Show More

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Monika Rohtla

Administrator

My name is Monika and I have worked at the Alice Grange since 2012. I am passionate about my job and like to study the field I am working in. I am studying Business Management at the Open University and I am really enjoying my learning.

I have many hobbies; I like sailing and singing and I am in three choirs! I am very proud to be Estonian and often wear my national dress to work and talk to the residents about my home country. 

Show More

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sarah Goodman

Activities Coordinator

Sarah joined Alice Grange in 2017 as part of the activities team, but was was promoted to the Activities Lead in 2018. Sarah is inspirational in the way she supports the residents with their well-being – the home has never been so exciting!

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Georgina Penny

Admin Assistant

My name is Georgina and I am an Admin Assistant here at Alice Grange. I feel that my previous roles have helped me bring a wealth of experience to this position. I have been a serving police officer and a HR manager, in addition to a Deputy Manager in a care setting.

This role affords me the time to enjoy my six grandchildren whilst still being able to make a difference to the lives of the residents we support.

We have a beautiful home and I am very proud to work here. My favourite parts of the job are the people, marketing and recruitment.

Show More

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Amanda Fletcher

Hostess

As the Hostess, I am responsible for serving food and drinks at meal times in the dining rooms and bedrooms. My duties also include setting up and clearing the dining rooms whilst maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and organisation at all times. I check the daily menus and visit each resident to ask what meals they would like, whilst liaising with the Head Chef regarding any special meal requests made by residents.

I love to bring a smile to residents' faces, so I spend as much time with them as possible with a friendly, polite and courteous attitude at all times.

I love my job - it brings me great pleasure to make a difference to people's lives, and that residents are well looked after.

Show More

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Jo Lummis

Care Practitioner

My name is Jo and I am one of the home's Care Practitioners. My dream is to be a nurse and I am loving all of the experience I am gaining in this role. I am very proud to work at the Alice Grange and love helping residents to live safely and happily here. I started my career as a Carer and have enjoyed being a Senior Carer and now a Care Practitioner. I love my job!

Show More

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Aji Abraham

Senior Nurse

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Stephen Cook

Senior Nurse

Stephen has worked at Alice Grange since 2017. He is an RMN& who brings an excellent range