Meet the Appletree Grange Care Home 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:

Trudi Gillespie

General Manager

Hello, I am Trudi, General Manager here at Appletree. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I have over 10 years' experience in care and it is the best job in the world! I started my career as a Care Assistant, before being promoted to Deputy Manager at our sister home, Springvale Court.

My qualifications include an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Health & Social Care, Working with Dementia Level 3 and End of Life Care Level 3. I strive to deliver the highest possible care to meet the needs and wishes of everyone I support.

I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Julie Redden

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Julie Redden and I am Head Housekeeper here at Appletree Grange. I have worked here for many years; it’s a lovely environment for residents. I enjoy getting to know those we support and their loved ones. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, and I also like to go out for meals. I also love shopping, especially for new shoes and perfume.

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James Evans


Hi, I’m James and I have been a carer for over 5 years. I love working at Appletree, I am given lots of opportunities to develop myself and progress in my career. The staff are all friendly and approachable and the families are all happy and well looked after.

Leigh Cameron


Hi I’m Leigh, I’ve only been at Appletree since September  but in that short time I have gotten to know the residents very well. It’s a lovely environment for them and I love working here and hope to be here for many years to come. All the staff are very friendly and dedicated and the Home really has a lovely welcoming feel

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Claire Lowes


I’m Claire and I’ve been a Carer here at Appletree for over 8 years. I have a very close relationship with all the Residents and make sure they are looked after in the way that is best suited to them. We keep the residents stimulated and make sure they are fully included in any decisions around their care. I am also a mentor for any new staff who join our team

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Nicola Liddle

Home Administrator

Hi, my name is Nicola and I joined the Appletree team in August 2022. I am the Home Administrator. I deal with all aspects of the administration of the home to ensure it runs smoothly, from invoicing, ordering, recruitment, setting up contracts, to manning reception; there's never a dull day!

I consider myself to be extremely privileged to work with such wonderful people, full of humour with wonderful stories to tell.

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Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

0191 502 9556

All other calls

0191 410 2175

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

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