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:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Catherine Campbell

General Manager

Welcome to our website; my name is Catherine and I am the General Manager here.

I am a dually qualified Nurse – both RGN and RMN. I am qualified to teach adults and I have a Masters Degree in Business.

The care of older people is my chosen area of nursing and I have been working in the independent sector since I first qualified.

I am passionate about ensuring that the quality of life is as good as we can possibly make it for those we support and that our staff are appreciated for their devotion.

I believe that it is important that we all respect each other – both the residents we care for and our colleagues. We should proceed in an honest and fair way, we should demonstrate our responsibility to deliver excellent care and customer service and it is vital that we approach each day feeling valued, trusted and motivated.

Fun and laughter is an important ingredient of each day for all those who live and work in our home. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Vera Butt

Senior Care Assistant

I have worked at Appletree Grange for 25 years. My role is the Deputy Manager and my responsibilities include assisting the Manager in the running of the Home and supporting the Seniors and Care Staff in providing excellent care to our Residents. Outside of work I enjoy travelling, walking and spending time with my Family.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Coral Jennings

Home Administrator

I have worked at Appletree Grange for over three years now and I absolutely love my job. The staff and residents have very much become part of my extended family now! My job as the Administrator of to ensure all the Homes finances and records are kept up to date, I also look after Reception during my working hours so I get to know all the families very well. I have a young family which takes up all my time at Home and I also enjoy swimming and climbing when I get the chance.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Joanne Bensley

Domestic Assistant

I am a Domestic Assistant here at Appletree. My job is to assist the Head Housekeeper, making sure the home is kept clean and fresh for the people we support. I have worked here for over

2 years now and have enjoyed getting to know the residents. In my spare time I enjoy going to fitness classes and love to spend time with my two lovely children and husband.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Lucy Tyler

Senior Care Assistant

I am a Senior Carer at Appletree. I have worked here for 5 years, I started off as a Care Assistant then worked my way up to the Senior role. I love working at Appletree Grange. I find it very rewarding caring and meeting the resident's needs.

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