Meet the Ashfields 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:

Raaj Purohit

General Manager

Hello, my name is Raaj and I am the General Manager here at Ashfields Care Home.

I have been working in Residential and Dementia Elderly Care Services for nearly 20 years now and as an experienced home manager I fully understand how difficult the transition into new surroundings can be - which is why my highly qualified team and I are committed to fully support you and your family throughout this journey and always.

Delivering fantastic care for our residents is truly what drives me every single day and the team and I are dedicated to guaranteeing that all of our residents are treated with dignity, respect and attention - thus in turn enabling them to celebrate life in their new Barchester home which I feel exceptionally privileged to be a part of.

I am always available to chat, my door is always open, and I look forward to welcoming you and our community friends to Ashfields Care Home very soon!

Claire Berryman

Hello, my name is Claire and I am the Deputy Manager here at Ashfields Care Home.

My journey into the care of frail older people started nearly 20 years ago and this has included managing residential/dementia care and complex care homes - all of which I have truly adored!

I have always had a natural affinity with the older generation and am passionate about providing the best care and service for each and every one of them and their families every single day.

The team and I are dedicated to guaranteeing that all of our residents are treated with dignity, respect and receive bespoke care support as we create many more happy memories together here at Ashfields.

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Dawn Bunting


Hello, my name is Dawn and I am the Administrator here at Ashfields Care Home.

I joined Barchester in 2012 and I am here to assist with any contractual questions that you may have and also to ensure that our residents and their families are fully supported by our home.

I have always enjoyed working closely with people and especially meeting residents, their families and friends. If there is anything that I can do to help - please do not hesitate to ask and I look forward to welcoming you at Ashfields very soon.

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Hayley Gurklis

Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Hayley and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Ashfields Care Home. My job is to physically and mentally stimulate our residents by offering a range of activities for them to enjoy. I want to get everyone involved and make our home community and atmosphere as positive and welcoming as possible. 

Making sure that our residents have things to do that they really enjoy doing is something that I hold very close to my heart. It is so important to make sure that they are happy and enjoy all of the activities and events that we host for them.

A lot of our residents also enjoy our special trips out on our Minibus as we create new, special memories together here at Ashfields.

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David Crawford

Head Chef

Hello, my name is David and I am the Head Chef here at Ashfields Care Home. I pride myself on preparing high quality food and seeing our residents enjoy the dishes that the team and myself create makes me very happy.

Our Hospitality team here at Ashfields are committed to providing seasonal home cooked menus offering choice, nutrition and quality - including exciting menus to specific individual dietary needs and all appetites. 

The food we produce is hugely important to our residents which is why it is absolutely imperative that we always get their feedback and continuously meet the needs and nutritional quota of every single resident who chooses to make Ashfields their home.

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Tony Bunting

Head of Maintenance

Hello, my name is Tony and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Ashfields Care Home.

Helping to make our home inviting, comfortable and safe for our residents, relatives, guests and colleagues is absolutely paramount to me.

I am exceptionally proud to work for Barchester and am committed to maintaining the highest standards in everything that we do for those that have chosen to make Ashfields their home.

If there is anything that I can do to help when you visit please do not hesitate to ask and I look forward to meeting you all very soon!

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Dagmar Pybus

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Dagmar and I am Head of Housekeeping here at Ashfields.

I especially enjoy spending time with our residents and getting to know them as my team and I maintain the highest level of cleanliness and standards throughout our home. I love to help our residents settle in and ensure everything is just as they like it every single day!

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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.

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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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