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:

Peter Dean

General Manager

Hi, my name is Peter, and I am the General Manager here at Ashfields. Welcome to our website!

I started working as a carer thirty years ago a dementia care home in Norfolk. I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives and still find the work I do rewarding. I then trained as a nurse completing my training in Winchester and have worked in acute hospital settings as well as community settings and have spent the last ten years managing services covering multiple aspects of the care field.

I am proud to now be the General Manager of Ashfields and working with such a great team. Our refurbishment will make it one of the loveliest homes in the area but we will aim to keep it a home from home for our residents. I am looking forward also to meeting members of the community and to showing them the changes taking place here as well as inviting our neighbours to meet the residents and join in with activities.

Please take the time to explore our website and see who we are and what we do – and please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Joanna Wartacz

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Joanna and I have been working for Barchester since 2013. I love being a part of the team here at Ashfields, and support all our lovely residents and staff.

Dawn Bunting

Dawn Bunting


I joined Ashfields in March 2012 as an Administration Assistant and, in June 2018, I was promoted to the role of Administrator. I am responsible for all of the administration duties in the home. 

Hayley Gurklis

Hayley Gurklis

Activities Coordinator

My name is Hayley and my role at Ashfields is to physically and mentally stimulate 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. I want to focus on our care home being very much a home away from home. I am going to be getting to know every one of the lovely people who lives here personally, finding out their likes and dislikes, and making sure that there is always something for them to be doing. 

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Alison Macmillan

Alison Macmillan

Admin Assistant

Alison joined Ashfields in December 2017; she has a lot of experience and comes from a medical background. She is very passionate about her job.

Katie Jackson

Katie Jackson

Operational Trainer

Hi, my name is Katie, and I am the Operational Trainer here at Ashfields. 

David Crawford

Head Chef

David is responsible for ensuring that all our food is superb, and that residents' diets offer the choice, nutrition and quality that we pride ourselves on.

Tony Bunting

Maintenance Manager

Tony is responsible for ensuring that every aspect of Health and Safety has been observed, that everything is working and really well maintained.

Dagmar Pybus

Head of Housekeeping

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

Joyce Davies

Joyce Davies

Senior Carer

Hi, my name is Joyce, and I am a Senior Carer here at Ashfields House.


Hi, my name is Jill and I am the hairdresser here at Ashfields Care Home.

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