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:

Wendell Damasco

General Manager

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

I am delighted to manage this wonderful home and lead the staff team to continue to provide excellent care to our residents.

Barchester offers a high standard of care, focusing on dignity, respect, a warm atmosphere and a friendly environment for our residents.

I look forward to working alongside the team here at Ashfields.

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

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.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ 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

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am-8pm

01603 954 052

All other calls

01603 721 720

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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Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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