Meet the Ashford House 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:

Daisy Mingle

Daisy Mingle

General Manager

Hi, my name is Daisy, and I am the General Manager here at Ashford House. Welcome to our website!

I have been part of the Ashford House team for a long time now and I am enjoying using my skills and experience in nursing to care for the residents. I have been a nurse for over 15 years, starting in the Philippines, and have continued to develop my skills since moving to the UK.

I am happily married with a son and I feel privileged to be able to work in a job I feel passionate about.

Josephine Britton

Josephine Britton

Head of Unit

I joined Ashford House in 2009 as a Junior Nurse. Thanks to my mentor, I was promoted to the Head of Unit for our Chestnut and Haleham units.

My role also comprises the mentoring of my junior colleagues to ensure that we can provide high standards of care to those we support.

As a Head of Unit, I make sure that show rooms are kept presentable for visitors.

Whilst at Barchester, I have been given many opportunities to take courses, including a leadership course, which has helped me improve the quality of my work.

I am a proud nurse and I will always endeavour to provide a high standard of care to residents of Ashford House.

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Sharon Pearson

Sharon Pearson

Head Chef

I joined Ashford House as Head Chef in 2015, having previously worked for several large catering organisations.  I wanted to be able to focus my skills on providing for a smaller group of people with varying needs.

I am responsible for managing the kitchen budget as well as my kitchen team, which comprises a 2nd and 3rd chef and 4 kitchen assistants.

My primary focus is to ensure high quality, nutritious, appetising meals are provided for our residents, using fresh, seasonal produce as much as possible.  There are many different dietary needs amongst our residents and I enjoy working with families to ensure their loved ones’ nutritional needs are fully addressed whilst, at the same time, providing them with their favourite foods.

My kitchen team and I know how important food safety, hygiene and cleanliness are in the kitchen environment, and I am proud of achieving excellent results in all inspections, by both in-house and external auditors.

I encourage my kitchen team members to take advantage of courses offered by Barchester to improve their skills in order to enable them to further themselves.

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Linda Elward

Linda Elward

Head Housekeeper

Linda has worked in Ashford House since 2010. She first joined as a Care Assistant, but was offered the position of Head Housekeeper in June 2015. Since then, Linda has been a dedicated member of staff, always upholding excellent standards throughout the home. Linda is responsible for ensuring that the laundry and domestic departments run smoothly, providing an outstanding service for everyone we support. Alongside this, she and her team maintain our show rooms to an incredible standard and prepare rooms for new residents, making them as homely and welcoming as possible.

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Lesley Parslow

Hello, my name is Lesley Parslow and l am the Admin Assistant at Ashford House.
I have worked here for 15yrs and have had the privilege to meet a lot of lovely residents and staff as l started here not long after the home opened.

Kirsty Tillyer

Hello my name is Kirsty, I am new to Ashford House.

I am the Home Administrator and have worked within the administration field  for over 20 years.

I am so privileged  to work with an amazing team, but more importantly to assist with the daily needs of our residents.

Denise Saliagopoulos

Activities Coordinator

I joined Ashford House Care Centre at the end of September this year. I am a locally elected Councillor.  I love working with the residents at Ashford House.  I am keen to provide a happy and stimulating environment for our residents. I really find working with the residents rewarding and fun.

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Malgorzata Chocianowska

My name is Maggie and I have worked at Ashford House since 2013. I commenced my employment  here as a nurse, in November 2018 I was promoted to 'Head of Unit', this is  a role I am really proud to hold. I enjoy supporting my team, fellow nurses and families of residents. I work to Barchester's and my high standards and make sure all the needs and requirements of our many residents are met daily for their comfort and safety.

Every day my role brings new challenges and an opportunity to use my skills and knowledge to provide a safe, clean environment for our residents.

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Sitara Ayub

Hi, my name is Sitara and I am a Administrator at Ashford House

During my MBA, I started working part time in Hospitality Industry as HR Administrator whilst pursuing my degree for HR & Finance. I worked almost 8 years for hospitality sector. As a HR Administrator, I supported Human Resources department and act as the first point of contact for HR-related queries from employees and external partners.

.I love my role at Ashford House.  My main administrative duties include records for all transactions, preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports and processing reimbursements. Maintaining personnel records, managing HR documents for example employment records and on boarding guides and updating internal databases following the company procedures I can juggle various administrative tasks in a timely manner. Ultimately, I manage and allocate our resources effectively

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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

01784 862 361

All other calls

01784 425 810

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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