Meet the Ashminster 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:

Syndie Parbhu

General Manager

Hi, my name is Syndie, and I am the General Manager here at Ashminster House.

I am extremely proud of the care and service delivered here at Ashminster.  We pride ourselves on our person centred care and the beautiful environment we provide this within.  Celebrating life embodies all we do and is this is seen through our life enrichment programme , our dining experience and primarily our care. 

I am a qualified nurse and have many years experience working in Dementia Care which allows me support the team here to provide the best care to all of our residents

I look forward to meeting you for a cup of tea and a slice of cake , as I show you around our home.

Sarah Lamb-Hammond

Deputy Manager

My name is Sarah, I am the Deputy Manager of Ashminster House Care Home.

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2013 and I have gained a wealth of experience in medicine, surgery, emergency, geriatrics, neurorehabilitation over the years. I joined the Barchester team in February 2023 as a Unit Nurse Manager on our Memory Lane Unit for people living with Dementia. In May 2022, I was promoted to Deputy Manager where I support and work along with the General Manager to ensure that optimal care and service is provided in the home.

Ashminster House is a heart-warming place to be and I have been enjoying my experience from day one! I believe that all residents' needs are to be met at the highest standard with a person-centred approach.

Sabrina Cox

Sabrina Cox

Care Practitioner/Unit Leader

Sabrina began working at Ashminster House in 2008 as a care assistant.

She has developed her skills and successfully gained both Level 2 & 3 Health and Social Care vocational qualifications, and has also now completed our in-house care practitioner programme.

Sabrina currently leads our very homely residential dementia unit with her team.

In her own time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her family.

Daniela Georgieva

Unit Nurse Manager

I began work at Ashminster House in February 2015 as a care assistant whilst waiting to be registered as a nurse with the NMC. I have since been working as a Registered Nurse at Ashminster House and recently promoted to Unit Nurse Manager on the Memory Lane unit for people living with dementia. I am very passionate and dedicated, I enjoy working with my team to provide person-centered care to Barchester standard.
Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and going on nature walks.

Tracy Richards


I have previously worked in retail for over 30 years working my way up to management level dealing with HR and the financial side of the business. I have now been with Barchester for over 3 years and I absolutely love it, the interaction I have with our residents and families is very rewarding. I am very proud to be working for a company that makes person centred care at the heart of everything we do. I look forward to meeting and helping you in any way  I can.

Elaine Hilden

Head of Lifestyle

I have worked at Ashminster House since 2003, first as a carer then progressing to activities coordinator, which has know as 'Head of Lifestyle'. I have a wealth of experience in my role, as well as NVQs in Health and Social Care, Activities in the Care Setting and Dementia.

I am passionate about fulfilling residents' lives by getting to know each individual with a person-centred approach, learning about their experiences and helping them to express themselves, such as through reminiscing with items of old.

My interests outside of work include antiques, dogs and spending time with my family.


Head Chef

Dean has worked for Ashminster House since January 2014. He began as a Kitchen Assistant and with dreams of becoming the Head Chef he commenced with a NVQ to better his skills and give him the qualification required to be able to take the position. In January 2021 Dean's dreams came true and he was offered the Head Chef position which he accepted without hesitation. Dean is passionate about the role and has a great rapport with the Residents in our home.

Gary Ward

Head of Maintenance

I started work at Ashminster House in February 2020. I have experience working in Nursing Homes and Hospitals as a Maintenance & Installation Engineer. I am a Qualified Plumber and I enjoy my job very much. When I am off duty I like to spend time with my family and produce rock music as an amateur musician.

Alex Beacroft

Administrative Assistant

Hi my name is Alex and I have been working at Ashminster House since April 2023 as the Administrative Assistant.

I am the first point of call with enquires and will be the one to help guide you if your loved one is coming into our home. I thoroughly enjoy my role and I really enjoy supporting the residents and their families.

Outside of work I like to shop and go out for nice meals with friends and family.