Meet the 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:

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao

Senior General Manager

Hello, my name is Xin and I am a registered general nurse with over 20 years' nursing experience. Welcome to our website!

I have spent over 10 years managing nursing homes. I moved from China to England in August 2003, along with my family. Throughout my career in England I have worked in the private care sector, for the NHS and for charitable organisations.

I am delighted that we have achieved 'Good' across all five key areas in our most recent CQC inspection and both myself and the whole team continually aim to meet the highest standards of care,  whilst we strive for an 'Outstanding'  rating.

I have an amazing, dedicated and hard working team at Badgeworth Court who wholeheartedly embrace the whole home approach and person centred care which is so important.

Hannah Mulholland

Hannah Mulholland

Divisional Activities Manager

Hannah organises a 24/7 planned programme of events every day, including evening and weekends, that are based on the residents' choices. 

Hannah goes above and beyond her duties to ensure that all residents have her support at Badgeworth Court.

Hannah is naturally bubbly and enthusiatic about her role and the difference she and her colleagues are making to residents' lives. As a result, she has created a 'Whole Team' approach at the home, leading to a culture where they celebrate life.

In 2016, Hannah was named the National Winner for Activities Coordinator of the Year at the Barchester Care Awards.

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Joana Matias

Joana Matias

Activities Coordinator

My name is Joana Matias and I am from Portugal. I studied social education in Portugal and, following this, worked as an activities coordinator and carer.

I wanted to broaden my horizons, so I came to England. During my first year in England, I worked as a care assistant in the community, and as a support worker, before going on to work as an activities coordinator in another care home.

Here at Badgeworth Court, I organise a variety of activities and social events within the home and in the local community, such as creative gardening, arts and crafts, gentle exercise sessions and singalongs with live singers and musicians, plus much more.

Our team will endeavour to promote residents’ well-being through meaningful activities.

For more information about our activities, or if you would like to join us, please contact one of the team. You will be most welcome!

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Jacek Binienda

Jacek Binienda

Head Chef

My name is Jacek and I have been the Head chef at Badgeworth Court since 2015. I have been with Barchester since 2004 working in West Sussex for 6 years and Somerset for 5 years until 2015 when I started in Badgeworth Court in Cheltenham.

For me food has been a very important part of my life and I am very passionate about delivering high standards and a high quality of service to my residents, relatives and visitors on a day to day basis.  My residents and their needs are always my highest priority in everything that I do. In our kitchen we cater for residents with many nutritional and dietary requirements and tailor our menus according to their needs.

Within 14 years of my Barchester career my highlights would be receiving a 5* rating from EHO from 2010 till present, being a finalist and runner up in the Barchester chef competition in 2010, Barchester best smoothie competition winner in 2012, semi finalist at the Barchester care awards for Chef of the year category in 2013 and Nutritional week competition winner in 2014.

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Francis Mendez

Francis Mendez

Unit Manager

My name is Francis Mendez I have been a qualified nurse for 12 years. I work at Badgeworth court as Unit Manager of De Clare.  I previously worked for Barchester 5 years ago before leaving to gain valuable acute nursing skills in the NHS that I could apply to working in a care home environment. I have worked in various acute settings in hospital including the medical and surgical departments which has given me a sound insight of my capabilities as a nurse. I love working for Barchester as I believe that they look after their staff well, especially keeping staff training as a priority and ensuring their standards are high at all times.

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Emilita Bicos

Emilita Bicos

Community manager for Selwyn Payne

Hi my name is Emilita and I am a senior carer on Selwyn Payne. I am from the Philippines and have worked in care for over 15 years, I am trained in dementia awareness and I have an NVQ 3 in health and social care. I enjoy working with my team here at Badgeworth, my colleagues are all so caring and helpful.

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Faye Jones

Faye Jones

Administrator

Hi my name is Faye and I am the administrator at Badgeworth Court Care Centre. I have worked at here for 2 years and started as a hostess on our De Clare community, working my way up to receptionist and now have been lucky to be offered the position of Administrator for the home. I really enjoyed working as a receptionist and would regularly have a chat and a cup of tea with the residents who came down to see me. Badgeworth Court is a home from home and it is a joy to come to work everyday!

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Krishti Gurung

Krishti Gurung

Senior carer

I’m Krishti Gurung and I’m a senior carer at Badgeworth Court in our beautiful Norwood community. I’m from Nepal. I moved to the UK with my husband. I have completed my NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care and  have worked in healthcare for over 6 years. I love singing and dancing with my residents and love make them laugh

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Ranier Ebbah

Ranier Ebbah

Senior carer

Hi my name is Ranier but the residents call me Ray, I have worked for Barchester for 9 ½ years. I am a team leader in our Norwood community. I enjoy training and learning new skills, I have completed dementia awareness, Parkinsons disease training and I have a level 2 qualification in dementia and end of life care. I am a very sociable and friendly person and enjoy making the residents laugh, I enjoy working for Barchester as they are very supportive to their staff.

 

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Robin Couldrey

Robin Couldrey

Resident Ambassador

Introducing our very special resident ambassador Robin 

Robin is very much looking forward to his new role as resident ambassador. He has spent the last two weeks researching local points of interest for our minibus outings, including research on wheelchair access and disabled parking. Robin is an architect and has had a lot of input in local architecture of which we are looking forward to visiting on our outings. Robin has been a vegetarian for over 30 years and used to run his own vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Cheltenham, he is looking forward to assisting the chef in creating a varied menu as well as voicing the opinions of his fellow residents in their monthly meetings.

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Sinny Jude

Sinny Jude

Community manager

My name is Sinny Jude. I am the community manager for Norwood at Badgeworth court. I came to the UK in 2005 , I completed my Degree in Nusing in India. I have over 22 years of experience in my nursing career.I am passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care to residents and advocate family involvement in their care.

 

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Smrita Sunwar

Smrita Sunwar

Care assistant

My name is Smrita, i have been a care assistant at Badgeworth care home since February 2018. IO am currently completing my Level 2 diploma in care. I have three years experience as a community healthcare assistant in my country of Nepal. I moved from Nepal in 2010. I have experienced other job roles including housekeeping, Barista in a coffee shop and beauty therapy. I really enjoy my job with all of the lovely residents and find the team extremely supportive.

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Sujata Gurung

Sujata Gurung

Care assistant

Hello my name is Sujata Gurung. I have been working as a carer at Badgeworth court in our De clare community. I have been here at Badgeworth since August. I’m a management student but I have always been interested in health care . Having had no prior care experience I knew there would be a lot to learn. I received a great amount of training and i'm constantly learning new skills through my seniors and colleagues. I’m really enjoying my work with my team and love spending time with the residents

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Carmen Stanciu

Carmen Stanciu

Senior carer

My name is Carmen and I am a senior carer here at Badgeworth on Selwyn Payne community. I have been working in the social care sector since 2011 and have gained a wealth of experience that i enjoy putting into practice everyday at Badgeworth court. The team are fantastic and i enjoy working for Barchester.

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Debbie Murcott

Debbie Murcott

Head of housekeeping

My name is Debbie I am the Head Housekeeper here at Badgeworth. My job is to ensure the home is cleaned to a high standard.I have been here at Badgeworth since the end of January and thoroughly enjoy my job.

Dean Walker

Dean Walker

Second Chef

I have worked at Badgeworth court since 2012 where I started as a bank kitchen assistant, progressing to full time kitchen assistant a year later. In 2017 I was offered the position of second chef which I was overjoyed to accept. I especially enjoy creating new recipes as well as firm favourites such as a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings!

In my spare time, I enjoy looking after my 10 month daughter who keeps me extremely busy!

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Tina Jones

Tina Jones

Receptionist

My name is Tina, and I am part of the Receptionist Team at Badgeworth Court Care Centre.  I have been working here since May of this year and, I must say, I am enjoying the experience very much.  This is a whole new adventure for me as I have never worked in the care sector before.  Getting to know the residents and caring staff  is a joy!  Badgeworth Court is such a wonderful home in beautiful grounds and is somewhere that, in years to come, I would like to spend my twilight years.

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Aga Villarbra

Aga Villarbra

Senior Carer

I have worked at Badgeworth Court since 2017 but have worked in the care sector for 15 years including a private hospital in the Philippines. I am most proud of my achievements with the 1066 project here at Badgeworth and have completed all levels of my advanced dementia training. In my spare time i love playing basketball and you will often find me indulging in my other passion, singing, with the residents.

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Rinny Roy

Rinny Roy

Nurse

I started working at Badgeworth Court in 2018 within the De Clare community. I previously worked as a nurse in other care homes for 13 years. I enjoy every part of my job at Badgeworth Court and love being a part of such a caring team. I am married with 2 boys and enjoy singing and painting in my spare time.

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Becky Hyett

Becky Hyett

Care Practioner

I started working at Badgeworth Court since 2013 and I enjoy every day with the residents as they are like family. I previously worked in the community as a domiciliary care assistant. It gives me the most enjoyment at work offering person centred care and to go home knowing I have made a difference.

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Eddie Baluyut

Eddie Baluyut

Head of Maintenance

Hi! i have worked in the care home sector since 2014 and joined Badgeworth Court in January as the Head of Maintenance. I have been very proud of my achievements so far and work hard to improve the standards everyday. I live in Cheltenham with my Wife and 2 children.  

Mercedita Norrie

Mercedita Norrie

Housekeeping

I have worked in housekeeping at Badgeworth Court since 2016, my previous experience was as a kitchen assistant. I enjoy all aspects of my role here keeping Badgeworth Court pristine for the residents. In my spare time I enjoy shopping with my husband and have recently taken up fishing.

Agnes Varga

Agnes Varga

Hostess

I started working at Badgeworth Court in January 2019 but moved to England 6 years ago from Hungary. When I arrived I volunteered at various care homes in the region and found I enjoyed it immensely. I spent lot of my childhood with my grandparents which is where my passion for caring for the elderly originated.

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Kate Basford

Kate Basford

Care Assistant

I started working at Badgeworth Court in March having worked in catering previously. I have always had a passion for elderly care and have enjoyed every moment so far. I have completed my training in manual handling and dementia training and look forward to learning more. When i'm not working my 2 boys and my dogs keep me busy!

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Rachel Cottell

Rachel Cottell

Community engagement co-ordinator

My main passion is enrichment for the elderly, I have been a volunteer with mindsong since 2015 and love the effect singing of familiar tunes has on awareness, memory and wellbeing. I am also an active member of Badgeworth Praise which offer hymns and prayers to the residents.  I am looking forward to working on community plans for Badgeworth Court and working alongside such a great team.

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