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:

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Xin Zhao

General Manager

Hello, my name is Xin and I am a registered general nurse with over 25 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 in charitable organisations.

I am looking forward to working with the amazing team at Badgeworth Court to ensure the home runs smoothly, so we can aim to meet the highest standards of care. I believe, with the support and willingness of the team, this will be possible.

 

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Eva Vasakova

Administrator

Hi, my name is Eva I have worked at Badgeworth Court since December 2017. I really enjoy my job, especially meeting all of the residents and their loved ones.

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Hannah Mulholland

Activities coordinator

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 at Badgeworth court experience a fulfilled and content life. She is determined that every one of the residents should be able to enjoy an outing, regardless of their care needs.

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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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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Mark Heckles

Maintenance Manager

My name is Mark and I am the Maintenance Manager here at Badgeworth Court. It’s my team's job to make sure that the grounds and building are maintained to the highest standard for the residents and everyone who visits our beautiful home.

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Francis Mendez

Nurse

My name is Francis Mendez I have been a qualified nurse for 11 years. I work at Badgeworth court as a bank nurse. I previously worked for Barchester 4 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. I am looking forward to implementing my skills at Badgeworth.

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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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Michelle Fraser

Nurse

My name is Michelle Fraser. I came to the UK in 2005, I come from Guyana (only English speaking country in South America). I have been a qualified nurse since 1986 and worked solely in the care environment working with residents with dementia and nursing needs. I enjoy working with the team at Badgeworth.

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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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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.

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Lily Barlow

Activities coordinator

My name is Lily and I am the Activities Co-Ordinator here at Badgeworth Court. I really enjoy getting to know the residents and their families.We provide a variety of stimulating activities daily, ranging from in house entertainment, to day trips out twice a week. With the support from our Resident Ambassador we ensure that all our residents have engaging and exciting activities to look forward to

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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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Faye Jones

Receptionist

Hi my name is Faye and i am the receptionist at Badgeworth court care centre. I have worked at here for a year and started as a hostess on our declare community. As much as I loved hosting for the residents I was offered a position on reception and I now get the best of both worlds, not just interaction with residents but also family ,friends and all the team.

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Ashley Clark

Operational trainer

Hi, my name is Ashley and I am the operational trainer for the Gloucestershire area of Central Division. I have almost 14 years’ experience in the care environment and I have worked for Barchester since 2011. I have worked in all areas of care before moving to the trainer role including, end of life and residential but I have to say my real passion lies with dementia care! I love working for Barchester in my role because no two days are ever the same, I get to meet lots of people every day but also still get to have a sing and a dance with the residents!

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Emilita Bicos

Senior carer

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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