Meet the Beaufort Grange 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:

Raji Sunil

Senior General Manager

Hello, my name is Raji and I am the Senior General Manager here at Beaufort Grange. Welcome to our website!

I have been a registered nurse since 1997, completing my nurse training at the Fr. Muller’s Hospital, Mangalore - India. After my graduation I worked in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 7 years.  I have extensive experience in both hospitals and care home settings. I moved to UK in 2004 and have worked in care homes across the South West.

I always strive for excellence. I believe in an open door policy, and I am an advocate for the basic principles of care, respect, dignity, privacy and choice.  I enjoy challenges and endeavour to improve the quality of the service we provide for those people we support. I have a very good relationship with both staff, families and local health care professionals.

Leena Mathew

Clinical Lead

Hello, my name is Leena and I am the Clinical Lead working as a Registered Nurse at Beaufort Grange since March 2020.

I have been a registered nurse since 2004 after completing my nurse training at the Moolchand Medcity in India.  I have a health care experience of over 15 years in a number of specialist areas including medical surgical and dialysis.  

I work hard to meet professional goals, I am always willing to learn, empathetic towards everyone and also have a critical thinking capacity.
I believe in evidence-based nursing care to improve the outcome. I always make sure that care practice contains six core values: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage, and Commitment.

Nita Marks

Nita Marks

Head of Community

Hello, I am Nita and I have worked as a nurse for over 20 years, and have worked in a variety of settings with the elderly. I enjoy helping those who require more complex care and those who are living with dementia. I like building relationships with residents, relatives, colleagues and health professionals and greatly enjoy my role at Beaufort Grange.

Holly Burnell

Head of Community

Hello, I am Holly and I have worked within the healthcare sector for over 10 years. My background is supporting those living with dementia. My passion is providing extraordinary care with a person-centred approach. My ultimate aim is to ensure our residents feel safe, comfortable and their wishes and choices are respected.



Hello I am Sandu, and I am nurse here at Beaufort Grange. I completed my nurse training in Romania in 2007, follwing that with a course in psychology at university. I began as a volunteer in a hospital moving on to work as a nurse in a variety of wards. I moved to the UK in 2015 and have been working for Barchester as a registered nurse since 2016. I believe that respect, dignity, and compassionate care are vital for working as a nurse. I have a good relationship with my colleagues, external professionals, residents, and their families.

Loressell Macavinta


Hello, I am Loressell and I have been a nurse for over ten years, since completing my degree at Saint Gabriel College in the Philippines. 

Before moving to the UK, I worked in a private hospital as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse for two years in Saudi Arabia; after that, I transferred to a prestigious University Hospital working on a surgical ward.

For me, nursing is dynamic, so I decided to change to a community care setting, providing care to older adults who needed help and support in their day-to-day lives. I joined Beaufort Grange as a registered nurse in 2021, I am very thankful and blessed to be part of a caring and reputable home and company.  

Kate Sliwinska

Home Administrator

Hello I am Kate the Home Administrator.  My role at Beaufort Grange involves supporting the General Manager with the finance, recruitment, and administration of the home. I started at Beaufort Grange in 2014 with 11 years administration and financial experience. If you ever need any help regarding the above, my door is always open.

Lynnett Heron

Activities Coordinator

Hello I am Lynnett and I am the Activities Coordinator at Beaufort Grange.  My job is a big part of my life, and I thrive on seeing residents smiling and having fun.   I'm very outgoing with an infectious personality and have an incredible bond with many of our residents and their families.  Our activities program ranges from arts & crafts,  live music, gardening, trips out, walks and so much more.

As a team we are committed to Barchester's Life Enrichment programme ensuring we work with mind, body and soul.

Jason Coop

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Jason, I have been working in the catering business for around 31 years when I started my first job in a restaurant at age 21 near Windsor Castle. I have worked at London hotels, local bistros, private catering events, 2 schools and even at Bristol Prison, so I've had a wide range of experience. I enjoy travel and world cuisine and I am now rediscovering my passion for baking.

Mariusz Sliwinski

Head of Maintenance

Hello, I am Mariusz and have worked at Beaufort Grange since last year leading the maintenance team.  We make sure that the home is an attractive and safe environment for all of our wonderful residents and staff.  I am enjoying working here and am always happy to help in any way I can.

Antoneta Burgess

Care Coordinator

Hello, I am Antoneta and I have worked at Beaufort Grange for nearly 10 years progressing to care coordinator. I enjoy working with our residents and helping them live fulfilling lives at the home. 

Tracey Burgess

Senior Care Coordinator

Hello, I am Tracey and I have worked at Beaufort Grange since it opened. My absolute goal is to make sure myself and the team make our residents happy, provide them with all they need all along with the highest standards of care.  Making a difference to our residents is extremely important to me.

Rebecca Delos-Reyes

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Rebecca, but I am known as Vicky to our residents and colleagues. I have worked as a Carer for over 10 years. My passion is to meet the residents needs with dignity and love. I am proud to be Carer and I have never regretted choosing this profession!

Samantha Stoate

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, I am Samantha, I started at Beaufort Grange as a care assistant and was delighted to be made a senior care assistant.  I am passionate and dedicated to my role and  particularly enjoy making the residents feel happy and relaxed.

Rose Kelley

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, I am Rose and I have been working in care industry for over 15 years.  I have a natural affinity for care especially with four children, 3 with ADHD, and once they started school, I applied for my first job in care doing domiciliary work. I learnt so much about different conditions and disabilities.  I love working at Beaufort Grange, every day is different and I so enjoy being part of the residents' lives.

I love being at Beaufort Grange as every day is different.

Catarina Ferreira

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, I am Catarina and I love to help others.  In the last year that I lived in Portugal before coming to UK, I worked in a nursing home where I found out it was very much the job for me.  When I moved to England in 2016 I started working at Beaufort Grange, I love working with the residents and the team, I have learnt so much.

Lucy Lock

Activities Assistant

Hello, I am Lucy and I have worked at Beaufort Grange since 2015, starting as a care assistant I have progressed to senior care assistant and now into my role as an Activities Assistant. It's always a pleasure to keep the residents updated with community activities. What I enjoy about my job is making everyone laugh and keeping residents and staff entertained. You will often hear me singing as I walk down the corridor!