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:

Margaret Fairrie

Margaret Fairrie

General Manager

Hi, my name is Margaret, and I am the General Manager here at Bedewell Grange. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care sector for over 40 years, including over 10 years as a manager. I attended Teeside University as a mature student in 2009 and gained my Level 5 Diploma in Management of Medication, which proves that you're never too old to go back to school.

Through my years in care I have seen many changes whilst working alongside commissioners in the CQC and local authority. I have managed troubled homes and have always been able to improve their standards and quality of care.

I love meeting the residents and working with my team to build trusting relationships with those we support.

Scott Moffat

Deputy Manager

Hi my name is Scott. I joined Barchester in October 2019 as the deputy manager at Bedewell Grange. I have ten years’ experience working within the care setting starting my journey as a care assistant and working my way up and providing high standards of care throughout my job roles.

I have worked in different sections of care so have a clear background and understanding of caring for our residents. I look forward to working very closely with our resident’s, relatives and community links to ensure the best care is met. I am always available to chat while you visit our home.

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Julia Bell

Julia Bell


My name is Julia and it is my role to support the General Manager by managing the administration and financial systems within the home in accordance with company standards and in compliance with all regulatory and statutory obligations.

I started at Barchester in 2016 and am currently working on a full-time basis here at Bedewell Grange.

I have more than 4 years of experience in a financial setting and over 20 years in Administration across different industry sectors.

This is my first role within a care home and I enjoy all the challenges it brings.

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Jill Wright

Jill Wright

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Jill. I have recently joined Bedewell Grange as activities coordinator and bring a wealth of experience to the role.

I have worked abroad teaching young children English and I am passionate about activities for seniors based upon my own personal experiences of supporting a loved one in care. I love my role I will organising events throughout the year.

I am dedicated to the role that we do enhancing the life’s of our Residents on a day-to-day basis. We have good links with our community to help support our residents and these links are important for our Residents as many have lived locally all their lives.

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Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Sarah Rice and I joined Barchester in 2019. I started as a bank chef, and this is my first time working in the care sector, but I’m finding it very enjoyable.

Tony Daglish

Maintenance Manager

I have been with Barchester since 2015 as the Maintenance Manager here at Bedewell Grange. My background is in IT hardware, which is probably why I enjoy fixing electronic items. I also love the variety that this role brings, from changing a light bulb to re-decorating one of the lovely rooms here at the home.

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Donna McCarthy

Head Housekeeper

Hello, my name is Donna McCarthy and I have worked for Barchester since 2016. I am one of the housekeepers here at Bedewell Grange and I work alongside a brilliant team of domestics and other staff. I love my job and the residents make everyday a wonderful new experience. I would definitely recommend Barchester to anyone wanting to work in the care sector.

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Carole Anne Smith

Head Housekeeper

Hello, my name is Carole, I have worked for Barchester for 10 ½ years. I started as a domestic and have worked my way up to Housekeeper quite recently. It is a challenging and demanding role. I get on really well with all the residents and staff.

Sarah Nicholson

Sarah Nicholson

Senior Care Assistant

I have worked at Bedewell Grange since March 2017, and I have enjoyed every moment of it! Barchester is a brilliant employer, and I look forward to developing in my role with them.

Ebony Golightly

Ebony Golightly

Care Assistant

I have worked for Barchester since March 2017. I love my role as a carer; every day is different and the residents are so thankful for the support. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere other than Bedewell Grange. Anyone looking for a role in care should join our team!

Christine Ash

Laundry Assistant

I have worked for Barchester Healthcare since October 2000, and wouldn’t want to be with any other healthcare provider. The residents at Bedewell Grange make every day a new day, and I am grateful having the opportunity to work here.

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