Meet the Bedewell 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:

Fiona Torrie

Operations Manager

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

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what Bedewell has to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I am responsible for running this beautiful, purpose-built home and my passion is to provide an outstanding service for those that we support in a warm and pleasant environment. We look forward to you visiting us. I have worked for Barchester for a number of years in a health & safety role before transferring to an operational role in January 2020.

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

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

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.

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!

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

0191 502 9568

All other calls

0191 483 8000

Our fees and contract

We want to be as transparent as possible about how we charge for the different services we provide as well as what’s included in our contract. Please click the links below to find out more about our fees and contract.

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