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

General Manager

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

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Theresa Chapman

Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Theresa and I am the Deputy Manager here at Bedewell Grange. 

I came to work for Barchester Healthcare in 2015 as a Senior Carer. I gained my NVQ Level 3 in 2009 and have recently enrolled for my Level 4 qualification.

I was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2017 and enjoy training, as I love gaining knowledge to enhance my job role.

I take pride in getting to know residents and loved ones.

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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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Lisa Davison

Activities Coordinator

I joined Bedewell Grange in 2013 as the Activities Coordinator, but had previously worked as a Senior Carer.

This current role gives me the most job satisfaction. I love spending time with the residents and thinking of new ways to entertain them and coming up with new ideas. I take great pride when a new idea is successful and gets positive feedback from residents and families. I am also lucky enough to be able to bring along my Dachshund, ‘Poppy,’ a few days a week. The ladies & gentleman of Bedewell love seeing and interacting with her; she’s one of our team too!

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Paul Nellist

Head Chef

I joined Bedewell Grange in 2008 as the Head Chef. I started my training with Newcastle City Council as a commis chef and was later promoted to a chef de partie. I have also done banqueting with the Theatre Royal and Meals on Wheels. Since joining my local home, I have had great pride in my team and our production of fresh, healthy food that supports residents' dietary needs.

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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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Linda Durrant

Head Housekeeper

I have worked for Barchester for over 15 years, starting on a part-time basis as a Domestic Assistant. For many years, I have been the Head Housekeeper here at Bedewell Grange. I thoroughly enjoy working here and interacting with residents and their families.

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