Meet the Beeston View Memory Lane Community 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:

Kirsty Jones

General Manager

Hi, my name is Kirsty, and I am the General Manager here at Iddenshall Hall. Welcome to our website!

I have been in the care sector since 2008 and have predominantly worked with the elderly. I am proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to care for the older generation, and I hope to continue to do so for many years to come. 


Themby Sitsha

Deputy Manager

Hi, I'm Themby and I'm the Deputy Manager here at Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View. I joined the team in 2021 as a Nurse, and then was promoted to Deputy Manager/Clinical Lead in October 2023.

I have been qualified as an Adult Nurse since 2012 and have worked as a Nurse Manager in various departments since then. I find my role very rewarding - I love that I get job satisfaction and can feed my passion for Nursing and Care at the same time, it's wonderful being part of this team!

Outside of work, I enjoy family time and watching football, and I'm always down for a road trip and some sight-seeing.

Julie Hallam

Senior Administrator

My name is Julie, I have worked for Barchester for a number of years, gaining my NVQ in Business Administration level 2 and 3. I have 12 years previous experience as a care assistant and gaining a NVQ level 2, 3 and A1 Assessors award in care. I am is able to support and advise all those families who face the daunting task of trying to find a suitable care home for their loved ones. I work closely with the General Manager to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the administrative Team and financial systems within the home.

Luisa Painemilla

Activities Coordinator

Hi there, I'm Luisa, Activities Co-ordinator at Iddenshall Hall.

I have worked with the elderly over 8 years and also for fifteen years in the social field as an Activities Coordinator for different social groups in three countries. I have a Degree in Social Integration, a Certificate in Theatrical Psychology and a Music Therapy certificate. In the past I have worked for local authorities and in a cerebral palsy home.

My work is very rewarding and it is a pleasure planning events and activities each month. I enjoy interacting with Residents and learning about their interests, preferences and experiences.

Look out for our activities and events - you are welcome to join us!


John Pomphret

Head Chef

John leads the catering team, creating and developing seasonal home cooked menus that are nutritious and varied. John ensures he knows each resident and their preferences, keeping them satisfied with a diverse and delicious range of meals. The team also try to ‘out cook’ each other, especially on the cake and biscuit front!

Sally Stead

Head of Housekeeping

My name is Sally, and I have a dedicated team that work hard to ensure that the home maintains Barchester's high standards, and that they work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and staff. Residents are clearly the focus for this team, who ensure that all laundry and housekeeping is delivered to a high standard.

Chloe Carson

Admin Assistant & Receptionist

Chloe joined Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View in 2022

There is no end to Chloe’s talents having previously worked at a College as a Student Lecturer and also in the hospitality industry in pubs and restaurant’s she has also been a calf rearer on a dairy farm. She enjoys organising and running events for residents and likes to showcase everything they do at the home through various marketing channels.

Chloe gives a very warm welcome to all visitors, her role is positioned at reception where she carries out her admin assistant role supporting many of her colleagues at Iddenshall Hall and Beeston View

Gary Kirk

Maintenance Assistant

Hi, my name is Gary, and I am the maintenance assistant here at Beeston View.



Head Gardener

Chris is our Head Gardener, he has been with us since August 2010.

Chris worked in a Bank for 15 yrs, ending up as Bank Manager in Commercial Underwriting. He always had a passion for Gardening and Landscape design, entering local charity fundraising garden events in Malpas with his own garden. When Chris took early retirement from the bank he used his time to fulfil his passion at home. When this position became available here he sent in photos of his own garden and this helped to get him his current role. He has found his niche in life. He sees his role as being able to create a suitable and fulfilling environment for the residents to enjoy in their later years of their lives.

Chris won Winter Barchester in Bloom in 2010 and was presented his award by Charlie Dimmock. He was also a finalist in 2013