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:
My name is Suzanne and I am the General Manager at both Iddenshall Hall Care Home and Beeston View Memory Lane Community.
I qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1989 and have worked for both the NHS and in private sectors. I have specialised in care of the elderly within the private sector since 1996 and have worked for small, family run businesses, as well as for large corporate providers.
I enjoy assisting with the development of my team, in addition to maintaining excellent relationships with residents, relatives, stakeholders, regulators and the multidisciplinary teams.
As a team, we have achieved accreditation at both Beeston View and Iddenshall Hall due to delivering person-centred care to levels that deemed the homes as centres of excellence.
Tracey has been in a management role for many years and brings professionalism and knowledge to our service. She is passionate about dementia care and offering the very best service for those we support.
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.
I have worked in administration for over 35 years in various different roles, including as a receptionist, secretary, sales executive and purchasing administrator. Most recently, I worked alongside a team of district nurses.
After this, I heard of the opportunity to come and work at Iddenshall Hall & Beeston View as an admin assistant. The position sounded just what I was looking for. Since starting here, everybody has been very welcoming and friendly, and I really feel like a valued member of the team.
I started my career with Barchester as a carer, with 5 years experience in the care sector previously. I have also achieved an NVQ in Hospitality and, in April of 2014, I assumed the role of senior activities coordinator at this home.
We all know that keeping active is important and that's why my team and I are here – to ensure that residents experience an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. The home has its own minibus for our numerous trips out to various local places of interest.
My aim is to make sure there is something for everyone here; I create a monthly schedule that is packed with many different types of activities, from musical entertainment to sensory stimulation and much more.
I am focused on building up our volunteer base, including family members and students from the local school. Each volunteer will receive a warm welcome to our Barchester family. We are building relationships with our local communities and integrating them into our home as well.
We are trying to educate people about dementia by raising awareness within the community. We already have relationships with the local Beaver Scout Group and primary schools, in addition to other organisations.
I am proud to work for Barchester and to be a part of a very important service.
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!
Hi, my name is Gary, and I am the maintenance assistant here at Beeston View.
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.
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
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