Meet the Bluebell Park 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:

Rachel Smith

Senior General Manager

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am Senior General Manager here at Bluebell Park. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have 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 a qualified nurse with over 25 years of experience in the care sector. I love working at Bluebell Park and really enjoy getting to know the team, residents and loved ones.

I am devoted to making a positive difference to peoples' lives and ensuring that those we support at the home can live as comfortably as possible.

I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Sindie Khanye

Deputy Manager

My name is Sindie and I am the Deputy Manager at Bluebell Park.

I qualified as a Nurse in 2000 and I have had great opportunities working in different healthcare settings, where I have gained clinical and managerial experience.

I joined Barchester Healthcare in 2019 before transferring in 2022 to Bluebell Park to join their amazing and competent team. Together with my passionate team, we provide a high standard of residential and nursing care to our residents.

I enjoy making a positive impact on other people’s lives.  I love helping people, giving them a smile and a purpose in life.

Clare Cunningham

Head of Unit

I have been working here at Bluebell Park since 2014. No two days are the same here and I enjoy the challenge of working with the residents and their families. Here at Bluebell there is a very homely, friendly atmosphere.

Sarah Bradbury

Sarah Bradbury


Sarah has been the administrator at Bluebell since September 2012, and has worked in accounts since leaving school. She really enjoys working at Bluebell and has found everyone friendly and helpful since she joined.

In her spare time she enjoys walking, birdwatching and following Derby County football club. She enjoys doing all of this with her 8 year old son Billy.

Leanne Lowe

Activity Coordinator

Hello.  My name is Leanne Lowe and I am the Activity Coordinator for Bluebell Park.

I have worked for Barchester for 6 years as a Carer and I have now made the move to Activities.

During my time here I have built lovely friendships and knowledge of our residents . I aim to offer a range of varied and tailored activities and group sessions that are meaningful to each of our residents.  I am thrilled to be supporting the whole team at Bluebell Park in delivering fun, engaging and interesting activities for our residents. We also have a minibus which is used weekly to take residents out to cafes, local beauty spots and day trips.

Daniel Green

Head Chef

We would like to welcome our new Head Chef Daniel Green to Bluebell Park Care Home. Dan has been a Chef for 18 years, and started his career in the busy dining scene of London.  

Dan has worked in the hospitality industry from hotels, restaurants and gastro pubs cooking in the intensity of Michelin and rosette properties for 18 years and now Dan is passionate about food and eager to expand food here at Bluebell Park, with a strong emphasis on quality, flavour, provenance and seasonality.  

Our residents certainly enjoy the selection of homemade pastries, biscuits and sweet treats ranging from homemade eclairs, crème brulee and savoury quiches and sausage rolls.

Gareth Long

Head of Maintenance

I have worked in the Care Industry for over 20 years and know how important it is to maintain a safe environment for the residents and staff in the Care Home.

Normally you will see me walking round the home so please say “Hello”.

Tracey Solomon

Head Housekeeper

My priority is to make sure that the residents know that their home is well cared for and kept clean and tidy to the highest of standards. I love my role here at Bluebell Park and being part of a team that puts residents first.

Jonathan Trout

Jonathan Trout

Musical Therapist

Before getting into music therapy, I was a violinist and conductor. Through this career, I had experienced the enormous enrichment that music provides and the idea of working in music therapy had been bubbling in me for some time. However, it was a conversation in a pub which finally spurred me to do it; I was talking to a violinist who plays in an orchestra I conduct. She is a music therapist and asked if I would like to spend a day with her as an assistant. I did this and it is true to say it was a life changing experience. I came straight home, got on the internet and tracked down a course with Nordoff Robbins.

I graduated with my Master's degree in 2013 and have been working at Bluebell Park ever since. It wasn’t my first time at the home though, as I spent my placement year working here!