Meet the Braeburn Lodge 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:

Suzanne Reynolds

Suzanne Reynolds

General Manager

Hi, I am Suzanne, and I am the General Manager here at Braeburn Lodge. Please feel free to come and say hi to me.

Lyn Copland

Lyn Copland

Head of Residential

I have worked at Braeburn Lodge since it first opened. I enjoy leading the team and supporting my colleagues to provide wonderful care. Outside of work, I enjoy riding my horse, Stevie G. I like to bring my dog, Flappy, to Braeburn lodge for all the residents to enjoy.

Ancy Varghese

Head of Memory Lane

I love working with elderly people and would like to work as a team. I have been working for Barchester since 2019.

Karen Stratton

Clinical Lead

I am a registered nurse and I also have an ENB teaching qualification. I have always worked in the health and social care since qualifying as a nurse. I have held varied positions during my career, includingSenior Nurse, Registered Manager and, most recently, Clinical Lead. I have worked for Barchester since 2018.

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Debbie Hanton

Debbie Hanton

Residential Team Leader

Debbie started as a Senior Carer and has progressed to Team Leader for her fantastic team spirit and commitment to the residents.

Katie Hand

Admin Assistant

Hi, I am Katie and I am the Admin Assistant at Braeburn Lodge. I have worked here since the home opened and I am always happy to help. You will find me on reception.

Abida Bhabha


I have been married for 35 years and I have 7 children, 5 daughters, 2 Sons and 5 Grandchildren. I love cooking, meditation, reading and studying world faiths (Religion).

I love travelling, volunteering and spending time with my family. I have many years’ experience in accountancy/administrative work. 

I have been working for Barchester since 2021. The best part of my job is taking time out to talk to residents on my lunch break, being approachable and available to staff and creating a fun environment for all.

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Yasmine Dawson

Activities Coordinator

I have worked at Braeburn Lodge since 2015. I started working as a carer and the activities side of the role really appealed to me. We organise a variety of activities to suit everybody’s preferences and abilities. I enjoy working at Braeburn and making a difference to the residents’ lives.

Jane Prentice

Jane Prentice

Lead Nurse

Hi, my name is Jane, and I am a Nurse here at Braeburn Lodge.

Eva Matthews

Ewa Chmiel


Hi, my name is Ewa, and I am a Nurse here at Braeburn Lodge.

John Beswick

John Beswick

Head Chef

Hi, my name is John, and I am the Head Chef here at Braeburn Lodge. It is up to me to maintain the high food standards that Braeburn Lodge achieves. I have worked for Barchester since 2015 in a role that I really enjoy.

Callum Taylor

Callum Taylor

Second Chef

My name is Cal and I'm the second chef here at Braeburn Lodge. My love of cooking enables me to to provide excellent dishes for our lovely residents and ensure that they enjoy their time here. In the time that I have worked for Barchester, I have loved getting to know our residents and will continue to do so.

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Mark Farmer

Head of Maintenance

I am proud to be part of the team here at Braeburn Lodge. I served in the military as an aircraft weapons engineer for 22 years. Since leaving the Military, I have had several positions in my career as fire/maintenance engineering roles. I am always happy to help.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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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

01778 752 524

All other calls

01778 381 920

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.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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