Meet the Cepen 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:

Jade Hodge

Senior General Manager

Hello, my name is Jade, and I am the Senior General Manager here at Cepen Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I started working in care at 18, and knew I’d found my calling. I quickly progressed through various roles, and completed all of my qualifications, becoming Home Manager 5 years later.

I am really passionate about providing high quality care, and this has always been really important to me especially as Manager. My favourite part of the job is meeting all of our residents, and finding out about their life histories and backgrounds – I’ve met some really interesting people throughout my career, and think life history plays such a vital part in someone’s care. My vision for Cepen Lodge is to create a 'home from home' environment where our residents are at the heart of our community . 

My hope is to use the skills I’ve learnt throughout the years to provide excellent care to those at Cepen Lodge.

Please feel free to give me a call or pop in for a visit; we would be more than happy to show you our beautiful home.

Marlene Payne

Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Marlene and I’m the Deputy Manager at Cepen Lodge I was previously the community Manager for our general residential community.  I have worked at Cepen Lodge since 2011, and completed professional training to get to my current position now. I am passionate about my job, and caring for our residents here at Cepen Lodge – some of whom have been here since I started, and are like a second family!

Roxanne Carey

Community Manager

Hello my name is Roxanne and I am the Community Manager of the Memory Lane community at Cepen lodge.  I started my first job in healthcare as a night care assistant at Cepen Lodge in December 2018.

Although growing up I never thought I’d work in the care industry, working at Cepen Lodge has honestly been the best job I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t change my care experience for the world.  My favourite part about the job is knowing that our residents see a friendly face and smile no matter what time of the day or night allowing them to feel safe, comfortable and happy here at Cepen Lodge.

Janie Harrington

Community Manager

Hello, my name is Janie and I am a Community Manager here at Cepen Lodge. I have been working in the care sector for 11 years now, actually starting off as a housekeeper in a dementia care home, where I found I had a deep empathy for the residents.  When the opportunity arose to become a carer, I jumped at it. I then took my level 3 in health and social care, and became a senior carer before taking up my position here at Cepen Lodge.


Sean Harvey

Team Leader

Hello, my name is Sean, I have worked at Cepen Lodge since 2015 across various roles and departments. I have now worked my way up to Team Leader with the support of Barchester, and I’m studying my level 3.

My experience at Cepen Lodge has given me knowledge in all areas, but I especially enjoy my role as Team Leader as I have direct contact with our residents and their loved ones. I get to know our residents really well, and enjoy meeting their families and involving them in their care.

Lyn Jeffery

Night Team Leader

Hello, I am Lyn the Night Team Leader here at Cepen Lodge.  After 30 years in care, the last 10 at Cepen I can honestly say the team I work with are just like a second family to me. I lead a busy life outside of work with 6 grandchildren and a lot of babysitting and nanny hugs. Any spare time I have is used up with my church, crafting, knitting, crotcheting and card making.

Hannah Hale

Team Leader

Hello, my name is Hannah, and I am a team leader here at Cepen Lodge.  I am passionate about caring for our residents and giving them the best quality of life here at Cepen Lodge.

Sarah Bauckham

Team Leader

Hello my name is Sarah and I am a Team Leader at Cepen lodge. I am passionate about delivering the best quality of care in a person centred approach. I have worked in the care industry for 20+ years.

Lindsey Woods

Home Administrator

Hello, my name is Lindsey, and I am the Home Administrator, I joined the team in 2020, I manage the accounts and financial records here at Cepen Lodge. 

Anita Williams

Activities Coordinator

Hello. my name is Anita, I have worked at Cepen Lodge for 5 years, I started as a Senior Care Assistant and now I am the Activities Coordinator which I really enjoy, I love the interaction with our residents and making their days enjoyable. I am always thinking of new activities and events, and ways to engage with our local community for our residents benefit. Cepen Lodge is a great team that I am proud to be a part of.

Nelson Akinbobola

Head Chef

Hello I am Nelson the Head Chef at Cepen Lodge.  Before joining Cepen Lodge I have worked in hospital and school kitchens. All of our food is prepared from fresh in the kitchen and we welcome family and friends to join their loved ones for lunch or supper.

Zoe Baggs


Hello, my name is Zoe and I have worked at Cepen Lodge as a receptionist since 2015. I enjoy showing people around our home and answering any questions they have about Cepen Lodge. We all work together as a team and I will help with residents too, making them drinks and chatting to them as I go about my day.

Kelly Kimber

Administration Assistant

Hello my name is Kelly. I joined the team in 2020 and I am an Admin Assistant here at Cepen Lodge.  I love working on Reception as I get to meet the families of our Residents and show people around our lovely home. I also enjoy the administration part of my job .We have a lovely team here at Cepen Lodge and I am lucky to be a part of it.

Abigail Peare

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Abigail, and I am a senior care assistant here at Cepen Lodge. 

I started working in care in 2017 and prior to that, I cared for family members. When I realised how much I loved looking after my family, I decided to start this as my career. I started as a carer and was soon promoted to Shift Lead at my previous job, and I have now worked my way up to be a senior at Cepen Lodge. I am aiming to start completing my Level 3 Qualification in Health & Social Care Leadership. I joined Cepen Lodge in 2022 and I love looking after the residents and being part of the team.

Tracey White

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Tracey and I have worked at Cepen Lodge for 13 years as a Care Assistant.  I love supporting residents with their daily needs and life enrichment, and I love working as part of a team to help the residents live to the fullest.

I am passionate about making a different to our resident's lives and very proud to say I work at Cepen Lodge.

Mark Graham

Second chef

Hello, my name is Mark and I am the second Chef here at Cepen Lodge.  I am really enjoy working with the residents and not only ensuring their food is nutritious, but it is to their taste.