Meet the Chater 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:

Zoe Postgate

Zoe Postgate

General Manager

Hello. My name is Zoe and I am the General Manager at Chater Lodge Care Home.

I have worked in care settings since leaving school and have worked my way up from apprentice to my current management position. I joined Chater House in 2012 and was soon promoted to Deputy Manager, and then again to General Manager in 2017. I have nearly completed an NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management. I take pride in ensuring the whole team provides high quality care to all our residents and I enjoy making people laugh and feeling loved. I like taking on new challenges and learning all the time through new experiences and training. Outside of work I like to spend my time keeping fit, walking my dogs and sitting in front of a fire reading about my favourite subject - Greek myths.

Mandy Myciuk

Deputy Manager

Hello. I am Mandy and 1 have worked in healthcare since 2000, gaining a wide range of care and nursing experience.
I joined Barchester in 2017, working at a home in Grantham as a Care Practitioner. In 2022 I transferred to Chater Lodge to become Deputy Manager and I am currently studying for a Level 5 Management qualification.
I love getting to know residents so I can make their days at our home as happy and comfortable as they can be.
Outside of work my interests are cycling, keeping fit and spending time with my family.

Donna Pryor


Hello. I am Donna, the Administrator at Chater House. I joined the team in 2009 as Administration Assistant and was promoted to Administrator in 2016. I have previously had positions with a customer focus, including working for a large supermarket group and also in a bookshop. My administrative experience includes data analysis, sales, finance and staff recruitment. I have an NVQ2 in Business Administration. I like getting to know residents and hearing their life stories, as well as getting to know their families and I do my best to help people with their move to our home. I am an energetic person, always have a smile and I like to make people laugh. When I am not at work I love to be outside, either in the garden or taking my dog for a walk.

Maria Durrant

Activities Coordinator

Hello. I am Maria and I have lived in Ketton for most of my life. I worked at the local primary school before joining Chater Lodge in 2019. My first role here was as a Dining Host and have now found my passion in creating an interesting and inclusive programme of activities for all our residents. I like having fun with residents, dressing up, singing songs and celebrating special events. I love being a part of the team here and my career change to Activities Coordinator is the best thing I have ever done.

Marta Labuda

Head Chef

Hello my name is Marta and I am Head Chef at Chater Lodge. I have worked at Chater Lodge since 2018.

Cooking is my passion and has been for many years.

I ensure each resident enjoys tasty and nutritious food. I regularly speak to our residents to ensure the menu meets their tastes and requirements.

Anthony Perridge

Head of Maintenance

My name is Anthony but everyone calls me Tony, I am Head of Maintenance here at Chater Lodge. I have been working at Chater Lodge since January 2023. I work closely with both the General Manager and Deputy Manager to make changes within the home that will benefit our resident’s.

In my spare time I am part of an amateur dramatics group and enjoy singing various songs, I was also part of a 'Rat pack' group, you will often find me singing to keep our residents entertained.

Irena Petrova

Head of Housekeeping

My name is Irena and I am Head Housekeeper and I have worked at Chater Lodge since 2020. I especially enjoy keeping and maintaining the home to its high standards.

My job gives me chance to interactive with each resident on a daily basis. I love working at Chater Lodge because we work as a team.

Natasche Jones

Administration Assistant

Natasha has recently joined the Chater Lodge family. she has been with the Barchester since 2019. 

She takes great pride in being the face of the home and the first person who greets our visitors on reception. 

Natasha loves interacting with our residents and their families. 

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and two children, going for walks and holidays in the Lake District.

Michael Cunningham

Resident Ambassador

Michael came to Chater Lodge in the summer of 2023, looking for his own care needs he was apprehensive about coming into a care home, initially he came to Chater Lodge for a short stay and then quickly fell in love with the home, its residents and colleagues that he decided to make Chater his home. 

Michael was a Major in the British Army for over 40 years and has had so many life experiences in that time and lived in a variety of locations. He says that since the passing of Irene his loving Wife, he has found the new friendships he has forged at Chater Lodge have helped him with his grief. 

Michael is so proud to have become the homes Resident Ambassador and is delighted to be given the opportunity to represent our home.




Tinumol Thomas

Senior Carer

Tinumol is a Senior Carer at Chater Lodge and takes great pride in delivering care to our residents. 

She shows compassion in every aspect of her role and loves to spend time with our residents.

In her spare time Tinumol loves to cook and this a huge passion for her.


Matthew Cuttforth

Dining Host and Gardener

Hello. I am Matthew and I am a Dining Host at Chater Lodge. I support the Kitchen Team by making sure their cooking is served to residents in an attractive and timely manner. I get to know each resident's food preferences and I assist people who need a little help with their meals. I also bring round the trolley with tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes twice a day, and I have a smile for everyone as I serve them. I have a background in retail but I love my role at Chater Lodge. I have also taken on the role of Gardener at Chater Lodge and enjoy keeping the grounds green and tidy. I also support residents to plant up hanging baskets and patio pots. In my spare time I am an artist, producing greeting cards and portraits of the natural world.

Linzi Bassett

Care Assistant

Linzi is a proud member of the Chater Lodge family and works and a member of our care team. 

She loves to spend time with our residents and enjoys listening to their life stories and shared experiences. 

In her spare time Linzi enjoys photography and being with her family and children. 


Care Assistant

Hannah has been a part of the Chater Lodge family since the beginning of 2023 and in a short time became an invaluable part of the team, showing compassion and dedication to our residents. 

She says she feels privileged to be a part of such a warm and welcoming team at the home and takes great satisfaction in bringing happiness to our residents live and enjoys getting to know them and their families. 

Hannah loves to spend time with her family and four children and four dogs. she loves walking and travelling, saying that Cuba was a particular highlight. 




Shannon Smillie

Care Assistant

Shannon has been a member of the Chater care team since 2022 and takes great a sense satisfaction in wanting to enrich the lives of those around her. 

She loves to spend time with our residents and loves to listen to their life stories and experiences. 

As well as being a much valued member of the team at Chater, Shannon is about to go into her third year of university studying psychology. After this she is contemplating pursuing her masters degree.



Lindsay has been a part of the team at Chater Lodge since 2008 and is hugely dedicated in her role, taking great pride in delivering high standards of housekeeping for our residents. 

She says 'I love the team and residents at Chater Lodge and i can't imagine working anywhere else' 

Lindsay loves spending time with her family and is a mother to five wonderful children.