Meet the Cherry Trees 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:

Debbie Osborne

General Manager

Hi, my name is Debbie and I am the General Manager here at Cherry Trees. Welcome to our website!

I originally joined Cherry Trees as the Head of Care, after a career in teaching and caring for children. My passion is ensuring our resident's specific care and nursing needs are met and are the core of the wonderful work the team does here at Cherry Trees.

Staff training and development is of the utmost importance to me, as a qualified trainer for Barchester Healthcare I ensure that our team are up-to-date with the latest research, policies and best practice, so that I we can enhance the quality of life and care delivered throughout the home.

I am committed to the delivery of person-centered care and focus on what residents can do, not what they can't. I promote independence and well-being and consider working in this sector to be a privilege, not a job.

I am dedicated to ensuring the delivery of high quality care by my team and endeavour to create happiness amongst residents at Cherry Trees.

Senzini Majaka

Head of Department

Hi, my name is Senzeni, and I am the Head of Department on our Young at Heart unit. I have worked at Barchester since 2016.

Karen Hall

Home Administrator

Karen joined us from the Finance customer service sector for which she had worked for over 30 years. Her previous job entailed working within a specialised care environment. She is the administrator of most daily duties and works closely with the General Manager to continue to acheive the high standard Cherry Trees sets themselves.

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Activities Coordinator

Jo-Anne Hennessy

Activities Coordinator

Hello my name is Jo-Anne, I'm the Lead Activities coordinator here at Cherry Trees Care Home. I have been working in the care industry for around 20 years. I've been at Cherry Trees since 2017 as a Senior Carer on Memory Lane and Young at Heart. I have built up lovely relationships with both the residents and their families. I am very passionate about activities because I love seeing the joy it brings on residents faces.

My goal is to help the residents in the home live life to the full.

We provide a range of activities to cover all abilities at Cherry Trees and welcome any suggestions you may have to help improve our residents lives, please feel free to come and see me at any time with your ideas and suggestions. I look forward to meeting you.

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Diana Cole

Clinical Lead

As the Lead Clinician, Diana takes responsibility for the representation of clinical matters within our Memory Lane Community area and provides professional advice to senior management.

Gemma Knight

Gemma Knight

Trainee Care Practitioner

Hi, my name is Gemma and I'm a trainee Care Practitioner here at Cherry Trees Care Home. I've worked in the healthcare sector for 8 years and have worked in various settings, such as hospital, care homes and within the community. I'm looking forward to getting to know our residents; working in care is so rewarding.

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Greg Wilks

Head of Maintenance

I have been with Cherry Trees for over 10 years and love working with residents and the team. I work alongside contractors, and I have learnt many new skills during my time with Barchester, which has developed my role in maintaining and developing Cherry Trees. I am always very positive and ready to help others, and I don’t like to stay still. I really enjoy being busy and I am always smiling.

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Chris Aston

Head Chef

Chris is our Head Chef who joins the team here at Cherry Trees with a wealth of catering experience. He ensures that delivering freshly prepared, nutritious meals with a person centered approach is at the heart of everything he does.

Claire Brown

Admin Assistant

My name is Claire and i joined the team as Admin Assistant. No two days are ever the same as i am involved in most daily admin tasks that help our lovely care home function.  I look forward to greeting you on your next visit

Maxine Hicken

Head of Housekeeping

Maxine will manage the housekeeping and laundry teams, ensuring that all areas of Cherry Trees are clean, tidy, presentable, as well as the residents clothing and bedding. The wellbeing of residents, guests and visitors is paramount for Maxine.

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

01789 443 859

All other calls

01789 764 022

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.

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