Meet the 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:

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Allison Kennie

General Manager

Hi, my name is Allison Kennie, and I am the General Manager here at Cheshire Grange.

I was so happy to join Barchester and Cheshire Grange in November 2015. I have been a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) since 1984 and have worked in the NHS in Scotland and England, before moving to the private sector in 1989. Before Barchester I've worked for three other providers and have been a Home Manager since 1994. 

I love Cheshire Grange and count my blessings every day that I am here. Whilst I am responsible for everything about Cheshire Grange, it really doesn't feel like being at work - it's like being with family. I know how lucky I am to be with such a fabulous team of people who want to work together to make Cheshire Grange a comfortable happy home for everyone living here. 

When I have time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, as well as yoga, Pilates, movies, music and books. In my local Church, I volunteer as a children's liturgy leader and as a Eucharistic Minister.

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Debbie Tinnion

Deputy Manager

I qualified as an RGN in 1998 and I have specialised in the care of older people ever since. I moved from the NHS into the care home sector in 2009 and I have worked in several different roles since, including as a Clinical Lead, Deputy Manager, and Home Manager.

My role is to support the General Manager in the day-to-day running of our home, ensuring high quality, person-centred care is delivered to those we support at all times.

I am very passionate about promoting personal choice and independence.

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Agnieszka Wawrzyniak

Memory Lane Manager

I was delighted to join Cheshire Grange as the Memory Lane Manager. I have a master's degree in Education and moved to the UK from Poland in 2005. Since then, I have always worked in elderly care and have gained qualifications in both care and management. Most of my experience has been in dementia care and I am so happy to be able to bring my knowledge and skills to work with, and learn from, the wonderful team at Cheshire Grange. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, studying and spending time with my family and friends.

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Kirsten Ellor


Hi, I’m Kirsten, and I joined Barchester six months before Cheshire Grange opened and I helped to organise the departments and set up our lovely home for our very first residents. 
I really, truly enjoy my busy role at Cheshire Grange and I am very proud to have won our Division’s ‘Home Administration Champion’ award in Barchester’s 2016 Care Awards – a wonderful experience that I will never forget. I feel very lucky to be part of such a special place. 

I am responsible for all of the financial and business administration of our home, and am superbly supported by my fabulous team. We are always on hand to help residents and visitors, and also to keep the café fully stocked for everyone to enjoy. 

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and watching movies, walking, and socialising with friends and family. 

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Jo Eland

Activities Coordinator

My name is Jo and I'm the Activities Coordinator at Cheshire Grange and am very excited by this role.

I started working at Cheshire Grange in May 2015 on Reception before stepping into the role of Hostess and finding I loved the interaction with the residents. It is important to me to listen to the residents likes and dislikes and I plan to deliver, as far as possible, a person centred activities program that doesn't just involve the residents but will be a whole home experience. I have gained experience helping out with fundraising and event organising for a local Junior Rugby Club, the skills picked up here have been invaluable and will translate to my new role, organisation and planning being key as well as adaptability. 

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and am passionate about getting out and about and playing with my camera and if the body was more willing I would love to get out on my mountain bike.

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Joanna Pimlett

Head of Night Duty

My name is Joanna Pimlett and I am Head of Nursing for Nights here at Cheshire Grange. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and have a real passion for elderly care. 
My role here at Cheshire Grange is to ensure all our residents feel safe, secure and loved and that their families feel content in the knowledge their loved ones are being well cared for.
I am extremely proud of my night team of Nurses, Senior Carers and Carers and together we ensure we maintain a professional, relaxed and friendly environment. We ensure we respect our residents privacy and dignity at all times and work hard to promote a homely atmosphere.

Cheshire Grange and those who live here are as much in our hearts as those who love them, we will always strive for the best for our residents, families and our team.

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Lizzie Overend

Head of Nursing

Hi, I’m Lizzie, and I qualified from the University of Chester with a diploma in Adult Nursing in 2011. Since qualifying I have specialised in later life and dementia care within the private sector. I keep my practice current and up to date by attending training sessions internally and externally, and in 2013, I achieved an additional Dementia Mapping qualification through the University of Bradford. 

In 2015, I achieved a Bachelor of Science qualification in Nursing, specialising in ‘Care of The Older Person’ at the University of Wolverhampton and I am now studying at the University of Chester, towards a Bsc (Hons) Palliative and End of Life Care.

I joined the team as a Staff Nurse in September 2013 and was very proud to be promoted to ‘Head of Nursing’ at Cheshire Grange in 2015. I have overall responsibility for the residents in our care and for the smooth running and management of the care and nursing teams.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching rugby, spending time with my family, and dining out with friends.

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Tia Reston

Therapy Dog/Assistant Gardener


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Mandy Glindon

Head Chef

I've been with Barchester for 30 years, joining Cheshire Grange when it opened in 2012. I am passionate about cooking and I love my role at Cheshire Grange. One of the best parts of my job is meeting our residents and finding out what their likes and dislikes are - I truly enjoy preparing home-cooked favourites and it's very rewarding to see everyone enjoying chatting over a delicious meal and a glass of wine.

I love to work with the nursing and care teams to ensure that the food is not only tasty but also nutritious. I enjoy the challenge of preparing special diets for anyone who may need to have things done a little differently and strive to ensure all meals are appetizing and presented beautifully. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family especially when we can all get together for a big family meal - which is usually cooked by me!

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Eunice Myers

Head Housekeeper

I've enjoyed working at Cheshire Grange since June 2013 and I was delighted to be appointed as Head Housekeeper in July 2015. I love my job and have a great team working alongside me. Along with my team, I take great pride in maintaining the highest standards for Cheshire Grange - both in housekeeping and in laundry service. 

In my spare time, I love watching rugby league with my friends and family.

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Carl Marsden

Head of Maintenance

Having worked with Barchester for over 10 years, I was really happy to join Cheshire Grange on opening. As well as my responsibility for the upkeep of Cheshire Grange, I am also the Health and Safety Champion for the Home. I thoroughly enjoy my role and take great pride in keeping our Home safe and well maintained. I have a great deal of experience in this area and this has given me a wealth of knowledge that I put to good use for the benefit of everyone at Cheshire Grange.

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