Meet the Chester Court 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:

Sarah Kelly

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am General Manager here at Chester Court. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

Prior to starting in this position I was a general manager and peripatetic manager supporting care services in south Tyneside and Nottinghamshire, and have worked in care for over 20 years.  I have worked and managed a range of services from learning disabilities, mental health, residential, nursing and dementia and challenging behaviour services

I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Loreen Nyajeka

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Loreen Nyajeka, and I am the Deputy Manager here at Chester Court and I joined the team in September 2020.   I qualified as a nurse in 2006 in Zimbabwe specialising in Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Medicine and Occupational Health and Safety.

I have worked in hospitals, ambulance services and nursing homes and bring a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to the home. My role is to support the General Manager in planning, directing and delivering a high standard of patient centred care, along with the day to day running of the home.   I am passionate about providing the best possible care and a home from home environment for those we support.

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Ann Ducat

Home Administrator

My name is Ann and I joined Chester Court in 2004. I love my job; it's busy but never boring! My role is to support the General Manager by maintaining administration and financial systems within the home in accordance to the company policies and procedures.

Dawn Thompson

Head Chef

I am the Head Chef at Chester Court Care Home and have been part of the catering department for over 15 years. My role involves preparing nutritious and well-balanced meals for everyone we support. All of our food is home-cooked with fresh ingredients.

Scott Dawson

Maintenance Manager

I have worked at Chester Court since 2011 and have loved every minute. I spent 15 years in the building trade before coming to Chester Court Care Home, so I have a wide range of skills that are always being used.

My job is to keep the home and grounds looking their best, making sure each room is as individual as the residents' themselves.

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Lauren Corbett

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Lauren and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Chester Court.  I joined the team in December 2020 and bring a wealth of enthusiasm to the role. I have just graduated from university in July 2020 and have previously completed work experience at another Barchester home. During this work experience I discovered how meaningful and important activities are for residents and how they can help enhance resident’s lives. Therefore, I decided to become an activities coordinator myself as I feel this is such a rewarding role.

I love working with our Residents here at the home and getting to know them and their families so that I can deliver and support in meaningful activities, keeping them socially stimulated and active as part of our extensive life enrichment calendar. The lifestyle and continued community links are also important.

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Lynn Armstrong

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Lynn Armstrong and I am Head of Housekeeping here at Chester Court and have a team of domestics working alongside. I joined the team in January 2020 and bring with me a wealth of experience having worked previously as Head Housekeeper and Domestic.

I enjoying working in the housekeeping team, talking to residents and making sure their rooms are clean and tidy.  I want to help residents remain as independent as possible.  I work hard to ensure that the home maintains Barchester’s high standards and that they work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and staff.

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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

Activities

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

01670 751 474

All other calls

01670 820 111

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.

Care Home and Company Awards

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