Meet the Derham House 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:

Crina Lee

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Crina Lee and I am the Deputy Manager acting as General Manager here at Derham House. Welcome to our website!

I qualified as a General Nurse in 2003 and I have been working in the private sector for over four years, gaining experience as Clinical Lead and Deputy Manager.

I am proud to be part of a hard working team here at Derham House. Our aim is to make sure residents are happy, safe and well-looked after.

Cristina Cioban

Clinical Lead

My name is Cristina Cioban and I am a the Clinical Lead at Derham House. I qualified as an RGN in 2009 and I've been working for Barchester since 2014.

I joined Derham House in 2017 and I enjoy being part of a hard working team. Since my first day, I was made to feel welcome by everyone. My aim is to deliver the best level of care for those we support.

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Maria Wells

Activities Coordinator

I have been at Derham House since 2014 and have subsequently gained a lot of experience and knowledge in the care sector. 

Working here has been a wonderful experience; the staff are very welcoming.

My previous roles have included a Care Assistant, but I am now an Activities Coordinator – a position that I fully enjoy. I love spending time with residents and ensuring that they are happy.

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Kay Thompson

Activities Coordinator

I have worked in the care sector for many years. I am fully trained in dementia awareness, and I have also trained as a dignity champion. I have been working here at Derham House since March 2019, and I am really enjoying my role here.

Ewa Kusaj


I started to work at Derham House in 2018. I was received by a team of hard working staff that are always willing to help and support me. I like for my residents to be happy and I do my best to look after them.

Andy Fillary

Head of Maintenance

I am the Head of Maintenance at Derham House. I joined the team in 2018 and, since then, I have also taken on the role of Health & Safety Champion. It is my duty to keep the building in good repair and ensure everyone’s safety.

Derham House is a lovely home with beautiful scenery, and everyone who visits us is guaranteed a warm and welcoming hello.

I’m here to help in any way I can, and will always make time for a quick chat.

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Saida Stepanaviciene

Head of Housekeeping

Saida has worked at Derham House from 2007.  She started as Housekeeping Assistant and now she manages the department. Thanks to Saida and her team of ladies in pink, Derham House is proud of its reputation for cleanliness. Saida appreciates how important the home environment is for residents and her team make a wonderful effort everyday.

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Patience Katsande

Registered Nurse

My name is Patience Katsande and I am a registered nurse. I qualified with a diploma in 2004. I worked in Jersey Channel Islands for 14 years on dementia & rehabilitation wards. I progressed through my professional practice attaining a clinical practice degree at the University of Southampton. I joined Barchester in 2019 working as a senior nurse on our memory lane community.  I not only enjoy my responsibilities but I work to make a difference in other people’s lives. Nursing is a part of me not just a job.   

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Buki Thomas

Care Practitioner

Hello, my name is Buki and I am a Care Practitioner here at Derham House. I love my job and I love supporting our residents in their day to day lives. My favourite thing is seeing our residents smile - it shows me that I have done my job well.  

What happens now?

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Care enquiries

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01708 548 326

All other calls

01708 641 441

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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