Meet the Dovedale Court Care Home team

From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:

Rachael Watson

General Manager

Hello, my name is Rachael, and I am the General Manager here at Dovedale Court. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care sector for over 20 years, working my way up from a Carer all the way to General Manager, and I have managed care homes since 2010.

I'm an RMN and extremely passionate about elderly care – especially those living with dementia. I am a hands-on manager, promoting and expecting high standards of care for those we support.

I'm approachable and always have time to chat with residents, staff and visitors.

Tracy Green

Deputy Manager

Tracy joined Barchester in 2016 having started at one of our sister homes as a nurse before transferring here as a nurse, until recently being granted the deputy manager position here at Dovedale which Tracy is really enjoying and excited to progress in her career with Barchester. Tracy has always had a background in care starting as a healthcare assistant in her teens, then joined Queen Alexandra’s royal army nursing core then becoming a L&D nurse in 2007. Tracy thoroughly enjoys her position here and is looking forward to the future.

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Susan Kearns

Team Leader

Susan has worked for Barchester since 2008, starting at one of our sister homes as a Care Assistant, then progressing to a Senior Carer, Susan moved to Dovedale in 2010 as a senior carer, then applied for the Head of Care position on our Memory lane unit. I enjoy my role and working with my team and residents.

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Susan Carroll


Susan is our home administrator and joined Dovedale in 2011. Susan has helped many with their search for a suitable home for their loved ones making it that little easier, and also helping them to understand all of the finances and fees. She welcomes visitors into the home and is always happy to help each person that comes through our doors.

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Sarah Fryer

Head Housekeeper

Sarah has worked at Dovedale Court since May 2014 as a Domestic Assistant and was promoted to Head Housekeeper in February 2016. She has many years of experience in housekeeping, but never in a care home setting before Dovedale, she really enjoys her role here and each day is different. Sarah is always happy to help and likes to let the residents be involved in helping to clean and tidy when they ask.

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Peter Flemming

Maintenance Manager

My Name is Peter Flemming, I Joined Barchester in 2014, before working here I have never worked in a care setting before. I have learnt so much in the two years that I have been here.

I have 15 years working within the building trade, being my first time I have worked in this setting I am looking forward to this new challenge, the experience I have gained I hope will reflect in the work I do here at Dovedale.

I look forward to working hard in the team here at Dovedale and improving and making a difference in the experience of the Residents who live here.

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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


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

01772 507 129

All other calls

01772 761 616

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