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:

George Appleton-Carroll

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is George, and I am the acting General Manager here at Dovedale. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the care sector for many years, and started my career as a cleaner. Over the years, I have completed numerous training courses and have had varied roles, constantly striving for an excellent standard of care for the residents I support.

I am passionate about ensuring that the residents here at Dovedale Court receive the highest standard of care whilst providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere in their home away from home. I am also one of the home's LGBT champions, and offer sign post advice for those seeking it.

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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Brian Sandham

Activities Coordinator

My name is Brian, I’m the activities coordinator down here at Dovedale. I’m new to the care sector, I’ve been a photographer and photography tutor since 2004 dealing with different ages groups and abilities.   I’m looking forward to putting my people skills to good use down here at Dovedale.

I might be new to the care sector but I’m super looking forward to spreading a bit of extra sunshine and cheer around the home.

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Michael Brown

Head Chef

I’m Michael Brown, I have been in catering for over 20 years. I have worked in many different establishments and I have accrued extensive knowledge of the catering business. I’ve always enjoyed the job that I do, and I like feedback from people whether this is positive or negative. As I feel this a great way to improve the overall experience and service of our clientele.

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Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of care does Dovedale Court Care Home offer?

    Dovedale Court Care Home offers Dementia care, Respite / Short stay, Services for under 65.