Meet the Edgbaston Beaumont 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:

Sarah Billingsley

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the General Manager here at Edgbaston Beaumont. Welcome to our website!

I joined the Edgbaston team in October 2021.  I have worked in the care industry for all of my career, I am honoured and delighted to have been given the opportunity to become General Manager for Edgbaston Beaumont.  I am so passionate about ensuring quality care and lifestyle for our residents every day.  I am proud to have such a fantastic team on board to support me.

Tsungai Mapako

Deputy Manager

I have worked as a Nurse for over 12 years. I previously worked at Manor and Good Hope Hospital. I joined Barchester as a Registered General Nurse in June 2021 and have recently been promoted to Deputy Manager. I am proud of my achievements and am very much passionate about working in the Beaumont.

Ethel Karsey

Registered Nurse

Ethel worked for Exemplar  for 5 years and then as a Nurse at The Firs Nursing Home.  Ethel joined Barchester in 2022 as The Firs closed down.  Ethel said she really enjoys working for Edgbaston and loves interacting with the residents and joining in the activities.  Ethel has been a qualified Nurse for 10 years.

Josephine Malaya


I joined Edgbaston at the beginning of June 2024.   have been a nurse for 6 years, 4 of which were spent as a midwife.   It’s always nice to have a change, and I am pleased to bring my knowledge and experience to  adult care nursing at The Edgbaston Beaumont.  I’m looking forward to get to know the residents and provide excellent nursing care.

Tricia Samuels

Home Administrator

I rejoined Barchester in March 2023, having previously worked here 1998-2006 in the same position.   When I heard of the opportunity to come back to Barchester I jumped at it, as I did really enjoy my time here with the residents and staff.   I enjoy supporting the General Manager to keep the day-to-day administration of the home running. 

I have worked in administration my entire career, including starting at Cadbury’s on a youth training scheme and working for a brain injury charity for 15 years.  In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, play netball a few times a week, and football when my body allows!! 

Celia Palmer

Activity Coordinator

I’m Celia and I’m the Activity coordinator here at Edgbaston Beaumont.  I previously worked as an activity coordinator in a hostel and am enjoying the shift into the residential setting.  I have an arts background so enjoy painting and drawing in my spare time, which hopefully I can share my love for with the residents here.  I also enjoy reading, travel, live music and looking after my cats! And copious amounts of tea.

James Ruth

Head Chef

I am grateful for the opportunity to cook for the residents of Edgbaston, and I have been a chef for 11 years.  In my spare time I like to watch football, and I am an Aston Villa fan.

Nitra Clercin-Blake


Nitra has worked caring for individuals for over 3 years on a one-to-one basis.  Nitra says “I love being able to care for people and thoroughly enjoy my role here at Edgbaston”

Rosie Ledbury

2nd Chef

I enjoy cooking and creating beautiful meals for our residents. It is wonderful to hear their feedback on enjoying their meals. 

Carl Darrall

Maintenance Assistant / Gardener

I’m Carl and joined the Beaumont in December 2023.  I am enjoying my time here, and getting to know the residents.  In my spare time I love to travel, especially holidays abroad.   For a little added stress I am an Aston Villa supporter!

Marie Yeates


I enjoy getting to know all of our residents and hearing their stories.  We are proud of our home and I love to make sure it is brilliantly clean for all the residents and my colleagues. 

Rebecca Mullen

General Assistant

I am so happy to be part of the team looking after our residents here at Edgbaston Beaumont.  Our residents are special and have some amazing tales to tell. I pride myself on making their lives as happy as I can each day. 


Pet Therapy Dog

Hi, my name is ‘Coco’ and I am Edgbaston’s pet therapy dog and love to visit the home to meet the residents, they give plenty of cuddles!  My owner is Sarah, General Manager of the home and I pop into see everyone often and look forward to meeting you.