Meet the Edingley Lodge Care Home team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Jilu Stephen

General Manager

Hi, my name is Jilu, and I am the General Manager here at Edingley Lodge. Welcome to our website!

I am a nurse by profession and completed my nursing studies in India. I moved to UK in 2010. Since then, I have worked in the health and social care setting. I started my career in the UK as a health care assistant and I joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council. I have also worked as a registered nurse in a number of nursing and care homes. I have experience in supporting and assisting residents with many complex mental health needs. I am very passionate and honest towards my role.

I joined with Barchester in 2019 as a bank nurse, and worked as Deputy Manager and Clinical Lead for a year. I am now at Edingley Lodge as General Manager, responsible for running this beautiful home, building a strong relationship with my residents, their loved ones and the community.

I am very proud to be with a team, who go above and beyond to ensure a safe comfortable place for our residents to enable them to enjoy their life.

Anju Jose

Deputy Home Manager

My name is Anju, I am Deputy Home Manager here at Edingley Lodge Care Home. I completed my nurse training in India in 2011 and I moved to UK in 2014. I have worked for Barchester since 2016, starting as a Staff Nurse.  I am thoroughly enjoying the care home and my careers progression.  I have always enjoyed working in care and I have always approached my job with enthusiasm and passion. I am extremely proud to be a part of the team who thrives to deliver the best quality services to those we support.'

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Marta Fitzerman

Second Chef

Hello my name is Marta Fitzerman I was born in Poland and studied in Lublin. I have worked in the care sector since 2014.  I have been studying catering for 4 years and am Second Chef here at Edingley Lodge.

I enjoy all my work and different ways of cooking especially when residents enjoy the menus so much that clean plates are returned to the kitchen, this is when job satisfaction and a great sense of accomplishment is felt.

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Haylene Du Plessis

Home Administrator

Hello my name is Haylene Du Plessis I come all the way from South Africa where I went to school in Ladysmith. I came over to England in 2019 starting in the care sector,  I have previously had 20 years’ experience in administration and office work in South Africa, I enjoy painting and singing within a choir I enjoy my work within Barchester as every day is different.

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Lauren Argyle

Activities Coordinator

Lauren is the Activities Lead Coordinator here at Edingley Lodge. No day is ever the same. She arranges varied daily acitvities and events which helps create a stimulating and developing engagement programme, to enhance the quality of life for each resident within the home. She joins the team with ample experience in coordinating activities at a local private nursery.

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Chloe Mason

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Chloe and have been employed at the home for over 7 years.  During this time I have gained a lot of of confidence and knowledge in readiness for my current role as Head of Housekeeping working with a wonderful team. We all take pride in what we do and work hard to make sure the cleanliness is always at a high standard. We like to get to know all our residents and help in any way we can to make them feel at home and part of the family. I look forward to meeting you on your visit.

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Sarah Pitchfork


My name is Sarah and I am the Receptionist at Edingley Lodge.  I started in 2017. You will see me in the home Monday to Friday. I am the friendly voice at  the end of the telephone when you call and deal with all enquiries any questions you may have. I will gladly welcome you into our care home.

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James Fry

Activites Coordinator

My name is James, Activities Coordinator at Edingley Lodge. We have a varied program of activities and events as part of the life enrichment program.  We focus on delivering activities for residents' mind body and soul.  I enjoy making everyone smile and no day is the same I hope to make everyone at Edingley Lodge feel welcome and at home.

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Richard Adams

Maintenance Manager

Hi. My name is Richard, Maintenance Manager at Edingley Lodge. I look forward to saying hello. I work alongside contractors, to maintain and develop the building, grounds and gardens, communal areas and people's rooms. Should anything be out of place or need fixing, filing or painting, I am always on hand.

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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

01623 549413

All other calls

01623 882441

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.

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