Meet the Fairview House 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:

Fiona Torrie

General Manager

Hi, my name is Fiona, and I am the General Manager here at Fairview. Welcome to our website!  

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what Fairview has to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I have spent almost 40 years within Healthcare, working 25 years in the NHS within Mental Health Services before leaving to join Barchester in 2005 as a General Manager. Having achieved my Bachelor of nursing and a specialist qualification in care of the elderly at Dundee University, I then went on to complete my Masters in Dementia care at Stirling University. Throughout my nursing career my passion as always been on delivering high quality care to older people. 

I have continued to study throughout and have gained NEBOSH general and fire qualifications and after spending 10 years as a General Manager with Barchester I changed my role and joined the company Health & Safety team as a Divisional Manager, working for 5 years supporting homes throughout the company.  I transferred to the role of Operations Manager which brings me back to working in our homes before taking the role of General Manager here at Fairview.

Diane Martin

Clinical Lead

Diane has spent her career working within the NHS and the care sector. 

Between the two, Diane speaks with great warmth about how she loves being a part of a care home enviroment, everyday is different, hugely rewarding and a privilege to be amongst our residents.

Away from the home, Diane loves to spend time with her son, Luke and her dog, Alfie

Izabela Anghel

Clinical Lead

Izabela has been a much valued and cherished member of the Fairview family since 2019. she speaks about her time as being a paramedic in Italy before coming to the UK and becoming a Care Assistant at Fairview House. 

Since then Isabela has continued to grow in the home and now holds the postilion as clinical lead. 

She speaks with great passion about wishing to care for others and making a positive difference to the residents lives within the home. 

Away from the home, Izabela loves to spend time with her family and is a huge of literature, with romance being her favourite genre.

Mark Shelton

Customer Relationship Manager

Mark has been a part of the Barchester family since 2014.

Having come into the company as a Care Assistant, later a Senior Carer, he then moved onto Activities, becoming Senior Activities for the North Yorkshire area and now as a Customer Relationship Manager.

Marks passion has always been found in wanting to better the lives our residents and to help them find and enjoy new experiences. taking great pride in supporting our homes and being there for our residents and families.

Within his role Mark supports our home with Community Engagement, building relationships with groups and charities in the area and supporting our wonderful activities teams with their home events.

Karen Barrett

Administrator

Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the administrator here at Fairview House.

I deal with all aspects of the administration of the home to ensure it runs smoothly, from invoicing, ordering, recruitment, setting up contracts, to manning the telephones, there's never a dull day!

Fiona Mackie

Lead Activities Coordinator

Fiona has been the activities lead at Fairview House since 2021 and is at the forefront for our homes life enrichment. 

She speaks about how much she enjoys engaging with the senior generation, learning from their life experience and wishing to pass this on, from this she says "a different day is a different story"

Away from the home, Fiona has a passion for cooking and baking with being a former chef and a love for crafts which she has translated both of these into the homes activities program. 

FIona loves to spend time with her family and her two grandchildren.

Krzysztof Dabrowski

Head of Maintenance

Hi there, my name is Krzysztof and i'm proud to be the head of maintenance at Fairview House. Starting my role in 2023. 

I take great pride in my role, ensuring that the home runs smoothly and any problems are dealt with efficiently and effectively. it's important to me that the home maintains it's high standards ensuring everyone feels safe and at home.

Away from the home i enjoy wild camping, there is something very special about disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of city life and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature.

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Elaine Elrick

Head Housekeeper

Elaine joined the Barchester Family as Head Housekeeper in January 2022. 

Leading a team of housekeeping staff, Elaine ensures that every room and living space is maintained to the highest standards.

Elaine loves interacting with the residents and helping create a warm atmosphere in the home.

Elaine has a vast amount of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from; small hotels and previous care homes. 

In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her Golden Retriever, Millie and ironing!

Cecilia Clark

Receptionist

Cecilia joined the Fairview family in February 2023 and is a much valued member of the team as our homes receptionist. 

Originating from South Africa, Cecilia came to Scotland with her husband. 

She greatly enjoys office work and spending time with the residents, she speaks fondly of taking part in a trip out with the residents which she thoroughly enjoyed. 

Outside of the home, Cecilia is a very creative person, she enjoys painting, crocheting, knitting and outdoor pursuits.

Yvonne Lorrie

Trainee Care Practioner

Yvonne is proud to be training towards her Care Practiioner role and is much valued member of our homes care team. 

She has been at the home since 2022 and Yvonne speaks proudly about she passion she has for wanting to make a positive difference in our residents lives, spending time with not only the residents but also supporting their families. 

Away from Fairview House, Yvonne loves to travel and speaks with great delight about visiting the city of Venice.

 

Modupe

Care Assistant

Modupe joined the Fairview family in spring 2023 and is a member of our wonderful team of care assistants. 

She speaks with warmth within Fairview, between the colleagues and the residents and says she has learnt so much life experience from getting to know the residents of the home. 

In her spare time, Modupe enjoys sports, in particular football and is an Arsenal fan, she also loves to play volleyball and reading.

Joy Esho

Care Assistant

Joy has been a member of the Fairview family since 2021 and is a part of our wonderful team of carers. 

She takes great pleasure and satisfaction from assisting and helping our senior residents and feels fulfilled when they they share a laugh and a good joke together. 

Away from the home, Joy enjoys seeing her friends and family and reading historical books.

Alicia Bailey

Care Assistant

Alicia has been a part of Fairview House since 2023 and quickly became a much cherished member of the team. 

She speaks highly of the great community which is shared within Fairview House, the lovely atmosphere shared with the residents and she takes great pride in giving back to the senior community, 

Outside of the home, Alicia loves to dance, spend time with her friends and family including her lovely dog, Marlo.

Jenna Greig

Care Assistant

Jenna has been a much valued and cherished member of the care team since 2020 and works as part of the team of our wonderful carers. 

She speaks with great warmth about how much she enjoys caring for her residents, which she adds has been her calling. Jenna adds that getting to know the residents is a great privilege.

Away from the home Jenna is a keen footballer and she likes to volunteer in local street sports.

Blessing Folorunsho

Care Assistant

Blessing has been a part of the Fairview family since 2022 and is a much valued member in our team of wonderful care assistants. 

She speaks about the warm atmosphere and family feel of the home adding that she enjoys bringing hope and love to her residents wishing to enrich their lives.

Outside of the home, Blessing is a creative fashion designer, she loves to sing and is part of a choir. she speaks with great passion for her love of dancing as not just physical exercise but also for the benefits of her mental health.

Veronica

Activities Coordinator

Veronica has been a part of the Fairview House family since 2022 and enjoys her role as part of the homes wonderful activities team. 

She speaks with great enthusiasm about how rewarding her role is and takes great joy from enriching our residents lives. Veronica says that it's just the little things which makes a residents day, such as giving them company over a cup of tea and having a natter. 

Away from the home, Veronica enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.