Meet the 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:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sonia Fairhurst

General Manager

Hi, my name is Sonia and I am the General Manager here at Forest Care Centre. I hope you find everything you're looking for on our website.

As the Manager, it is my goal is to ensure that we provide a high standard of care that reflects each individual's needs in a safe and homely environment and that every resident and their loved ones are treated with respect.

I have a number of years' experience working in healthcare as a registered nurse in specialist dementia homes and general nursing and in management positions. I look forward to leading the team in taking the home forward.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sue Mumford

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sue and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Forest Care Home. I have worked here since 2016, starting as a Senior Carer and then taking on the role of Activities Coordinator. My aim is to create meaningful activities and events that are person-centered, with the aim of stimulating residents both physically and mentally. 

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Josh Stevenson

Head of Maintenance

I have worked for Barchester since 2013, starting off as a Carer before moving into the maintenance department – and I am now Head of Maintenance. There is never a dull moment working for Forest Care Home, and there's always plenty of work to do. The staff and residents are like one big family and I get great job satisfaction in repairing, fixing or creating a lovely living environment for those we support.

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Kerry Burrows

Head Housekeeper

Hi, my name is Kerry, and I have worked as a Housekeeper, Laundry Supervisor and, presently, I am the Head Housekeeper. During my time at Forest Care Home, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience. 

I have six members of staff on my team, and we all ensure that our areas of the home are kept to a high standard of cleanliness, so that residents can live in a safe and beautiful environment. We have all built a good relationship with residents and their families, allowing us to feel that we are all part of an even bigger family.

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Jakki Peters

Clinical Lead

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Carl Brown

Head Chef

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