Meet the Forest 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:

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.

Jose Roshan

Deputy Manager

Hi, I am Jose and I am Deputy Manager here at Forest Care Home.

Nicola Denyer


Hi, my name is Nicola, and I am the Administrator here at Forest Care Home.

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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Raghy Haridas


Raghy Haridas is a registered nurse. She started her role as a nurse with in mid-June 2021. She has been a registered nurse since 2012. 

Jennifer Barnes


Jen has 30 years’ worth of nursing experience and she endeavours to deliver outstanding holistic care for our residents and their loved ones.

Lesley Parker

Head Chef

I'm Lesley the Head Chef and head of the hospitality here at Forest Care.

I have recently joined the team and am enjoying providing high quality food for our residents and making sure we are catering to our all their hospitality needs.


Josh Stevenson

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

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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Tania Bridgeman

Senior Carer

I have worked in Forest Care Home since 2015, and I absolutely love my job! Many residents are living with dementia, and this brings us challenges on a daily basis. I look forward to going to work as it's both rewarding and satisfying. I like to go home at the end of my shift knowing that I have looked after them to the best of my ability.

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Paula Davidson

Senior Carer

Hi, my name is Paula, and I started working for Barchester in August 2014. Every day is completely different here at Forest Care Home, and it is a job that I love. I make sure that the residents' needs are met and always encourage independence and person-centered care.

Lynette Bell

Lynette Bell


I joined Forest Care Home as a volunteer in September 2018. I am so pleased to be giving some of my spare time to the staff residents. I am available to drive our minibus to enable residents to join in with community activities and take regular trips out of the home. I understand the needs for meaningful activities and engaging communication.

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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.

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