Meet the Friston 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:

Sandra Verrell

General Manager

Hi my name is Sandra Verrell and I am the General Manager at Friston house. Welcome to our website.

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1983 and have over 27 years' experience of working in the care home environment, including more than 17 years as General Manager.

I am passionate nurse and a leader who is dedicated to delivering excellent care to our residents through a well-supported, skilled and supported teams. My role as General Manager is to support the team in providing person-centred care and to make sure our residents feel safe and comfortable in their home.

Mary Oyefeso

Deputy Manager

In 2007, I qualified as a nurse, and have had experience in hospitals and care homes since. My NVQ Level 5 in Health & Social Care enables me to work as a home manager, and I have been the Deputy Manager at Friston House since 2019.; I enjoy socialising, and my one passion is singing; I can often be found singing along with our residents.

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Peter Corbett

Head of Residential

Hi, my name is Peter, and I am the Head of Residential here at Friston House. I have been here since 2014, and have been supported to develop both my in-house skills and profession qualifications to NVQ Level 3, and I am now enjoying the opportunity to support like-minded colleagues to develop our environment and person-centred values.

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Anna Pasoi

Head of Elderly Frail

I am the Head of Elderly Frail here at Friston House. I graduated as a nurse back in Romania in 2015, and arrived in the UK in the same year, when I started my nursing career.

I joined Friston House in May 2019. I have a passion for caring for the elderly, and that makes my job so interesting and fulfilling. My aim is to ensure that the residents in my care enjoy the highest standard of care and that they are always comfortable and safe.

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Tracy Richards


I have previously worked in retail for over 30 years, working my way up to management level, dealing in payroll, HR and the financial side of the business. I am very excited to be joining Barchester and look forward to working with everyone and helping in any way I can.

Bridie Birrell

Lifestyle Coordinator

Hello, my name is Bridie Birrell and I am the Lifestyle Coordinator here at Friston House. I started working at Friston in February 2019. It is my job to ensure residents are getting an enriched lifestyle and ensure we are providing activities that cater to everyone's needs and interests. I make it my duty to get to know residents on a one-to-one basis so I can find activities that they will enjoy and benefit from.

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Abin Babu

Head Chef

I am Abin, the Head Chef here at Friston House. I have enjoyed working as a professional chef over a period of 10 years. I have chosen the care sector and find it to be a very rewarding environment. I am passionate about cooking, with my specialist skill being desserts and pastries.

Tracy Hitchen

Senior Housekeeper

I have worked here at Friston House since 2011 as the Senior Housekeeper. My team support me in keeping Friston House spic and span.

Colin Midgely

Head of Maintenance


I have worked in care/nursing homes as maintenance manager for very many years. I pride myself on maintaining a good solid home with a quick 24/7 response to all maintenance issues that arise.  Changing a bulb, hanging pictures or Painting a room for our new arrivals, No job is too much trouble. I can be found flying around our home and I am always available to our residents and relatives if they have any maintenance related questions or requests. To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.

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Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' 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

01634 624 958

All other calls

01634 403 556

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.

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