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

Mariana Hrisimova

General Manager

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

I have a wealth of experience in nursing and elderly care, having qualified as a nurse over 35 years ago. I have extensive experience working in nursing homes, as well as working in busy medical wards in hospitals in Bulgaria and in the Middle East. 

I moved into nursing home management in 2009 and I enjoy this new chapter of my career immensely.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Jane Jenkins


I manage the Administration Team and its functions including Accounts, Personnel, Payroll and all administration for Gorseway Care. I joined Gorseway in 2000 and  have over 20 years experience working within Administration and have an NVQ 2 in Customer Care and I am also qualified to AAT in accounting. I give support to residents/relatives and social workers with any financial enquiries, I have a good relationship with all staff and I am renowned for my dry sense of humour and integrity.

Outside of work I like to socialize with friends, but most of all I enjoy spending time with the two men in my life one being my husband and the other my four legged friend Patch who is a Jack Russell whose personality isn't too different to mine, mad and will keep you on your toes.

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Colin Parke

Maintenance Manager

I joined Gorseway in early May 2014 as Maintenance Manager. I find this a very diverse and rewarding role. In my spare time I enjoy spending time on the water cruising around Chichester Harbour and surrounding waters in our small yacht with my wife and hurtling around with my youngest son in his International 14 sailing dinghy.

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Christina Hummerstone

Head Housekeeper

Prior to working for Gorseway I spent 17 years as a full time member of quality control and audits for Marks and Spencer. This involved travelling around the U.K to various locations.

I then started at Gorseway as a member of the housekeeping team before becoming the Head of housekeeping.

I enjoy new challenges and help my team as well as helping other departments. The housekeeping team and I are responsible for the cleanliness of the home as well as the laundry. My team are dedicated, happy and enthusiastic. They take great pride in delivering a high standard so you can enjoy a restful time at Gorseway care.  I am great socialiser and enjoy time with both friends and family.

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Angeline Dench

Activities Coordinator

I’ve worked for Gorseway since early 2014. I have worked in the care sector for a number of years where I gained my NVQ2 and 3 in health and social care, I also went to night school where I studied to be a counsellor. I keep chickens for their eggs and very much enjoy cooking, I love theme parks for the fast rides, basically the faster they go the better!

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Siri Young

Scheme Support Officer

Following a career in trauma and intensive care nursing in Oxford, I moved to Hayling Island and joined the team at Gorseway 5 years ago. My role involves offering support and advice to the residents of the 75 Independent Living apartments on the site reporting or dealing with maintenance issues, liaising with healthcare professionals or calling the number at weekly bingo session. In my free time I volunteer as the fund-raising chair for the local lifeboat station and also enjoy gardening and anything connected with the Titanic and the 1970s. 

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Barbara Bradley

Administration Assistant

I joined Gorseway Care early 2009 as a Carer and achieved promotion to a Senior Carer. As a career move in July 2012 I joined the Administration team as a Receptionist/Administration Assistant.  My main role is working on reception which I really enjoy as I'm meeting and greeting prospective clients and their relatives on a daily basis.

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