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

Sharon Di Maio

General Manager

Welcome to High Habberley House's website; my name is Sharon and I am the Acting General Manager here.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Jola Merrick

Deputy Manager

I am Jola Merrick the Deputy Manager at High Habberley House. I have been nursing for nursing 30 years and 10 of those years I have dedicated to care of the elderly. I have degree qualifications in Dementia and Tissue Viability as well as a wealth of experience in nursing and management. In my role I oversee my team and ensure we provide good quality dignified care to our frail elderly residents.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sarah Finch

Head Chef

My name is Sarah Finch and I am the Head Chef at High Habberley House. I started my career with Barchester 14 years ago as a Care Assistant and worked my way up to Head Chef. I have my NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery.

I cater to the needs of the residents, adhering to all dietary requirements, and compile nutritious menus based on their likes and dislikes.

I have a good team that work alongside me, including my Second Chef, and a team of trained kitchen assistants who have helped maintain the highest score (5) for our food hygiene inspections over the past few years.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Tara Harvey


I am the Home Administrator I have worked for Barchester since March 2009, I work with two assistants who are extremely helpful and between us we deal with every aspect of Administration for both residents and staff. In addition all residents and company accounts form part of my job role. I find my job very fulfilling and rewarding.

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Donna Reaves


My role is the housekeeper and with my team I ensure the cleanliness of the home is maintained. My team also encourage residents to assist them with everyday chores to maintain resident wellbeing. I audit cleaning schedules, COSSH, and Risk assessments for my area. I work closely with all other heads of department to ensure that everyday is unique for residents. I have been working for Barchester for 14 Years and started as a care assistant.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Lesley Jones

Administrative Assistant

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