Meet the Highfield Care Home Team

A wonderful team is ready to welcome residents and includes: carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. This carefully selected team is in place to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest.

Liza Murphy

General Manager

Hi, my name is Liza and I am General Manager here at Highfield Care Home. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I have worked in the health sector for my entire professional career to-date and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the home. I have worked in various roles from quality to senior regional management and I am looking forward to welcoming our residents and their families into the Highfield family.

I am very passionate about ensuring the residents receive the best care, experience.

I work with a dedicated and supportive team who aim to achieve the best for the home.   I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Alastair Kirk

Deputy Home Manager

My name is Alastair Kirk and I am the Deputy Home Manager at Highfield.  I have worked in the caring industry since leaving university in 2012. I have worked in a variety of roles, including Care, Learning and Development, Compliance, and Management.

Having completed a Teaching course at York St John University, I made the decision to begin working in a care home, where I quickly found a passion and a love for meeting new people and doing my part to help them and their loved ones live long, engaging and enjoyable lives. 

Developing from a Care role into a Training role, 4 years after starting in the care home, granted me the opportunity to instil the same passions and motivation I had developed to others, doing my part to set high standards and develop a new generation of Care staff.

From a Training role, I took my first role in care home Management and developed my own understanding of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ details of care homes.  I particularly enjoy ensuring care standards are being met, as well as compliance requirements, ensuring the highest level of care is being delivered to our residents.

I am a family man with 4 brilliant children, and an avid Blackpool Football Club and country music fan! I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Ruth Hardy

Home Services Advisor

Hello. My name is Ruth Hardy and I am the Home Services Advisor here at Highfield.

I joined Barchester in February 2024 and I am so excited to have been appointed as the Home Services Advisor for Highfield Care Home. My roles previously have been focused on community work and delivering first class customer service.

Whether you are exploring the option of living in a care home short-term or on a more permanent basis, I will be very happy to help you or your loved ones navigate this often very difficult process. My role is to bring peace of mind to our residents and their families when making the move into care and ensuring they are happy and fulfilled during the next chapter of their lives.

How would I want my loved one cared for?  Highfield will bring a high standard of care and companionship to breathe life into everyday living with the wellbeing and individual needs of our residents being at the forefront of all of our minds.

I am privileged to be part of the team in this brand new home and I look forward to welcoming you for a chat, cup of tea and cake and a look around when our marketing suite opens in early March 2024.

Claire Scholes


Hello, my name is Claire and I am Highfield's Administrator.

I joined the Barchester team in March 2024 and I am looking forward to meeting all of our residents. 

I studied HR Management at Huddersfield University and have worked in administration since leaving school.

I have worked in care for over 5 years' and there's no other role like it. Such a rewarding sector to be a part of, which helps working in such a great setting. 

Barchester have won several awards for the outstanding service we provide, and rightfully so. I  cannot wait to have the pleasure of contributing to these future awards. 

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Kim Quean

Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Kim and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Highfield Care Home. 

I have 15 years' experience in care, 2 in senior care positions and 9 in activities. You will most likely find me dancing in a lounge or singing in the corridors, I also love a good dress up day! 

I joined Barchester Healthcare in June 2024 and I am very excited to be part of the team here at Highfield. 

It is a privilege to be part of an organisation which aligns so well with my own personal vision for residents wellbeing and quality of life. 

I graduated University of Derby BSC, in integrative health and social care in January 2021 and completed NAPPA Level 2 Activity Provision in Adult Social Care the same year. 

I look forward to working closely with you all, to ensure residents are happy, healthy and thriving.



Judith Huby

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Judith and I am the Head Chef here at Highfield Care Home. 

Originally I am from Cheshire and trained as a Chef firstly at Crewe College. 

I have over 35 years' of catering experience in care and hospitality settings. 

I have passion for creating good, traditional food whilst adapting to modern trends where appropriate. 

I can't wait to provide outstanding meals to each residents' needs, wants and desires, presenting in a manner which is pleasing on the eye. 

Stacey Sambrook

Head Housekeeper

Hello, my name is Stacey. I am the Head Housekeeper here at Highfield Care Home. 

I have over 10 years' experience working in care and and over 2 years of experience in house keeping. 

I am a friendly person who likes to speak with the residents and get to know them and their interests. I enjoy knitting and bingo, which is something I would love to do with our residents. 

I have chosen to work for Barchester as they are really supportive in keeping their residents' independence and their values at the core of their care which really resonates with me and how I like to work.

India Reddall

Admin Assistant

Hello my name is India, I have worked in the care industry over 2 years in various roles.

I have chosen to work for Barchester because of the positive work place environment, the beautiful scenery of Highfield Care Home and the high standards of care proven throughout their many homes.

I am looking forward to working with our fantastic, supportive team and meeting all of our visitors and new residents alike.

Paula Marshall

Senior Care Assistant

Hi my name is Paula, I am a Senior Care Assistant at Highfield.

I have worked in care for over 12 years, and as a Senior for 8 of those years. 

I began my career in care as I love to look after people. I always want the best for them and to support them to maintain their individuality and independence.

I am looking forward to the re-opening of Highfield Care Home and meeting new residents and their families. 

Michelle Dellamas

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Michelle. 

I am a Senior Care Assistant originally from the Philippines. I work in care because I am a diligent person who is enthusiastic and understanding, with a strong commitment for caring for others. I have over 7 years' of experience giving on-going physical and emotional care to those with a variety of illnesses. I promote and maintain residents well-being and independence, ensuring their best interests are at the forefront of our resident centred care at all times. 

Callum Knight

Senior Care Assistant

Nice to meet you I am Callum, I am a Senior Care Assistant here at Highfield Care Home. 

I have worked in the care industry for over 6 years, with vast experience from residential care to dementia care and also nursing care. 

I have a keen interest in looking after people, ensuring they receive the right care for them and tailored to them as one size does not fit all, that incudes in care. 

I look forward to meeting residents and their family members.

Naomi Turgoose

Senior Care Assistant

Hi my name is Naomi, I am one of the Senior Carers here at Highfield Care Home.

I have worked in care 5 years, worked as a senior for 2 of those. 

I chose to work in care because I have experience caring for family members and decided I would like to dedicate my time into care as my career. Care is something i thoroughly enjoy because I like to make a difference to the residents, putting their interests and wishes first.

I love working in care because no two days are the same, and I enjoy being kept on my toes. 

Zoe North

Care Assistant

Hi my name is Zoe.

I have worked as a community carer for over 8 years. I decided to work for Highfield care home due to it's incredible reputation.

I chose to work in care because I like to bring the best care possible to any residents I work with. Ensuring they keep their independence and dignity at all times.

Jane Blamires

Hello my name is Jane. 

I have come from working in the community as a home carer. I have chosen to work in care for several years, which helped me as I had family members who had Dementia and I became their full time carer. 

I have chosen to work with Barchester, because they not only support the residents, but ensure the family members are supported in the sometimes difficult decision to place a loved one in care. I saw that as a huge positive and really wanted to be a supporting person to make that difference. 

Teresa Knights

Care Assistant

My name is Teresa and I have been a care assistant for over 5 years. 

Previously I worked as an English Lecturer for an F.E College and worked with children in primary schools.

I enjoy working in care because it allows me to work with people, helping them to achieve their full potential to ensure they have the best quality of life.