Meet the Hilderstone Hall 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:

Linda Watson

General Manager

Hi, my name is Linda, and I am the General Manager here at Hilderstone Hall. 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 at senior level for over 15 years in the care sector. I am really enjoying our beautiful listed building here along with the extensive grounds. I am also enjoying getting to know the team, residents and loved ones with a focus on enhancing the fabulous care which we already deliver.

I am devoted to making a positive difference to peoples' lives and ensuring that those we support at the home can live as comfortably and happily as possible.

I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Abigail Parker


Hello my name is Abii, I started working at Hilderstone Hall in 2016, initially as a care assistant. I then moved into the housekeeping department before becoming the Home Administrator in 2020. My previous roles have equipped me with a thorough understanding of how the home operates and to be able to deliver what is required of me as the Home Administrator.  I love a challenge and always want to learn new things.

Mostly, I enjoy being at Hilderstone Hall because of the interaction with residents & families, my colleagues and of course the beautiful buildings and surrounding landscape.

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Andrew Connor

Head Chef

Hi my name is Andy and I’m the Head Chef here at Hilderstone Hall. I have worked in the catering industry for over 17 years and have learned a lot so much along the way. Taking these skills and focusing on nutrition and individual requirements will ensure meals are well presented and balanced to suit. I love making people happy with good wholesome food and look forward to making our residents meal times enjoyable.

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Jackie Rich

Head of Memory Lane, Dementia Care Specialist

Jackie is Head of Care in our Memory Lane Community and has directed her career as a carer towards caring for dementia residents making people's lives easier with her person centred care approach

Ian Stangroom

Head of Maintenance

Ian has been at Hilderstone Hall since June 2017, when he transferred from another Barchester home. Ian has a high standard of workmanship and he deals efficiently with general repairs and maintenance issues, keeping a safe working environment and secure home for residents, staff and visitors.

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Aimee Taylor

Acitivities Coordinator

I hugely enjoy my role as an Activities Co-ordinator at Hilderstone Hall.

Before joining the team, I had a career in design for High Street retailers. Outside out of my design roll, I put my spare time into building Print Empower. This is a creative platform that inspires and empowers people to use creativity daily for wellbeing benefits, as well as being a platform for my own artwork. Alongside this I am also a creative florist, Bags of Blooms works mainly with seasonal British grown flowers. Flowers are something I have always loved from originally creating print designs from them in university to now creating bespoke arrangements for occasions.

I made the decision to move into a role that is more rewarding, working and supporting others which also allowed me to use all my creative skills with others, this role also allows me to have a better work life balance with extra time for my other creative passions.

Outside of work I like to enjoy long walks with my two little dogs, Dolly and Dusty. I absolutely love singing and dancing my days away and relaxing by cooking, exercising and reading.

I will very much enjoy helping the residents at Hilderstone Hall celebrate life to the full

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Tania Lane

Head Housekeeper

Tania is passionate about collaborating with the housekeeping team in her work to ensure the home maintains Barchester's high standards. Tania said "I love talking to residents and making sure their rooms are clean and tidy as well as making the communcal areas including the lounges, beautiful dining rooms really sparkle and feel welcoming to residents, families, visitors and staff"

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Norman Perry

Norman Perry

Resident Ambassador and Dementia Specialist

I started my career as a Teacher in 1966, teaching primary school children aged 7-12. I came to Hilderstone Hall in March 2017 and have got involved with various projects including being spokesperson for our Residents.  I went on a Dementia Training course and I am now our Resident Dementia Specialist and work in our Memory Lane community.  I have also kept my old job as Elvis! 

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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

01889 861 845

All other calls

01889 505 468

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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