Meet the Hollyfields 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:

Sharon Herbert

General Manager

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

Gemma Day

Team Leader

I joined the team in January 2020. I have many years of care experience and have achieved my NVQ level 2 & 3 in Health & Social Care and my level 5 in Management. I have also worked as a deputy manager in a previous care home. I have a passion for delivering person-centred care and ensuring all of our residents needs are met with dignity and respect.

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Danielle Annetts

Unit Lead for Ivy House

I started Barchester back in 2004 as a care assistant, working my way up to a senior care assistant. After a while, I took on the home trainer role and completed my teaching qualification and assessors award (A1) and dementia specialist training. Then I got promoted to a Team leader. I have also carried out the duties as an admin assistant within in my time at Barchester.

My role as Unit Lead is to oversee all that is going on at Ivy House, from clinical governance, audits, ordering, mentoring staff, supervisions, appraisals, rotas, managing staff, documentation and lots more.

I love my job and I am very passionate when it comes to care and looking after people. I am very committed to the delivery of high standards of care to our residents.

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Tara Harvey

Tara Harvey


I am the Home Administrator here at Hollyfields and 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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Dawn Williams


I started working for Barchester Healthcare back in 2003 as an RGN. I am dedicated to working alongside my colleagues to provide a person-centred care approach to individuals with nursing dementia needs.

Sarah Finch

Sarah Finch

Head Chef

My name is Sarah Finch and I am the Head Chef here at Hollyfields. I started my career with Barchester as a Care Assistant and worked my way up to Head Chef eventually. I have my NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery.

I cater to the needs of 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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Donna Reeves

Senior Carer

Hi, my name is Donna, and I am a Senior Carer here at Hollyfields.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ 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

01562 569 710

All other calls

01562 514 810

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.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

Care Home and Company Awards