Meet the team

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Andrew Kirby

General Manager

Welcome to Kenwyn Care Home's website; my name is Andew and I am the General Manager here.

I worked as a carer when I left school, and realised my path lay not in architecture, but in caring for others. I went on to study Nursing at Maidstone, and worked in casualty, coronary care and respiratory medicine, before becoming the bed manager at Exeter Hospital; a thankless task, but one which I really enjoyed, as I built up great relationships with all the different teams in the hospital. Afterwards, I went on to manage a small care home in Devon, before managing three nursing homes. 

My passion has always been to make sure every single person receives the best possible care, regardless of their needs. I enjoy sharing my love of life, beliefs and values with the staff and residents  at Kenwyn. 


Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Hayley Oakley-Rowe

Deputy Manager

I joined Kenwyn in August 2017 and was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2018. I have experience in elderly care, surgical orthopaedics and dermatology. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Jonathan Watson

Finance Administrator

I have worked at Kenwyn Care Home since 2015, and I feel privileged to be working in one of the largest Care Homes in Cornwall. This is my first role in the care sector and probably the most enjoyable and fulfilling position that I have had in my long working career.

I, together with the admin team, really enjoy the considerable daily interaction with residents and their relatives, representatives & friends, as well as providing the initial face of Kenwyn.

It is my responsibility to ensure the smooth and professional running of the finance and admin support services to allow the nursing and care staff to focus on providing high quality care to those we support. No two days are alike with regular new tasks and challenges enthusiastically undertaken, all for the benefit of the people living here.

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Emily Marshall

Clinical Lead Nurse

I joined Kenwyn as a Nurse in 2011 and was promoted to Head of Care in 2017. I am the Clinical Lead Nurse now and endeavour to provide high quality care to everyone we support.

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Jackie Jeffery

Sister of Glendurgan

I have worked at Kenwyn Care Home for over 20 years. As a Senior Sister on the Glendurgan unit, I am in charge of a team who provide a high standard of specialist care to younger residents, including those with brain injuries and tracheostomy requirements.

Outside of work, I spend my time time caring for my husband and mother-in-law - and I enjoy seeing my Grandchildren. 

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Tatum Bennie

Head of Activities

In the role of Head of Activities, I am focused on ensuring that residents can continue to enjoy existing hobbies and interests, but also pursue new avenues of stimulation and activity. I am always looking to bring new experiences and means of engagement to the home. At Kenwyn our person-centered approach allows us to make every resident feel valued and comfortable enough to express themselves however they need to.

As part of our activities schedule, we enjoy flower arranging, trips out in the minibus, reminiscence & sensory sessions, musical entertainment, gardening and much more. I like to involve loved ones as much as I can by inviting them in to share life stories or even just to have a cup of tea in the sunshine in our beautiful gardens.

My goal is to ensure that every person living at Kenwyn feels confident enough to make independent decisions and that each of them has a robust choice of activities and interests to choose from. I am always open to suggestions, so if you do have any, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Sarah Jones

Night Sister

Sarah is the Sister in charge on the night shift. Sarah has worked at Kenwyn since the year 2000, and has a keen interest in horses outside of work.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Sue Nolan

Hotel Services Manager

I have worked for Barchester for over 25 years. In my job role as Hotel Services Manager, I ensure a smooth running of the housekeeping, laundry and catering departments. I have a good rapport with all staff and residents and I enjoy showing potential new residents around the home. I like to think I carry out my job to the high standard that is expected of Barchester homes.

In my spare time, I love to travel, and I enjoy eating out at different restaurants. 

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Peter Townsends

Maintenance Manager

I joined the Maintenance team at Kenwyn Care Home in 2011. My job role includes dealing with contractors and general fixings around the home. I am on call for any maintenance emergencies that may arise. 

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Jo Mawby

Admin Assistant

I have worked at Kenwyn for over 20 years in various different roles as a reliable team player.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading a good book.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Ross Lannon

Admin Assistant

I have worked in the admin department at Kenwyn since 2012. My job role includes working on reception, as well as providing support to the Home Administrator and General Manager. I enjoy working in the busy office environment, as well as building relationships with residents and relatives.  

In my spare time, I like to attend live music and comedy events.

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New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

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