Meet the Kenwyn Care Home Team
Hello. My name is Becky and I am delighted to be in post as General Manager here at Kenwyn. Welcome to our website!
I have worked as Clinical Lead at Kenwyn for 6 months and during that time have had the benefit of getting to know the residents and staff. I have been a Care Home Manager since 2014 and I qualified as a nurse in 2006. I aspired to work for Barchester after admiring the values, care and overall premium brand. I am thrilled to be part of the company and team.
Hello, my name is Daisy and I have worked at Kenwyn for 9 months now. I was originally drawn to a career in care as I like to support and improve life. I really enjoy the person centred aspect of my job and i moved over into the Activities team when I saw an opportunity to be part of helping to enrich the life and well being of our residents.
Let us introduce to you a new member of the team here at Kenwyn.
We are really pleased to welcome Zach Lawrence.
Zach is Kenwyn’s new Head of Maintenance and an extremely welcomed addition to our team.
Zach’s a Cornishman - born and bred.
His previous experience as Regional property Manager for a large Care Company based in another part of the country, means that he has a wealth of experience to transfer to Kenwyn.
When not at work, Zach is extremely busy. He is studying for a Masters in Building and Surveying and is a Musician, playing the Piano and Trumpet. He is also a huge fan of anything Sea related, enjoying swimming and Kayaking. If that wasn’t enough, Zach is an avid fan of long distance walking which he often does for charity.
Welcome Zach from all of us here at Kenwyn.
Holly Rimmer - Kenwyn's Speak up champion
Holly joined the team at Kenwyn in 2018 as a Carer.
In recent months she has chosen to move over to the Housekeeping team.
Holly is also Kenwyn's Speak Up Champion and says:
'As speak up champion for the home I act as a voice for colleagues to express their ideas, develop new ways of working and a pathway for them to report concerns. I regularly meet with the manager to discuss the running of the home from the colleagues’ perspective and am grateful that my colleagues feel able to trust me to speak to.'
South African born Jools joined the team here at Kenwyn in March 2023 as Activities Coordinator. Jools and her partner moved from South Africa to try life in the UK. Jools background is in Fundraising and Digital Marketing. Jools moved to the Care sector and Barchester specifically to work more closely with the aged and vulnerable and a dream to enrich the lives of residents, specifically after witnessing her Grandmother live with Dementia. Jools also loves animals and misses her cats who are with her family in South Africa. Jools is a huge asset to us all at Kenwyn.
Joseph is a wonderful addition to the team here at Kenwyn and is already a huge asset.
His career path has seen him work for the NHS as an Emergency Nurse and Clinical Facilitator.
His Uncle worked for Barchester and recommended the company to him. Joseph did his research and realised that Barchester is a company that would enable him to grow professionally and personally.
A family man in his spare time, Joseph likes to attend Church on the Sabbath, and as a keen sports person, he enjoys Badminton, Volley Ball and Cricket.
Adelina Maria Dan
Adelina has been a valued member of the Kenwyn team since 2018.
Extremely skilled in her field, Adelina is the Head of Kenwyn's Memory Lane Community.
Adelina is loved by residents, relatives and staff and works incredibly hard. Her passion for her work and residents stands out.
Adelina has been a nurse for more than 10 years. She chose Barchester due to it's reputation for Person Centred Care.
I started working for Barchester on 1st November 2021. I worked for different Care Provider as Peripatetic Manager for two and a half years prior to my move to Kenwyn.
I was drawn to Barchester because of its good reputation and professionalism.
Before my move into Care I was in a completely different role, I had spent 16 years working in the Financial Sector and was a Bank Manager for a high Street Bank.
The change of direction my career took came about because of a desire to help people and make a difference. I still believe I can do that and add value to Kenwyn and Barchester.
The team here at Kenwyn are incredibly welcoming and do a wonderful job caring for our residents. I am thankful to be able to be part of such a fantastic company.
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.
I have worked here since 1994, as a Care Assistant, although my background was admin. I transferred to admin 4 years later, as they were looking for a Receptionist, and I worked my way to Admin Assistant, and in February 2021, became the Administrator.
have gained a lot of knowledge about Kenwyn and the admin roles. Each day is never the same; variety is the spice of life and working together as a team.
Hi, my name’s Marlene and I have worked for Barchester since 1998. I started in Taunton and later transferred to Cornwall. I have been working at Kenwyn since 2011 and I am currently Head of the Housekeeping department.
Hello, I am Joan, Admin Assistant here at Kenwyn. I love my role and adore the home and residents. My career has been varied and I have worked as an Accountant and in Recruitment. I chose Barchester as I admired its reputation and Kenwyn is know locally to have a wonderful reputation also which I wanted to be part of.
Hi, I’m Shannon! I joined the Barchester family as an admin assistant in February 2023 and I always aim to cheer people up and give visitors a reason to smile when I am on reception. Prior to working here I worked in hospitality and hotels for seven years whilst pursuing my undergraduate degree in International Politics & History from Aberystwyth University. I have also volunteered as an English teacher for foreign language students and worked for a Member of Parliament as an intern.
I was attracted to Barchester Health because the company provides great opportunities to further people’s careers and provide top tier training in a welcoming and friendly environment. I know that the team will continue to support me and other newcomers in our careers in the company and help is always available.
Outside of work I enjoy hiking, exercising, writing and I am a huge fan of 80s music!
My name is Beth I joined the team in 2021 as an activities assistant. I'm passionate about making a difference and putting a smile on peoples faces. I'm also a hairdresser and have been known to help residents find their signature look. I transferred from Activities over to in 2022 as I wanted to be part of the wonderful care team at Kenwyn. Outside of work I enjoy watching films and shopping.
Matt is Kenwyn's wonderful second chef and brings to Kenwyn a huge wealth of experience. He is Cornish gent who has worked all over Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Drawn to a Barchester because he loves the brand, he wanted to make a difference each day to our residents
Martin first joined Kenwyn in a Housekeeping role, although his ambition was always to become Kenwyn's Gardener.
This year his dream came true and Martin took his longed for role. Martin absolutely loves his work and it is clear for all to see.
Kenwyn's gardens are truly a hidden gem and an extension of the luxury Kenwyn offers. He has a lot to keep on top of, but with his passion for his role and Kenwyn, he continues to do a fantastic job.