Meet the Kenwyn Care Home team

Nikki Culleton

General Manager

Hi, my name is Nikki, and I am the general manager here at Kenwyn. Welcome to our website!

I am originally from Liverpool, and I qualified as an RGN in 1991 at Medway Hospital in Kent. After qualifying, I reached the role of ward sister on an acute cardiology medical ward, then married and worked within the military environment as a nurse practitioner. 

I have continued to study throughout my career, obtaining several additional professional nursing qualifications.

In 2009 I made a career change, working as a deputy manager in a nursing home, and subsequently as a general manager for over 10 years.

I have moved to Cornwall and, with the assistance of my team, I am now responsible for the running of this beautiful care home.  

Here at Kenwyn, were are passionate about providing safe & effective care within a supportive and friendly environment.

 I have 1 daughter and a grandson who live in Brighton, and in my spare time, I following British ice hockey, supporting the Belfast Giants.


Marie Wilson

Deputy Manager

Hi, my name is Marie, and I am the deputy manager here at Kenwyn. 

Irina Oancea

Head of Unit

Hi, my name is Irina, and I am a Head of Unit here at Kenwyn. I have been working at Kenwyn on and off since 2015, in the role of a Registered Nurse. In 2019, I took the full-time ‘Head of Unit’ position on the upstairs nursing units. I have had a varied nursing career, gaining experience in both the NHS and care home environments.

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Jackie Jeffery

Senior Sister

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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Jo Mawby


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.

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Joanne Dempsey

Head Chef

My name is Joanne and I am the Head Chef here at Kenwyn Care Home, since 2019. I have been a chef for over 30 years and have worked in many top hotels and restaurants in my long and varied career, including working alongside the late Gary Rhodes. I moved into care catering 6 years ago and I find it very rewarding.

Getting to know the residents and being able to provide fresh, healthy and nutritious meals for them each and every day is a real pleasure.

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Steve Mawby

Maintenance Manager

Hi, my name is Steve, and I am the Maintenance Manager here at Kenwyn. I joined the Maintenance team at Kenwyn Care Home in 2011. I have since been promoted to Maintenance Manager and pride myself on the knowledge I have of this building.

Marlene Graham

Head of Housekeeping

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.

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

01872 464 183

All other calls

01872 223 399

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