Meet the Kingsland House 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:

Karen Williams

General Manager

Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the General Manager here at Kingsland House. Welcome to our website!

I have been a nurse for over 30 years and have worked both in the NHS and the private sector. A large part of my experience has been in palliative care and I have been lucky to have been able to run the inpatient unit at Phyllis Tuckwell hospice in Farnham, and worked as a Specialist community nurse for St Catharine’s Hospice in Crawley

I moved into management of nursing homes and was the manager of the first home to get an Outstanding rating from the CQC in Surrey. I love being a nurse and have learnt so much from the people I have met and cared for in the different settings that I have had the privilege to work in.

I have been involved in various projects with Surrey University looking at ethics in Health care, and with Skills for care. The Gold standard framework has also been something I have been involved with and have been able to use what I have learnt to benefit the wellbeing of residents and increase Quality of life.

 

Zamo Gqanabisa

Hi, my name is Zamo, I am a senior nurse here at Kingsland House with more than 23 years’ experience working in adult care, dementia and community settings, I hold a NVQ 4 managers award & dementia training.

I am passionate and take pride in my job and I enjoy making a difference to people’s lives, it make me happy if I can make people happy that I care for.

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Shanelle Luring

Care Practitioner

I have worked for Barchester at Kingsland House since 2016. I started as a Care Assistant I have since trained with Barchester and now hold the post of a care Practitioner which I really enjoy.

Amanda Smith

Care Practitioner

I started what I didn’t realise would be my career at Kingsland House 20 years ago.

I achieved my NVQ 2 & 3 to become a senior carer and, after 10 years, I was promoted to team leader. I have now qualified as a care practitioner, which I am very proud.

I love my job and working here at Kingsland House. I am very passionate about the care our residents receive and that they live a fulfilled life here.

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Shirley Corteil

Shirley Corteil

Administrator

My name is Shirley Corteil and I am the Administrator here at Kingsland House. I have been here since it opened back in 1995, so I guess the length of service must say it all! There have been many changes over the years, but I can honestly say that there is never a dull moment working here!

Sayia Clark

Senior Nurse

Hi my name is Sayia, I am a Senior Nurse here at Kingsland House.  

Ellie Carter

Ellie Carter

Admin Assistant

Hi, my name is Ellie and I am an Administration Assistant. I have worked at Kingsland House for a little while now, but I used to be a Housekeeper. I am very much enjoying this new role.

Emily Strange

Emily Strange

Admin Assistant

Hi, my name is Emily and I am an Administration Assistant here at Kingsland. I enjoy seeing new and old faces as they pass by in reception or for a coffee and a chat!

Valentin (Vali) Neagu

Valentin (Vali) Neagu

Head Chef

Head Chef, Valentin Neagu, joined us in July 2013. He takes great pride in everything he cooks and bakes. Vali has a good rapport with his team.

Sarah Hiscock

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Kingsland House. I have over 30 years’ experience in the care sector. I hold an ILM Level 5 in Leadership & Management and worked as a Facilities Manager for many years.

I am enjoying my role, encouraging the residents to engage and try new activities. I have some great ideas for events, along with providing daily activities within the home to help stimulate all the residents, either in groups or individually.

I like to have regular get-togethers with the residents to discuss new ideas and what they would like to experience, so that we can provide activities to each individual taking into account their interests, along with mind, body & soul.

I am a mum of 4 and have 2 grandchildren, and enjoy the outdoors.

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Mark Adams

Head of Maintenance

My main responsibility is to keep our home and grounds looking their best, and to a high standard.

Theresa Holland

Activities Assistant

Hi, my name is Theresa, and I have worked at Kingsland House since 2010. I have worked in the kitchen, in housekeeping, and now finally I have settled as an Activities Assistant. I love my job, as every day is a new adventure with the residents.

Sophie Cox

Head of Housekeeping

I started working at Kingsland House in November 2015, originally as a Carer. I later became a part of the catering team, working as a Hostess, which was lovely, as I got to spend lots of time with residents. I am now Head of Housekeeping, and I love my job. The best part of being at Kingsland House is the staff and residents – they make this house a home.

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Chris Dossett

Gardener

Hi, my name is Chris, and I am the Gardener here at Kingsland House.

Shanelle Lurring

Senior Care Assistant and Training Champion

Hi my name is Shanelle and I am a Senior care Assistant and training champion here at Kingsland House. I started here back in 2016 and I’m loving every minute. I have recently started an advanced carer training program so I can expand my knowledge and get more experience. One resident has even taught me how to knit!

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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

Activities

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

01273 769 442

All other calls

01273 440 019

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.

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