Meet the 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:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Wendy Carruthers

Senior General Manager

Welcome to Lanercost House Care Home, my name is Wendy and I am the Senior General Manager here.

On leaving school I started work as a receptionist in a local hotel, over the coming years I was fortunate to receive training from a fantastic manager and role model this enabled me to achieve a management position in several hotels locally and in the highlands and then ran my own hotel for several years before starting a family.

I joined Lochduhar Care Home (another Barchester Care Home) in 1994, my role then was the Administrator. After the first few years I was offered the chance to take on extra responsibility and became a Regional Adminstrator in Scotland, thereafter returning to Lochduhar full time and was promoted  to Assistant Manager, Acting Manager and in 2008 General Manager.

During that time I have gained my Management qualification & Level 4 in Health & Social Studies.

I enjoy working with the elderly and also the day to day diversity of my role. I believe in team work and providing a high quality of care to our residents creating and promoting a happy living and working environment. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Caroline Wilcox

Deputy Manager

Caroline Wilcox is Head of our Elderly Frail Services, she qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1992, and began working in care homes post qualifying. She had undertaken staff nurse posts as well as working as a Registered Manager, but now prefers her hands on role as Head of Unit at Lanercost which she was promoted to in 2012 after starting at Lanercost in 2005.

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Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Caron Armstrong

Head of Priory Unit

Hi, my name is Caron, and I am the Head of Priory Unit here at Lanercost House.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Stuart King

Head of Carlyle Suite

Hello, my name is Stuart and I am the Head of Carlyle Suite here at Lanercost House.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Laura Atkinson

Administrator

Hi, my name is Laura, and I am the Administrator here at Lanercost House.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Margaret Watt

Head of Activities

Hi, my name is Margaret, and I am the Head of Activities here at Lanercost House.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Joyce Jenkinson

Head Housekeeper

Hi, my name is Joyce, and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Lanercost.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Ken Wood

Head Chef

Ken Wood is our Head Chef at Lanercost. He has worked in this position since 2008, and prior to that has a wealth of chef training and experience in the chef industry in hotels and pubs. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Alan Bray

Head of Maintenance

Alan Bray is our Head of Maintenance here at Lanercost. Alan has worked for Barchester since leaving school, and became Head of Maintenance at Lanercost in 2009. Alan is dedicate to ensuring our residents have a high standard of environment in which to reside at Lanercost. 

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New care enquiries 01228 370563

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

All other calls 01228 595138

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