Meet the Latimer Court 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:

Kerry Hill

General Manager

Hello, my name is Kerry and I am the General Manager here at Latimer Court. Welcome to our website!

I am a registered Mental Health Nurse – graduating from the University of Worcester with first class honours. I’ve worked in many various settings over the years such as learning disabilities, forensic mental health, acute hospital wards - with most of my roles involving the care of the older adult.

I’ve worked in the care setting for over 23 years, starting my career as a care assistant, and working my way to the position I have now. I’ve worked for a number of large organisations that provide care to older adults, joining Barchester in 2017. My nursing passion lies within developing creative approaches to the care of those living with dementia.

Mandy Sherwood

Mandy Sherwood

Home Finance Administrator

I joined the Latimer Court team in December 2017 as a Admin Assistant, I quickly found Barchester to be a great platform for learning, being trained in all aspects of ‘home life’ from enquiry handling and show rounds to payroll and recruitment. I found the financial side of great interest and took the opportunity for promotion to Home Finance Administrator in November 2019. I enjoy meeting new residents and liaising with their families, working hard to ensure they are kept informed on their loved ones stay whilst at Latimer Court.

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Care Practitioner

Liz Murray

Care Practitioner

My educational background stems from social politics, social work through tourism and hotel management.

When I joined Latimer Court in 2015 I decided to combine both of my passions into one with the expectation to support our residents and fill their life with joy.

Working for Barchester allows me to be able to personalise our residents’ journey at the highest level. My job is to offer a variety of support both clinically and mentally.

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Karen Shippam

Karen Shippam

Clinical Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Karen, I am the Clinical Deputy Manager here at Latimer Court Care Home. I joined the team here at Latimer on 3rd of February 2020. I have worked for Barchester Care previously working at a different home near Kidderminster.

I qualified in 2012 as a Registered General Nurse at Sheffield Hallam University, and I am very proud that I went back to school when I was 36 years old and qualified just before I was 40. I have been extremely lucky to have developed many skills along my journey. I have worked in both surgical and medical backgrounds, including working in High Dependency Units and Acute Admissions.

I am looking forward to beginning my new journey here at Latimer and look forward to meeting old friends and new.

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Libby Hossack

Libby Hossack

Administration Assistant

I am the Administration Assistant here at Latimer Court, based in our busy reception area adjacent to our beautiful Café, I get to meet and talk to so many interesting people; residents and visitors.  My main duties are to support the Home Finance Administrator to ensue our home runs smoothly.  Each day is different here at Latimer Court, the staff and residents make the day very enjoyable!

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Paula Tufescu

Nurse

I qualified as an RGN in Romania before moving to the UK. I became qualified to practice as a Nurse in England in 2016 and I have always had a passion for my work. Since joining Latimer Court, I have been able to support residents with their nursing requirements, with a focus on person-centred care.

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Donna Tustin

Donna Tustin

Senior Nurse

I joined the Barchester family in 1999 after qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, and began working at Latimer Court in February 2018. During my time at Barchester, I have grown both professionally and personally, and have enhanced my knowledge exponentially.

I deliver clinical care to residents at Latimer and mentor the student nurses from the University of Worcester. I always endeavour to provide to highest standard of care to those I support in my role.

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Tracy Loucas

Tracy Loucas

Senior Carer

I joined Latimer Court as a Senior Carer in 2015. I truly love caring for the residents I support; the smile on their faces makes my day.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family. I have a passion for many forms of needlecraft.

Activities Coordinator

Danielle Crawford

Activities Coordinator

My name is Danielle and I started at Latimer Court in August 2018, my role is to organise and provide activities for our residents. I find this is a very important factor in promoting the health and wellbeing of residents to stimulate their minds and keep them active. My main mission is to ensure everyone enjoys the activities that are held here in Latimer Court, but also maintain and learn new skills, make friends and be happy.

I am very passionate about providing activities and opportunities to help promote health, wellbeing, independence and engagement that are in place for those we support in Latimer Court. The activities are all based on the preferences, interests and history of our residents to fulfil a good quality of life. I believe these create meaningful and enjoyable options for everyone to participate in. These activities aim to encourage, mobility, cognitive growth, self-esteem needs, spiritual and creative skills and many more holistic benefits.

 

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Teresa

Activities Coordinator

Teresa began working at Latimer Court in 2018. As part of the wider activities team she is passionate about providing a varied and high-quality activity schedule for our residents. Teresa works hard on connecting our residents to the local community; organising day trips and social events.

Dawn Goodway

Dawn Goodway

Head Housekeeper

I joined Latimer Court in 2014 as a Housekeeper before being promoted to Head Housekeeper in October 2017. I lead the housekeeping and laundry teams, ensuring that all areas of Latimer Court are clean, tidy and well-presented. 

Richard Kelly

Maintenance Manager

I have been based at Latimer Court from when the home first opened in 2013. I am a qualified electrician and this has been invaluable. My role is to ensure that the home is a safe and well-maintained environment for all. I love being able to help in anyway that I can, from repairing a resident's TV to taking them out for the day as the mini bus driver.

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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

01905 409 294

All other calls

01905 363 270

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.

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