Meet the Laurel Bank 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:

Lyndsay Scott

Lyndsay Scott

General Manager

Hi, my name is Lyndsay, and I am the General Manager here at Laurel Bank.

I am an RGN and have worked in the care sector for over 20 years. I moved over to Lancaster in 2019 from the North East to work for Barchester.

I began my career as a care assistant in 1998 and found that I enjoyed the environment so much that I trained to be a nurse, then transferred to management.

As a manager of a care home, every day is different and, at Barchester, we endeavour to enhance the lives of all residents on a daily basis. We incorporate their life history's and interests when planning activities in the home so that they can live life to the fullest.

Christine Stephenson

Deputy Home Manager

Hi, I’m Christine and I’m the Deputy Manager here at Laurel Bank. I began my nursing career in 2008 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, and have since spent 4 years as General Manager of another care home in the area before coming to Laurel Bank. My free time is devoted to my family, and especially my grandchildren, and I also love getting away to a nice hot beach when I can.”

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Wayne Clifford-Lund

Head of Care

I have worked at Laurel Bank for over 5 years. I am the Head of Care here at Laurel Bank, and I love supporting the communities and the staff to drive quality care and boost team morale. I have 30 years' experience of working in care in various roles and have loved every minute. Laurel Bank is a lovely place to work and the residents are our main priority.

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Deborah Kemp

Deborah Kemp


Deborah is our Administrator. She is always here to offer you a warm welcome and is happy to assist you with any enquiries that you may have.

Jamie Hodgson

Activities Coordinator

Hello I’m Jamie, the Activities Coordinator here at Laurel Bank Care Home.  I absolutely love my role and especially the challenge of coming up with new ways to engage with as many residents as possible on a daily basis.

We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings, which residents love.


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Elizabeth Cairns

Activities Assistant

Liz is the creative, bright spark in the team. She always has a smile for everybody and nothing is ever too much trouble. Her previous role was as an Academic Coordinator in a kindergarten in Cambodia and she has brought her colourful, beautiful displays with her to Laurel Bank!

Her cheery demeanour brightens up the home and she loves finding new ways to entertain the residents here!

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Joshua Trainor

Head of Maintenance

Josh began life at Laurel Bank as the gardener but through sheer determination and hard work he has stepped up to Head of Maintenance and is thriving in the role- no job is too big or too small! A local lad, he loves getting outdoors with his dog Bear and is also a passionate musician and singer.

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Aleksandra Vandesande

Head of Housekeeping

Hi my name is Alexandra, but people call me 'Ola', and I am Head of Housekeeping here at Laurel Bank.

I have worked at Laurel Bank since 2014, beginning my career as a Housekeeping Assistant. I also worked as a Kitchen Assistant and a member of the care team. I enjoy spending my time at Laurel Bank interacting and getting to know the residents in our care.

Myself and my team of housekeepers and laundry staff strive to make the home look and feel as clean, tidy and presentable as possible to ensure that residents are happy and comfortable.

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Care Team


Our nurses and carers, here at Laurel Bank, do a wonderful job in caring for our residents. They provide highest quality ,person centred, individualised care and are very well respected by residents and relatives.

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

01524 925 355

All other calls

01524 388 980

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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