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

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.

Jamie Hodgson

Deputy Home Manager

Hello, my name is Jamie, I am the deputy manager, here at Laurel Bank.

I have worked in the home for a number of years and joined initially as one of the homes activities coordinators and then went on to becoming a care practitioner, then I got promoted in 2021 to deputy manager!

I absolutely love my role and especially getting to know our residents and supporting the team in the delivery of high standards of care. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we build with residents and their families and friends.

Sally Fisher

Clinical Lead - RGN

Hi, my name is Sally, and I am one of the Clinical Leads at Laurel Bank.

I was previously a registered manager for 6 years with another company & decided to follow my heart and return to a nursing role as this also provides a great work life balance.

My passion is around end of life care and working with the professional and caring team collaboratively at Laurel Bank.  I feel I now have my "dream job" in a wonderful care home.

Tom Seno

Unit Lead - Pine Communtiy

Hi, my name is Tom, and I am a Unit Lead in our Pine Community. 

Since 2009, I've been a devoted registered nurse, driven by an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care. In 2010, I took a transformative step by moving to the United Kingdom to pursue a Professional Development Degree at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. 

Having contributed significantly as a Clinical Lead Nurse in the NHS Care of the Elderly Ward, my journey led me to Barchester. Currently finding deep fulfilment at Laurel Bank Nursing Home, my passion for nursing thrives in this warm and supportive environment. My dedication is centred on making a positive impact on the lives of residents, reflecting a commitment to compassionate and excellent healthcare.

Deborah Kemp


Hi, my name is Deborah, and I am the Home Administrator here at Laurel Bank.

I am always here to offer you a warm welcome and I am happy to assist you with any enquiries that you may have.

Jaimy Lee Almond

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Jaimy Lee, and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Laurel Bank.

I have worked in the care home industry for over nine years. I started working at Laurel Bank in 2018 as a carer, and then, I was promoted to senior carer which I thoroughly enjoyed. 

I moved over to activities in 2020, as I was asked to help out and help encourage residents to join in. During this, I realised how much fun it could be and chose to stay on and got promoted to Activities Coordinator.

I love my role as every day is different and I try to make sure the residents are happy and engage in meaningful activities, this also helps support the transition for new residents.

Grant Pritchard

Head Chef

Hi, my name is Grant, and I am the Head Chef, here at Laurel Bank.

I joined the team here at Laurel Bank in 2020 as a second chef but got promoted to Head Chef!

I love cooking for the residents, and tailoring my plans for each individual resident. I especially enjoy putting on spreads for the many parties and gatherings we have. Every day is different at Laurel Bank, and I really love the challenge!

Tim Collins

Head of Maintenance

Hi my name is Tim. I am Head of Maintenance at Laurel Bank.

I started working for Barchester in March 2024.

I had my own business for 20 years as a builder and fancied a change. When I came for my interview for Laurel bank I knew straight away that this is where I wanted to be. The staff were so friendly and you could see that is all about the residents and I wanted to be part of a team like that. I do all sorts in my role like painting, fixing things and even charity events like car washing day. I look forward to my future here at Laurel bank.


Head Housekeeper

My name is Juliet and I am head house keeper at Laurel Bank.

My interests and hobbies have always been making sure I have a clean and tidy home I love spending time with my family and travelling when I can. 

I started off as a Carer at laurel bank in 2019 before going onto becoming senior carer before I left for maternity leave. I had always been interested in doing housekeeping so when I came back I moved over I then became head of housekeeping and I help to manage a lovely team. I find my job very rewarding and I am really enjoying being back at Laurel Bank.