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.

Rachel Kelly

Deputy Home Manager

I qualified in 2013 as an RGN. I progressed my career with the NHS in hospitals looking after people with mental health and then with adults with disabilities in the community.

Since 2017 I have worked in nursing homes and in two Barchester care homes.  I really enjoy my role as Deputy Home Manager and take great job satisfaction from knowing that residents are so well cared for each day and night.

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Deborah Kemp

Administrator

Deborah is the Home 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

Care Practitioner

Hello I’m Jamie, I am a Care Practitioner here at Laurel Bank.  I have worked in the home for a number of years and joined initially as one of the homes activities Coordinator.  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.

 

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Sally Kemp

Care Home Practitioner

I have worked in the care industry since I was 16 years old.  I was promoted to the role of Senior Carer before further progressing and studying to become a Care Practitioner. I have worked as a Care Practitioner in the local community before starting at Laurel Bank in 2021

Lois Crowe

Care Practitioner

Lois joined Laurel Bank as a Carer back in 2005 and was made a Senior Carer before training as a Care Practitioner. An absolute staple in our Laurel Bank community, she is loved and respected by both her colleagues and the residents here who know all too well what an excellent job Lois does and that nothing is too much trouble for her.

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Carl Pennington

Head of Maintenance

I joined the youth training scheme at the age of 15 to do construction work. I then joined the army at 18 as a Corporal retiring from the British Army at 47 to pursue my career in mechanics.  I am now really enjoying my varied role at Laurel Bank as Head of Maintenance where I use so many of the skills I have learned over the years.  It is satisfying to make sure resident's rooms are just as they want them with pictures positioned in the right places and that ultimately the building is safe and well maintained

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Joanna Karymow

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Joanna and I am the Head of Housekeeping here at Laurel Bank.  I joined the team in March 2021. I like talking to residents and making sure their rooms are clean and tidy.  I want to help residents remain as independent as possible. 

My role is to ensure that the home maintains Barchester's high standards and that we work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and visitors. Myself and my team work hard every day to ensure the residents environment is to a hotel standard to provide a relaxed space for them to socialise..

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Jaimy-Lee Almond

Activities Coordinator

My name is Jaimy lee I started working here in 2018 as a carer and was promoted to Senior Carer which I thoroughly enjoyed for one year.  My hobbies Include making and crafting seasonal gifts which i give to my  family and friends. I have worked in care for over nine years and always had an interest in activities with residents. I recently was asked to help out with some activities I enjoyed it that much I wanted to stay on it because I found it so much fun. I love my new 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.

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Grant Pritchard

Head Chef

Grant joined our team here at Laurel Bank in 2020 as a Second Chef but quickly wowed us all with his hard work, leadership skills and of course his delicious food. This all made him the perfect choice to step up to the role of Head Chef where he continues to wow us every day!

Care Team

Carers

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.

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

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.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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