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:

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.

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

Jamie Hodgson

Activities Coordinator

Hi I’m Jamie, the Activities Coordinator here at Laurel Bank. I’ve only been here since January but I absolutely love my role and especially the challenge of coming up with new ways to engage as many residents as possible in our activities here.

Wojciech Pawlowski

Wojciech Pawlowski

Head Chef

Wojciech is the Head Chef at Laurel Bank and has been part of the team since 2009. He and his team cater for residents' individual dietary needs and ensure that our seasonal home cooked menus offer choice, nutrition and quality. All meals are prepared with fresh, seasonal produce.

David Ingle

Maintenance Manager

David is the former Barchester Care Awards 'Maintenance Champion'. At Laurel Bank, David ensures that the home is consistently well-presented and maintained to an exemplary standard. This is also partly down to his excellent maintenance documentation and organisation. 

Aleksandra Vandesande

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

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

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