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.

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!

Kerry O’Hara

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Kerry, and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Laurel Bank.

I have worked within Barchester since 2016, and previously worked in the kitchen, then transferred to Laurel Bank in 2022 to become Head of Maintenance.

I love facing different tasks and jobs on a daily basis, and getting to help residents feel more homely and comfortable during their time at Laurel Bank. I do all sorts of jobs, from painting rooms, to fixing plug sockets, hanging frames and so much more, and love getting to know the residents along the way.

Mandy Heward

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name is Mandy, and I am the Head of Housekeeping, here at Laurel Bank.

I joined Barchester in December 2022. I really feel like I am settling in and getting to know each of our residents personally. I bring to the home over 20 years’ experience in this area and I enjoy being part of a team who engages within the life of our residents. I am looking forward to my future at Laurel bank.

The housekeeping team enjoy talking to residents and making sure their rooms are clean and tidy. We want to help residents remain as independent as possible.  We work hard to ensure that the home maintains Barchester's high standards and that we work to create a relaxed, personal atmosphere for residents, relatives and staff.