Meet the Lawton Manor 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:

Rebecca Whitehouse

General Manager

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am General Manager at Lawton Manor. Welcome to our website!  

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I have worked within the health and social care sector for over 15 years now in a variety of roles and services all over Central England.  My passion has always been older peoples care I feel that the older generation have such a wealth of life experience and knowledge they can pass onto us that means every day I learn something new in my role.   I started my career in care as a carer and have worked my way up to then work within a variety of management roles within the sector including home management / commissioning manager / regional support manager /regional manager in both residential and nursing settings.

I am passionate about making a difference to the people who live with us and feel I am in a very privileged role to be able to do this and I am also passionate about working with teams to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge to make them the best they can be.


Rose Long

Home Administrator

I joined Lawton Manor over two years ago as Home Administrator and I really enjoy my role within the home.   I love the interaction with residents and team members alike and really feel part of the team in the home.   My role is to support the General Manager with the business aspect of the home and supporting residents and their families from pre admission through to moving into the home.  I get a real sense of job satisfaction from helping others and being part of a bigger team who are striving to make a difference in the lives of the residents who live with us.

I have enjoyed a varied career history prior to joining the team in the home including community care, internal auditing for a local college and administration manager in the pottery industry.

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Liz Maxwell

Activities Coordinator

Hi my name is Liz, I have worked at “The Manor” for over 10 years.  We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We place a big importance on completing individual booklets with each new resident aptly titled “Getting to know you” 

I am 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 for coffee and shopping, which residents love.  Popular day trips include our annual canal barge adventure, shopping trips to M&S and mini bus trips to the seaside at Llandudno.

Outside of work I like to take trips to the farm in Anglesey with my family where we visit the beach & being a foodie I also love going to restaurants.

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Deborah Pickering

Head of Housekeeping

Deborah has worked at Lawton Manor since 2010 and loves her job.  Deborah says every day is a different day and residents are like family, I pride myself on keeping the home to a very high level of cleanliness for residents.  I also prepare rooms for people moving into the home and like to make sure they are looking their best for new residents. 


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Julie Buckley


With over 15 years service behind her at Lawton Manor, Julie says that most of all she loves the interaction with residents.  Julie is a true professional at all times supporting colleagues and staff members daily & especially so when meeting & greeting resident's relatives, families & their friends.  Julie said "In my spare time I like to be with my family and friends. I really enjoy going away on mini breaks for a bit of retail therapy and love eating out in restaurants with my husband"

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Joanne Wood

Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities

I have been a RNLD for 31 years. I enjoy delivering person centered care to residents.  I feel my career experience enables me to deliver the best nursing care to residents with complex issues and all disabilities. Outside of work I like to keep fit by Running & I belong to a Tap Dance Group and have performed at the Crewe Lyceum Theatre!

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Lawton Manor Nursing home, nurse

Donna Ganaden

Registered Nurse

I have been a registered nurse for over 28 years. I have held various nursing positions at Lawton Manor for 18 years. I like nursing because it’s a profession that never stops giving. You learn new things every day, and the opportunity for growth is almost unlimited. I feel so good inside when I see improvement in residents and also when giving emotional support to their family members. Actually, it gives me inner peace that I was able to help somebody.

I feel extremely privileged within my career so far to work with the incredible team at Lawton Manor.

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Nick Mason

Head Chef

Nick has been a Professional chef for over 36 years

He has worked in a Michelin star restaurant in London and in restaurants all over Europe

Nick feels honoured to be a Chef in service to the older generation who he says, have done so much for us throughout their lives

He’s very passionate about good quality and seasonal produce

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Lydia Stringer

Care Home Assistant Practitioner

Lydia has worked at Lawton Manor since 2013 when she started as Healthcare Assistant.  Lydia was quickly promoted to the position of “In House Trainer for Carers” before becoming a Senior Carer.  Lydia has always worked very hard and qualified as a Care Home Practitioner in 2021.

In her spare time Lydia enjoys cooking various cuisine including Chinese dishes and Curries from different Nations using her own blends of herbs and spices.

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James Turner

Head of Maintenance

Over the years that I have worked at Lawton Manor, most of all I love the interaction and variety my role provides and feel privileged to be able to make a difference in people’s lives by ensuring their home is maintained and presented to a high standard

Prior to joining the Lawton Manor team I worked as head maintenance for the NHS in a local hospital


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Sam Watkins

Care Home Assistant Practitioner

Sam started his career over 10 years ago at Lawton Manor as a kitchen assistant.  Sam has worked his way up to care home assistant practitioner and is thoroughly enjoying his role as he feels there is a sense of achievement every day.

Sam spends his free time with his family as he is a doting dad and is a huge Star Wars and Marvel fan.

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Jimmy Owen


Hi, I'm Jimmy and have worked in care for over three years. During this time i have gained valuable experience and understanding of the elderley and resident's complex care needs.  Outside of work I am an FA football referee operating at semi-professional level officiating games all over the Country!

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Carly Whittaker

Senior Carer

Carly has worked at Lawton Manor since 2015 and is a dedicated member of the team, compassionate and caring.

At home, Carly is mum to a little boy Jacob who she adores spending time with.

Carly Is a popular member of staff with both residents and colleagues

Housekeeping Team

L-R:- Yvonne Seddon, Ross Ganaden & Michelle Rowley

Nothing is too much trouble for our housekeepers, their dedication to residents really shows as they are a much loved team by all. 

Diane Lawson


Diane started working at Lawton Manor in 2006 and is a valued member of the Housekeeping Team and Laundry Department.  Diane enjoys the fast pace of the home and loves to chat the residents when delivering freshly laundered linen back to residents' rooms.

Amy Gibson

Activities Assistant - part time

Amy has worked at Lawton manor for 10-years as a part time activities assistant supporting Residents with the homes life enrichment programme.

Amy is an active member of the homes local community with links to the local church and Mothers Union. Amy also has a passion for crafting and makes cards for all occasions.

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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


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

01270 864462

All other calls

01270 844200

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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