Meet the Lawton Rise Care Home team

Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:

Jennifer Dale

General Manager

Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I am the General Manager here at Lawton Rise. Welcome to our website!

I have worked at Lawton Rise since March 2018 and started my career here as a Night Nurse, progressing to Clinical Lead, Deputy Manager and then the Manager’s position in October 2018, I have recently undergone the interview process to become a CQC registered manager which I was successful in and look forward to my journey and role at Lawton Rise.

After completing my Adult Nursing Degree in 2015 I worked in Acute Medicine and Emergency and Trauma Nursing in the NHS before moving to Lawton Rise, my experience in these areas have proved essential in ensuring that the clinical aspect of our residents care is met. I have always felt very passionate about dementia care and during my time working in Acute Medicine in Manchester I became a Dementia Champion and the Dementia Lead for the Acute Medical Unit.

I am passionate about Person-Centered Dementia and Nursing Care and feel that  my approachable attitude and knowledge about the home and our residents has a positive impact on our team, relatives, health professionals and our residents care and wellbeing.

Clare Dudley

Deputy Manager

I have always worked with people living with dementia from the age of 18, as a Care Assistant and Senior Care Assistant which inspired me to undertake my Mental Health Nursing Degree.

I graduated as a Mental Health Nurse in 2010 and completed my Level 5 NVQ leadership qualification in 2012. I have extensive experience in Residential and Nursing Home Sector and have previously undertaken the roles of Deputy Manager and Home Manager in other locations.

I began my career at Lawton Rise in January 2018 as a Bank Nurse, I then progressed to Clinical Lead and then Deputy Manager in October 2019.

I feel that I am presently in the correct environment, with the support of the team, and feel passionate about my role and delivering care and supporting relatives for those living with dementia.

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Anthony Johnson

Clinical Lead

I began working in Dementia care when I was 17 as a Kitchen Assistant progressing on to a Care Assistant Role and Senior Care Assistant in Dementia Care. I thoroughly enjoyed my work supporting people with Dementia which led me on to complete my Mental Health Nursing qualification in 2012.

Once I qualified I gained 2 years of experience in acute psychiatric wards in the NHS before moving on to older adult psychiatric wards which included dementia care, depression and anxiety alongside a variety of other mental health illnesses. I then transitioned in to the nursing and care home sector which is where I found my passion for palliative care.

I began my career at Lawton Rise in April 2018 starting as a Night Nurse and progressing to Clinical Lead in October 2019.

I love being part of the Lawton Rise family and feel proud to be part of the leadership team which makes our residents and relatives experience a positive journey in which can be a difficult time of life.

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Claire Scott

Clinical Lead

I qualified as a Registered Nurse 1996 I began working in Acute Surgery in Stoke on Trent before moving to London in 1998 where I worked in Oncology, HIV and Community Nursing. I re-located back to Stoke on Trent in 2002 and began working on a Frail and Elderly unit before moving back in to Community Nursing which led me to begin working in Nursing Homes 2017.

I began working in Lawton Rise in July 2019 as a Clinical Lead, I enjoy working in Dementia Care and making a difference to our residents wellbeing. In my free time I volunteer at a night shelter for the homeless during the winter, I coordinate a sewing group on a monthly basis for the homeless and am an active member of Potters Church where I support a coffee morning for elderly people in the community to ensure that they do not become socially isolated, which we are now starting to integrate in to our activities at Lawton Rise.

I enjoy bell-ringing at Stoke Minster and Caverswall on a weekly basis with the local community. I am very passionate about Community Engagement and work closely with our Activities Coordinator to incorporate this in part of our residents lives at Lawton Rise.

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Emma Golden

Hi, my name is Emma and I am the Head Chef here at Lawton Rise. I began working here at the home as a Kitchen Assistant and I have worked my way up to the role of Head Chef. I enjoy providing nutritious food for those we support and ensuring that all likes and preferences are catered for. I love seeing the effect a delicious home-baked cake or fresh, cold smoothie can have on our residents day.

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Tony Wilkes

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Tony and I joined the team at Lawton Rise in June 2020 as Head of Maintenance.  I have an extensive background in working in the Care Sector and NHS in maintenance. I really enjoy working alongside the team and Residents and coming up with new ideas on how to make their environment the best it can be, I have already begun to convert one of the lounges in to a cinema and entertainment room and have lots of plans going forward for the rest of the building. I’m responsible for a variety of tasks, including maintaining a safe environment for residents and ensuring the home meets legislative and statutory health and safety requirements. Part of my job role is to liaise with our local fire service to enable me to deliver effective fire training to staff.

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Jackie Greatbatch


Hi, my name is Jackie Greatbatch and I am Housekeeper here at Lawton Rise.

Carers Team


Hi, we are Zoe Brown and Amy Smale and we are Carers here at Lawton Rise.

Lucinda Potter

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Lucinda and I joined the team at Lawton Rise in October 2020 as an activities coordinator.   I really enjoy working as part of the Lawton Rise team and getting to know the residents.

I hope to bring some new and exciting ideas to the life enrichment programme.  I have worked in the care sector for over 10-years and bring experience of working within the elderly care sector and those with learning disabilities.

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Tammy Hawthorn

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Tammy and I joined the Lawton Rise team in November 2020 as a member of the homes activities team.  I have settled in and have enjoyed getting to know the residents and my colleagues to see how the home runs.

I am looking forward to delivering meaningful activities and I am looking forward to planning our life enrichment programme.  I have worked in the care sector for over 20-years and bring experience with elderly care and those living with learning disabilities.

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