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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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


Hello, my name is Jackie and I am the Head Housekeeper at Lawton Rise. I initially started as a Carer in 2002, however often assisted my colleagues on the domestic team and eventually chose to split my time between care and housekeeping. I was delighted to apply for and be appointed Head Housekeeper in 2004, this role means I am responsible for managing my department such as planning rotas, ordering supplies and assigning tasks to my team-members. Due to the nature of my job, I work across the home so have the chance to get to know all of our residents, this I find extremely enjoyable as I play a part in making their day enjoyable. When time allows it, I love to catch up with residents, have a joke and offer my assistance to other departments in the home.

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Carers Team


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

Julie Gilooley

Home Administrator

Hello, my name is Julie and I am the Home Administrator at Lawton Rise. I have worked here for 3 years however have experience within the care sector of 5 years. I am often the first face that visitors see upon entering the home and I strive to always give an extremely warm welcome. My responsibilities include payroll, recruitment and relationship management with families and professionals. I also perform show-rounds, support the team with day-to-day tasks and answer phone enquiries. I enjoy coming to work as my job is varied and continues to challenge me daily, I also find it extremely rewarding to socialise with our residents and knowing I have a positive impact on their lives.

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Deepu Baby


Hi, my name is Deepu and I am a nurse here at Lawton Rise. I have worked here since April 2021. I initially trained as a Nurse at University in India but moved to the UK in 2007 whereby I began my 8 year career as a Senior Carer in London.

In 2015, my family and I moved to Stoke on Trent where I continued working in the care sector. However in March 2021 I acquired my Nurse Pin Number which meant I was a fully qualified nurse and able to practise in the UK. I was extremely proud and excited as my Mother was a Nurse so I consider this a very noble profession. I enjoy working within a care home environment as I am able to build relationships with all residents and treat them as though they are my own family.

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Frankie Potts

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Francesca and I am the Activities Coordinator at Lawton Rise. I joined the team in February 2021 after completing my Event Management Degree. Whilst at university, I planned and implemented live events as well undertook a marketing internship with a carers group. My Grandad was a resident at Lawton Rise in 2017 and my personal experience with Dementia inspired me to follow this career path as I was able to create fantastic memories throughout his journey and I would love to facilitate this with our residents and their families.

I am extremely excited to continue with this role as I have already become so charmed by our residents through group and person-centred activities. My future plans include large-scale events for all residents, their families and community engagement. My other responsibilities include our social media page on Facebook which is regularly updated to demonstrate what fun we are having at Lawton Rise. 

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Mihai Irimia


Hi, my name is Mihai and I am one of the nurses at Lawton Rise. I trained my profession in Romania and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2008. I began my career in the UK in 2013 working in the care sector for 6 years, I initially started at Lawton Rise through an agency however quickly felt comfortable with the residents and staff so I chose to accept a permanent position here in 2019.

My responsibilities include creating and regularly reviewing tailored care plans as well as safely providing medicine to each of our residents. I strive to ensure residents’ quality of care remains exceptional throughout their journey with us.

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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

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01782 488353

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01782 773000

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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