Meet the Leeming Bar Grange Care Home Team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Michelle Keep

General Manager

Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am the General Manager here at Leeming Bar Grange. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in care since October 2000, with nearly 20 years’ experience behind me in residential care, nursing care and challenging behavior. I worked at Boroughbridge Manor, one of our sister homes, since June 2013, starting as a carer and eventually progressing to Senior Carer, Team Leader and then to Deputy Manager in 2017.

As I have progressed, I have completed my level 2 & 3 in Health & Social Care and level 3 and level 5 advanced diploma in Management & Leadership. I am kind and empathic and continue to focus on providing a person-centered approach to the care that we deliver in Leeming Bar.

Evangeline Dizon

Deputy Home Manager

My name is Evangeline I am the homes Deputy Manager.  I joined Barchester Healthcare in January 2020 but have worked for Leeming Bar Grange since 2012, starting as a senior carer working my way to team leader and to now to the Deputy Home Manager. I am in the process of completing my Level 5 apprenticeships in health and social care.  I thoroughly enjoy working at Leeming Bar Grange and spending time with the residents.

Tracey Bowker

Team Leader

I have worked at Leeming Bar since 2016, starting as Senior Carer and working my way to Team Leader over the years. I thoroughly enjoyed looking after residents and spending time chatting to them.

I continued to develop my skills to support our residents on a day-to-day basis. I enjoy my job and enjoy any training that helps with my continued development that enhances the delivery of great quality care to those we support.

Clare Donachie


Clare has worked at Leeming Bar Grange since November 2021. Clare has a wealth of experience in admin; commencing within this sector from leaving school. Clare states her favourite part about working at Leeming Bar Grange is the overall experience; from getting to know the wonderful residents, being part of a team with a great spirit, and the beautiful environment

Kimberley Calvert

Senior Activities Coordinator

Hi my name is Kimberley, Senior Activities Coordinator, and here at Leeming Bar our life enrichment programme is varied, providing choice for our residents and incorporating their interests and hobbies.  We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within Leeming Bar, and we work together to give residents the best possible experience.

We are 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-centred 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.

Toni Scott

Head Chef

Hi, my name is Toni and I am the Head Chef at Leeming Bar Grange and joined the team in June 2016.

Myself and my team cater for residents' individual dietary needs and ensure that our home cooked menus offer choice, nutrition and quality. All meals are freshly prepared with seasonal produce. I enjoy speaking with our residents to learn about the food they love and to gain feedback to ensure we are always delivering a high standard of food and satisfying all of our varied palates.

Kenneth Nicholson

Maintenance Manager

I joined Leeming Bar Grange as Maintenance Manager in 2014. Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues, and my role is to keep the home environment to the highest standards possible, ultimately creating a place for our residents to liv and my colleagues to work. I also manage and deal with contractors, keeping records up-to-date for our audits.  

Julie Stimpson

Head of Housekeeping

Hi, my name’s Julie and I have been working for Leeming Bar as Head Housekeeper since 2014. I enjoy working with the housekeeping team and I like talking to residents and making sure their rooms are clean and tidy. I want to help residents remain as independent as possible. I 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.

Michelle Stocks


Hi, my name is Michelle and I have had the pleasure of working at Leeming Bar Grange since 2013. I have always loved being around the older generation and feel they have so much to offer, I also have family members who have lived and are living with dementia and so I joined the team as I wanted to do something close to my heart. I have always brought my own children up to say ‘hello’ and spark a conversation as there are so many lonely older people whose day it will make and now I get to be part of a team who brings that kind of happiness to people every day. Within my role I support our Business Administrator, I help our resident’s families and I enjoy meeting new people to show them around our home. I Love being part of the team here at Leeming Bar Grange and feel our residents and my colleagues are like my extended family.

Beverley Carter


Bev has been working at Leeming Bar Grange for 6 years. Bev loves sharing experiences with our wonderful residents thrives to ensure everyone is as happy as possible. 

Bev worked in childcare for 20 years but now enjoys working at the other end of the spectrum.

Bev loves being a receptionist at Leeming Bar Grange as she has gained wonderful relationships with residents, relatives and other professionals and enjoy meeting and greeting whilst showing care and concern and being empathic.

Simon Brabbin

Kitchen Assistant & Host

My name is Simon and I have worked for Leeming Bar Grange for over 9 Years now and joining Barchester Healthcare in January 2020.  I am mainly based in the kitchen completing food preparation and getting the washing up done. One day a week I am the host and this helps me to get to know the residents, I enjoy chatting and helping with their meals and drinks.

Darron Flint

Member of the Housekeeping Team

Hi my name is Darron and I joined Barchester healthcare in January 2020 and working at Leeming Bar grange for over 6 years. I enjoy spending time chatting with the residents and helping with whatever they need.  I  make sure our residents rooms are cleaned and tidied every day.  I  ensure that Barchester high stand is maintained throughout the home.