Meet the Leonard Lodge 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:
Hi, my name is Mihaela, and I am the General Manager of Leonard Lodge Care Home. Welcome to our website!
I have worked in the care sector since I trained as a Registered Nurse in 2003. I enjoy bringing all my knowledge, experience and passion to my role.
I love working for Barchester and leading the team at Leonard Lodge in the care and support of residents to provide a quality service that meets their individual needs.
I pride myself in making the right choices as a nurse and manager, always acting in the best interests of those I am caring for; helping staff to deliver positive outcomes for residents by ensuring they have the skills to work autonomously.
We always strive make life at our home as happy and as homely as possible.
Residents are at the centre of everything I do.
Hi, my name is Ella and I am the Head of Jubilee Community at Leonard Lodge.
Before joining Leonard Lodge, I worked in a nursing home for seven years, starting as Registered General Nurse and later being promoted to the Clinical Manager for three years, having shown my capabilities in supporting older people.
I joined Barchester Healthcare because the company's values are close to my own.
I started working at Leonard Lodge in 2001 and this year will receive my 20-year Long Service Award. I commenced as a registered nurse and moved into the Unit Managers position in January 2002.
As well as being an RGN I am also a qualified Mental Health Nurse. My keen interest in dementia care means that I work very closely with relatives and health care professionals to ensure that we are providing the very best personalised care for each of our residents.
My name is Lynn and I lead the Activities Team here at Leonard Lodge.
Since working at Leonard Lodge I have dedicated myself to ensuring that each of our residents can continue to partake in the hobbies that they have enjoyed for years. It is important that all of the residents here have access to life enriching, fun and social activities.
The whole home supports my team and I to organise activities, events and entertainment tailored to every residents preferences, abilities and needs. Each year we have a fantastically full calendar, and we look forward to the future when we can invite the families of residents to join us in the home again.
I am married with two children and two rather annoying rescue cats. I lived in Italy for a number of years and love all Italian food, especially when somebody else cooks it for me! I love to read, especially crime novels. I am a regular theatre goer with a passion for musicals. I like to sing and dance (albeit badly!).
Hi, my name is Julie and I am the Activities Coordinator for the Jubilee community here at Leonard Lodge.
I joined Leonard Lodge in June 2020. I have worked in the care sector since 2013, including 3 years as a Domiciliary Carer and 3 years as an Activity Coordinator.
I’m proud of being part of a great team and pride myself in delivering fun, life enriching and social activities. My residents are at the centre of everything I do.
I started working as Head Chef at Leonard Lodge in 2009. I take the responsibility of ensuring each resident enjoys tasty and nutritious food seriously. I regularly talk to the residents to ensure the menu meets their tastes and requirements.
I commenced my career with the British Transport Hotels Ltd working in Hull, London, Leeds and Inverness, I came second in the Apprentice of the Year competition whilst in this position. I moved on to work for the Swallow Hotels where I became their International Chef of the Year.
I hold gold, silver and bronze medals at various competitions including from Hotel Olympia. I have also cooked for HRH the Queen, several Prime Ministers and leaders of other countries. In 1978 I held the world record for the most dishes cooked in one hour.
Hi, my name is Paul and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Leonard Lodge. My role is to ensure that the home is always in tiptop condition.
Since joining the team I have also taken on the role of Health & Safety Champion. It is my duty to keep the building in good repair and ensure everyone’s safety.
Leonard Lodge is a lovely home with lovely gardens, and everyone who visits us is guaranteed a warm and welcoming hello. I take great pride in our gardens and I ensure that our home is kept to a very high standard.
I’m here to help in any way I can, and will always make time for a quick chat.
I have worked at Leonard Lodge since the doors originally opened. I started as a Laundry Assistant and have worked my way up to Head Housekeeper. I pride myself in ensuring a clean, fresh and inviting environment for residents, visitors and staff. I have also received my 15 year Long Service Award, which was presented at our anniversary party.
I have worked in the care sector as a Nursing Home Administrator for the past ten years. I very much enjoy working in an environment where we can make a difference - each and every one of us - to our resident's daily life.
I worked in London for the first six years of my career as a Records Clerk with the British Medical Association. I was fortunate enough to meet Prince Charles who was our Honorary President, at a Grand Ball held in his honour. I then progressed to being the Records Officer at Gray’s Inn.
I now have a lovely granddaughter, who takes up a lot of my spare time and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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