Meet the Lethen Park 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:

Claire Cargill

General Manager

Hi, my name is Claire and I am acting General Manager supporting here at Lethen Park. 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 previously worked as a Regional Director for Barchester until October 2020, before retiring to spend time with my family. I am a qualified nurse and have over 25-years’ experience in the sector and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the home, I supported the commissioning of the home and have watch it grown into the home it is today.

I am very passionate about ensuring the residents receive the best care.  I work with a long standing supportive team who aim to achieve the best for the home. I look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Derek Henderson

Head of Unit - Tanar

I have been with Barchester since 2014, when I joined Fordmill, before moving to Lethen in May 2020. I have worked as a Head of Unit since 2015. I have worked in both the NHS and in the private sector, having held positions as a Home Manager and Deputy Manager for different care providers. Barchester is the best company I have worked for and I am very happy in my post here at Fordmill.

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Sharon Melville

RGN Head of Unit

Sharon joined Barchester in November 2012 and now heads up our memory lane unit at Lethen Park. We have just received accreditation for the foundation 10.60.06 program delivered by the Barchester Dementia specialist team. If you look on the Barchester website you can learn more about the program. I love working at Lethen Park and I am thoroughly enjoying the role.

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Susan Watson

Susan Watson


I have been the Administrator at Lethen Park since 2012 and was Admin Assistant for three years prior to that. Although my job is very busy, I love the fact that I am part of such a super team who deliver the best care possible to those we support.

Angela Stratton

Angela Stratton

Admin Assistant

I have worked at Lethen Park since 2013 and I look forward to coming in each day. I love the interactions I have with residents and their loved ones – it really is a lovely place to work!

Jackee Tocher

Activities Coordinator

I started my life at Barchester as a Care Assistant in 2016 before moving into my current role. I work to give residents the best possible experience in the home. I am here to ensure that they enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. I am keen to learn residents' preferences, so that I can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. 

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Charlie Bower

Head Chef

My name is Charlie and I am the Head Chef at Lethen Park. I have 18 years hospitality experience and have been a Chef for 16 years in restaurants all around the UK. I joined Lethen Park in June 2019. I am passionate about what I do and my aim here is to give the residents what they expect and deserve; good food nutrition choice and dining experiences, as well as laughter and joy. If you can’t find me in the kitchen I will be chatting with a resident somewhere. I will do anything I can for the residents and its an absolute pleasure to work for them in the home.

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Sinu Rose

Registered General Nurse

Sinu is a newly qualified Registered Nurse, who supports our residents at Lethen Park.

Norma Fay

Norma Fay

Head Housekeeper

I have worked at Lethen Park since 2003 as the Head Housekeeper and I was a Carer for 5 years before that. I received my 20 year Long Service Award in 2018.

Mohaned Al-Azzeh

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Mohaned and referred to as Mo.  I am Head of Maintenance here at Lethen Park and bring to the role a wealth of experience from working in the care sector and I look forward to supporting the home.

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 safe and warm place for our residents to live and my colleagues to work.   

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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

01224 947164

All other calls

01224 782666

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.

Useful downloads

Here to help you make the right decision about your care requirements.

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