Meet the Lydfords 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:

Brendan Caffrey

General Manager

Hi, my name is Brendan, and I’m the General Manager of Lydfords. Welcome to our website!

I started my career in the hotel industry, completing hotel management training before specialising in front of house management and sales and marketing. After 30 years in the industry, I transferred my skill set to work in the private social care industry with a focus on customer service which I am passionate about.

I have personal experience of the challenges faced by growing older and the need for assistance and, since 2014, I have worked with customers and their families in helping them to find solutions to care needs.

I am looking forward to the challenge of opening the refurbished home and building a team that will have our residents at the heart of everything we do, and creating a warm, safe and friendly environment.

Rikki Bury

Deputy Manager


My name is Rikki and I am the Deputy Manager of Lydfords Care Home.

I have been working in care since 2001, having worked in both hospital and care settings.

My team and I are passionate about delivering a high standard of person-centred, holistic care here at Lydfords.

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Laura Tee

Home Services Advisor


I'm Laura and I am the Home Services Advisor for Lydfords Care Home.

I have been working in the care industry for the last decade in various roles and I believe that good quality care is at the heart of what makes a good home. I am very much looking forward to being involved in the re-opening of the beautifully newly renovated Lydfords. If you have any questions about the home, or would like to book a visit, please don't hesitate to get in touch, I will be happy to help!

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Jamie May


I have worked in the care sector since 2000 and at Lydfords from 2015. Previous to that, I worked in banking for 23 years. I enjoy my role, which is varied and fulfilling, and I have a good rapport with residents and their families.

I’m kept busy outside of work with the usual family commitments, which include four young grandchildren and my passion for sea fishing.

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Julia Hobbs

Admin Assistant


My name is Julia and I am an administrative assistant at Lydfords.

I previously worked in customer service in the airline industry for over 20 years and moved into an administrative role in the care industry in 2014.

I really find working in this industry and helping residents and their families very rewarding. 

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Tony Scott

Head of Maintenance

My name is Tony, and I am the Head of Maintenance at Lydfords. I have many years experience and have previously supported other Barchester homes prior to my appointment here at Lydfords.

Erin Ferguson

Head Housekeeper

Hello, my name is Erin and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Lydfords. 
I thoroughly enjoy my role here and love spending quality time with the residents and their families and making sure they have a beautiful and clean environment to live in.

Ellie West

Senior Carer

My name is Ellie and I am a senior carer at Lydfords. 
I have many years of care experience in different care settings and I find it a very fulfilling role. 
I like to spend time with the residents and ensuring an excellent standard of care is delivered.

Kate Gilliam

Senior Carer


My name is Kate and I am a Senior Night Carer at Lydfords. 

At Lydfords we offer 24/7 care so I will be on hand with my team at night to ensure that the residents are well looked after and have everything they need. 

Enrico Reyes

Hello, I am Enrico, Head Chef at Lydfords.

As Head Chef, my role is to produce a fresh, nutritious and well-balanced menu suited to the needs of each resident. I ensure that the team and I maintain the highest standards and provide a first class dining experience. I enjoy chatting to residents and their visitors and ensuring that they enjoy the food I have prepared.

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Lauren Dyer

Health Care Assistant

Charlee Williams

Health Care Assistant

Lisa Stewart

Senior Health Care Assistant
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


All other calls

01825 840 259

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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