Meet the Lynde House 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:

Alison McIntosh

General Manager

As the Registered Manager, I am responsible for the overall running of Lynde House and assisted in this by a great team of staff.

Although from Scotland, I have lived in Richmond for over 30 years. My career has been in two stages; hospital management where I spent almost 26 years working in acute hospitals including Kingston and the West Middlesex Hospitals and Care Home Management at Lynde House where I have been since 2011.

I have had a long interest and involvement in organising and providing services to older people and I have been fortunate enough to put my experience to good use at Lynde House where we continue to strive for improvement in everything we offer and provide for our residents. We consistently achieve great feedback from residents and relatives on the care and services offered, a significant aspect to this being our low staff turnover and the lovely environment both inside the home itself and the grounds in which it is situated.

Khuskaran Kaur

Khuskaran Kaur

Deputy Manager

Khuskaran Kaur has worked at Lynde House as the Deputy Manager since 2016. She has a wealth of nursing and dementia experience and has worked with several of the large care providers in the area.

Ewa Dorczak

Unit Manager - Ground Floor

Ewa has returned to Lynde House this year after working for the NHS and also a period of nursing in Poland. She is a qualified nurse and was recently promoted to the role of Unit Manager for the ground floor of the home; in this role she is responsible for the care of residents under the direction of the Deputy Manager.

We are very pleased to welcome her back to Lynde House and congratulate her on the recent promotion!

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Ridel Francisco

Unit Manager - First Floor

Ridel is a qualified nurse and has been working at Lynde since 2005, he was named as the Divisional Nurse of the Year in the 2018 Barchester Care Awards.

Sam Sudebi

Sam Sudebi

Head of Hotel Services

Sam is originally from Nepal and came to the UK to complete a degree in pharmacology, which he successfully did. Having worked as a Hospitality Assistant at Lynde House for 4 years, he became acting Head Chef in 2015 and was appointed to his current role in April 2016.

Andrew Bonnick

Head Chef

Andrew has joined Lynde House this month with some very impressive credentials, with years of experience he has also run his own business creating culinary delights for residents at 10 Downing Street and other Diplomatic departments.

Residents are looking forward to hearing about his life behind the famous black front door!

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Gitana Norvaisiene

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Gitana Norvaisiene is our Life Enrichment Coordinator. She oversees and organises all social activities within the home. Although Gitana only recently took up the Coordinators role she was previously a carer at Lynde House. Within her first year she was honoured with being shortlisted at the National Barchester Awards in the category of Activities Coordinator of the year and also won with her team  of residents and local school pupils the Barchester In Bloom best Flower display

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Kasia Kuleczka


Hi, my name is Kasia, and I am the administrator here at Lynde House. I am responsible for the financial administration of the home.

Valencia Afonso

Valencia Afonso joined the Lynde House team in 2019, qualified as a Physiotherapist in India she is working with our residents as Therapy Assistant under the guidance of Lee Remedios from West Thames Physiotheraphy. In addition to the twice weekly armchair exercise sessions for small groups of residents Valencia makes room visits for one-to-one support if residents want or need more private help. Comments from residents who have seen the benefit of Valencia’s care include an increase in stamina which can maintain or improve mobility, together with greater confidence in moving safely when there is a fear of falling.

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Simon Do

Head of Maintenance

Simon joined us in August 2020, having worked in similar roles across a range of industries. He is looking forward to this new challenge and getting to know the residents and team at Lynde House.

Tilly the Cat

Tilly the Cat

Pet Therapist

Tilly loves his home at Lynde House and enjoys playing with her brother Tommy and having a cuddle with the residents.

Tommy the Cat

Tommy the Cat

Pet Therapist

Tommy loves his home at Lynde House and enjoys playing with his sister Tilly and interacting with residents. 

What happens now?

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Care enquiries

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020 8003 1746

All other calls

020 8892 4772

Our fees and contract

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