Meet the The Manor 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:

Damon Drummond

General Manager

Hi, my name is Damon, and I am the General Manager here. Welcome to our website.

I started my working career in sales/account management working in different sectors, such as logistics, domestic appliances and IT. I got to a stage in my life where I felt I needed to give back to my community, so I began working for the NHS, supporting people with learning disabilities for just under 6 years, finishing in the post of Support Manager, where I oversaw a team of managers working in over 10 different services.

I started working in care homes in 2014, which is when I first became a Registered Manager, and have worked for Bupa, Gracewell Healthcare and Brighterkind. This came as a direct result of seeing how my own grandmother was not treated with dignity and respect whilst in hospital. I have a strong history of turning homes around, engaging staff teams, initiating change and ensuring the residents live a meaningful life.

I believe in building open and honest relationships with residents, relatives and anyone who visits the home. My door is always open, so please feel free to pop in for a chat or a cup of tea.

Sally Grant

Unit Manager

Hello, my name is Sally and I am a Unit Manager here at The Manor Care Home. Welcome to our website!

I have worked at The Manor for 30 years now as a registered nurse and have managed Hestercombe Unit.

I look forward to welcoming new residents and family members into our home here.

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Raneesh Devassy

Unit Manager

Throughout most of my nursing career, I have cared for people living with dementia. I started at The Manor in 2019. I enjoy leading an efficient and caring team of staff. There are good systems in place here, that promote person-centred care, which I believe is very important for the quality of life for residents here.

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Steve Hadley

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Steve and I am the Head Chef here at The Manor.

My career in hospitality and catering started 14 years ago. I have since worked at The Ritz Hotel and even cooked for the Queen! 

We have a strong passionate team here at The Manor and we are looking forward to welcoming our residents to their new home.

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Daniela Ilie

Unit Manager

Hello, welcome to our website!

My name is Daniela and I am a registered nurse who looks after one of our units here at The Manor. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our home soon.

Kathy White

Head Housekeeper

Hello, My name is Kathy White and I am proud to say I am the Head of Housekeeping at The Manor.

I came to The Manor at the end of May 2020. Since starting here, I feel that the home has a lovely atmosphere and that I, along with the rest of the housekeeping team, ensure this is a beautiful home that the residents can enjoy.

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Marc Chidgey

Lifestyle Coordinator

I have worked at The Manor since 2012, starting out as a kitchen assistant, where I replenished drinks and snacks and assisted in serving meals in communal areas. During this time, outside of the kitchen, I enjoyed meeting residents and took pleasure in seeing their engagement during activities. My interest in resident activities was evident, and I was offered the opportunity to transfer to the activities team.

I love to spend time with residents. I enjoy hearing their stories and finding out what activities interest them. I aim to keep them as active as possible, and my top priority is to instill fun and laughter at The Manor.

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Ramis Hysenaj


Hello, my name is Ramis and I am one of the Physiotherapists here at The Manor Care Home.

I really enjoy supporting the residents through exercises, which enables them to gain strength and confidence. I feel I really contribute towards the resident’s quality of life.

Tina Hayes

Tina Hayes


I have worked at The Manor for over 20 years, starting out as a care assistant in 1997. Passionate about the environment residents live in, I took on the role of head housekeeper in 2010. This position enabled me to make a real difference to our residents' immediate surroundings, and I took pleasure in ensuring their rooms were cleaned to a meticulous standard. 

In 2016, I started to assist on reception. Meeting residents' families and friends is very rewarding, as I have the opportunity to get to know people on a personal level. As a full time receptionist, I look forward to greeting you with a smile and a cuppa. Please do feel welcome to pop in and say hello.

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Stephen Bowden

Head of Maintenance

Hello, welcome to our website here at The Manor Care Home!

My name is Stephen and I am proud to say I am the Head of Maintenance for our home here. I joined the team in 2021 and love supporting the needs the residents, staff and beautiful grounds. 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

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Maria Shaukat


I really enjoy my job here because I believe that movement is a medicine that can create a positive change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. I am passionate about supporting the residents and get such a reward from seeing them improve their mobility.

Sharon Clarke

Sharon Clarke

Care Practitioner

Hello, my name is Sharon and I have worked at The Manor for over 25 years. Needless to say, I love it here! In 2015, I qualified as a Care Practitioner and my new role is challenging as much as it is rewarding. I have always worked in care, beginning on the day of my 18th birthday, and I absolutely love it.

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Rowena Stringer


Hello, My name is Rowena and I am apart of the reception team. 

I love being able to welcome new residents, family and visitors into our home.

I look forward to welcoming you to The Manor.

Vilma House

Laundry Assistant

Hello, my name is Vilma!

I am happy to introduce myself as the Laundry Assistant here at The Manor Care Home. I have worked at this home for 20 years and have loved every second. I take great pride in ensuring our residents clothing is immaculate!

I look forward to welcoming you into our home. 

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Claire Westwood

Housekeeping Assistant

Hello, my name is Claire and I work here at The Manor as a Housekeeping Assistant.

I have worked at this home for 18 years and love my role.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Claudia Astefanoaei

Registered Nurse

Hello, my name is Claudia and I am a Registered Nurse here at the Manor Care Home. I look after Hestercombe unit which is the downstairs unit in the Manor.

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

01823 230 497

All other calls

01823 336 633

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.

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