Meet the Marnel Lodge 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:

Diana Tatpati

General Manager

Hello, my name is Diana and I am General Manager for Marnel Lodge. Welcome to our Website!

I am privileged to have worked in Health and Social Care setting for over two decades in a variety of settings mainly with elderly and Dementia Specialist homes. Over the years I have learnt and developed my skills to listen to my residents, families and work alongside with other professionals to ensure our residents’ experience in their later years is much of what they have hoped for or even better.

At Marnel Lodge, we have a very friendly and dedicated team of staff who strive to ensure our residents are safe, feel at home, and enjoy life to the fullest.

My strength has been in ensuring our home facilitates a five-star lifestyle with a very person centred approach, which will be unique to each resident.

Anju Susan Abraham

Deputy Manager

I am a highly motivated, Quality Driven RN working in Marnel since 2017, with 8+ years’ working in hospital ,in-patient and out-patient clinic  settings and 6+ years in care settings. Focused on efficiency without compromising compassion. In 2019 achieved appreciation from North Hampshire Urgent Care Certificate of Commendation in recognition of the exceptional professionalism and commitment to residents advocacy . I am happy to be a leading part of Marnel team. I have got great enthusiasm , positivity and confidence to effectively lead and supervise the multi-disciplinary team to achieve the set targets.

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Gemma Pitman-McGrath

Clinical Development Nurse

Hi, my name is Gemma and I am Clinical Development Nurse here at the home. My passion is to care for people and I love supporting care and nursing teams across the region to develop high quality standards in practice.

Diane Hemming


I joined the team in April 2021 and my role here at Marnel is to look after the home’s finances. I have always worked in administration and I have been in finance for many years, which I really enjoy. This is my first role in a care home and I am loving getting to know the residents and their families. My door is always open and I am always happy to help.

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Marek Manteufel & Theresa Connor

Activities Coordinators

We both joined Marnel a while ago and we are very excited to be part of such a proactive and dedicated team. There are lots of ideas and innovations, all to enhance quality of life of our residents. Every day is different and to understand the needs of our residents, building relationship with them and keeping in touch with their families and friends, is the most important and rewarding job we could have wish for.

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Berenice Merritt

Head Chef

Berenice is our new Head Chef who was a senior district manager for school meals. She was a Directors Chef for Glaxo- fine dining with focusing for lunch on occasions. Berenice is classically trained Chef bringing a wealth of experience in wholesome well cooked food.

Keith Stokes

Head of Maintenance

I have been the Head of Maintenance at Marnel Lodge for many years and ensure that the building is maintained to the highest possible standards. I am passionate about ensuring the safety of all my care community.

Julie Willows

Head of Housekeeping

I have worked at Marnel Lodge since 2011 as the Head of Housekeeping. I love my job and it's my passion to keep the home clean and tidy. I love helping others; it’s my great passion.

Christine Perry

Christine Perry

Second Chef

Christine is our second chef at Marnel Lodge, and loves cooking classic dishes for residents at the home, including sweet and savoury desserts.

Tracey, Chris & Kayleigh

Tracey & Kayleigh

Hairdressing & Chiropodist Team

Our Hairdressing & Chiropodist Team are always happy to help residents.



Travel Buddy

I joined the Marnel family in May 2019. My true passion is to travel with my friends. So far, I have lots of holidays booked, but if you wish to take me somewhere special, I will not refuse. Please follow me on Instagram (barchy19) to see my recent discoveries.”

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' 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

01256 442 676

All other calls

01256 471 250

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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