Meet the 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:

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Rachel McKinney

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am the Acting General Manager here at Marple Dale Care Centre. Welcome to our website!

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Dawn Dunn

Senior Administrator

I have been working in the care home sector for 12 years. I was an Administrator at Arbour Court in Marple for 2 years when the home was part of Westminster Healthcare. I then came to Marple Dale as a Senior Administrator with The Mount House Group, before it was taken over by Barchester Healthcare in 2007. Although it is a very busy environment at Marple Dale, I do enjoy the challenge of the role. 

Being part of the Marple Dale ‘family’ is very rewarding and I feel lucky to be working in such a beautiful setting.


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Joanne Grange

Head of Unit

I have worked in care service for over 15 years. I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2006 and have various skills

I have worked at Marple Dale for seven years and I am the Unit Manager of Windsor Ground Floor which cares for younger people who have a physical disability where I am responsible for supporting, supervising and developing care staff to ensure that we provide the very best care to our residents along with monitoring and maintaining standards

I enjoy getting to know the residents and their families and feel that we are like one big family.

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Rachel Wood

Head of Unit

I qualified as a Nurse in 2007 and have worked at Marple Dale since 2009.

I became the Head of Unit in 2012 and I am responsible for the management of both the Balmoral and Kensington units.

I am passionate about my job role and providing quality care to all of the residents, supporting them and their families.

I have a very keen interest in tissue viability and end of life care.

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Louise Wright

Head of Unit

I have been employed at Marple Dale since 2004.

I started work as a Care Assistant and at the age of 20 through gaining my NVQ Level 2 & 3 I became the Head of Unit on for Clarence House.

I am incredibly passionate about my role and find supporting people to lead a full and meaningful life very rewarding.

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Clare Burke

Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Clare Burke, and I'm the Activities Coordinator here at Marple Dale. I have been doing this role since April 2018 and I absolutely love it.

Before I started as the Activities Coordinator, I worked as a Carer here and, previous to that, I worked in a nursery as a Nurse.

I love being creative and getting everyone involved in our activities. I have built a good relationship with the residents here and know them very well.

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Helen Bowman

Nurse Coordinator

I have been a registered nurse for 14 years of which 10 years have been spent working in Oncology and Hospice settings both in the UK & New Zealand.
I have worked at Marple Dale since April 2013 as the End of Life Coordinator a role which involves overseeing and coordinator the care of all residents who are approaching End of Life and I am truly passionate and dedicated to my role.

I ensure that the staff team are appropriately trained to enable them to provide the care a person requires during this time.

Although I don't provide hands on care, I do assess every resident as they approach the end of their life, communicate with their loved ones, support the staff and liaise with GP's

The greatest satisfaction I gain in my role is being able to ensure that our residents receive holistic, dignified, high quality and individualised care in the place of their choice

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Graham Earp

Head of Maintenance

Graham leads a team of maintenance staff who ensure that the building and grounds are maintained to the highest standards.

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Barbara Hodskison


Hi, my name is Barbara and I am the Chaplain here at Marple Dale.

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