Meet the Marriott House and 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:

Cheryl Rolt

General Manager

Hi, my name is Cheryl, and I am the General Manager here at Marriott House. Welcome to our website!

I completed my nurse training in Birmingham in 1982 and worked in many specialities, including children's nursing, A&E, school nursing and elderly care.

I left the NHS in 2000 and have worked with the elderly in care home settings,for many years now, managing nursing, residential and dementia care homes.

I am very proud to say I have achieved overall 'Outstanding' status with CQC on 2 occasions, and I am looking forward to working with the great team at Marriott Lodge and House.

Irene Pudduck

Head of Care

My name is Irene and I started work at Marriott House and Lodge in 1999 as a weekend Care Assistant. I have developed my skills and knowledge through the Barchester Training Academy, completing my NVQ 2, 3 and various training certificates.

This has enabled me to progress into my current role as one of the Deputy Managers at Marriott House and Lodge. I take pride in managing residents' day-to-day requirements and motivating the care team. 

Quality of care is always my top priority, and my aim is to ensure that we are delivering the highest standard of care possible to those we support.

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Sarah Harding

Sarah Harding

Head of Activities/Care Practitioner

My name is Sarah and I have worked at Marriott House and Lodge for over 19 years in a variety of roles.

I began my Barchester journey as a Night Care Assistant in 2000. Through the completing of care qualifications, I progressed to Senior Care Assistant and, more recently, I have also adopted the responsibilities of a Care Practitioner as well.

I am also involved in activities within the home and I lead the Activities Team, a role that I have enjoyed for many years. I have completed many training courses through the Barchester Healthcare Training Academy, which have further enhanced my skills in a range of areas, including, care, activities and providing training. I now share my time between being a Care Practitioner and leading the Activities Team.

Leading the Activities Team means that I work with a group of staff and volunteers to provide activities for the residents that help to keep them active and stimulated. My duties include planning events for residents and their families, organizing day-to-day activities, arranging outings, and also offering residents that very crucial one-to-one time.

I work closely with local groups, meaning that Marriott House & Lodge remains a key part of the local community with regular visitors who offer support to families and friends.

I am very much involved in the ‘whole home approach’ in regards to the care we provide as a care home; my hands-on approach allows me to work closely with all members of the team and help them to develop their skills. 

Dignity in care is a particular area that I am always keen to promote within the home and I believe that we can all enhance the lives of residents.

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David Linton

Head Chef

My Name is David and I joined Barchester in 2020.  I have a wealth of experience working within the catering departments of care providers.

I am responsible for developing and maintaining a nutritious, varied, and interesting menu. I am also responsible for the purchase of fresh products and the preparation of individual meals. I am enthusiastic about cooking and work with residents incorporating their ideas and choices onto the menu    

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Ruth House

My Name is Ruth and I joined the team at Marriott House and Lodge as the home administrator in September 2019.

My role as Administrator involves managing payroll, accounts and HR, in addition to the financial and business systems in the home, working closely with the General Manager. I enjoy meeting residents old and new, along with their loved ones, and building these relationships.

I am supported by two members of the admin team to ensure everyone receives  a warm welcome and help to create the homely, family atmosphere that spreads throughout Marriott House and Lodge

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Annabelle Dover

Administration Assistant

My name is Annabelle Dover, I have been with Barchester since February 2019 at Marriott house and lodge, and I have absolutely loved being part of such a fun and friendly team of staff and residents here. I started my Barchester journey as a  health care assistant, and have now moved into administration. Both diverse roles I thoroughly enjoy being a apart of, it gives me a great sense of enjoyment in my life, and I strive every day to make the residents and staff enjoy themselves as well


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Lynn Hoare

Lynn Hoare

Head Housekeeper

My Name is Lynn and I am responsible for the laundry and high standard of cleanliness of the home. I have worked at the Marriott’s for nearly 17 years and I have completed various training courses through Barchester Healthcare including my NVQ level 2 in Hospitality.

I lead the housekeeping team and as a team we take pride in providing a clean and home-like environment for all residents in communal areas and their own room.

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Chris Biddlescombe

Head of Maintenance

My team and I enjoy carrying out all the maintenance duties at Marriott House and Lodge

Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues, and my role is to keep the home environment to the highest standards possible, ultimately creating a safe and warm place for our residents to live and my colleagues to work.

I love the variety that this role brings, from changing a light bulb to re-decorating one of the lovely rooms here at the home 

I also manage and deal with contractors, keeping records up-to-date for our audits

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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

01243 717 161

All other calls

01243 536 652

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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