Meet the Melbourn Springs Care Home team

Each member of our team is dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. 

Maria Anghelide

General Manager

Hello, my name is Maria, and I am the General Manager here at Melbourn Springs. Welcome to our website!

I joined Barchester in 2016 and my clinical background is actually Nursing.

As home manager, I fully understand how difficult the transition into new surroundings can be. My highly qualified team and myself are committed to fully support you and your family throughout this journey and always.

I am passionate about our residents being safe, making them happy, enabling them to lead fully enriched lives whilst always receiving the highest quality of care.

One thing that I feel is really important is offering residents a lot of personal choice and as Melbourn Springs is their home they have the right to choose what goes on here. I am hands-on in my role, I like to spend as much time as possible with the people that we care for and I also really enjoy getting to know our residents' families and provide them with support when they need it.

Our team here at Melbourn Springs are dedicated to guaranteeing that all of our residents are treated with dignity, respect and attention, thus in turn enabling them to celebrate life in their new Barchester home which I feel exceptionally privileged to be a part of.

I look forward to welcoming you to Melbourn Springs very soon!

 

Dan Amis

Deputy General Manager

Hello, my name is Dan and I am the Deputy General Manager here at Melbourn Springs.

Over the years, I have experienced first-hand with my own elderly relatives and also many families whom I have spoken to about the situations that we all can face as our loved ones grow older. I can fully empathize that this can sometimes be an exceptionally challenging time for all involved as our nearest and dearest become more vulnerable - often requiring extra care and support in their daily lives.

I am here to answer any questions about Melbourn Springs, assist with any care enquiries that you may have and nothing truly pleases me more than being able to provide that necessary support and help make a residents’ transition into their new Barchester home less daunting and as comfortable as possible.

It has also been an absolute pleasure to make so many friends in the local community in and around Melbourn too and I look forward to welcoming you all at Melbourn Springs very soon!

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Lianne Mardell

Administration Manager

Hello, my name is Lianne and I am the Administration Manager here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2021 and I am here to assist with any contractual questions that you may have and also to ensure that our residents and their families are fully supported by our home.

I have always enjoyed working closely with people and especially meeting residents, their families and friends. If there is anything that I can do to help - please do not hesitate to ask and I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Melbourn Springs very soon.

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Denise Ashby

Hello, my name is Denise and I am the Activities Coordinator here at Melbourn Springs. I joined Barchester in 2022 and always strive to support and care for all of our residents in a way that best suits each individual.

Making sure that our residents have things to do that they really enjoy doing is something that I hold very close to my heart. It is so important to make sure that they are happy and enjoy all of the activities and events that we host for them.

A lot of our residents also enjoy our special trips out on our Mini Bus as we create new, special memories together at Melbourn Springs.

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Siobhan Pitts

Activities Assistant Coordinator

Hello, my name is Siobhan and I am one of the Activities team here at Melbourn Springs. I joined Barchester in 2021 and spent many years working as a teacher and also with vulnerable adults.

I really enjoy enabling our residents to live fully enriched lives and finding out more about them to ensure that our Activities programmes are directly influenced by our residents, thus in turn guaranteeing that they spend time doing things they really enjoy – including special trips out on our home Mini Bus and lots of live Singers/Performers too. And of course spending time together in our beautiful home gardens!

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Rob Northover

Head of Maintenance

Hello, my name is Rob and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Melbourn Springs.

Helping to make our home inviting, comfortable and safe for our residents, relatives, guests and colleagues is absolutely paramount to me.

I am exceptionally proud to work for Barchester and am committed to maintaining the highest standards in everything that we do for those that have chosen to make Melbourn Springs their home.

If there is anything that I can do to help when your visit please do not hesitate to ask and I look forward to meeting you all very soon.

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Trevor Colchester

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Trevor and I am the Head Chef here at Melbourn Springs. I pride myself on preparing high quality food and seeing our residents enjoy the dishes that the team and myself create.

Our Hospitality team are committed to providing seasonal home cooked menus offering choice, nutrition and quality - including exciting menus to specific individual dietary needs and all appetites.

I always enjoy speaking with our residents to gain feedback in order to ensure that the food we serve here at Melbourn Springs is always exceptional.

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Justine Keeble

Hostess

Hello, my name is Justine and I am the Hostess here at Melbourn Springs. I joined Barchester in 2020 and am thoroughly enjoying my role in our beautiful, new home - especially serving our residents, making them smile and getting to know them.

It really is so lovely to hear all their stories and help celebrate special occasions together with their family and friends.

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Leonie Hall

Head Housekeeper

Hello, my name is Leonie and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Melbourn Springs. I started my career in the care of elderly people and housekeeping in 2018 and joined Barchester in 2020.

I especially enjoy spending time with our residents and getting to know them as my team and I maintain the highest level of cleanliness and standards throughout our home. I love to help our residents settle in and ensure everything is just as they like it every single day!

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Megan Keeble

Team Leader

Hello, my name is Megan, and I am the Team Leader here at Melbourn Springs.

I began my career in the care of the elderly in 2014 and I joined Barchester in 2020. My passion has always been looking after the elderly and ensuring that they live happy and healthy lives receiving the highest quality of care at all times – I have a particular interest in our Memory Lane Dementia community too.

I really enjoy working at Melbourn Springs and providing care and support to our residents and future residents that choose to make this their home.

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Amanda Thatcher

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a Senior Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I have been working in the care sector since 2012, joined Barchester in 2021 and have always enjoyed caring for elderly people. Nothing drives me more than ensuring that our residents receive the best possible care every day – exactly how I would look after one of my own elderly relatives.

It is an absolute pleasure to help our residents settle into their new home and see them join in all of the great activities we have going on at the home too!

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Sofi Rendell

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Sofi and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2020 and am thoroughly enjoying working with an amazing team and caring for our residents at the home and getting to know their families too.

Providing great care is very important to me and there is nothing else in the world that I would rather be doing – I just love looking after people and making sure they are ok and safe. Our residents always have so many lovely stories too that they kindly share with me and that is truly special.

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Tilly Macgiffin

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Tilly and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2020 and wish I had joined the company earlier – the training is amazing and the standards are incredible.

I have always enjoyed looking after people, have been working in care since I was 15 years old and am very much looking forward to beginning my Nurse training. Making sure that our residents receive the best possible care at all times is what makes me happy and I really enjoy getting to spend time with them and their families too.

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Laura Wallace

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Laura and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2020 and have been so impressed by the outstanding training and support that the company provide for their staff.

I really enjoy getting to know our residents and making sure that they are always well cared for to enable them to settle comfortably in their new home - making every day they spend with us the best it possibly can be.

 

 

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Katie Simpson

Care Assistant

Hello my name is Katie and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2021 and love working at Melbourn Springs. My dream is to become a Paramedic and I especially enjoy knowing that I have had a positive impact everyday with each and every one of our residents - ensuring that they receive the best care at all times.

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Shankly Miller

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Shankly and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs. I started my career in the care of the elderly in 2018 and joined Barchester in 2021.

I especially enjoy spending time with our residents and caring for them in the best possible way every day. I was very close to my Grandma who lived with Dementia which in turn spurred me on to help support and care for other elderly people. I especially like to help residents settle into our Memory Lane Dementia community at Melbourn Springs and hearing about all of our residents wonderful stories too!

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Sally Stangroome

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Sally and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2021 and really enjoy working with the team here at the home. It is an absolute pleasure to look after our residents and they really have almost become a second family to me. I especially enjoy getting to know them, hearing all of their interesting stories and meeting all of their lovely families too!

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Alison Goodwin

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Alison and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2021 an absolutely love working at the home. I have always enjoyed helping people in whatever way I can one thing that I feel is really important is offering our residents a lot of personal choice.

I like to spend as much time as possible with the people that we care for and I also really enjoy getting to know our residents' families and provide them with support when they need it. It is my absolute goal to make this a home from home and a place that our residents’ thoroughly enjoy living at!

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Courtney Rochester

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Courtney and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs.

I have always enjoyed working with elderly people and supporting them in their day to day lives. I joined Barchester in 2021 and nothing drives me more than ensuring that all of our residents receive the best possible care at all times. I feel very proud to be part of such a fantastic team here at Melbourn Springs and look forward to meeting you all very soon!

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Paula Turner

Care Assistant

Hello my name is Paula and I am a Care Assistant here at Melbourn Springs. I have always enjoyed looking after elderly people and supporting them in their daily routines.

I joined Barchester in 2021 and thoroughly enjoy working alongside the team here at Melbourn Springs and with all of our lovely residents too!

It makes me feel very happy to know that our residents enjoy living at the home and together we provide the best care for them every single day.

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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

Activities

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

01763 722754

All other calls

01763 261974

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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