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. 

Karen Allen

General Manager

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

My journey in the care of frail older people started in 1982 and I feel very fortunate to have had an exceptionally varied career over the last 37 years. This has included managing assisted living facilities, day care centres, residential/nursing and dementia care homes - all of which I have truly adored!

As an experienced 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.

Our team here at Melbourn Springs are dedicated to guarantee 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!

Jade Taylor

Deputy General Manager

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

I started working in the care of the elderly in 2011 and joined Barchester in 2021. Looking after people truly runs throughout my family – my mother is actually a midwife and my sister works in medical aesthetics.

My journey began as a Care Assistant, progressing to a Senior Care Assistant, Care Team Manager and I have provided managerial support in various elderly care facilities over the years too. I have also completed a Psychology degree specialising in Counselling and extensive work for those with Dementia and Brain injuries.

I truly believe that the team and I are here to ensure our residents enjoy life to the fullest and receive the highest standard of care and support at all times. Nothing drives me more than ensuring that all of our residents and their families are fully supported and I thoroughly enjoy working with multi-disciplinary teams too to ensure that the high standards of care that Barchester is renowned for is constantly exceeded.

Having worked with different providers I can assure you nothing comes close to the care that a Barchester home provides and I feel very proud to be part of such a fantastic team here at Melbourn Springs. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our beautiful home very soon!

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Dan Amis

Home Services Advisor

Hello, my name is Dan and I am the Home Services Advisor 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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Karina Rogerson

Administrator

Hello, my name is Karina and I am the Administrator here at Melbourn Springs.

I joined Barchester in 2020 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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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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Anne Gardiner

Head of Housekeeping

Hello, my name is Anne and I am the Head of Housekeeping here at Melbourn Springs. I started my career in the care of the elderly in 2009 and joined Barchester in 2020.

I especially enjoy ensuring that our residents live in a safe, clean and pleasant environment. I love to hear their stories, find out their likes and make every day at Melbourn Springs a happy one for them.

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa Ladner

Housekeeping Assistant

Hello, my name is Vanessa and I am a Housekeeping Assistant here at Melbourn Springs. I started my career in the care of the elderly in 2000 and joined Barchester in 2020.

I especially enjoy chatting to our residents and hearing all about their memories, fascinating stories and meeting all the family and grandchildren when they visit too!

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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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Maria Anghelide

Senior Care Assistant

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

I began my career in Nursing in 2014 and joined Barchester in 2018. I have always loved caring for people and volunteered in the Rescue Association for Emergency situations for 3 years and I have also completed extensive Nurse training too which I am always furthering with Barchester.

It is my absolute pleasure to look after elderly people and nothing pleases me more than ensuring that our residents at Melbourn Springs receive the highest quality of care at all times.

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Megan Keeble

Senior Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Megan, and I am a Senior Care Assistant 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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Nyke Oluwasegun

Senior Care Assistant

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

I have been working in the care of elderly people for nearly 6 years and joined Barchester in 2020.

I have always enjoyed caring for older people and particularly enjoy working in our Memory Lane Communities with our residents with Dementia. It is an absolute pleasure to look after them and hearing all about their fascinating lives too.

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Leonie Hall

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Leonie 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 2020.

I especially enjoy spending time with our residents and always have their well being at the forefront of my mind. I love to help them settle into their new home, make them feel good and enjoy everyday with us here at Melbourn Springs as we all care for them.

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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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Ashlie Proud

Care Assistant

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

I joined Barchester in 2020 and thoroughly enjoy my role looking after our residents and caring for them.

I especially enjoy getting to know our residents and making each day special for them in any way I possibly can.

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Siri Intaruksa

Care Assistant

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

It has always been part of my native culture to look after our elders and to care for them. Honestly, it is an absolute pleasure to look after our residents here at the home and they really have almost become a second family to me. I absolutely love looking after them and meeting all of their lovely families too!

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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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