Meet the Moors Manor Care Home Team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

Gemma Chalkley

General Manager

Hello. My name is Gemma Chalkley and I am the General Manager here at Moors Manor. Welcome to our website. My aim is to ensure residents, staff, families and visitors all feel they are in a caring, welcoming environment and being supported by every member of our team.

I have worked in adult care for 16 years with broad experience in the care sector. I started as a carer in a residential setting, quickly progressing to Senior and eventually changed course to nursing, where I became a Care Practitioner and gained clinical skills and knowledge alongside nurses. 

Barchester has a high standard of care and superior lifestyle delivered throughout the company, and I endeavour to deliver those same values in our home. I am passionate about elderly care and I love making people smile by doing all I can to brighten their day. I am always available for a chat about our home, staff, services and most importantly, our residents.

Out of work, I am a mum to a teenage boy and have 2 dogs, who are my babies! I enjoy reading, Marvel films, paddle boarding and family time.

Laura Morgan

Home Services Advisor

Hi my name is Laura and I am the Home Services Advisor here at Moors Manor. I am so excited to be here and to help families and residents who are looking for care. Being that first point of contact I am here to help and guide through the process. One of the things I love about my role is seeing a resident who may be a bit nervous about moving into a home and seeing them flourish after being here a few weeks.

In my spare time I run a local wind band which I also play the saxophone in so I look forward to my band coming in to entertain our wonderful residents.

Gemma Alcock

Administration Manager

Hi my name is Gemma and I am the Administration manager here at Moors Manor. I have worked for Barchester for 2 years and been in the care industry for 5 years.

The thing I love about my job is interacting with the residents especially when we have the events in the home.

I am married and have two children who keep me on my toes and we enjoy going to theme parks together as a family in my spare time.

Bibesh Shrestha

Activities Coordinator

Hi, My name is Bibesh Shrestha, Activity Coordinator for Moors Manor.

Having more than 10 years of professional experience in multiple sectors at different places have given me the confidence to get involved in any challenging environment where my skills and experience will be instrumental in achieving personal and social goals.

Being a motivator and influencer to the people around me has always been my passion, and also part of my profession. As an Activity Coordinator, my ultimate goal is to transfer my energy and spread my happiness.

Being active and full of energy with humbleness is what defines me and transferring that energy to the people around me has been my prime interest.

Scott Tierney

Head of Maintenance

I joined Barchester in November 2020 after years of looking after buildings and facilities in colleges, hospitals and the emergency services. This is my first role in the care sector.

I like to make a difference and enjoy the challenges that come with maintenance and running a building. I look forward to keeping this home a happy and safe place for our residents.

Dorota Stopka

Head Housekeeper

I joined Barchester in January 2021 after 10 years of working in the hotel industry. I am responsible for maintaining Barchester’s high standards of cleanliness and tidiness. I keep a homely atmosphere at Moors Manor, for all the residents and their loved ones.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, sport (both doing and watching!), reading books and watching films.

Tanya Dobson

Admin Assistant

I joined Moors Manor in June 2021. I am new to the care sector, having previously gained many years’ worth of admin and HR experience within a variety of other sectors.

I am enjoying learning all about the workings of a care home and have chosen a great company to learn from in Barchester! I love the variety and the customer facing aspect of my role, getting to know residents and their families.

I’m happy to be working with such a great team of people at Moors Manor and look forward to contributing to the home’s successful growth as we welcome more residents and staff moving forward.

Angelica Da Silva

Admin Assistant

I am Angelica Da  Silva, I have worked in care settings for many years and have had an amazing experience previously in a dementia care home.

I was made to feel very welcome by Barchester where I have been given  the opportunity to learn new things and take my career in a new direction within the admin department.

I am passionate about working with people and  really enjoying being part of the team at Moors Manor. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and son.

Nicole Willis

Care Community Lead

I started at Moors Manor in 2021. 

I have a passion for making sure people are cared for, happy and fulfilled in their lives.  I enjoy making a difference and being their to support our residents and their families. 

Rosie Wake

Senior Carer

Hi my name is Rosie and I am a Senior Carer here at Moors Manor. I have worked in the care industry for 20 years and am now doing my nursing diploma and level 4/5 health and social care advance course. I've worked with Barchester since September 2022. As a senior carer I have a passion to ensure each resident is treated with dignity, respect, compassion, empathy and have an excellent quality of life. I'm also a palliative care champion and infection control champion in the home as well.

Adele Stacey

Care Community Lead

Hi my name is Adele and I am the Care Community Lead here at Moors Manor. I have worked in the care industry for over 10 years, starting as a carer and progressing to a Senior and now to Care Community Lead. I am a very passionate person who loves to make a positive difference, I strive to ensure our residents have a great quality of life and feel at home here at Moors Manor. There is nothing more I enjoy than hearing residents and staff laughing and enjoying themselves together. My passion is ensuring every resident is treated with dignity, respect and recieve excellent person-centred care. I am very proud to be part of the team here at Moors Manor.

Paula Cawte

Senior Carer Dementia Champion

Hi my name is Paula and I am a Senior Carer here at Moors Manor. I have been in the care industry for 13 years now and as a result I have gained a great understanding and knowledge of the importance to top quality care.

I have worked hard to gain and successfully completed my Level 3 in Health and Social Care and also my Level 5 Leadership and Management Diploma. I am also the dementia champion here in the home. Being in the care industry is so fulfilling for myself and I thrive on making a difference and a positive impact for those we provide care for.

Amanda Smith


My name is Amanda Smith and I am a Hostess at Moors Manor. I enjoy being around people and making them feel supported, valued and making sure that the residents and their families have a lovely experience when visiting or staying with us

I moved to St. Leonards a year ago with my husband and we enjoy walks in the forest close by. We have a son and daughter who work and live independently and are our pride and joy!

Clara Blair


Hi, my name is Clara Blair, and I am a Carer here at Moors Manor.

Jo Vivian

Carer Speak up Champion

Hi, my name is Jo, and I am a Carer here at Moors Manor.

I am a mum of two boys and have been a carer for over 10 years. I love my job and feel very passionate about keeping residents and staff happy and comfortable.

I love that every day is different and find it so rewarding knowing I can make a difference, make people smile and promote quality of life with Barchester values.