Meet the Moreton Hill 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:

Daney Thomas

Daney Thomas

General Manager

Hi, my name is Daney, and I am the General Manager here at Moreton Hill. Welcome to our website!

I am a registered general nurse with over 22 years of experience. I started working in management in 2016 and, prior to that, I had various positions in other residential, nursing and dementia care homes.

I heard about Barchester from one of my trustworthy friends. It was highly recommended to me as a great company to work for. I like to be part of a great team and be the instrument for making positive changes in care homes for both residents and staff.

As a young girl, I made the decision to leave my own country, which was my biggest challenge of my entire life, so I do understand the impact that big changes can have on people, such as moving into a care home. 

I pride myself on my ability to listen, be compassionate and deliver person-centred care. I have achieved an NVQ Level 5 in Care & Leadership, and have previous experience in turning homes with low CQC ratings around.

I am a firm, fair and friendly person, who always likes to move forward. I am a strong believer in family and, in my spare time, my two boys keep me busy. I do enjoy travelling and baking as well. Before coming to this country, I worked on my parents' farm and helped them to run the family business.

Lumi Porancea

Deputy Manager

With a strong clinical background, Lumi has worked at Moreton Hill for nearly 3 years, being promoted from Unit Lead to Deputy Manager in 2020.  Lumi is committed to the well-being and happiness of the residents and loves working with the team here at Moreton Hill as they are respectful, professional and create a wonderful atmosphere.  Lumi feels great pride when there is such positive feedback from residents and their families.  

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Bessy Zimba

Unit Manager

Bessy has worked at Moreton Hill Care Centre since 2010. As Unit Manager, she ensures that residents are provided with a high standard of care.

Flor Natividad

Unit Manager

Flor has worked at Moreton Hill since 2000, we are very fortunate to have Flor's experience for over 20 years. Prior to arriving in the UK, she worked in a busy A&E in the Philippines.

Michelle Fraser

Clinical Lead

Michelle came to the UK in 2005 from Guyana (only English speaking country in South America).  Michelle qualified as a nurse in 1986 and has worked solely in the care environment working with residents with dementia and nursing needs.  Michelle really enjoys working with the team here at Moreton Hill.

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Jimson Sebastian

Nurse

Jimson returned to Moreton Hill this year, having formally worked at the home for 10 years and very much feels like he has returned home.  A nurse with 20 years experience, 18 of which has been in care homes, he very much enjoys working with older residents.  Not only do we benefit from his experience as a nurse, he also enjoys spending time with the residents.

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Simona Diaconu

Nurse

Simona joined the team at Moreton Hill in November 2019 as a newly qualified nurse, joining Barchester as a pre-registered nurse.  Simona is really enjoying her time at Moreton Hill and the opportunity to learn so much from such an experienced team.

Becky Price

Care Practitioner

Becky has progressed with Barchester to the position of Care Practitioner.  Having worked at another Barchester Home, Becky is now very much enjoying working with the residents at Moreton Hill.  

Laura Roberts

Care Practitioner

Laura completed her nurse training in New Zealand, but has moved back to the UK to be closer to family.  She is very much enjoying working at Moreton Hill and loves chatting with the residents to get to know them.  Outside of work Laura loves the outdoors.

Tanya Goodwin

Team Leader

Tanya has worked in care for the past 14 years, joining Moreton Hill last year as a Team Leader.  Tanya enjoys making a difference to the residents' lives and is committed to the importance of all aspects of care.

Jane Humphries

Administrator

Jane has been part of the administration team at Moreton Hill since March 2020, having worked for many years in administration and accounts.  Jane works supporting Daney and the team in the day-to-day running of the home. 

Lorna Mankeey

Activities Coordinator

Lorna joined Moreton Hill in 2021 as Activities Coordinator.  Lorna worked in another local care home in the same role, so brings a wealth of experience and ideas.  Lorna is experienced working with dementia residents and is committed to a person centred approach that is resident led.  Lorna and Jackie together plan a varied and interesting programme of activities for the residents.

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Jackie Chillingworth

Activities Coordinator

Jackie has worked at Moreton hill since 2013. Prior to coming to Moreton Hill, she worked for many years in marketing and communications in London and Bristol.  Jackie has lived in Gloucestershire for 30 years and is involved with many local community groups and organisations. Community engagement is an important part of the work I do here to help enrich the lives of our residents.  Jackie has recently decided to reduce her hours with Moreton Hill to spend more time on her interests outside of work.

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Darren Horn

Maintenance Manager

Darren has worked in the construction and maintenance industry for over 20 years. A certified plumber with a wealth of experience, he maintains Barchester’s high standards of safety and security, ensuring the home runs smoothly. He enjoys working at Moreton Hill because it gives great job satisfaction. Every day is different and he loves talking to the residents, finding out about their life histories.

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Sue Stevens

Head of Housekeeping

Sue has worked at Moreton Hill since January 2013 and along with her team is responsible for maintaining the high standards of cleanliness around the home and in-house laundry.  Sue loves chatting to the residents as she goes around the home.

Resident Ambassador

Resident Ambassador

Moira is our resident ambassador for Moreton Hill. Moira is a fantastic poet and enjoys the wide range of activities at Moreton Hill Care Centre.

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

01453 557 358

All other calls

01453 826 000

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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