Meet the Mortain Place Care Home team

From nurses and carers to chefs and housekeepers, staff in our home are here to deliver high quality care and services to those we support. Check below to meet some of the friendly faces you are likely to see when visiting our home:

Karen Howell

Karen Howell

General Manager

Hi, my name is Karen, and I am the General Manager here. Welcome to our website!

I have been a registered nurse since 1990. I have worked in both the NHS and the private sector. As a General Manager, my aim is to ensure that, along with my team, we continue to deliver person-centred care to those we support, placing them at the heart of everything we do and meeting individual needs with the passion and commitment they deserve.

I am passionate about setting and maintaining high standards of care with attention to detail.

Kristen Palaj 

Deputy Manager

I really love working at Mortain Place and have many years of experience working in care homes and with the elderly, I enjoy the challenges and no two days are the same.

Joshua Pearmain

Home Services Advisor

I have previously been working at a care home in Bromley and, prior to that, another in Orpington, so I am experienced in the sector.

I love coming to work every day to chat with the residents and getting involved in any activities we have going on throughout the home. I also enjoy going out in the local community and promoting the home at any events that may be happening.

Working in a care home environment is very rewarding, and there is a lovely atmosphere at Mortain Place, so I have settled in very quickly and already feel a part of the team.

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Tracey Buchan

Home Administrator

Hi, my name is Tracy, and I am the Home Administrator here at Mortain Place.

Carli-Anne Yates

Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator

I really love making a difference to the residents' lives at Mortain Place. I enjoy making them smile and providing the best service for them.

Kelly Valente


Hello, I am Kelly one of the hostesses, I really love working with all the residents and making sure that they are happy and enjoy their time at Mortain place, I also really enjoy greeting families, friends and visitors into the home and making their first impressions a great one.

Jessica Taylor


I am Jessica and new to Mortain Place I love working here and enjoy making sure the residents are happy.

Paula-Jayne Hulett


I really love working at Mortain Place and being the first point of contact for everyone. It is always busy and I really love getting to know the residents and their families and making their experience a really good one.

Mia Olin

Head Chef

Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the Head Chef here at Mortain Place.

Martin Roux

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Martin, and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Mortain Place.

Ingrida Jespiene

Head Housekeeper

Hi, my name is Ingrida, and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Mortain Place.

Darota Miskiewicz

Housekeeping Assistant

I really enjoy working at Mortain Place and keeping the home spotless. I get to meet and chat to all the residents, which is a joy for me.

Faye De La Cruz


Hi, my name is Faye and I am a carer at Mortain place, I have lots of experience in care and really enjoy working here and taking care of all residents.


Denise Pearson

Senior Carer

I really love my job at Mortain Place. I enjoy taking care of the residents and giving them a great experience, and working with such a great team of staff makes the working day a real pleasure.

Nic Winch


I really enjoy working at Mortain Place care home and caring for the residents; they are delightful and giving them excellent care is very fulfilling in my role.

Tom Sanigar


I recently joined Mortain Place as a carer, and really enjoy my job. I love getting to know the residents and caring for them.

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


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

01323 306 616

All other calls

01323 465150

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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