Meet the Mount Tryon 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:

Damon Drummond

Senior General Manager

Hi, my name is Damon, and I am the Senior General Manager here at Mount Tryon. Welcome to our website!

I started my working career in sales/account management working in different sectors, such as logistics, domestic appliances and IT. I got to a stage in my life where I felt I needed to give back to my community, so I began working for the NHS, supporting people with learning disabilities for just under 6 years, finishing in the post of Support Manager, where I oversaw a team of managers working in over 10 different services.

I started working in care homes in 2014, which is when I first became a Registered Manager, and have worked for Bupa, Gracewell Healthcare and Brighterkind. This came as a direct result of seeing how my own grandmother was not treated with dignity and respect whilst in hospital. I have a strong history of turning homes around, engaging staff teams, initiating change and ensuring the residents live a meaningful life.

I believe in building open and honest relationships with residents, relatives and anyone who visits the home. My door is always open, so please feel free to pop in for a chat or a cup of tea.

Sarah Pinhorne

Sarah Pinhorne

Head of Dementia

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am the Unit Lead on our Memory Lane community. I have worked at Mount Tryon since November 2016, when I started as a Nurse. I then progressed to Senior Nurse, before being promoted to Unit Lead.

I started working in elderly and dementia care when I was 17 as a Carer, and in 2006, I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have over 25 years’ experience in elderly and dementia care.

My team and I are committed to delivering a high quality, person-centred service, ensuring excellence every day.

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Tanya Kostova

Tanya Kostova


My name is Tanya Kostova and I am the Administrator at Mount Tryon. I come from Bulgaria and have been working for the company for nearly 15 years. My responsibilities include managing the financial and administrative systems within the home.

I qualified as a midwife in Bulgaria in 1999 and also worked as a dental nurse before I came to the UK and joined Barchesterwhere I had the opportunity to develop new skills and gain a qualification in Business Administration.

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Activities Coordinator

Hello, my name is Isobel and I joined Mount Tryon in December 2021 which must be the busiest time of the year for resident activities! 

In my current role as Activities Coordinator, I am responsible for ensuring that our residents live their lives to the fullest. I look forward to getting to know all the friends and relatives of our residents and involving the local community in our activity plans. 

If there is anything I can do to improve your or your loved one's life, please do not hesitate to find me!

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Irene Hewings

Irene Hewings

Physiotherapy Assistant

Irene has worked at Mount Tryon for 3 years and started her employment as a Care Assistant.  She is a very proactive sportswoman out of work, completing numerous marathons for charity.  Her personal knowledge of fitness enhances the commitment she offers in her role as a Physio Assistant

Sue Forshaw

Sue Forshaw

Head Chef

Hi, I’m Sue and I’m the Head Chef here at Mount Tryon. This was my first venture into the care sector, although I have been working as a chef for over 40 years and bring with me a wealth of experience. It is my passion to deliver nutritious, home-cooked food to everyone we support. I'm happy to say that I love my job!

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Scott Vincent

Scott Vincent

Head of Maintenance

I have been working in the facility maintenance industry for over 30 years. This is my second spell with Barchester, for whom I previously worked as a Regional Maintenance Coordinator. I am back in the fold at Mount Tryon as Head of Maintenance, where the staff and residents have made me feel most welcome. I am enjoying working in this great home and hope to continue making it a wonderful and safe place for residents, guests and staff alike.

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Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

Head Housekeeper

I am the Head Housekeeper at Mount Tryon. Along with a team of 7 other staff members, I ensure that the home is clean, laundry is pressed and everyone is looking their best!  We are a happy team and work well together to maintain the high standards of cleanliness within our home.

Chelsea Maud

Chelsea Maud

Senior Carer

My name is Chelsey Maud and I am a Senior Carer here at Mount Tryon. I have worked here since 2016 and have really enjoyed making residents happy and comfortable.

Before I worked at Mount Tryon, I was a hairdresser, doing bridal, prom and general hairdressing. I enjoy utilising these skills to keep residents looking beautiful each and every day.

I chose to become a carer to do something that allowed me to work with people and really make a difference to their lives. 

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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


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

01803 701 955

All other calls

01803 292 077

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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