Meet the Mulberry Court 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:

Fiona Christie

General Manager

Hi, my name is Fiona, and I am the General Manager here at Mulberry Court. Welcome to our website!

I have worked in the health sector since 1989, when I started my nurse training and qualified in 1992, with nearly 28 years’ experience behind me in the NHS. First I worked in an ICU, working my way up to a sister. I relocated to York in 2012 and then changed career direction into residential care.

I have worked for Mulberry Court since 2015, starting as a nurse, progressing to Unit Manager and then to Deputy Manager in 2017; and finally, General Manager, in 2020. 

I am kind and empathic and continue to focus on providing a person-centred approach to the care that we deliver here at the home.

Joshy Thomas

Deputy Home Manager

Hi, my name is Joshy and I am the Deputy Home Manager at Mulberry Court and recently joined the home.  I have been a qualified RGN since 2005 and have worked in nursing homes and rehabilitation centres and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the home.

In 2016 I relocated to York and joined the Mulberry Court team as a staff nurse progressing my career to Unit Manager and now Deputy Manager in 2020.  My aim is to deliver the highest standard of nursing care to our Residents.  I am a friendly and approachable person.

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Ida Juliao

Unit Manager

Hello, my name is Ida and I am one of the Unit Managers here at Mulberry Court. I have worked here for many years and enjoy providing high quality nursing care for residents.

The unit I am responsible for is called ‘The Ridings’ and is on the ground floor of the building. I like to encourage team cooperation and good communication, and to create an atmosphere that feels welcoming for everybody.

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Lizzy Varghese

Lizzy Varghese

Unit Manager

I worked at Mulberry Court as a Bank Nurse for many years, whilst also having a career in the NHS. In 2017, I was invited to apply for the role of Unit Manager by the management team. I was successful in my application and took up the post in July of that year.

The unit I am responsible for is called ‘Regency Suite’ and is on the first floor of the building. I am very proud of the work I do at Mulberry Court, promoting good nursing care for residents and fostering a sense of team spirit and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Alison Foster


I joined the team at Mulberry Court in 2008 and have worked in administration for most of my working career. I am responsible for all the financial activities in the home along with all general administration. I take great pride in ensuring that, as far as possible, everything runs like clockwork. I am here to welcome you into the home and am always happy to offer assistance and support.

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Debbie Richardson

Head of Housekeeping

I have worked at Mulberry Court for 15 years, first as a Care Assistant, but mostly in Housekeeping. I enjoy my job very much, and especially meeting and speaking with the residents whilst doing my rounds. I pride myself on having high standards, and am dedicated to maintaining a clean, tidy, and homely environment with support from my Housekeeping colleagues. I am always willing to help out, working together to improve residents' lives.

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Kevin Goodger

Head of Maintenance

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am Head of Maintenance here at Mulberry Court. I joined the team in 2020.   Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues and my role is to keep the home environment to the highest standards possible, ultimately creating a safe and warm place for our residents to live and my colleagues to work.

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Sally Kenny

Lead Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sally Kenny and I am the Lead Activities Co-ordinator here at Mulberry Court.

I have worked at Mulberry Court since 2018, starting as a Care Assistant and then Senior Carer.  Since working here I have gained experience in person centred care and am passionate about including all our residents in group or individual activities.  I aim to give our residents Lifestyle choices specific them and their needs and abilities.  I am an outgoing and happy person and love meeting new and old residents alike.

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Tim Wilson

Head Chef

Hi my name is Timothy Wilson and I started as Head Chef here at Mulberry Court in June 2021.  I have had many years of experience as a Chef in varied industries including Manchester Airport’s Emirates lounge.  I am passionate about cooking good homemade food and maintain the highest of standards at all times.  A varied menu to cater for all tastes is paramount and I will continue to welcome feedback from all residents and make changes and additions whenever needed.

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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

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

01904 563 222

All other calls

01904 671 122

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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