Meet the 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:
Hi, my name is Steve Edgar and I am the General Manager here at Mulberry Court.
I qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) in 1991 and I have spent most of my working life in the public sector. I worked for 20 years in a crisis intervention service, first as a counsellor and then as the manager.
In 2011 I accepted my first position in the independent sector, managing a small nursing home for adults with enduring mental health problems in Bradford, as well as providing arms-length management support to three related services in the Leeds and Bradford areas.
Since then I have gone on to manage an older person’s nursing and residential home in Bradford and, up until joining Barchester, I was the manager of a specialised dementia unit in Harrogate.
I have been nursing for over 30 years and spent the first 20 years in the NHS in a busy intensive care unit. In 2010, I changed career direction and left the NHS to follow a new chapter in my nursing career. I joined Barchester in 2014 as a Night Nurse and then progressed to Unit Manager at Mulberry Court.
I am very happy to work for Barchester and I have a very good working relationship with my General Manager and nursing colleagues. I am very keen to adopt a whole team approach and am passionate about person-centred care.
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.
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.
Sue Hill & Tracey Illingworth
Sue joined Mulberry Court in 2000 as a Healthcare Assistant and became an Activities Coordinator in 2009. Tracey was appointed in March 2018, having previously worked as one of our domestic team members and, before that, as a Healthcare Assistant as well.
Sue and Tracey are dedicated to coordinating social events, entertainment and excursions for those we support, with the broadest possible appeal. They have encouraged strong links with the community and both of them like to design the lifestyle programme with input from residents, identifying and meeting individual needs and preferences.
Both are passionate about supporting residents to have the most fulfilling lives possible whilst living at Mulberry Court.
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.
I joined the team at Mulberry Court after serving in Her Majesty's Forces for 25 years in the Catering Corps. Here at Mulberry, we provide a wonderful choice of delicious and wholesome dishes. The food and the dining experience at Mulberry is recognised as an integral part of the lived experience, and I am responsible for managing the catering team, ensuring they provide a quality catering service to all our residents, guests and visitors. The highlight of my time at Mulberry Court so far, was being awarded the 'Five Star Dining Experience' in recognition of my team's catering abilities.
I joined the team in 2008 and my role involves maintaining Mulberry Court and Barchester's high standards of daily upkeep. Myself and my assistant work hard to ensure that the home is a beautiful and safe place to live.
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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