Meet the Newlands 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:

Kim Whelan

Kim Whelan

General Manager

Hello, my name is Kim, and I am the General Manager here at Newlands. Welcome to our website!

I have worked for Barchester since January 2019. I relocated here to Workington from County Durham. I have been a registered nurse since 1982, and I have worked predominantly in the social sector in nursing and care homes. I have a special interest in working with people who are living with dementia.

Here at Newlands, we endeavour to enhance the lives of all of our residents. We are proud of the care we offer and would be delighted to show you around our home.

I would like to introduce to my lovely team, and look forward to meeting you.

Sharronn Eufemio

Deputy Home Manager

Hi my name is Sharronn, I have been a Registered General Nurse since 2005 and have predominantly worked within the nursing home environment during my career and I enjoy working with our elderly generation. I have recently taken on the role of Deputy Manager here at Newlands Care Centre and I am enjoying working within the team.

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Lorraine Glynn

Lorraine Glynn


Hi, my name is Lorraine and I have been the Administrator here since August 2000. Whilst working for Barchester, I have received my NVQ Level 3 in Management.

Lee McAllister

Head of Maintenance

My name is Lee and I am the Head of Maintenance here at Newlands Care Centre. I have held this role since February 2017. As Head of Maintenance I get lots of opportunities to interact with residents whilst visiting their rooms to attend to various tasks.

We carry out a wide range of work in-house that all aids towards the care and safety of those we support. This is an extremely enjoyable role to have.

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Care Team


Left to right: Angela Miller, Wendy Williams, Hannah Lawson.

We thoroughly enjoy looking after the residents and spending time chatting to them and doing daily activities. We are a great team and we work hard to support our residents and each other. We feel lucky to work here at Newlands as we are like one big family.

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Sachin Karkannavar

Head Chef

Hi, my name is Sachin and I am the Head Chef here at Newlands.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Culinary Art, after which I joined the Accor group of hotels in India as Kitchen Executive Trainee in 1997, upon completion I went on to explore the world and joined the Cruise industry in 1998 to 2019 in which time I rose from CDP to Head Chef in 2014, I have been based in Cumbia since 2012.

I joined as Head Chef at Newlands in November 2020 and have been passionately creating healthy nutritious balanced diets for our residents, I have found the environment at Newlands second to none.

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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

01900 358 730

All other calls

01900 872 257

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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