Meet the Overslade House 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:

Violeta Baesu

Senior General Manager

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

I have been working at Overslade House since 2004 and I have found our home to be extremely welcoming and a happy place to live and work in.

I first qualified as a nurse in 1996 along with my husband and practiced for 8 years in a hospital in Romania.  I moved to the UK along with my family in 2004 and started my employment with Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Senior Care Assistant.  I then started my adaptation at Northampton University to allow me to qualify and practice as a nurse in the UK, this I completed in 2007 and I was promoted to RGN at Overslade.  I then progressed to Head of Unit in 2011 shortly followed by promotion to Deputy Manager.

I have now taken up the position of General Manager at Overslade House and warmly embrace the opportunities this position will give me.  At Overslade House we pride ourselves on our excellent care and skills that our staff possesses.  It is my aim to maintain the happy, friendly and caring nature our home offers to our residents.

Clinical Lead

Genoveva Tamasi

Clinical Lead

Genoveva has been a nurse for over 30 years and joined Overslade House as a Senior Carer in 2007 and was then duly promoted to Head of Unit. Genoveva is a key member of the team here at Overslade House, as Clinical Lead she provides support throughout the home. She thoroughly embraces the opportunities and challenges of her role. Genoveva’s door is always open should you need any help or advice and she looks forward to many years at Overslade House.

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Stefania Stella

Stefania Stella

Registered General Nurse

I qualified as a nurse in 2015 in Italy and worked as a nurse in a nursing home in Pedemonte, Italy. In December 2015 I moved to the UK and joined Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Carer. In February I became registered with the NMC and was able to work as a nurse at Overslade House. I work on the William Webb Ellis Suite where I find the work challenging, satisfying and enjoyable. I enjoy coming to work to spend time with the residents and the staff of which are one big happy family. I spend my time away from work taking long walks with my friends and enjoying a chat and a coffee with them, I also enjoy discovering new places in England and spending time at the gym.

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Anneke Alston

Anneke Alston

Head of Unit

I qualified in 1977 as a general and mental health nurse in South Africa. I then went on to working in an A & E department and a TB Clinic. After taking time away to raise a family I returned to nursing by training as a Community Health Nurse and worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse for 5 years managing 5 clinics in the area. I moved to the UK in 2004 and started working immediately for Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House where I also qualified as an NVQ assessor. I love working with people and helping them. I like the atmosphere at Overslade House, it is such a happy place to work as we all work as a team and this reflects on our residents. I appreciate the fact that the Company supports its staff to deliver a high standard of care. Out of work I like all kinds of hand crafts, travelling and visiting my grand child in South Africa.

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Helen Levine


Helen joined the team at Overslade House in 2010 as senior administrator. Her role is to support the General Manager to ensure that the day-to-day administration of the home is kept up to date. She also handles telephone enquiries and will be most welcoming should you visit Overslade. In 2016, Helen was named as a Divisional Winner for Home Administration Champion in the Barchester Care Awards.

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Joanne Kolat-Furca

Joanne Kolat-Furca

Head Chef

Joanne joined the team at Overslade House in 2004 as a Kitchen Assistant and then progressed to Head Chef. Joanne and her team offer an extensive and varied menu catering for all residents' needs. Joanne finds great enjoyment working at Overslade House and is always prepared for any special requests.

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Julie Bateman

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Julie, and I'm the lead Activities Coordinator here at Overslade House. I've been an entertainer for over 25 years which has given me a great foundation for meeting people from various backgrounds, and has also helped nurture my social skills.

I love animals, and have two Dachshunds of my own who, like me, love meeting new people. I'm looking forward to bringing them in to meeting all our lovely residents here at Overslade.

I'm a bit of a social butterfly and enjoy visiting National Trust locations, attending the Theatre, singing and dining out. Over the years I've even been an 'extra' on TV!

Living life to the full is my motto, and I wish to instil this in all our residents, whatever your ability there is something new to learn or try. Life is for enriching and enjoyment. I look forward to getting to know you and your loved ones. We are always open to new ideas, if you'd like to contact me please call the home on 01788 522577 or email me direct on - New entertainers always welcome. 


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Jacek Kozik

Jacek Kozik

Head of Maintenance

I joined the team at Overslade House in 2007 as a Maintenance Assistant and was promoted to Head of Maintenance in 2011. I am responsible for ensuring that all maintenance is kept up to date and all equipment is tested and maintained to meet safety standards. I am aided by Paul, our gardener, who is responsible for keeping the grounds in a beautiful condition for residents to enjoy.

I spend my spare time playing 5-a-side football and I am also an avid supporter of Manchester United and Real Madrid.

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Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith

Head Housekeeper

I joined the team at Overslade House in 1996 and I am responsible for managing both the housekeeping and laundry teams. Under my supervision and expert eye for detail, Overslade House is kept clean, tidy and presentable at all times and a prompt laundry service is delivered. When I am not at work I spend a lot of time with my family and I also enjoy travelling.

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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

01788 851 801

All other calls

01788 522 577

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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