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:
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.
My name is Lisa Gallard. I qualified as an RGN in 2005. I worked on the Renal Dialysis Unit as part of the University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire team for 7 years before leaving to work within a care home setting. I worked as a unit lead first then moved on to Clinical Lead and then Deputy Manager and acting manager in a few care homes in Coventry, Leamington Spa and Stratford.
My passion is working with those living with Dementia and getting to know their unique personalities. I joined Barchester in July 2020, as a Peripatetic Deputy Manager working across different Barchester homes before taking on a full time Deputy Manager role here at Overslade House, working alongside Violeta, I look forward to embracing the opportunities and challenges this role has provided, and getting to know the residents and relatives of Overslade House.
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.
I qualified as a general nurse in 1998 in the Philippines. I then worked in a Tertiary Hospital as a nurse and at Nursing School as a Clinical Instructor. I moved to the UK in 2007 where I joined Barchester Healthcare at Overslade House as a Senior Carer. After qualifying as a nurse in the UK I took up the position of Senior General Nurse on the Lawrence Sheriff Suite at Overslade House. I thoroughly enjoy my career with Barchester and my time with the residents, it is a pleasure to nurse them. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, socialising and reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alma and Fiona
As activities coordinators at Overslade House, Alma and Fiona have years of experience in providing meaningful activities, tailored events and days out that meet the desires and needs of our residents. Ensuring a 'whole home approach' is delivered is key to a successful and happy home; every day is different and each resident unique. "We laugh a lot, a day full of giggles makes Overslade a fabulous place to work".
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.
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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