Meet the Queens 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:

Shaaron Caratella

General Manager

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

I joined Barchester Healthcare in 1998. Prior to that, I worked in the NHS, where I developed my passion: the care of older people. After I qualified as an RGN, I continued to develop my career by studying for my BSc in Nursing Studies, my Diploma in Orthopaedics and my MSc in Health Sciences.

The team and I are committed to ensuring that the residents have a good quality of life. This is working with evidence-based practices on projects like nutrition, non-pharmaceutical interventions, life story work, and we advocate the Whole Home Approach Model.

We are proud to have consistently achieved good reports and reviews from those who know us. This is a very happy home and you are very welcome to visit us.

Ambreen Masalawalla

Deputy Manager

I have been a nurse since 2005. I did my BScN back home in Pakistan in 2005 and MScN in Clinical Nursing at Kings College London in 2015. I joined Queens Court in 2017 as an RGN, and have been recently promoted as Deputy Manager. It has been a great learning experience at Queens Court.

Brundha Palanivelu

Brundha Palanivelu

Head of Hotel Services

I have been working at Queens Court since 2005. During this period of time, I have faced many challenges and hurdles in order to reach the position I am in today. This wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible team that we have here. I enjoy my job as head of hotel services; it has boosted my confidence and inspires me to achieve more.

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Jackie Bunce


I worked in the city for 20 years as an Executive Personal Assistant in the Lloyd’s insurance market, and before joining Barchester, I was working as an Office Manager and Headmaster’s Personal Assistant in a boys’ preparatory school in Wimbledon.

I am really looking forward to being a member of the compassionate and dedicated team at Queens Court Care Home, and to providing a professional and caring service to both the residents and their relatives.

I am most proud of the commitment I devote to any role I undertake, coupled with my high standards and meticulous attention to detail.

I am also incredibly proud of the way my mother has embraced life as a resident at Queens Court Care Home.

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Abbigail Garraway

Care Practitioner

I qualified as the first Care Practitioner at Queens Court. I support the nurses and contribute to the provision and monitoring the care of our residents. I am also the Training & Induction champion for the home.

Laura Benassi

Admin Assistant

I started to work at Queens Court in summer 2018. I began as a Care Assistant before being promoted to Admin Assistant when I completed my Certificate in Book Keeping. I am passionate about my job!

Kwaku Tieku

Kwaku Tieku

Music Therapist

My name is Kwaku and I am the Music Therapist for Queens Court Care Home. My job requires using music to unlock creativity and stimulate clients to communicate and express themselves where words fail. Through ringing and playing instruments memories are triggered, isolation is reduced and socialisation is promoted. To see the smiles and expression of joy on the faces of the residents is very fulfilling and it makes my role in Queens Court very enjoyable and worthwhile.

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Rajindra (Kumar) Sewdatnarine

Rajindra (Kumar) Sewdatnarine

Head of Maintenance

I have worked for Barchester for over 10 years, where I have gained a wide range of experience in the property services department.

At Queens Court, my responsibilities are to ensure that all statutory requirements are up to date and that safety comes first for everyone in the home.

Gibum Kim

Gibum Kim

Head Chef

I have been working for Queens Court since 2003. It has been a wonderful journey for me and, through the many challenges, I remained dedicated and have worked on my development to become the chef I am today.

I did not work alone, as I have an amazing and valuable team who work day in and out to make Queens Court the wonderful home that is today, and I am looking forward to what the coming years have to offer.

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Emilia activities lead

Emilia Bogdanowicz

Activities Lead/Carer

Hi, I'm Emilia, the Activities Lead at the home. At Queens Court we have the whole home approach towards activities. We get to know our residents, understand who they are and what the like to do. All staff participate in the social life and this promotes a good quality and variety of activities which promote independence and a purposeful lifestyle.

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G. (Joe) Varchione

G. (Joe) Varchione


I am the driver of our minibus and take residents out for drives in the country and to church on Sunday.

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

020 8003 1747

All other calls

020 8971 5019

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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