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:

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Charlotte Aspinall

General Manager

My name is Charlotte Aspinall and I am the General Manger here at Rhiwlas.

I have been a Registered Nurse (Adult) since 1996 and also have a degree from Edge Hill University in Health and Social Care, which predominantly focused on the care of older adults.

I joined Barchester in 2013 and have held roles as a Deputy Manager, General Manager and, more recently, as a Clinical Development Nurse within the Care & Quality team. Before Barchester, I’ve worked in the NHS and private sector, where I specialised in older adult nursing.

I am passionate about what I do and have very high standards. As a team, here at Rhiwlas Care Home, we will always endeavour to provide choice and person-centred care, in addition to delivering professional and excellent services to those we support.

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Mandy Bevan & Keris Edwards

Residential Team Leaders

Mandy is a caring and passionate person and has worked at the home for over 20 years. She is currently the Team Leader for the residential team. Part of Mandy's role over the years has been as a Home Trainer, and she is a role model for all staff. Mandy is also passionate about delivering person-centred care for all residents and has specialist skills with dementia care.

Keris has worked on the residential team since 2009 and is a Palliative Care Six Steps Champion. 

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Medina Rigby


Medina joined us at Rhiwlas in September 2017, having come from a background of accounts and administration for a caravan holidays company. Medina has proved herself to be a valuable asset in such a short space of time and is one of the first friendly faces you will meet when you enter Rhiwlas. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she loves interacting with residents and visitors.

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Dawn Edwards

Activities Coordinator

Dawn has been at Rhiwlas for many years and previously worked as a Carer at the home. She is very passionate, spontaneous and creative in her approach to activities. You only have to look at the standard of the activities programme that she has arranged and all the photographs that have been taken. She networks closely with the community and is a genuinely caring human being, as well as a Palliative Care Six Steps Champion. 

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Lynda Hughes

Admin Assistant

Lynda is the Administrative Assistant here at Rhiwlas. She also runs the reception and is usually the first person you will see when you arrive at the home. Lynda has worked in the care sector and other directorates within Flintshire County Council, including adult social care. After working as a teaching assistant for primary education for 13 years, Lynda joined our team and has been a real asset ever since.

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Janie Hughes

Head Chef

Janie qualified in 1972 as a chef and has worked in hotels and restaurants since beginning her career. Janie has been at Rhiwlas since 1998 and can often be heard singing whilst cooking - she is a member of the Theatre Clwyd Group and takes part in many of the varied shows, both singing and acting. She very often puts on one of her special performances at the home for the residents.

Janie adores animals of all description, particularly dogs. She looks after her grand-dog, called Geoffrey, on a regular basis, and Geoffrey often visits the home to meet the residents.

Janie has a high standard of catering and has been awarded a 5 star rating from Flintshire County Council - and has maintained this status for many years.

Janie and her team are very involved in social activities within the home. You will always find refreshments welcoming visitors in the reception. She feels it is important that we continually develop and reflect upon the support that we give and any recommendations that residents or visitors may have will always be welcomed and appreciated.

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Stacey Caffrey

Head Housekeeper

I have worked at Rhiwlas since 2007, starting in the kitchen as an assistant and joined the housekeeping team back in October 2016 as Head Housekeeper. My team and I work hard to deliver the highest standard of hospitality to residents. Our role in the home enables us to develop lovely relationships with residents, as we are constantly around the home and committed to keeping it clean and well-maintained.

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