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:

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Charlotte Aspinall

Senior General Manager

My name is Charlotte Aspinall and I am the Senior 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.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Keris Edwards

Residential Team Leader

I joined Barchester as a volunteer for the activities team, then went on to work on our residential unit as a Carer. I completed my NVQ Level 1 & 2 and then became a Residential Team Leader. I am also a Six Steps Champion.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Mandy Bevan

Residential Team Leader

Mandy has been at Rhiwlas for over 20 years and has worked in various roles and positions throughout her time here. Mandy is very passionate about her role as Residential Team Leader and is always one of the first to take up new learning and training provided by Barchester.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

Portia Taylor

Administrator

My name is Portia and I am the Administrator here at Rhiwlas. I have been employed at Barchester since 2014 and joined Rhiwlas in 2018. I have various hobbies, including arts and photography and a love for all animals.

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

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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Claire Jones

Admin Assistant

My name is Claire and I joined Rhiwlas in July 2018. I have a wide range of admin experience from a number of sectors, including banking. I enjoy meeting people and I will be one of the first faces you see when you visit Rhiwlas. I enjoy gardening and reading, especially psychological thrillers.

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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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Kevin Peters

Head of Maintenance

Kevin joined us in January 2018 having previously been self-employed as a builder/landscaper and has in-depth knowledge that has already benefited Rhiwlas, as he has already been working on our gardens and has big plans for the coming years. 

Care homes and elderly care from Barchester Healthcare

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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