Meet the Ritson Lodge 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:

Holly Woodcock

General Manager

Hello, my name is Holly and I am the General Manager at Ritson Lodge. 

I am very proud to be managing this beautiful care home and working alongside the fantastic team. Together, we are going to make Ritson Lodge the very best care home in Norfolk.

My door is always open to anyone who wants to discuss the wonderful care that we offer here.

Julie Durrant

Head of Residential Community

My name is Julie and I am the Head of the Residential community here at Ritson Lodge.

I have nearly 30 years' experience in both the private care sector and the NHS. During this time, I have gained several health care qualifications. Before joining the Ritson Lodge family in August 2017, I worked for 5 years as a Deputy Manager in another care home.

My goal is to provide the best quality, person-centred care to those we support and to ensure that all our residents are able to enjoy enriched and comfortable lives .

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Marie Buck

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Marie and I am a care assistant here at Ritson Lodge.

I have been a member of the team since 2015 and I love my job. The Ritson family is wonderfully supportive and we all want the best for everyone. Being a care assistant has allowed me to become great friends with the residents here and it is brilliant to be part of their lives.

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Emma Haire

Care Assistant

Hello, my name is Emma and I am a Care Assistant here at Ritson Lodge.

I love my job as a carer, I have been working here since 2016 and I usually work on our Memory Lane community. I love dementia care and I find it very rewarding to support the residents in their daily lives. Residents are treated like family at Ritson Lodge and we have a lot of fun together.

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Rita Matusebiciute

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Rita and I am the Activities Coordinator. 

I have many years of experience in Activities and I have been with Barchester since 2018. I previously worked in Chelsea in another Care Home working with all of the West End stars!

I love being part of the Ritson team and supporting our residents to live their best lives with fun, interesting and varied activities available every week. Learning about the residents and including their interests, hobbies and life experiences into the activities that we provide is one of the most rewarding aspects of working here. I am always one of the first to introduce myself to new residents so that we can chat about what kind of activities they enjoy.

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Jo Dunlop


Hello, my name is Jo. I have been a Home Administrator at Barchester Healthcare since 2003.

My team and I coordinate and facilitate all administration within the home for residents and staff.

My role includes supporting residents and their families with any financial matters that arise, whether they need help setting up a new Sky subscription, ordering newspapers or simply getting some extra shopping in. 

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Paul Harte

Maintenance Manager

Hello, my name is Paul and I am the Maintenance Manager at Ritson Lodge.

As the Maintenance Manager, I make sure the home and gardens are maintained to a high standard. We are very proud of our beautiful home and the whole team works hard to ensure that our residents enjoy living here.

It is my responsibility to make sure every resident's stay here is as comfortable as possible and I am always on hand to help residents with putting up a new picture, installing a new TV or rearranging their furniture. 

My door is always open to anyone who has an idea about improving the home in any way.  

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Reese Parker


Hello my name is Reese and I am a Host here at Ritson Lodge.

I have worked here since 2017 and I have spent time in the kitchen and as a Host. I love being a Host because I like to help the residents and be able to interact with them. My role is to ensure that all the residents have a fantastic dining experience for every meal. The chef and I will always spend time with new residents to find out their likes, dislikes and preferences. 

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Barry Arnold

Second Chef

Hello, my name is Barry and I am the Second Chef here at Ritson Lodge care home. I love working in the kitchen and enjoy learning what the residents likes and dislikes are.

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

01502 322406

All other calls

01502 734000

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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