Meet the Ritson Lodge Care Home Team

Our wonderful team comprises 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:

Siobhan Fennell

General Manager

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

My background is actually Nursing and I am passionate about providing exemplary care and a wonderful homely experience for those who choose to make Ritson Lodge their home.

As our loved ones grow older and require more support in their day to day lives I can fully appreciate how hard it can be for everyone involved and my highly qualified team and I are always here to support you throughout this journey.

Our team here at Ritson Lodge are dedicated to guaranteeing that all of our residents are treated with dignity, respect and attention - whilst at the same providing a varied life enrichment activities programme and delicious home cooked food too!

I am so proud to be working with our team here at Ritson Lodge and it is a real pleasure to get to know our residents, their families and all of our home community friends too.

I look forward to welcoming you at our home very soon!

Julie Durrant

Deputy Manager

My name is Julie and I am the Deputy Manager 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 .

Marie Buck

Head of the Residential Care Community

Hello, my name is Marie and I am the Head of our Residential Care Community here at Ritson Lodge.

I have been a member of the team here at Ritson Lodge since 2015 and I truly love my job. The Ritson family is wonderfully supportive and we all strive to provide outstanding care for all of our residents.

I treasure the friendships I have built with our residents, their families and have many fond memories of the times we share here at Ritson Lodge.

Becky Fisher

Head of Memory Lane Dementia Community

Hello, my name is Becky, and I am the Head of our Memory Lane Dementia Community here at Ritson Lodge.

I have been working at Ritson Lodge for over 10 years now and my passion since I was very young has always been looking after the elderly and Dementia Care. 

Our residents have so many fantastic stories that they share and I really enjoy getting to know their families and friends too when they come to visit. 

I really enjoy working at Ritson Lodge and nothing drives me more than providing the best possible care for all of our residents who choose to make Ritson Lodge their home.

Jo Dunlop


Hello, my name is Jo. I have been a Home Administrator at Barchester Healthcare since 2002.

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. 

Tom Sullivan

Head Chef

Hello, my name is Tom and I am the Head Chef here at Ritson Lodge. I pride myself on preparing high quality food and seeing our residents enjoy the dishes that the team and myself create makes me very happy.

Our Hospitality team here at Ritson Lodge is committed to providing seasonal home cooked menus offering choice, nutrition and quality - including exciting menus to specific individual dietary needs and all appetites. The food we produce is hugely important to our residents which is why it is absolutely imperative that we always get their feedback and continuously meet the needs and nutritional quota of every single resident who chooses to make Ritson Lodge their home.


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.  

Angela Obree

Head of Housekeeping

Hello, my name is Angela and I am the Head Housekeeper here at Ritson Lodge.

I especially enjoy spending time with our residents and getting to know them as my team and I maintain the highest level of cleanliness and standards throughout our home. I love to help our residents settle in and ensure everything is just as they like it every single day!

Julie Greaney

Administration Assistant

Hello, my name is Julie and I am one of the Administration Assistants here at Ritson Lodge.

I enjoy supporting our residents and assisting with any queries from relatives too. In addition to welcoming new visitors and I look forward to meeting you and helping you further when you visit our beautiful home.

Reece Parker


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

I have worked here since 2017 and 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.