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:

Amanda Woolford

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am the acting general manager here at Rivermead. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what Rivermead has to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I am kind and compassionate and I focus on providing a safe, warm and caring environment for everyone I support.

Roza Machin

Roza Machin

Deputy Manager

I have worked in healthcare for 21 years now, firstly working as a care assistant, then as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for the last 12 years and now at Rivermead for almost 7 years.

I started here as a Nurse and then moved to work as Head of our Memory Lane community. More recently I have progressed to the role of the homes Deputy Manager.

I am passionate about enhancing our residents quality of life and I will  make sure we provide a welcoming environment to their family and friends.

Our care and nursing team are highly experienced, skilled and dedicated employees and as Deputy Manager I will always support my team to deliver best practice nursing care.

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Emma Cottle

Emma Cottle

Administrator

I joined Barchester in 2016 as an admin assistant and have recently transferred to Rivermead from Stamford Bridge to become the new administrator. I am now responsible for all the financial responsibilities in the home. along with all general administration. I take great pride in ensuring that, as much as possible, everything runs like clockwork. I am here to welcome you into the home and I am always happy to offer assistance and support.

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Angela Lawson

Angela Lawson

Activities Coordinator

Angela is responsible for providing and delivering a varied activities programme on our elderly frail unit.

Sarah Lightfoot

Sarah Lightfoot

Head Chef

Sarah along with her team is responsible for the catering service throughout the home. Sarah plans menus with input from residents and relatives to ensure balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Menus change four times a year to reflect seasonal produce and ensure variety. Sarah has worked in the catering industry for around 22 years in hotels, pubs, restaurants and care homes.

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Tina Ashley

Tina Ashley

Head of Maintenance

Hello, my name is Tina.  I joined Rivermead in 2013 as the home's part time housekeeper before progressing to head of housekeeping, and I am now head of maintenance.

Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues, and my role is to keep the home environment up to the highest standards possible, ultimately creating a safe and warm place for our residents to live and my colleagues to work.

I also manage and deal with contractors, keeping records up-to-date for our audits.  I take great pride in my work and strive to ensure that our residents have a lovely place to live and our staff have a pleasant environment to work in.

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Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Acting General Manager

Hi, my name is Michael, and I am the acting general manager here at Rivermead. Welcome to our website!

It is my goal is to ensure that we provide a high standard of care that reflects each individual's needs in a safe and homely environment, and that every resident and their loved ones are treated with respect.

I have a number of years' experience working in different healthcare settings as a registered nurse in specialist hospitals, dementia homes and in general & mental health nursing, and also in a number of management positions. I look forward to leading the team here at Rivermead in taking the home forward.

I am most proud of my family, my career and making the right choices as a nurse, always acting in the best interests of those I am caring for; and of supporting families and friends in difficult situations when those close to them in our care are living with dementia and other serious conditions.

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Sarah Russell

Sarah Russell

Administration Assistant

Sarah is Rivermead’s Admin Assistant, assisting the Administrator in the finance and the administration of the home. Sarah started working at Rivermead as a night Carer in March 2010, has enjoyed the role of 1-2-1 care assistant for a resident in 2015 before transferring to her current role in 2017 and since then she has become someone everyone knows and loves to speak to.

She is always happy and bubbly, you will always find her this way. She can multitask, answer the phone, count money, solve a staff members problem and have a full conversation with a resident all at the same time!!! Anyone who visits the home always gets a kind word.

 

 

 

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